Fincantieri and Viking Ink Deals for Two Eco-Friendly Cruise Ships

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Fincantieri and Viking have signed contracts for two new cruise ships, set to be delivered in 2028 and 2029. These ships, with a gross tonnage of 54,300 tons, will accommodate 998 passengers and meet the latest environmental standards. The partnership between the two companies has resulted in 20 ships being built since 2012.
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Fincantieri and Viking have signed contracts to build two new cruise ships based on previous designs. The ships are expected to be delivered in 2028 and 2029, with a value ranging between 500 million and 1 billion euros. These ships will belong to the small cruise ship segment, with a gross tonnage of around 54,300 tons and the capacity to accommodate 998 passengers in 499 cabins. They will meet the latest environmental standards and use innovations in environmentally friendly fuels and sustainable power generation.

The agreement between Fincantieri and Viking signifies the recovery of the cruise market to pre-pandemic levels and expands Fincantieri’s commercial pipeline. The long-standing relationship between the two companies, dating back to 2012, extends to a total of 20 ships, including two expedition units. Fincantieri’s CEO and Managing Director, Pierroberto Folgiero, stated that the order solidifies their partnership with Viking and positions Fincantieri as a preferred partner for shipowners looking to build vessels suitable for current and future energy sources.

Folgiero further emphasized the commitment of Fincantieri and Viking to lead the shipping industry towards net-zero emissions. This contract reaffirms Fincantieri’s strong order book and reputation as a top partner in the cruise sector. The company’s Industry Plan 2023-27 aligns with their vision of sustainable and innovative shipbuilding practices, reflecting their dedication to environmental responsibility and efficient energy use in the maritime industry.

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