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Viking Jupiter accidents and incidents

Viking Jupiter cruise ship


Length (LOA)
227 m / 745 ft

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CruiseMapper's Viking Jupiter cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 930-passenger vessel owned by Viking Ocean (Viking Cruises). Our Viking Jupiter accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • unusual ship christening ceremony - 2020
  15 January 2020Other 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).

Date / TimePort
07 JanDeparting from Buenos Aires, Argentina
09 JanMontevideo, Uruguay
12 JanPuerto Madryn, Argentina
14 JanPort Stanley, East Falkland Island
17 JanUshuaia, Argentina
18 JanPunta Arenas, Chile
21 JanPuerto Montt, Chile
24 JanArriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile

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