The Viking Saturn Naming Ceremony

On June 6, 2023, Viking named its newest identical ocean ship, the Viking Saturn, during a special ceremony 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 naval tradition that dates back thousands of years.