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Viking Expands European River Fleet with Launch of Seven New Ships

new Viking river ships

Viking (www.vikingcruises.com) has welcomed the latest additions to its river fleet, with the naming of seven new river ships during a celebration on the Rhine River in Basel, Switzerland. Of the seven ships, six are Viking Longships – Viking Einar, Viking Sigrun, Viking Sigyn, Viking Tir, Viking Ullur and Viking Vali – which will be deployed on Viking’s most popular…

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Viking Takes Delivery of Sixth Ocean Ship

Viking Jupiter

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has taken delivery of Viking Jupiter®, the company’s sixth ocean ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On February 16, Viking Jupiter will be the first in Viking’s fleet to sail the Journey to Antiquities itinerary, a new itinerary sailing between Athens and Rome offering guests…

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Viking Announces New Offerings For River Cruises In 2019

Viking River Cruises Aquavit

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has added two new itineraries and a variety of new pre- and post-cruise extensions to its river cruise offerings for 2019. Debuting in March 2019, the new 10-day Holland & Belgium itinerary will sail between Amsterdam and Antwerp, allowing guests to explore the inland waterways of the Low Countries and visit new ports of call for Viking: Rotterdam,…

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Viking Leads in Luxury with 2018 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards

Viking Orion

Viking® celebrated new accolades from Cruise Critic®, the world’s largest online cruise resource. In the 2018 Editors’ Picks Awards, Cruise Critic honored Viking with five awards in the luxury ocean and river categories. For the second consecutive year, Viking has won more Editors’ Picks awards than any other river or ocean cruise line. Though the category has historically been dominated…

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Viking Named #1 River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler

Viking Durnstein Ship

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has again been voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking has scored in the top of the list every year since the river cruise category was introduced. With the #1 winning score, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Viking higher than any other cruise line for the second…

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Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship Named by NASA Astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher in Italy

Viking Orion fireworks

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) named its fifth ocean ship, Viking Orion® during a spectacular celebration in Livorno, Italy. The ship was delivered to Viking last week and is currently sailing a maiden voyage with her ceremonial godmother, American chemist, emergency room physician and retired NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher, along with dozens of Dr. Fisher’s friends, family, academics, explorers and fellow astronauts….

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Viking Cruises Takes Delivery of Fifth Ocean Ship

Viking Orion

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced it took delivery of Viking Orion®, the company’s fifth ocean ship. The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. On June 14, the ship will arrive in Livorno, Italy, where she will officially be named by her ceremonial godmother, Dr. Anna Fisher, American chemist, emergency room…

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Viking Offers New Itinerary to Experience Oberammergau Passion Play

Viking Durnstein Ship

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced a new river cruisetour itinerary that will allow guests the rare opportunity to experience The Passion Play in Oberammergau, which is performed only every 10 years. Traveling between Munich and Budapest from May through October 2020, the Oberammergau, The Passion Play itinerary will focus on the 42nd installment of The Oberammergau Passion Play and will allow…

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Viking Announces Longest-Ever Continuous World Cruise

Viking ship in Venice

Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) has announced its most comprehensive itinerary to date with the new Ultimate World Cruise, which will span 245 days, six continents, 59 countries and 113 ports, with 22 port overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe – making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise itinerary. Departing from London on August 31, 2019 on Viking Sun®, this grand…

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