Viking Saturn floats out ahead of April 2023 launch 

Viking Saturn floats out ahead of April 2023 launch 

The ship will now move onto the final stages of construction ahead of its interior build-out

The 930-guest Viking Saturn has been floated out, marking a major construction milestone and the first time the ship has touched water. Scheduled to debut in April 2023, the ocean ship from Viking will spend its maiden season sailing itineraries in the Mediterranean and in Northern Europe.

The traditional float out ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard and the ship will soon be moved to a nearby outfitting dock for final construction and interior build-out.

The line’s 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.”  

Viking’s ocean vessels have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms that can host 930 guests. The Viking Saturn will join identical sister ships Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter, Viking Venus and Viking Mars. The Viking Neptune will be delivered in late 2022. 

Read more: In May Viking named its newest ocean ship, the Viking Mars, donating £10,000 to 25 charities, which was matched by the ship’s godmother.

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