Viking Ocean Cruises Updates Greg Dragonetti All Cruise Lines December 16, 2013 36Viking Ocean Cruises, the blue water expansion of the popular Viking River Cruises, have announced that they have agreed to another 2 more ships to be delivered from Fincantieri. They will be sisters to the Viking Star class at 48,000 grt.Seatrade is reporting that there are a total of 4 ships, whereas Tradewinds is reporting 6 ship are now on order from the Italian Yard.Tradewinds (sub. req’d):The pair will be sisterships to the two ordered last December, the Italian yard announced today.In all Viking now has six cruiseships on order at Fincantieri including two 47,000-gt vessels ordered in July 2012. Seatrade:Viking Cruises and Fincantieri signed a contract for the construction of two additional ocean-going ships, bringing the total to four by 2017.I think I’ll stick with the Seatrade article as they have a better journalistic track record. No knock against Tradewinds, but I’ve questioned their Passenger ship articles in the past.