Fincantieri has announced that the steel-cutting ceremony for Viking Sea was held at its Marghera shipyard. Viking Sea is the second ship in order of acquisition that Fincantieri is building for Viking Ocean Cruises. Fincantieri is also building Viking Star, with delivery scheduled in Marghera in spring 2015, and Viking Sky, which will be delivered in Ancona in summer 2016.

Like it sister ships, Viking Sea will weigh approximately 47,800-tons and will have 465 staterooms, accommodating 930 guests.