Viking’s newest ship is now in the final stage of construction Viking’s newest ship is now in the final stage of construction

Viking Neptune ‘floats out’

Viking’s newest ocean ship – the 930-guest Viking Neptune – has been ‘floated out’, marking a major construction milestone and the first time the ship has touched water.

Set to debut in November 2022, Viking Neptune will spend her maiden season sailing in the Mediterranean before embarking on the 2023-2024 Viking World Cruise, a journey from Fort Lauderdale to London that spans 138 days, 28 countries and 57 ports, with overnight stays in 11 cities.

‘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 StarViking SeaViking SkyViking OrionViking Jupiter and Viking VenusViking Mars will be delivered in May 2022; Viking Saturn will be delivered in early 2023.

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