Fincantieri delivered Viking Jupiter
The sixth newbuilding for Viking Cruises was completed at Ancona shipyard
Viking Jupiter, the sixth cruiseship which Fincantieri built for Viking Cruises, has been delivered at its shipyard in Ancona. She belongs to the small cruise ship segment, with 47,800 GT 465 cabins and accommodation for 930 passengers.
The ship has been designed by experienced naval architects and engineers, including an interior design team of London-based SMC Design, and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios, who gave her a modern design of Scandinavian inspiration, characterized 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.
The Viking units are all built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the Safe return to port, and 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.
Fincantieri started its partnership with Viking in 2012, trusting the shipowner which was entering the ocean cruise market as a startup. The cooperation, which first began with an order of 2 ships, has reached 16 units, an all-time record, largest number of ships built by a shipyard for one sole shipowner.
The first of the series Viking Star was built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015. Other 10 units, options included, will take to the sea from Italian yards between 2021 and 2027.