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Viking Jupiter: Sublime cruises in Europe & South America
The sixth ocean ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, Viking Jupiter debuted in February 2019. Expand your horizons on this comfortable, state-of-the-art ship, which is nearly identical to its sister ships Viking Star, Viking Sky, Viking Sea, Viking Sun and Viking Orion. Each ship, carrying 930 guests, has been designed with understated Scandinavian elegance. The midsize vessels are small and lithe enough to sail into ports that larger ships can't access.
What's included in your fare
Expect port calls to be longer than average, with frequent overnights. Cruisers have their choice of included shore excursions in each port, with optional premium tours available for a fee. Other inclusions on Viking Jupiter include Wi-Fi (it costs extra on most other cruise lines), nearly all the restaurants on board, and wine and beer at dinner. Use of the ship's expansive Nordic spa is also included. Nice!
Where Viking Jupiter sails
Viking Jupiter sails throughout Europe (during summer) and South America (during winter).
- Western Mediterranean itineraries leave from the home ports of Civitavecchia (Rome) and Barcelona.
- Eastern Mediterranean itineraries leave from home ports Piraeus (Athens) and Venice.
- Northern Europe itineraries visit ports in Scandinavia and Russia.
- South American itineraries include Buenos Aires, the Chilean fjords, Uruguay, the Falkland Islands and Cape Horn.
Viking Jupiter offers the following dining venues: Restaurant (dining room), buffets (Viking Deli, World Cafe), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco), specialty (Italian Grill, Chef’s Table) and private dining (two rooms). Viking Jupiter offers wine and beer at lunch and dinner at no additional cost.
Viking Jupiter features 465 cabins: 386 Balcony staterooms, 47 Suites and 32 Penthouse rooms.
All-Veranda Staterooms: All staterooms have private verandas, king-size beds, large showers and LCD TVs. Balcony cabins are 270 square feet.
Explorer Suites: Viking Jupiter features 14 Explorer Suites, which are two-room suites ranging from 757 to 1,163 square feet that offer sweeping views from wrap-around private verandas as well as the most amenities and privileges of any category on board.
What's not included
Gratuities are not included; the line suggests $14 per passenger per day, and it's automatically added to the bill. There's no casino on board and no children's facilities. The minimum age to sail on Viking Ocean Cruises is 18.
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