Viking Neptune

Specifications of Viking Neptune

Year built2023 new ship
BuilderFincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
ClassViking Ocean
Building costEUR 340 million (USD 400 million)
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)227 m / 745 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage47842 gt
Passengers930
Crew465
Passengers-to-space ratio52
Decks10
Cabins464
Decks with cabins6
Sister-shipsViking Ocean ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter, Viking Tellus, Viking Venus, Viking Mars)
Christened bytba
OwnerViking Cruises Ltd
OperatorViking Ocean Cruises (USA)

Viking Neptune Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Nov 17 21 days, one-way from Istanbul to Barcelona Istanbul $7797
2022 Nov 17 14 days, one-way from Istanbul to Civitavecchia-Rome Istanbul $4998
2022 Nov 17 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $2599
2022 Nov 24 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $4998
2022 Nov 24 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $2599
2022 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $2599
2022 Dec 08 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale Barcelona $2799
2022 Dec 22 137 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to London-Tilbury Fort Lauderdale $59995
2022 Dec 22 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale
2023 Jan 08 120 days, one-way from Los Angeles to London-Tilbury Los Angeles $54995
2023 May 09 28 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Stockholm London-Tilbury $14298
2023 May 09 14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen London-Tilbury $7299
2023 May 23 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $6999
2023 Jun 06 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $4599
2023 Jun 16 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $4599
2023 Jun 26 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $6999
2023 Jul 10 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $6999
2023 Jul 24 28 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Stockholm London-Tilbury $14998
2023 Jul 24 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $7499
2023 Aug 07 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London-Tilbury Bergen $7499
2023 Aug 21 14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen London-Tilbury $7499
2023 Sep 04 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Barcelona Bergen $6499
2023 Sep 18 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $6299
2023 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $3799
2023 Sep 30 14 days, one-way from Venice to Istanbul Venice $7498
2023 Oct 07 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $3799
2023 Oct 14 14 days, one-way from Istanbul to Venice Istanbul $6998
2023 Oct 14 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $3599
2023 Oct 21 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $3599
2023 Oct 28 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $4599
2023 Nov 06 10 days, round-trip Greek Odyssey Piraeus-Athens $4999
2023 Nov 16 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $5999
2023 Nov 30 23 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Fort Lauderdale Civitavecchia-Rome $7598
2023 Nov 30 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $4999
2023 Dec 12 11 days, one-way from Lisbon to Fort Lauderdale Lisbon $2799
2023 Dec 23 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $6499
2023 Dec 23 137 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to London-Tilbury Fort Lauderdale $59995
2024 Jan 09 120 days, one-way from Los Angeles to London-Tilbury Los Angeles $54995
2024 May 09 28 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Stockholm London-Tilbury $14598
2024 May 09 14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen London-Tilbury $7299
2024 May 23 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $7299
2024 Jun 06 28 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Stockholm London-Tilbury $14998
2024 Jun 06 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $7499
2024 Jun 20 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London-Tilbury Bergen $7499
2024 Jul 04 28 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Stockholm London-Tilbury $14998
2024 Jul 04 14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen London-Tilbury $7499
2024 Jul 18 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $7499
2024 Aug 01 28 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Stockholm London-Tilbury $14998
2024 Aug 01 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $7499
2024 Aug 15 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London-Tilbury Bergen $7499
2024 Aug 29 14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen London-Tilbury $7499

Viking Neptune Review

Review of Viking Neptune

The 2023-built MS Viking Neptune cruise ship is the 10th in a series of identical vessels built for Viking Ocean Cruises. Viking OCEAN's current plans are for a fleet of 16 sisterships, all of which are Fincantieri-built and Norway-flagged.

The vessel (IMO number 9845910) is currently Norway-flagged (MMSI tba) and registered in Bergen.

History - construction and ownership

The 930-passenger ship Viking Neptune offers destination-oriented cruising experience, with few at-sea days, long in-ports days and more exciting overnights in key spots. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, free shore excursions, wine and beer with no charge at dinner and lunch.

Viking Neptune cruise ship (VIKING OCEAN)

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 the 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 the vessel's exhaust pollution.

Viking Ocean cruise ship (aerial)

Decks and Cabins

Viking Neptune staterooms (465 total) include 47x Suites, 32x Penthouses and 386x Veranda/Balcony cabins in 18 grades.

All passenger cabins are balconied and offer all the industry's modern amenities and services, including King-size beds ("Viking Explorer", deluxe mattresses and linens, Cashmere blankets), en suite bathroom (heated floor, heated mirror, glass-door shower, hairdryer, premium bath products and toiletries /by Freyja, bathrobes, slippers, towel warmers), seating area (sofa, coffee table, vanity desk with chair, wardrobe, full-length mirror with mini lights), satellite phone, smart HDTV (3D, Infotainment / interactive TV system for Internet access, room service ordering, movies-on-demand, live webcams views, Viking Cruises channel for news, enrichment lectures and port talks), in-room binoculars, electronic safe box, individual air-conditioning, coffee machine, mini-bar (replenished daily with bottled water, soft drinks, snacks).

The boat has 10 decks, of which 6 are with passenger cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Viking Neptune 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 Neptune deals are inclusive of shore excursions, complimentary alcohol (wine and beer at lunch and dinner) and Wi-Fi.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Viking OCEAN's Neptune ship has as signature facilities two swimming pools (Main Pool and Aft Infinity Pool), a covered pool deck (with Jacuzzi, Bar & Grill), Viking Living Room (Atrium Lobby Lounge), two Cinemas, a modern wellness complex (Spa & Fitness Center, Beauty Salon), Wintergarden (poolside area), Aquavit Terrace, Viking Piano Bar Lounge (Torshavn), dedicated sports deck (deck 9/with a Walking Track and Outdoor Gym/Yoga area), Theatre Lounge & Bar, Lobby Bar, various shops and brand boutiques, The Dome (planetarium with portable telescope).

The walk-around Lanai/Promenade Deck fully encircles the boat (deck 2). The two-deck Explorer's Lounge has a huge bow-facing observation area which is a unique feature that lots of modern cruise vessels lack. Many of the ship's features reflect a boutique hotel feel.

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.

Itineraries

Viking Neptune itinerary program was announced by VIKING OCEAN in late-December 2020. The new ship is currently scheduled to start operations with a new Viking World Cruise 2022-2023. The 138-day itinerary visits ports in 28 countries (total 58 cruise ports) with overnights in 11 port cities.

Curiously, in August 2021, Viking OCEAN announced a "double world cruise 2023-2024" with two ships (Neptune and Sky) sailing on an identical itinerary from Florida. While Viking Neptune departs on December 23 (2023), Viking Sky departs earlier (on December 20, 2023), sailing in parallel with Neptune.

  • Departing from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale Florida USA) and ending in London-Greenwich, "Viking World Voyage 2023-2024" prices started from USD 60,000 (EUR 51015) on Viking Sky/Dec 20, and from USD 55,000 (EUR 46760) on Viking Neptune/Dec 23.
  • An Early Booking promo (for bookings made for September 30, 2021) offered USD 2000 pp (shore excursions credit), USD 1000 pp (OBC-onboard credit) and an additional USD 1000 pp OBC (for Viking Explorer Society/loyalty program members).

In the UK, Viking Ocean ships are homeported in London-Greenwich England.

All Viking OCEAN ships offer destination-rich itineraries featured with the brand's new "small ship cruise" tour and onboard experience. Compared to similar class vessels operated by other companies, Viking OCEAN's itineraries feature fewer sea days and longer port days, with a lot of overnight port stays.

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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.

Viking OCEAN ships 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.

All passenger cabins are with private step-out verandas, and about 1/5th larger than average standard staterooms on the ocean cruising market. An interesting feature of the ship is the dining room. This venue could be transformed into an outdoor casual dining place thanks to its floor-to-ceiling sliding windows. For Viking Ocean ships' interiors were contracted SMC Design (London-based interior design company) and Rottet Studios (LA-based hotel design company).

Viking Cruises deals (on all riverboats and ocean liners) 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.

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).

In February 2019, Fincantieri contracted the Canadian company Thordon Bearings Inc to provide newbuild's bearings for the propeller shaft. Ship's propeller shaft system (Thordon COMPAC) is seawater-lubricated and based on 100% grease-oil free bearings. The innovative propeller shaft system will be also installed on all the following Viking Ocean liners (on order or under construction) with scheduled deliveries between 2021-2027. These systems are supplied and installed by Pedrotec (Thordon's authorized distributor in Italy).

The vessel Viking Neptune (yard/hull number 6285) is the 10th in the Viking OCEAN series. The launch/float out at Fincantieri's shipyard in Ancona Italy was on January 13, 2021.

Maiden Voyage

Next table shows Viking Neptune's inaugural cruise (very first voyage) in 2022.

7-day "Ancient Mediterranean Treasures" itinerary (from US$2600 pp)

Date / TimePort
17 NovDeparting from Istanbul, Turkey
19 NovCanakkale-Troy, Turkey
20 NovKusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
21 NovRhodes Island, Greece
22 NovHeraklion, Crete Greece
24 NovArriving in Piraeus-Athens, Greece

(inaugural Transatlantic crossing) 14-day from Europe to the USA (Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale, from US$3000 pp)

Date / TimePort
08 DecDeparting from Barcelona, Spain
12 DecFunchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
19 DecPhilipsburg, St Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
22 DecArriving in Port Everglades-Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Godspeed!

Inaugural (Viking World Cruise 2022-2023) itinerary

The unique voyage featured 11 overnight port stays and (as "sea days") cruising in Gulf of Mexico (day 2), Caribbean Sea (days 4-5), Pacific Ocean (9, 12-14, 16-17, 20-24, 27-31, 35-39, 47), NZ's Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound (48), Tasman Sea (49-50, 54), Coral Sea (60), Arafura Sea (65-66), Timor Sea (67), Java Sea (72), South China Sea (75-76, 80), Gulf of Thailand (82), Strait of Malacca (85), Andaman Sea (87), Bay of Bengal (91-93), Laccadive Sea (96), Arabian Sea (98, 103-104), Gulf of Suez (112), Mediterranean Sea (116, 123), Aegean Sea (121), Balearic Sea (128), Atlantic Ocean coastal navigation (133), English Channel (134).

Next table shows Viking Neptune's planned for 2022-2023 World Voyage (138-day itinerary) as dates and call ports.

Date / TimePort
22 DecDeparting from Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
24 DecCozumel, Mexico
27 DecCartagena, Colombia
28 DecColon, Panama
31 DecPuntarenas, Costa Rica
01 JanCorinto, Nicaragua
05 JanCabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
08 JanLos Angeles, California
09 JanSanta Barbara, California
15 JanHonolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
16 JanNawiliwili-Lihue, Kauai Island, Hawaii
22 JanBora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
23 JanMoorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
24 JanPapeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
30 JanRussell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
31 Jan - 02 Feb (overnight)Auckland, New Zealand
03 FebTauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
04 FebNapier, New Zealand
05 FebWellington, New Zealand
10 FebHobart, Tasmania Australia
11 FebPhillip Island, Victoria Australia
12 FebMelbourne, Victoria Australia
14 FebEden, NSW Australia
15-16 Feb (overnight)Sydney, NSW Australia
18 FebBrisbane, Queensland Australia
20 FebHamilton Island, Queensland Australia
21 FebCairns, Queensland Australia
23 FebThursday Island, Queensland Australia
27 FebPulau Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
28 Feb - 02 Mar (overnight)Benoa, Bali Indonesia
04 MarSemarang, Java Indonesia
08-10 Mar (overnight)Saigon, Vietnam
12 MarKoh Samui Island, Thailand
14-15 Mar (overnight)Singapore
17 MarPhuket, Thailand
19-21 Mar (overnight)Yangon, Myanmar
25-26 Mar (overnight)Colombo, Sri Lanka
28 MarCochin, India
30 MarMormugao, India
31 Mar - 02 Apr (overnight)Mumbai, India
05 AprSalalah, Oman
10 AprAqaba-Petra, Jordan
11 AprSafaga, Egypt
14-15 Apr (overnight)Haifa, Israel
17 AprRhodes Island, Greece
18 AprKusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
19-20 Apr (overnight)Istanbul, Turkey
22 AprPiraeus-Athens, Greece
24 AprMessina, Sicily Italy
25 AprNaples, Italy
26 AprCivitavecchia-Rome, Italy
27 AprMonte Carlo, Monaco
29 AprBarcelona, Spain
30 AprCartagena, Spain
02 MayLisbon, Portugal
05 MayLe Havre-Paris, France
06 MayDover, England
08-09 May (overnight)Arriving in London-Greenwich, England

The 120-day World Cruise segment from Los Angeles to London (Jan 8 - May 8) was priced from USD 46,995 pp.

Full World Cruise prices started from USD 49,995 per person (with double occupancy). Viking World Journeys 2023 itinerary prices started from USD 46,995 pp. Early bookings received up to $50,000 per stateroom in Viking Value package inclusive of Business Class international flights, transfers (to/from the ship), complimentary Visa services, shipboard gratuities, service fees, Silver Spirits Beverage Package, free luggage shipping services (upon embarkation).

Bookings made by February 28, 2021, received additional USD 2000 pp in shore excursion credit (used for booking optional land tours) and USD 1000 pp in OBC (onboard credit used toward optional tours, shipboard shopping, beverages and spa services). Viking Explorer Society members additionally received USD 1000 pp in OBC.

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