Neptun Werft to build innovative river cruise ship
Neptun Werft is continuing its long-standing and very successful partnership with Viking and has now received the order to build another innovative ship designed specifically to navigate the Seine River. Delivery is scheduled for March 2025.
The ship will comply with the strictest exhaust gas regulations of the European Union and, like four sister ships already delivered in 2020, will have a hybrid propulsion system with batteries. This system avoids peak loads and thus ensures a significant reduction in emissions. In addition, a photovoltaic system on the upper deck will further contribute to the ship’s energy efficiency. “Viking’s0 long-standing trust in our products is proof of Neptun Werft’s high quality. With their hybrid system, the Viking Longships on the Seine River are among the most environmentally friendly on Europe’s rivers,” says Managing Director Bernard Meyer.
The successful operation of the hybrid system has now led to Viking ordering another ship of this series from Neptun Werft. Like its identical sister ships, the new ship will offer space for 168 passengers and, with a length of 125m, will also be able to dock in the centre of Paris. “We have already delivered 65 ships to Viking since 2010, making us the world market leader in river cruise ships. Now we are pleased to be able to continue this successful cooperation in Warnemünde,” explains Lars-Gunnar Klasen, Operations Manager at Neptun Werft.