Viking Jupiter, the sixth cruise ship in the Viking ocean cruises fleet, has been delivered today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, its name continuing the space exploration theme started by the launch of Viking Orion in 2018.

“It is always a proud moment when we are able to welcome a new ship to our fleet,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “Viking Jupiter is our sixth ocean vessel in just four years– a clear sign of the positive response to our approach to ocean cruising.”

On 16 February, Viking Jupiter will be the first in Viking’s fleet to sail the new Journey to Antiquities itinerary between Athens and Rome offering guests the chance to experience the Mediterranean during the quiet season, while during its maiden season, Viking Jupiter will sail itineraries throughout the Mediterranean and then Scandinavia.

Viking Jupiter will officially be named in Oslo, Norway on 6 June by ceremonial godmother and acclaimed Norwegian soprano Sissel Kyrkjebø.

The ship has been designed by experienced naval architects and engineers, including  London-based SMC Design, and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios, who gave Viking Jupiter a modern design of Scandinavian inspiration, characterised by sophisticated yet functional elegance.

In addition to the all-veranda staterooms, the ship also features spacious suites with sweeping views, two pools, of which one Infinity Pool off the stern, and a Spa designed according to the wellness philosophy of the Scandinavian tradition, with a sauna and a snow grotto.

Viking’s fleet of ocean 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 optimised for maximum fuel efficiency and equipment that minimizes exhaust pollution and meets the strictest environmental regulations.

Fincantieri started its partnership with Viking in 2012 with Viking Star, built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015.

Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking Orion, which launched in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively, were all built at the Ancona yard, as well as Viking Jupiter.

Viking Jupiter has 465 staterooms with accommodation for 930 passengers.