Plate-Cutting Ceremony for ‘Viking Star’ at Marghera Shipyard (Italy)

Plate-Cutting Ceremony for 'Viking Star' at Marghera Shipyard

The plate-cutting ceremony was held today at the Marghera shipyard for the “Viking Star”, the first of two cruise ships that Fincantieri is building for Viking Ocean Cruises.

The ceremony was attended, among others, by Torstein Hagen, founder and CEO of Viking, while Fincantieri was represented by Gabriele Cocco, Executive Senior Vice President Merchant Vessels, and Attilio Dapelo, the Marghera yard manager.

The delivery of the “Viking Star” is scheduled for at the beginning of 2015. It is a gross tonnage of about 47,800 tons, it will have 464 cabins with accommodation for 944 passengers.

The ship has been designed by SMC Design of London, while Rottet Studio in Los Angeles has been engaged to design its interior, where every attention will be paid to elegance and style.

This new shipbuilding project adds a major new brand to Fincantieri’s list of cruise ship customers. The contract for the “Viking Star”, signed last year, includes the construction of a second ship scheduled for delivery in 2016. Fincantieri and Viking have also signed an agreement that is being finalized for the construction of two additional passenger vessels with an option for two more.

Fincantieri, June 7, 2013

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jun 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

5th Annual Salvage & Wreck Asia Conference

Hear industry leaders debate:
• Combating piracy in South Asia
• Preparing for industry growth in the cruise ship sector…

read more >

Maritime Cyber Risk – Addressing the real and current threats

This one day international conference on Maritime Cyber Risk – Addressing the Real and Current Threats will look at practical steps which…

read more >

LNG Fuel Summit & LNG Fuelled Tugs and Barges Event

Future proof your fleet and ensure you are LNG ready. The LNG Fuel Summit for commercial and strategic advice on LNG as a ship’s fuel for all vessels…

read more >

14th ASEAN Ports and Shipping 2016

A two days Conference Programme will feature 30 world-class conference speakers addressing topical issues and challenges on global…

read more >