Viking Ocean Cruises Names New Ship

By ,   January 6, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

On its first-ever world cruise, Viking Cruises made its inaugural visit to Los Angeles. The event marked a full circle for what has become a successful ocean cruise line.

During a day tour of the newest vessel of the cruise line, Viking Sun, the Chairman Torstein Hagen also announced the name for its next ocean ship.

Viking Sun cruise ship

Viking Jupiter will offer a couple of South America itineraries in 2019, already on sale.

The 22-day Southern Atlantic Crossing will sail from Barcelona to Buenos Aires twice per year with stops in Morocco, Brazil, Senegal and Uruguay.

The 18-day South America and the Chilean Fjords cruise from Buenos Aires to Santiago will visit Uruguay, Falkland Islands and Chile around Cape Horn 6 times per year. 

The liner will be the 6th sister-ship following Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun plus upcoming Viking Orion wich launches in June. By the time Viking Jupiter is introduced in February next year, Viking will become the largest small ship cruise line.

Four more yet-to-be-named sister ships are set to follow in January 2021, February 2022, September 2022 and April 2023. These will make a total fleet of 10.