Viking Ocean Cruises, whilst celebrating their first ever cruise stop in Los Angeles, announced that their sixth ocean cruise ship will be called Viking Jupiter and will debut in early 2019.
Viking Sun stopped in Los Angeles last week which marked the cruise line’s first visit to the city; the ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day World Cruise from Miami to London.
Viking Jupiter will be with guests by February 2019 and the 930-guest sister ship will sail the line’s most popular itineraries in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as two new itineraries in South America: Southern Atlantic Crossing (22 days; Barcelona – Buenos Aires) and South America & the Chilean Fjords (18 days; Buenos Aires – Santiago).
On December 15th, Viking celebrated the kickoff of its inaugural World Cruise onboard Viking Sun in Miami.
From Los Angeles, Viking Sun will continue to sail for 120 days, visiting destinations in the South Pacific, Australia and Asia, and will officially be christened in Shanghai on March 8th 2018.
When the ship arrives in London on May 5th, she will have visited five continents, 35 countries and 64 ports during her first World Cruise.
Viking Sun will continue to sail the globe during the 2019 World Cruise which is a 128-day itinerary from Miami to London.
The line will welcome two more sister ships in the next two years, including Viking Orion in summer 2018, whilst four additional ships are also on order for delivery starting in 2021, bringing Viking’s ocean fleet to 10 ships by 2023.
The Viking Difference
Designed for travellers who are interested in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests “the thinking person’s cruise” as an alternative to mainstream cruises.
Guests can get closer to their destination with more time in port, more overnights and even regional cuisines with the most al fresco dining at sea.
The Viking Way brings guests itineraries that feature Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences with a focus on cultural enrichment, bringing immersive experiences onshore and onboard.
In addition, Viking Inclusive Value provides a small ship experience with every cruise fare including a veranda stateroom, shore excursions in each port of call, all onboard meals, and all port charges and government taxes.
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