Viking has taken delivery of the newest addition to its ocean fleet at a ceremony in Italy.

The 930-guest Viking Jupiter will be the first to sail the new Journey to Antiquities itinerary between Athens and Rome

The will spend its maiden season in the Mediterranean and then Scandinavia.

Viking Jupiter will officially be named in Oslo, Norway on 6 June by its godmother, Sissel Kyrkjebø, a Norwegian soprano.

Viking chairman Torstein Hagen said: “It is always a proud moment when we are able to welcome a new ship to our fleet.

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 travellers to the Viking way of exploration.”

Viking’s ocean fleet also includes Viking Star,Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, and Viking Orion. 

The line is also adding 10 ships to fleet, starting in 2021,  bringing the total number to 16 ships by 2027.