Viking Ocean Cruises' upcoming ship, Viking Sea, passed a major construction milestone on June 25 when it touched the water for the first time.
Viking marked the occasion with a traditional ceremony at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard, where the ship is under construction. Karine Hagen, Viking’s senior vice president of product and daughter of Torstein Hagen, will be godmother to Viking Sea and will officially “name” the ship during the christening ceremony in early 2016.
Viking Sea is set to launch in early 2016. The company’s third ship on order, Viking Sky, is also currently under construction in Ancona and will debut in 2017.