The ship will be the first in the Viking Ocean fleet to sail the Journey to Antiquities itinerary, a new sailing between Athens and Rome which offers guests a chance to explore the Mediterranean during the quieter season. Viking Jupiter’s maiden season comprises itineraries throughout the Mediterranean, before moving to Scandinavia.
She will be officially named in Oslo, Norway on 6 June by her ceremonial godmother, Sissel Kyrkjebø, the acclaimed Norwegian soprano.
Torstein Hagan, Chairman of Viking said:
“It is always a proud moment when we are able to welcome a new ship to our fleet. 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 travelers to the Viking way of exploration.”
In late 2019, Viking Jupiter will reposition from the Mediterranean and Northern Europe to South America – a new destination for Viking Ocean – where she will offer sailings from Buenos Aires and Santiago.
Highlights of the Viking Ocean fleet include a small number of guests on-board, with just 930 across 465 staterooms. Much of the facilities and amenities are also included in your cruise fare when you sail with Viking, including complimentary shore excursions, WiFi, speciality restaurants, expansive spa with a free-to-use thermal suite which features a snow grotto and sauna.
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