Viking Jupiter Floated Out

By ,   May 10, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The 6th cruise ship Fincantieri is building for Viking Cruises was launched today, May 10, in Ancona, Italy.

Viking Jupiter now heads to the interior design phase. The ship is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

Viking Cruises ship

The launch of the newbuilt was preceded by the traditional "coin ceremony", consisting of welding a silver dollar on the vessel's last bridge, according to the ancient seafaring custom.

As godmother of the ceremony served famous Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebo.

The ceremony was attended by Torstein Hagen, Viking's President, and Giovanni Stecconi, Director of the Fincantieri shipyard.

The cruise ship will be positioned in the market segment of small units. Just like her sister ships, Viking Jupiter will have a gross tonnage of around 47,800 tons and 465 cabins able to accommodate 930 passengers onboard.