Viking Announces Venus Launch In 2021 & A Return To Istanbul
Viking's seventh ocean ship, the 930-guest Viking Venus, is set to join the fleet in early 2021 and will spend her maiden season sailing popular itineraries in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.
"The spirit of exploration is at the heart of everything we do. We have always drawn inspiration from the original Viking explorers, who were the first to use the stars and constellations for long-distance navigation. Many elements onboard our ships honour those Viking explorers, and we are proud to host our guests on itineraries that sail some of those historic trading routes," said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
"I am pleased to announce that Viking Venus will join our fleet in 2021, allowing us the ability to introduce even more travellers to the Viking way of exploration."
Viking will also expand its offerings in the Mediterranean and revealed five new itineraries that include stops in Istanbul, marking the company’s return to the iconic city.