In the summer of 2018, Viking Cruises took delivery of their fifth ocean ship, Viking Orion. The ship was christened by retired NASA astronaut Anna Fisher along the waterfront of Livorno, Italy.
Following it’s godmother, the ship boasts a new art installation onboard, The Explorers’ Dome. Using the latest in planetarium technology, the new space will offer shows about space and exploration, supported by the Resident Astronomer who will lecture guests on the cosmos and how humans have explored it. The ship also has a portable telescope that links to this planetarium, offering guests a live view of the surrounding sky.
Following Viking Orion will be Viking Jupiter in Spring 2019, the sixth ocean ship to enter Viking Cruises fleet in under four years of service.