Viking and Fincantieri have celebrated another important milestone in the construction of Viking Saturn.
Viking Saturn, the newest ocean cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for Viking, has been floated out at the shipyard in Ancona. The traditional ceremony took place in the presence of Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, and Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Fincantieri.
Godmother of the ceremony was Elena Del Mastro, an employee of the Italian shipyard. The new vessel will be placed in the small cruise ship segment. Viking’s ocean vessels have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons and offer 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers.
Viking Saturn has been designed by experienced naval architects and engineers, including an interior design team of Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios and London-based SMC Design, who gave the ship a modern design of Scandinavian inspiration, characterized by sophisticated yet functional elegance. In addition to the all-veranda staterooms, the ship features spacious suites with sweeping views, two pools, including one infinity pool off the stern, abundant options for al fresco dining, and a spa designed according to the wellness philosophy of the Scandinavian tradition, with a sauna and a snow grotto.
The Viking ships are all built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the ‘safe return to port’. They also feature energy-efficient engines, optimized hydrodynamics and hull thereby reducing consumption, as well as systems which minimize pollution produced by exhaust gases, meeting the strictest environmental regulations.
Viking recently named its newest ocean ship,Viking Mars, during a private ceremony in Valletta, Malta. During her maiden season Viking Mars is sailing itineraries in the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and Northern Europe, before repositioning at the end of the year for voyages around Australia and New Zealand. Viking Neptune is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of the year. Viking Saturn is the tenth ship in a series of up to 16 being built by Fincantieri and will be delivered in 2023.