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MV Viking Jupiter – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9796262

MV Viking Jupiter

© Dennis Mortimer

Viking Jupiter – © Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 20/02/2019)

Steel twin screw “Viking Star – class” motor vessel built in 2019 by Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A., Stabilimento di Ancona, Ancona, Italy (Yard No 6254) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd, Bermuda

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
  • MMSI Number: 257058920
  • IMO Number: 9796262
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Bergen/Norway 🇳🇴
  • Sister-Ship: Viking Star (6236), Viking Sky (6237), Viking Sea (6245),  Viking Sun (6246), Viking Orion (6253), Viking Venus (6283), Viking Mars (6284), Viking Neptune (6285 ) + +

Location Data

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“Viking Star- class” designed by an interior design team of London-based SMC Design, and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios. The first of the series, “Viking Star”, was built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015. The other units, “Viking Sea”, “Viking Sky”, “Viking Sun”, “Viking Orion”, “Viking Jupiter” and “Viking Venus”,  handed over between 2016 and 2021 were all built at the Ancona yard.

October 18th 2017: Keel struck.

May 10th 2018: Floated out.

February 8th 2019: Viking Jupiter delivered to Viking River Cruises Inc.

© Fincantieri

Viking Jupiter – © Fincantieri

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.

© Darren Holdaway

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

July 2nd 2019: Experienced a technical issue that resulted in reduced power to one of the ship’s propellers as it was sailing down the River Thames.

© Robert Foy © Robert Foy © Robert Foy

Viking Jupiter – © Robert Foy (Liverpool, 22/07/2019)


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: Robert Foy, Darren Holdaway and Dennis Mortimer for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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