Viking Takes Delivery of First Partially Hydrogen-Powered Cruise Shipby Dori Saltzman /
Viking has taken delivery of Viking Neptune in a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. While identical to Viking’s other ocean ships, it is the first equipped with a small hydrogen fuel system, making it the industry’s first ship to test the use of hydrogen power for onboard operations.
“We are especially proud to welcome this newest sister ship to our ocean fleet, as it also marks a significant advancement in testing hydrogen as a future fuel for our vessels,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “She is the 15th new ship we have added to our overall fleet this year, another significant milestone as we continue the celebration of our 25th anniversary.”
The Viking Neptune will spend its inaugural season sailing itineraries in the Mediterranean before embarking on the company’s 138-day 2022/23 Viking World Cruise.