The 47,800gt vessel is scheduled to be named in Oslo June 6 by Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø.
SMC Design and Rottet Studios
The interior design team included London-based SMC Design and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios, who gave the ship a modern Scandinavian look. All the accommodations have balconies, and other features include an infinity pool and a spa with thalassotherapy pool, sauna and snow grotto.
During its maiden season, Viking Jupiter will sail throughout the Mediterranean and Scandinavia, including 'Journey to Antiquities,' a new route between Piraeus and Civitavecchia (Rome) offering the chance to experience the Mediterranean during the 'quiet' season.
Record 16 ships in a series
The Fincantieri-Viking partnership began in 2012 with a two-ship order, which has now stretched to 16—the longest ocean cruise ship series built by a shipyard for a single shipowner.
The first, Viking Star, was built in Marghera and delivered in 2015. Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking Orionarrived in 2016, 2017 and 2018, from Ancona.
Following Viking Jupiter, 10 more newbuilds in the series are scheduled to be built at Fincantieri's Italian yards between 2021 and 2027.
Plus an expedition pair from Vard
In addition, Fincantieri's Vard in Norway has an order for two Viking expedition ships, due in 2021 and 2022.
Fincantieri has built 88 cruise ships since 1990, including 65 from 2002. Another 55 are currently being designed or built in the group’s yards.