Ninth Viking ocean-going ship floated out at shipyard

The latest Viking ocean-going ship Viking Saturn has been floated out at an Italian shipyard marking a major construction milestone.

The vessel is due to enter service in April 2023 with a maiden season of itineraries in the Mediterranean and in Northern Europe, following the launch of Viking Neptune later this year.

The introduction of 930-passenger Viking Saturn will bring the fleet up to nine identical ships.

The traditional float out ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard as the vessel moved into its final stage of construction.

Viking chairman Torstein Hagen said: “It is always a proud day when a new Viking ship meets water for the first time and moves one step closer to joining her sister ships in our fleet.

“Together with Fincantieri, we have built the world’s most elegant ocean vessels and we look forward to welcoming our first guests on board the Viking Saturn when she is delivered next spring.”

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