Viking’s growth of its ocean fleet is continuing with Viking Saturn set to join up come early 2023. The company, which is hugely popular among Australians, plans to have 16 sister ships by 2027, all built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and virtually identical.
The new ship will be operating in the Nordic region, with three new itineraries announced. Viking’s popular eight-night “Iceland’s Natural Beauty” cruise is making a comeback in August 2023 by popular demand.
Torstein Hagen, Chair of Viking, said: “The thousands of guests who sailed our Welcome Back voyage in Iceland this past summer enjoyed the experience so much they provided record-level ratings.”
“These new itineraries are ideal for curious travellers and trace routes of the early Viking explorers to Iceland and other North Atlantic destinations known for their natural beauty. We look forward to welcoming Viking Saturn to our fleet and to offering guests even more ways to explore this unique part of the world in comfort.”
The itinerary will be a 15-night Iconic Iceland, Greenland and Canada itinerary, taking you through Scandinavia through to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The voyage will sail between New York City and Reykjavik.
Also new is the Iceland and Norway’s Arctic Explorer, a 15-night journey that takes you to far north, scaling the Arctic Circle and shores of Norway and Iceland.
The final new itinerary is a Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Beyond 29-night voyage, you’ll follow the path of Vikings through Scandinavia before ending in the bright lights of New York City.
In accordance with Vikings other ocean ships, Viking Saturn will take up to 930 passengers who can enjoy the all balcony cabins, infinity pool, explorer’s lounge, spa and more.
The 930-guest ships include the Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter and Viking Venus.
The Viking Mars and Viking Neptune will join the fleet in 2022; and Viking Saturn will join in early 2023.
Viking also owns the world’s largest river cruise fleet.