Viking Sky © Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises has today celebrated its third ship Viking Sky‘s maiden voyage from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona.

“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.”

Sister ship to the award-winning Viking Star and Viking SeaViking Sky will begin its maiden season sailing itineraries throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean before heading north to sail Scandinavian and Baltic itineraries in the summer. Viking Sky will cross the Atlantic this autumn and will finish out the year sailing itineraries in the Americas and the Caribbean.

The all-veranda Viking Sky offers 465 cabins and accommodates 930 guests. Viking’s fourth ship, Viking Sun, will be delivered in November and will spend its maiden season sailing the company’s first-ever World Cruise. Viking Spirit will join the fleet in 2018 and will sail itineraries in Australia, Asia and Alaska. A sixth, yet-to-be-named ship will be delivered in 2019; whose arrival will mark Viking as the largest small ship ocean cruise line.

For more information, visit vikingcruises.co.uk.