Viking Jupiter accidents and incidents
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- unusual ship christening ceremony - 2020
|15 January 2020||Other Incidents|
MS Viking Jupiter was officially delivered to Viking Ocean on February 7, 2019, as fleet's 6th vessel. The official christening ceremony was initially scheduled for June 6 (2019) to be held in Oslo Norway. However, the official naming ceremony was held on January 15, 2020, in Beverly Hills CA.
This was quite an unusual ceremony as the vessel has been in service for ~1 year. Also, while official ship namings are usually held on the boat or pier-side (where it is berthed), Viking Jupiter's christening was far away from water - at Beverly Hills Ballroom (West Hollywood Civic Center) while the boat itself was cruising in the South Atlantic Ocean, being en-route from Argentina to the Falkland Islands.
The land-based event was synchronized with the ship (via real-time satellite link / live streaming). The Godmother (Sissel Kyrkjebo) used a Viking axe to cut a cord, then the ship's Captain confirmed that the bottle of Linie Aquavit Original (Norway-distilled spirit) had smashed against the hull.
17-day Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, prices started from ~USD 7800 pp (double-occupancy cabin rates).
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