Fincantieri has delivered “Viking Polaris”, the second of two expedition cruise ships for Viking, to its shipyard in Søviknes, Norway.
“Viking Polaris”, like her sister ship “Viking Octantis”, delivered last year, can accommodate 378 guests on board in 189 cabins. The units are equipped with the “Polar Class 6” certification for expeditions in the polar regions, and are large enough to be able to navigate in remote areas and in the St. Lawrence River, maintaining superior handling and stability even in rough seas. Plumb bows, elongated hulls and state-of-the-art stabilizers allow ships to glide over the waves to ensure a comfortable cruise, the reinforced hulls provide a guarantee for exploration in the ice and the “u-tank” stabilizers significantly reduce roll up 50% parked.
Designed by the same architects and engineers who worked on the ocean-going vessels of the Viking fleet, the new units feature a modern Scandinavian design, intimate environments and attention to detail, with the style of the public areas typical of Viking and some spaces added specifically for the particular typology. travel expedition.
The collaboration between Fincantieri and Viking includes 18 total units, including the four announced a few weeks ago, thus confirming the recovery of the cruise sector, expected to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2023.