Viking Now the Largest Small Ship Ocean Cruise Line
Viking Ocean Cruises is now the largest small ship ocean cruise line after the float out of their sixth cruise ship, Viking Jupiter.
Scheduled for delivery in early 2019, the arrival of Viking Jupiter will officially make Viking Cruises the largest small ship ocean cruise line in the industry, only four years after launching its ocean business. Named in honor of the planet Jupiter, the cruise ship will spend her maiden season sailing itineraries in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
The traditional float out ceremony took place at the Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard and is significant because it denotes a ship moving into its final stage of construction. Viking Jupiter’s float out began at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time and in keeping with maritime tradition, a madrina – a special woman of honor – assisted with the ceremony, first welding