The Viking ADCC was ordered by Viking Line from the Astilleros de Sevilla shipyard in Spain on 2007-01-29. In June of the same year the build contract of the vessel was sold to the Spanish investment bank Basalease SA, who will charter the vessel to Viking Line when completed. Construction of the Viking ADCC begun on 2007-12-18. The keel of the vessel was laid on 2008-05-06. The ship's delivery date was originally set for mid-2009, but due to problems with the engine manufacturer Wärtsilä the delivery has been pushed back by several months.
Many of the interior features of the Viking ADCC were suggested by the public in a competition organised by Viking Line. Interiors of the ship have been designed by Tillberg Design, a company that also designed the interiors of the 2008-built . Onboard facilities will include two restaurants, a two-deck high cafeteria, dance bar and conference rooms. Like the Viking XPRS, the Viking ADCC will have separate car decks for freight and passenger cars.