Viking Cruises has announced the launch of its newest ocean ship, Viking Jupiter, the 930-guest sister ship to the existing, award-winning fleet will be christened in Oslo on 6 June 2019.
Guests wishing to experience this fantastic event can book either the eight-day Viking Shores & Fjords ocean cruise from Bergen to Amsterdam, or the 15-day Rhine + Viking Shores & Fjords from Basel to Bergen, which is a unique-to-Viking cruise combining a river and ocean cruise on one seamless voyage. Both cruises have a 2 June 2019 departure date, which will encompass the christening.
“We are delighted to welcome another stunning ship to our fleet,” said Michelle Black, managing director Viking, Australia and New Zealand. “With the launch of Viking Jupiter we will become the world’s largest small-ship ocean cruising line, so she is particularly special to us. Viking christenings are exciting events, so we encourage your clients to book these itineraries soon as spots are filling up fast.”
On the eight-day Viking Shores and Fjords itinerary, guests will admire the tranquil old fishing village of Skagen, visit cosmopolitan Oslo, browse the fish market and fortress of Kristiansand, stroll among Stavanger’s remarkably preserved wooden buildings and marvel at the magnificent fjord setting of tiny Flåm. It is priced from $4795 per person including a saving of $1200 per couple if booked by 31 March 2018.
The 15-day combination cruise Rhine + Viking Shores & Fjords will tour highlights of the legendary Rhine River including cultured Basel, Germany’s storied Black Forest and France’s multicultural Strasbourg, before discovering Nordic wonders by sea including Norway’s dramatic fjord landscapes and thriving Stavanger. It is priced from $9790 per person including a saving of $1400 per couple plus flights to Europe for $995 per person, if booked by 30 April 2018.