Viking Sky Sets Sail on Maiden Voyage

Sydney (March 1, 2017) – Viking’s newest ocean ship, Viking Sky, celebrates its maiden voyage, setting sail from Rome’s Civitavecchia port, to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, Spain.

“As we officially welcome our third ship to the fleet, it is a proud moment for the entire Viking family. We continue to see a positive response from our guests and the industry, which makes us confident in our future growth,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “We started in the cruise business 20 years ago, and our philosophy is still the same – we do not try to be everything to everyone. We are a destination-oriented small ship cruise line, and as we prepare to introduce a fourth ocean ship by the end of 2017, we look forward to introducing even more guests to The Viking Way of exploration.”

Immersive itineraries
Offering passengers enriching experiences that go beyond the iconic and expected, Viking Sky will begin her first season by sailing itineraries throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, before navigating north into Viking territory to sail Scandinavian and Baltic itineraries during the European summer. Viking Sky will cross the Atlantic in September; before finishing out the year sailing itineraries in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Reflective design
Incorporating a design sensibility that reflects Scandinavia’s penchant for simple, casual and comfortable ambiance, the sister ship to the award-winning Viking Star and Viking Sea, will allow guests to get closer to their destination, with more time in port, more overnights and fewer days at sea.

Great food, immersive experiences
With the most al fresco dining at sea, featuring regional cuisines and always-available classics, Viking’s guests can truly dine in their destination. A focus on cultural enrichment brings immersive experiences onshore and onboard. And only The Viking Way brings guests itineraries that feature Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences.

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