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  • 20 September 2018

    Nautica cruise ship breaks away from its moorings in Greenock, Scotland, amid strong storm.

  • 3 June 2016

    The cruise industry has surpassed 2015 ocean cruise passenger projections and has increased passenger expectations for 2016 — a sign the industry is stronger than ever, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced at the 2016 Cruise360 Conference in Vancouver. The industry reported a total of 23.2 million passengers on ocean cruises globally in 2015, up […]

  • 19 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Viking Ocean Cruises, sister company of Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise line, and Fincantieri, world leader in cruise shipbuilding, today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement for the construction of two new luxury ocean cruise ships. The memorandum also includes an option for a third vessel. In line with Viking’s […]

  • 19 April 2012

    Viking Ocean Cruises, sister company of Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise line, and Fincantieri, world leader in cruise shipbuilding, today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement for the construction of two new luxury ocean cruise ships. The memorandum also includes an option for a third vessel. In line with Viking’s […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace and shows no signs of slowing down, according to Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 2016 Asia Cruise Trends study. Furthermore, the study shows that the Asian source markets experienced the most growth year over year in ocean cruise passengers with a 24 percent increase from 2014 to […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held the steel-cutting ceremony for Viking Sea at its Marghera shipyard. Viking Sea is the second ship in order of acquisition that Fincantieri is building for Viking Ocean Cruises. Fincantieri is also building Viking Star, with delivery scheduled in Marghera in spring 2015, and Viking Sky, which will be delivered in Ancona in […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Fincantieri and Viking Ocean Cruises entered into an agreement for the construction of six further ocean ships.

  • 6 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Viking Ocean Cruises, part of Viking Cruises, has christened its second ocean-going cruise ship, Viking Sea, on the Thames River in Greenwich. An interesting fact about the Viking Sea is that it is the largest ship ever launched in London, the company says. “Today is a proud day for our Viking family. London is one of […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held a keel laying ceremony today in Ancona for the sixth of eight ocean cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from the yard. The first building block of the ship is about 11 meters long, 28.8 wide and weighing about 380 tons. The unit, to be delivered in 2019, will […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships, with an option for another two, with Viking Ocean Cruises. The 47,800 gross ton newbuilds, which will be sister ships to the six already ordered vessels, are expected to enter the Viking fleet in 2021 and 2022, respectively. […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The ocean cruise market in Germany continues to be one of the fastest-growing tourism sectors, and with 1.77 million German passengers recorded in 2014, the country is on its way to become the second largest cruise market in the world, according to Norbert Fiebig, president of the German Travel Association (DRV). The latest figures are the […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Three people died, one crewmember and two contractors, in an engine room fire that broke out Thursday, December 11 on board the luxury cruise ship Insignia. The ship, owned by Oceania Cruises, was docked in Port Castries, St. Lucia when the fire broke out. As reported by the Cruise Critic quoting Oceania officials, three members […]

  • 17 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Viking Ocean Cruises has brought its ordering tally at Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to ten.

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    River cruise company Viking Cruises has christened its first ocean going cruise ship, the 930-guest Viking Star in Bergen, Norway. “This month heralds a new chapter for Viking and for ocean cruising as we expand our fleet from the world’s rivers to the world’s seas,” Viking Cruises said in a statement announcing the christening ceremony on […]

  • 4 December 2012

    Viking Ocean Cruises, sister company of Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise line, and Fincantieri, world leader in cruise shipbuilding, today, Dec. 4th, announced the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement for the construction of two more ocean cruise ships with an option for another two. The new ships will be twins to […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Viking Cruises recently announced the launch of its ocean product line, Viking Ocean Cruises, marking the introduction of the travel industry’s first new cruise line in nearly a decade. Developed from the ground up to return the focus of cruising to the destination, Viking Ocean Cruises will begin sailing in May 2015 with its first […]

  • 28 August 2018

    The storymap highlights 10 of the busiest cruise ports in the world.

  • 4 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Viking Ocean Cruises, sister company of Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise line, and Fincantieri, world leader in cruise shipbuilding, today announced the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement for the construction of two more ocean cruise ships with an option for another two. The new ships will be twins to those ordered […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Viking Sun, the fourth of eight cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was delivered to the company on September 25 at the Ancona shipyard. Like its sister ships, Viking Sun is placed in the small cruise ship segment. With a gross tonnage of about 47,800 tons, it has 465 cabins […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri, world leader in the construction of cruise vessels, have signed a contract for the construction of two super luxury cruise ships. Representing Viking Ocean Cruises was the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Torstein Hagen while Fincantieri was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Bono. At 47,000 gross tones with 472 […]

  • 12 July 2012

    Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri, world leader in the construction of cruise vessels, have signed a contract for the construction of two super luxury cruise ships. Representing Viking Ocean Cruises was the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Torstein Hagen while Fincantieri was represented by its Chief Executive Officer, Giuseppe Bono. At 47,000 gross tones with 472 […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance

     Viking Ocean Cruises®’s first ship – the 930-passenger Viking Star – has been “floated out,” marking the latest major construction milestone, and the first time that the new ship touches water.   The traditional ceremony took place on Monday, June 23, at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy. With a total of three sister ships now under construction, Viking Star will be […]