Viking has taken delivery of Viking Jupiter, the company’s sixth ocean ship. A delivery ceremony took place on the morning of Thursday 7 February 2019, when it was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
Viking Jupiter is part of Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet of sister ships, which also includes Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking Orion.
“It is always a proud moment when we are able to welcome a new ship to our fleet,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
“Viking Jupiter is our sixth ocean vessel in just four years: a clear sign of the positive response to our approach to ocean cruising. We are different because we focus on the destination, and that resonates with our guests. We are pleased that with continued growth we have the opportunity to introduce even more travellers to the Viking way of exploration.”
On 16 February, Viking Jupiter will be the first in Viking’s fleet to sail the Journey to Antiquities itinerary, a new itinerary sailing between Athens and Rome offering guests the chance to experience the Mediterranean during the quiet season. During its maiden season, Viking Jupiter will sail itineraries throughout the Mediterranean and then Scandinavia.
The ship will officially be named in Oslo, Norway on 6 June by her ceremonial godmother, Sissel Kyrkjebø, the acclaimed Norwegian soprano.
Lead image: Viking Jupiter Godmother, Sissel Kyrkjebø at the ship’s float out in 2018