‘We are marking several milestones in 2022, including our 25th anniversary and the 10th year since starting our ocean project,’ says Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. He says these include the arrival of Viking Neptune and identical sister ship, Viking Mars, this year, along with the debut of two new expedition ships and new river ships.
The traditional float out ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard and it denotes a ship moving into its final stage of construction. Viking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms that can host 930 guests. Viking Neptune will join the award-winning fleet of identical sister ships, which includes Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter and Viking Venus. Viking Mars will be delivered in May 2022; Viking Saturn will be delivered in early 2023.