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 fine fortune and secure 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 may 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 response to the corporate.
These exams will assess whether or not hydrogen gasoline may be employed on a higher scale in future development.
“Right this moment is a big day for the Viking household as we title our latest ocean ship in Los Angeles, the house of Viking’s US headquarters for greater than 20 years,” stated 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 stated.
As somebody who has had the chance to go to area, the seas, and unique areas on our globe, I notice the worth of widening one’s horizons by way of journey.
“I’m excited for everybody travelling internationally on this magnificent vessel.”