Viking Expands European River Fleet With Naming Of Eight New Ships And Marks Beginning Of 2022 River Season

Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen and Executive Vice President Karine Hagen with godmothers and captains at the Viking Longships Naming ceremony in Paris. (March 2022)Viking today 8March 16, 2022 ) welcomed eight new river ships to its award-winning fleet during a celebration in Paris.

Of the eight new Viking Longships®, four ships – Viking Fjorgyn, Viking Kari, Viking Radgrid and Viking Skaga – are built specifically to navigate the Seine River and bring guests to the heart of Paris with an exclusive docking location at Port de Grenelle, just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower.

The four additional ships – Viking Egdir, Viking Gersemi, Viking Gymir and Viking Hervor – will sail Viking’s popular itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

The naming of the new river ships comes as Viking continues its 25th anniversary and a year of multiple milestones.

In January 2022, the company launched Viking Expeditions and its first Polar Class vessel, the Viking Octantis®. By the end of the year, Viking will have also welcomed a second identical expedition ship, as well as two new identical ocean ships, new purpose-built vessels for the Nile and Mekong rivers and new Mississippi River voyages.

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