Viking Ocean Cruises took delivery of its sixth ship, the
Viking Jupiter, at a ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
The 930-passenger ship will depart on Feb. 16 on Viking’s
first “Journey to Antiquities” itinerary, a new route sailing between
Athens and Civitavecchia (Rome) offering guests the chance to experience the
Mediterranean during the quiet season. The ship will officially be named in
Oslo, Norway, on June 6 by godmother Sissel Kyrkjebo, an acclaimed Norwegian
The Viking Jupiter was preceded by five nearly identical
siblings: Viking Star, Sea, Sky, Sun and Orion.
Ten additional ships are planned for delivery, starting in
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