Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fincantieri Floats Out Viking Star

Fincantieri floated out Viking Cruise Line's first oceangoing ship at their Marghera yard on Monday (June 23, 2014), signaling the end of the construction phase. The ship has now been towed to a finishing dock where it will be fitted out. The 930-passenger Viking Star is the first of three on order, and will be delivered in early 2015.

Viking Star sitting on the supports where it was built, shortly before the dry dock was flooded. 

With a break of the bottle, the water began filling the dry dock enabling Viking Star to float for the first time.

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