LOS ANGELES, CA- Viking® Cruises newest ocean ship, Jupiter, embarked on its maiden voyage, the Journey to Antiquities itinerary between Athens and Rome yesterday. The company took delivery of the ship earlier this month at at Fincantieri's shipyard in Ancona, Italy
The Journey to Antiquities route is a new itinerary for Viking. it allows guests to experience the Mediterranean during the quiet season.
During its maiden season, Viking Jupiter will sail itineraries throughout the Mediterranean and then Scandinavia. The ship will officially be named in Oslo, Norway on June 6 by her ceremonial godmother, Sissel Kyrkjebø, the acclaimed Norwegian soprano.
"It is always a proud moment when we are able to welcome a new ship to our fleet," said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. "Viking Jupiter is our sixth ocean vessel in just four years– a clear sign of the positive response to our approach to ocean cruising. We are different because we focus on the destination, and that resonates with our guests. We are pleased that with continued growth we have the opportunity to introduce even more travelers to the Viking way of exploration."