Viking Takes Supply of Its Latest Ocean Cruise Ship

Viking has formally taken supply of its latest cruise ship, the 930-passenger Viking Neptune. The Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, signed over the cruise ship throughout a ceremony on the yard.

She is the twelfth new ship for the corporate simply this yr, together with two ocean-going ships, eight river cruise ships, and two expedition cruise ships. 

Though the vessel is equivalent in dimension and design to the opposite ocean-going vessels within the Viking fleet, she is the primary to have a state-of-the-art hydrogen gasoline cell onboard. The system is the primary of its sort onboard cruise ships and serves as a testing facility to be expanded additional. 

Viking Neptune Joins Viking Fleet

Viking has taken supply of its most technologically superior cruise ship up to now. The Viking Neptune was handed over on the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, right this moment, November 10. The vessel has been fitted out with a small hydrogen gasoline system, making it the first-ever cruise ship in historical past to check using hydrogen energy for onboard operations. 

“We’re particularly proud to welcome this latest sister ship to our ocean fleet, because it additionally marks a major development in testing hydrogen as a future gasoline for our vessels,” mentioned Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. 

“We look ahead to welcoming company on board the Viking Neptune subsequent week. She is the fifteenth new ship we’ve got added to our total fleet this yr, one other vital milestone as we proceed the celebration of our twenty fifth anniversary.”

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Viking will use the small-scale hydrogen system for testing functions, probably main to make use of at a a lot bigger scale for future new builds. 

Viking Neptune is the most recent ship in Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet, which incorporates seven equivalent sister ships, Star, Sea, Sky, Orion, Jupiter, Venus, and Viking Mars. The brand new ship continues the road’s tried and true exclusivity at simply 47,842 gross tons and a capability of 930 company.

Moreover the hydrogen gasoline cell, Viking Neptune is equivalent to her seven award-winning sisters. All rooms have balconies, with the ship fitted out with high-class Scandinavian designs and a big number of all-fresco eating choices. 

Inaugural Season within the Mediterranean

Viking Neptune will sail on her inaugural cruise on November 17 within the Mediterranean. The seven-night cruise will sail from Istanbul, Turkey, and go to Cannakkale and Kusadasi in Turkey, adopted by Rhodes and Iraklion, Greece. The cruise will conclude in Pireaus, Greece. 

The cruise ship will sail the Mediterranean by way of December 8. Viking Neptune will sail throughout the Atlantic Ocean to Fort Lauderdale from Barcelona. From Port Everglades, she’s going to sail a World Cruise, a journey from Fort Lauderdale to London that spans 138-days, 28 nations, and 57 ports, with in a single day stays in 11 cities.

Viking Neptune is the twelfth ship launched by Viking in 2022, its twenty fifth anniversary yr. Viking Expeditions launched in January with Viking Octantis, adopted by her sister ship, Viking Polaris, in September. Viking additionally launched eight new river ships for service on the Nile, Mekong, and Mississippi rivers and one other ocean-going cruise ship, Viking Mars

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