Friday, 11 July 2014

Watch the float-out of Viking’s first ocean ship

Viking Cruises have released an online video highlighting the float-out ceremony of its first ocean ship – the 930-passenger Viking Starset to debut in early 2015. The traditional ceremony took place last month at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy. This marked a major construction milestone – the first time the ship touched water – and kicks off the final stage of outfitting and interior build-out.
Viking also announced the ship's godmother will be Trude Drevland, the mayor of Bergen, Norway. She will officially name the ship during a christening ceremony on May 17, 2015 – Norwegian Constitution Day. Trude was present at the shipyard to assist with the float-out ceremony, helping weld coins to the ship – a good luck practice that dates back to Roman times – and cutting a cord to allow water to begin flowing into the ship’s building dock.
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