Viking Jupiter Delivered

Viking Jupiter
Viking Jupiter

Published Feb 7, 2019 3:56 PM by The Maritime Executive

Viking Jupiter, the sixth cruise ship which Fincantieri has built for Viking Cruises, was delivered on February 7 at the shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

The 745-foot Viking Jupiter has a gross tonnage of about 47,800 tons and has 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers.

Fincantieri started its partnership with Viking in 2012 when the line entered the ocean cruise market as a startup. The cooperation, which began with an order of two ships, has reached a total of 16 units. This is the largest number of ships built by a shipyard for one shipowner.

The first of the series, Viking Star, was built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015. Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, and Viking Orion, handed over in 2016, 2017 and 2018, were all built at the Ancona yard. Another 10 vessels (including options) for Viking Cruises will be delivered from the Group’s Italian yards between 2021 and 2027. Vard, together with Fincantieri, is also specializing in the construction of expedition vessels, and Viking has placed orders for two special cruise ships which will be built in the Group’s yards.

Viking Jupiter's interior was designed by London-based SMC Design and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios. The designers created a modern design of Scandinavian inspiration. In addition to the all-veranda staterooms, the ship features spacious suites with sweeping views, two pools, one an Infinity Pool off the stern, and a Spa sauna and a snow grotto.

The Viking ships are all built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “Safe return to port.” They feature high-efficiency engines, hydro-dynamics and hull optimized for maximum fuel efficiency and equipment that minimizes exhaust pollution and meets the strictest environmental regulations.

Viking Jupiter was floated out in May 2018:

Fincantieri has built 88 cruise ships since 1990 (65 from 2002), while another 55 are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards.