Viking Orion Delivered by Fincantieri

By ,   June 7, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Viking Cruises took delivery of the company's 5th ocean ship, Viking Orion. The delivery ceremony took place today, June 7, when the ship was presented at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard.

On June 14, Viking Orion will arrive in Livorno, where she will officially be christened by her godmother, Dr.Anna Fisher, retired NASA astronaut, American chemist, emergency physician.

Viking Orion cruise ship

The name of the ship was inspired by the prominent constellation and Dr.Fisher's work on NASA Orion exploration vehicle project.

Viking's Orion will spend her maiden season in the Mediterranean, before heading to Australia, Asia and Alaska, becoming Viking's first vessel to call on the northernmost US state.