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The Viking Saturn is the newest ship in Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet of identical sister ships. The delivery of the Viking Saturn, which comes as Viking continues celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the newest ocean cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for the shipowner Viking. The vessel has been delivered at the shipyard in the Italian city of Ancona.
The newbuild vessel will be placed in the small cruise ship segment and, as its sister ships, she is about 47,800 tons, 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers.
In June, the ship will arrive in New York City to be named by her ceremonial godmother Ann Ziff — an esteemed philanthropist and Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera, Viking’s longtime cultural partner. The Viking Saturn will spend the summer sailing two brand-new ocean voyages— Iconic Iceland, Greenland & Canada, between New York City and Reykjavik, and Iceland & Norway’s Arctic Explorer, between Reykjavik and Bergen.
Viking Saturn, tenth of this class, 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 also has spacious suites with sweeping views, two pools, of which 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 units are all built according to the latest navigation regulations, are equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “safe return to port”, and are certified from Lloyd’s Register from the very first ship delivered in 2015, in accordance with the statement of Fincantieri.
“The ships 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,” as furthermore stated by the shipbuilder.