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Fincantieri will build four more cruise ships for Viking

They will be delivered in 2026, 2027 and two in 2028

Viking Cruises has ordered four more ships from Fincantieri. The cruise line and the navalmeccanico group, in fact, have made effective the contracts for the third and fourth ships of the six new ones construction scheduled in March 2018 ( of 7 March 2018). In addition, the two companies have signed the contracts for the fifth and sixth units, conditioned for attainment of the relative financing as per the practice of the sector. The value the total of the agreements is over 1.7 billion euros. The deliveries are scheduled respectively in 2026, 2027 and two in the 2028.

Fincantieri recalled that for this series of six units, which follows the ten ordered since 2012, has developed concert with the shipping company a project based on the successful characteristics of previous, updated ships and revisited according to the latest technologies available on the market. The ships will be built according to the most recent regulations on navigation and provided with the most modern security systems. This new generation of ships is also designed for hydrogen fuel cells and - has underlined the shipbuilding company - will establish a new industry standard.

With these new orders the collaboration between Fincantieri and Viking is related to the construction of a total of 18 units, including two expedition cruise ships of the subsidiary Vard ( of 25 July 2018).

Fincantieri has highlighted that the new orders confirm the recovery of the cruise sector, for which - specified the society - a return to levels is expected pre-pandemic in 2023.

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