There are so many more ships coming – the industry continues to grow! It was announced today that Viking has ordered two more big ships to their proposed fleet. The first ship doesn’t embark until 2015, but they already plan to have a fleet of four built by 2017. Each ship, with just under a thousand passengers, will be destination-oriented, just like their smaller counterparts. We’ll have to wait another 16 months to know how successfully the small-ship experience translates to the new big ships – Viking is trying to reinvent an industry after all. But they’ve ordered more small ships – they plan to christen 14 longships next Spring! With the new orders of more small ships in the U.S. as well, the growth in the industry is impressive. More and more people are learning that there’s more to cruising than the traditional big ships!