Viking Ocean Cruises has taken delivery of its tenth ship, the 930-guest Viking Saturn, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
Viking Saturn is identical to her sister ships, and is due to be followed by six more vessels of the same design, which are on order through 2028.
The series of luxury cruise ships started in 2015 with Viking Star, marking Viking’s expansion into the ocean-going cruise industry after having established itself as a leading river cruise company.
Viking Saturn will debut in the Western Mediterranean in May and then head north, for a summer of cruising in the North Atlantic and Canada/New England, plus a focus on Iceland and Greenland.
Viking Ocean Cruises offers guests a luxurious and intimate experience with a focus on Scandinavian design and cultural experiences.
Viking Saturn, like the other ships in the fleet, features spacious staterooms with private verandas, king-size beds, luxury linens, and bathrooms with heated floors.
One thing that is different on each of the ocean vessels is the original onboard art collection. The pieces on Viking Saturn feature a mix of established and up-and-coming artists – most of them Norwegian including world-famous Edvard Munch – and a variety of media including digital, print, oil paintings, photography and sculpture.
Cabins on the all-veranda ship echo the Scandi-cool theme and range from 25m2 to the 134-m2 Owner’s Suite with a private sauna and a library, wine and music collection curated by Torstein Hagen, the founder and chairman of Viking Cruises.
A key feature of Viking Ocean Ships is the dining experience, with cuisine inspired by the destinations the ship visits, and an emphasis on fresh and local ingredients.
Viking Ocean ships also offer a range of amenities for guests to enjoy, including a Nordic-inspired spa, an infinity pool, a fitness center, and a theater for live entertainment. There are multiple lounges and bars where guests can relax and enjoy a drink while taking in the ocean views.
The ships are designed with a focus on Scandinavian simplicity and elegance. The interior spaces are light-filled and airy, with clean lines and contemporary furnishings. The ships also feature artwork and design elements inspired by Nordic mythology and culture.
Viking Ocean Ships offer guests a high level of comfort and luxury, with a focus on cultural experiences and destination immersion. Guests can explore the world’s oceans in style and comfort, enjoying the best of Scandinavian design and hospitality.