Viking has taken delivery of its newest ocean ship, the Viking Neptune .
The delivery ceremony took place 10NOV at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. While nearly identical to the line’s other ocean vessels, Neptune is equipped with a small hydrogen fuel system, making it the cruise industry’s first ship to test the use of hydrogen power for onboard operations.
The line is using the system as a test to determine how hydrogen fuel could be used at a larger scale in future new builds.
“We are especially proud to welcome this newest sister ship to our ocean fleet, as it also marks a significant advancement in testing hydrogen as a future fuel for our vessels,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “We look forward to welcoming guests on board the Viking Neptune next week. She is the 15th new ship we have added to our overall fleet this year, another significant milestone as we continue the celebration of our 25th anniversary.”
Viking Neptune will spend her inaugural season operating Mediterranean itineraries before embarking on the line’s 2022-2023 Viking World Cruise, which will be 138 days and visit 28 countries.
For more information, visit Viking Neptune.