The delivery date for the Viking Sky, Viking Cruises’ 3rd ocean cruiser, has been postponed from June 2016 to spring 2017. According to reports, the change had to be made as a result of a number of delays regarding Holland America Line’s Koningsdam vessel at the Maghera yard of shipbuilder Fincantieri.

All construction-related procedures for the Viking Sky are to be now transferred over to Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard, at which sister ship Viking Sea is currently being built.

The first of the 3 vessels, the Viking Star was successfully delivered at the end of March and is now en route to Norway for its christening which is to take place on May 17th. The ship was constructed at the Maghera shipyard. Each of the three 48,000 GRT vessels will have the capability of accommodating 930 passengers.