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Viking Floats Out Newest Ocean Cruise Ship, Viking Orion

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Viking Ocean Cruises fifth cruise ship, Viking Orion, touched water for the first time last week during the float out ceremony that took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

Viking Ocean Cruises today announced that American chemist, emergency room physician and recently retired NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher will be honored as godmother to its fifth ocean ship, which will debut in July 2018. The new ship has been named Viking Orion after the prominent constellation and in honor of Dr. Fisher’s contributions to NASA’s Orion exploration vehicle project. The announcement was first made by Viking Chairman, Torstein Hagen, during a press conference in New York City celebrating the first call in Manhattan for the company’s third ship, Viking Sky.

The 930-guest Viking Orion reached a major construction milestone last week, when the ship met water for the first

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