Viking Neptune, the corporate’s latest ocean liner, was named throughout a ceremony in Los Angeles.
Nicole Stott, a retired NASA astronaut, aquanaut, and artist, gave the ship a blessing of excellent fortune and protected crusing as a part of the event.
The 930-guest ship has launched into the corporate’s 138-day 2022/2023 world cruise, which is able to go to 28 nations and 57 ports whereas staying in a single day in 11 cities.
In April, Viking Cruise Line can even obtain one other new ocean ship, Viking Saturn.
The Neptune has a small hydrogen gasoline system, making it the “first ship within the cruise business to check using hydrogen energy for on-board operations,” in keeping with the corporate.
These checks will assess whether or not hydrogen gasoline will be employed on a better scale in future development.
“At present is a special occasion for the Viking household as we identify our latest ocean ship in Los Angeles, the house of Viking’s US headquarters for greater than 20 years,” mentioned Viking chairman Torstein Hagen.
Viking Neptune is a ship named after our photo voltaic system’s furthest planet and the god of the ocean. “We’re grateful for her quite a few contributions to the scientific world and are delighted to have her as a part of the Viking household,” says our latest godmother, Nicole Stott, a NASA astronaut and aquanaut.
“It’s an honor and pleasure to be Neptune’s godmother,” Stott mentioned.
As somebody who has had the chance to go to area, the seas, and unique places on our globe, I notice the worth of widening one’s horizons by journey.
“I’m excited for everybody touring the world over on this magnificent vessel.”