Viking Jupiter

Viking Jupiter Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Jupiter

Year built2019 new ship
BuilderFincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
Building costEUR 340 million (USD 400 million)
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking Ocean Cruises
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)227 m / 745 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage47800 gt
Passengers930
Crew465
Passengers-to-space ratio52
Decks9
Cabins464
Decks with cabins6
Christened bySissel Kyrkjebo

Review of Viking Jupiter

MS Viking Jupiter cruise ship (launched in 2019) is the 6th in a series of 10 identical vessels built for Viking Ocean Cruises. in 2017, with 5 already built ships, Viking Ocean planned a fleet-expansion to 10 vessels, with scheduled deliveries Orion (2018), Jupiter (2019), Tellus and Venus (2021), TBN1 (2022) and TBN2 (2023).

History - construction and ownership

The 47,800-ton, 930-passenger cruise ship Viking Jupiter offers destination-oriented cruising experience, with few at-sea days, long in-ports days and more exciting overnights in key spots. Ship’s features include complimentary Wi-Fi, free shore excursions, wine and beer with no charge at dinner and lunch.

Viking Jupiter cruise ship

Each of the Viking Ocean ships offers many ticket price-inclusive / complimentary amenities and services, such as all shore excursions, transfers, Wi-Fi, wine and beer (at lunches and dinners), access to Nordic Spa (steam room, thalassotherapy pool, hot tub, snow room / grotto, sauna, cold plunge pool). The infinity pool (resistance swimming pool located aft on Deck 7 / at the ship's stern) is another unique and complimentary facility.

All Viking Ocean liners were built according to the latest maritime navigation regulations and equipped with latest marine safety systems, including “safe return to port”. The ships also implement some of maritime industry’s latest technologies, including energy-saving hybrid engines (diesel generators and gas turbines), optimized hulls and bulbous bows for max fuel efficiency. Ship design also features the common for Viking River Cruises longships solar panels (installed on the magradome pool cover) additionally minimizing vessel’s exhaust pollution.

Viking Ocean cruise ship (aerial)

Cruise itinerary program

Viking Jupiter itinerary program offers both one-way and roundtrip cruises in Europe (during summer) and in South America (during winter).

Cabins

Viking Jupiter has a total of 465 cabins (of which 47 Suite, 32 Penthouse, 386 Balcony rooms) in 18 grades. All cabins are balconied and at 270 sq.feet, are 20 % larger than the average standard staterooms. The new all-veranda ship is engineered for easy embarkation and debarkation.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Viking Jupiter offers the following dining venues: Restaurant (dining room), buffets (Viking Deli, World Cafe), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco), specialty (Italian Grill, Chef’s Table), Private Dining (2 rooms). Viking Jupiter deals are inclusive of shore excursions, complimentary alcohol (wine and beer at lunch and dinner) and Wi-Fi.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

On board, Viking Cruises Viking Jupiter ship offers two pools – the main and Infinity Pool, covered pool area (with jacuzzi, bar & grill), Beauty Salon, spa and fitness center. The Sea also features a piano lounge, wintergarden and aquavit terrace. Not to forget the sports deck, star theatre and bar, lobby bar, various shops. The walk-around promenade deck fully encircles the ship. The two-deck airy Explorer’s Lounge offers observation area which is a feature that lots of today’s cruise ships lack. Many of the new features reflect a boutique hotel feel – the fire pit and Nordic-influenced spa offering sauna and snow room are an example.

Next YouTube video is a Viking Ocean cruise ship review (by Jim Zimmerlin). It which shows all the ship's main onboard facilities and also provides information on most amenities.

All Viking Ocean ships have an onboard "snow room". The 2013-launched Viking Grace (2800-passenger ferry ship operated by Viking Line) was the ever first vessel with a snow room. Viking Cruises' "Snow Grotto" is a spa retreat with powdery snow falling down from the ceiling. The experience (touted beneficial to the body's blood circulation) includes heating in a sauna (steam bath), then walking into this small room fitted with benches and with dark stone walls illuminated by blue light. The snow on the floor is kept at sub-freezing temperatures. This Arctic-themed facility is part of the ship's thermal suite (within the spa complex). This relaxation area has also 1 hot tub, sauna room, heated ceramic loungers, therapeutic showers, salt-water thermal pool. Snow Grotto access is complimentary to all passengers.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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  • All Viking Ocean ships offer destination-rich itineraries featured with the line's new "small ship cruise" tour and onboard experience. Compared to similar class ships operated by other lines, Viking Ocean itineraries feature fewer sea days and longer port days, with many overnight port stays.
  • Among the vessel’s innovative marine technologies are its energy-saving hybrid engines, top-deck solar panels, pollution-minimizing exhaust system. This ship also uses seawater as a lubricant for its propeller shaft bearings. This technology lowers the vessel’s maintenance costs and also the risk of pollution. Replacing the biodegradable oils, the water is being directly discharged into the ocean.
  • All passenger cabins are with a private veranda, and about 1/5th larger than average standard staterooms on the ocean cruising market. Interesting feature of the ship is the dining room. This venue could be transformed into an outdoor casual dining place thanks to its floor-ceiling sliding windows.
  • Viking Cruises deals (on all river and ocean ships) are inclusive of shore excursions (land tours), onboard entertainment and dining (including at specialty restaurants), drinks and alcohol (beer, wine /at lunch and dinner), 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi.
  • Viking Ocean ships deliver a brand new-style vacation cruising experience. These vessels represent a "smaller ship" concept. The relatively shallow draft (21 ft / 6,3 m), design (hull and superstructure) and technology allow the ship to directly access even small ports. The ship's smaller size also guarantees an easy and faster passenger embarkation / debarkation process. Another unique feature for the "affordable luxury" ocean cruising market is that regardless of cabin categories, all Viking Ocean deals are price-inclusive of the shore excursions in all ports in the cruise ship itinerary.
  • For Viking Ocean ships' interiors were contracted SMC Design (London-based interior design company) and Rottet Studios (LA-based hotel design company).
  • In April 2018, Fincantieri contracted the Norwegian marine company Scanship to supply all the liner's cleaning systems - food waste processing, waste incineration, garbage handling, wastewater treatment plants. Scanship's wastewater purification system treats both greywater (sullage / sinks, showers, baths) and blackwater (toilets).
  • The vessel was floated out on May 10, at Fincantieri's shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The ceremony was led by godmother Sissel Kyrkjebo (Norwegian singer) and attended by Torstein Hagen (Viking Cruises President) and Giovanni Stecconi (shipyard's Director).

Inaugural itineraries 2019

The following tables show the Viking Ocean Jupiter ship's maiden voyages by destination. Prices shown are per person (Veranda Cabin rates based on double occupancy).

(2019) 14-day "Inaugural Cruise" (themed "Mediterranean Explorations" roundtrip from Rome) - prices started from USD 4700 pp. The 7-day itinerary segment (Rome-Barcelona) was priced USD 2300 pp.

24 FebDeparting from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
25 FebMessina, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
26 FebTunis, La Goulette, Tunisia
27 FebCagliari, Sardinia, Italy
28 FebAlgiers, Algeria
01 MarValencia, Spain
02 Mar - 03 MarBarcelona, Spain
04 MarMarseille, France Riviera
05 MarSaint-Tropez, France Riviera
06 MarMonte Carlo, Monaco
07 Mar - 08 MarLivorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
09 MarArriving in Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy

(2019) 13-day Inaugural "Eastern Mediterranean" (Greek Isles cruise to Holy Land) - prices started from USD 5000 pp.

24 MarDeparting from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy
25 MarNaples, Italy
27 MarHeraklion, Crete, Greece
29 MarAshdod, Jerusalem, Israel
30 Mar - 31 MarHaifa, Tel Aviv, Israel
01 AprLimassol, Cyprus
03 AprRhodes Island, Greece
04 AprMykonos Island, Greece
05 AprArriving in Piraeus, Athens, Greece

(2019) 6-day Inaugural "Adriatic Sea" cruise - prices started from USD 3000 pp.

06 AprDeparting from Piraeus, Athens, Greece
07 AprKatakolon, Olympia, Greece
08 AprCorfu Island, Greece
09 AprKotor, Montenegro
10 AprDubrovnik, Croatia
11 AprSplit, Croatia
12 AprArriving in Venice, Italy

(2019) 13-day Inaugural "Northbound Repositioning Cruise" from Mediterranean to Baltic Sea - prices started from USD 5200 pp.

26 AprDeparting from Barcelona, Spain
27 AprCartagena, Spain
28 AprMalaga, Spain
30 AprPorto-Leixoes, Portugal
02 MayFalmouth, England
03 MayPortsmouth, England
04 MayLe Havre, Paris, France
05 MayZeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium
06 MayAmsterdam, Holland
08 MayArriving in Copenhagen, Denmark

(2019) 9-day Inaugural "Baltic Cruise" (to Scandinavia and Russia) - prices started from USD 4300 pp

10 MayDeparting from Copenhagen, Denmark
11 MayRonne, Bornholm Island, Denmark
12 MayVisby, Gotland Island, Sweden
13 MayTallinn, Estonia
14 May - 16 MaySaint Petersburg, Russia
18 MayArriving in Stockholm, Sweden

(2019) 7-day Inaugural "Norwegian Fjords Cruise" - prices started from USD 6200 pp

02 JunDeparting from Amsterdam, Holland
04 JunSkagen, Denmark
05 JunOslo, Norway
06 JunKristiansand, Norway
07 JunStavanger, Norway
08 JunFlam, Norway
09 JunArriving in Bergen, Norway

(2019) 13-day Inaugural "UK and Norway Cruise" - prices started from USD 7000 pp

01 JulDeparting from London Tilbury, England
03 JulEdinburgh, Leith, Scotland
04 JulKirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland
05 JulLerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland
07 JulGravdal-Leknes, Vestvagoy Island, Norway
08 JulHonningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
09 JulTromso, Norway
11 JulMolde, Norway
12 JulGeiranger, Norway
13 JulArriving in Bergen, Norway

(2019) 13-day Inaugural "Southbound Repositioning Cruise" from Baltic to Mediterranean Sea - prices started from USD 4700 pp.

07 OctDeparting from Bergen, Norway
09 OctAmsterdam, Holland
10 OctZeebrugge, Bruges, Belgium
11 OctLe Havre, Paris, France
12 OctPortsmouth, England
13 OctFalmouth, England
15 OctPorto-Leixoes, Portugal
17 OctMalaga, Spain
18 OctCartagena, Spain
19 OctArriving in Barcelona, Spain

(2019) 20-day Inaugural "Westbound Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise" from Europe to South America - prices started from USD 5600 pp.

14 NovDeparting from Barcelona, Spain
16 NovMalaga, Spain
17 NovCasablanca, Morocco
21 NovDakar, Senegal
26 NovRecife, Brazil
29 NovRio de Janeiro, Brazil
02 DecMontevideo, Uruguay
03 DecArriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina

16-day Inaugural "South America Cruise" - prices started from USD 6800 pp.

05 DecDeparting from Buenos Aires, Argentina
06 DecMontevideo, Uruguay
09 DecPuerto Madryn, Argentina
11 DecPort Stanley, East Falkland Island
14 DecUshuaia, Argentina
15 DecPunta Arenas, Chile Antarctica
18 DecPuerto Montt, Chile
20 DecArriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile

(2020) 20-day Inaugural "Eastbound Transatlantic Repositioning Cruise" from South America to Europe - prices started from USD 5600 pp.

16 MarDeparting from Buenos Aires, Argentina
17 MarMontevideo, Uruguay
20 MarRio de Janeiro, Brazil
23 MarRecife, Brazil
28 MarDakar, Senegal
01 AprCasablanca, Morocco
02 AprMalaga, Spain
04 AprArriving in Barcelona, Spain

Godspeed to the new ship!

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Viking Jupiter Itineraries

The below listed Viking Jupiter cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Feb 16 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus
2019 Feb 16 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus$2299
2019 Feb 23 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$2299
2019 Mar 02 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$2499
2019 Mar 09 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$2599
2019 Mar 16 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$2799
2019 Mar 23 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia$5799
2019 Apr 06 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2019 Apr 13 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice$5299
2019 Apr 25 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Copenhagen Barcelona$5299
2019 May 09 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen$4399
2019 May 19 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm$6599
2019 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Bergen to Amsterdam Bergen$3999
2019 Jun 09 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bergen Amsterdam$3999
2019 Jun 16 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London Greenwich Bergen$7299
2019 Jun 30 14 days, one-way from London Greenwich to Bergen London Greenwich$6999
2019 Jul 14 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London Greenwich Bergen$7499
2019 Jul 28 14 days, one-way from London Greenwich to Bergen London Greenwich$7499
2019 Aug 11 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen$7499
2019 Aug 25 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm$7299
2019 Sep 08 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen$6999
2019 Sep 22 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm$6599
2019 Oct 06 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Barcelona Bergen$4699
2019 Oct 20 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$5999
2019 Nov 01 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice$5299
2019 Nov 13 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Buenos Aires Barcelona$5299
2019 Dec 04 17 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso Buenos Aires$7599
2019 Dec 21 17 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires Valparaiso$7299
2020 Jan 07 17 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso Buenos Aires$7799
2020 Jan 24 17 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires Valparaiso$7299
2020 Feb 10 17 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso Buenos Aires$7799
2020 Feb 27 17 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires Valparaiso$7299
2020 Mar 15 21 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Barcelona Buenos Aires$5599
2020 Apr 05 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$2599
2020 Apr 12 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$2699
2020 Apr 19 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Bergen Barcelona$4999
2020 May 03 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London Greenwich Bergen$6999
2020 May 17 14 days, one-way from London Greenwich to Bergen London Greenwich$7199
2020 May 31 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen$6299
2020 Jun 14 28 days, one-way from Stockholm to London Greenwich Stockholm$13398
2020 Jun 14 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm$6699
2020 Jun 28 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London Greenwich Bergen$6999
2020 Jul 12 14 days, one-way from London Greenwich to Bergen London Greenwich$6999
2020 Jul 26 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London Greenwich Bergen$7699
2020 Aug 09 14 days, one-way from London Greenwich to Bergen London Greenwich$7699
2020 Aug 23 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen$6699
2020 Sep 06 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm$6699