Viking’s Newest Ocean Ship Named By Metropolitan Opera Chairman Ann Ziff. The 930-Guest Viking Saturn Was Named in the New York Harbor at Manhattan Cruise Terminal
Viking today (June 6, 2023) named its newest ocean ship, the Viking Saturn, with a celebration in New York City.
As part of the event, the ship’s ceremonial godmother, Ann Ziff, the esteemed philanthropist and Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera, a longtime Viking cultural partner, offered a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing for the ship—a maritime tradition that dates back thousands of years.
The ship will now continue her inaugural season, sailing two new Viking voyages: Iconic Iceland, Greenland & Canada, between New York City and Reykjavik, and Iceland & Norway’s Arctic Explorer, between Reykjavik and Bergen.