Viking claims first operator to test hydrogen power on a cruise ship

The Viking Neptune has been delivered with a small hydrogen fuel system, making it the cruise industry’s first ship to test the use of hydrogen power for on board operations.

The delivery ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

While identical to Viking’s other ocean ships, Viking is testing the innovative on-board power system to see how hydrogen fuel could be used at a larger scale in future new builds.

Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, said it marks a significant advancement in testing hydrogen as a future fuel. It is the 15th vessel to join the fleet, in its 25th anniversary year.

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