© Dennis Mortimer“New” MV Viking Jupiter – Past and Present

MV Viking Jupiter

© Fincantieri

© Fincantieri

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2019 by Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A., Stabilimento di Ancona, Ancona, Italy (Yard No 6254) as a Cruise Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 228.26 m (overall) 195.50 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 28.79 m
    Depth: 8.85 m
    Draught: 6.65 m
    Tonnage: 47,861 gross/18,865 net/ deadweight
    Engines: (2 x 12V32 / 44 + 2 x 9L32 / 44) MAN B&W diesel
    Power: 23520 kW/HP
    Speed: 20.0 knots (service)
    Capacity: 930 passengers
    Call Sign: LAYP7
    IMO Number: 9796262
    Official Number:
    Port of Registry: Bergen/Norway
    Sister-Ship: Viking Orion, Viking Sky, Viking Sea, Viking Star, Viking Sun

Current Location

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October 18th 2017: Keel struck.

May 10th 2018: Floated out.

February 8th 2019: Delivered to Viking River Cruises Inc.

February 14th 2019: On her maiden cruise, collided with pier while berthing at Piraeus, Greece, with 607 passengers on board. Ship sustained stb damage above waterline, including a small breach of some 10 cm. She was assisted by tugs during mooring, strong wind being blamed for the accident.

© Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 20/02/2019)

© Darren Holdaway

© Darren Holdaway (Port of London, 28/06/2019)

July 2nd 2919: Experienced a technical issue that resulted in reduced power to one of the ship’s propellers as it was sailing down the River Thames.

July 26th 2019: Due at Dover.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Darren Holdaway and Dennis Mortimer for their assistance in producing this feature.

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