Following a 2013 agreement with Silversea Cruises, ICBC Leasing completed successfully another project in the high-end cruise industry. ICBC Leasing collaborated with one of Europe’s biggest shipbuilding companies–– Fincantieri. The luxury, 930 passengers capacity liner was named the ‘Viking Sea’ and was delivered in the port city of Ancona, Italy.
Since its 1997 inception, Viking Cruises established itself as the world’s leading river cruise line and has grown to a fleet of 60 cruise ships.
With this transaction, ICBC Leasing facilitates the expansion of Viking Cruises into the ocean cruises market while enhancing China's role in the field of luxury cruise financing.