Tagged: Viking Cruises (Ocean & River)

Speculation swirls after cruise tragedy




Speculation and accusations continued to swirl on Friday following a collision on the Danube between a Hungarian sightseeing boat and a river cruise vessel from Norwegian-owned Viking Cruises. The arrest of Viking Cruises’ captain raised more questions, as the search went on for 28 people on the sightseeing boat who are missing and presumed drowned. (newsinenglish.no)

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Viking Announces New Egypt Ship and Privileged Access Experiences for 2020

Viking Osiris  (Courtesy Viking Cruises)Viking announced an expansion of its Egypt program for the 2020 season, which will include the launch of a new ship. Inspired by the design of the award-winning Viking Longships and built specifically for the Nile River, Viking Osiris is currently under construction and will double the company’s owned capacity in Egypt when it debuts in September 2020.

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Fort Madison Council to consider building river dock for cruise line (Viking)




Viking Cruises (logo)Fort Madison officials are considering construction of a new Mississippi River dock, to serve as a river cruise stop. Now they are looking to build a dock that will allow Viking Cruise Lines to make Fort Madison a stop when the company begins its Mississippi River Cruise schedule. (radioiowa.com)

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A luxury cruise ship crashed into a cargo vessel, and 5 people were reportedly injured




Viking Cruises (logo)A Viking Cruises ship and a petroleum tanker collided near the Netherlands on Monday, the NBC affiliate 9News reported. Five people from the Viking ship reportedly suffered minor injuries from the collision. No one on the petroleum tanker was injured, according to the 9News report. Both ships were reportedly damaged in the collision. (businessinsider.com)

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Norwegian Maritime Authority: Press release about Viking Sky




Last night, the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) granted the company a permit to sail on a single voyage to Kristiansund to have necessary repairs made. Throughout the night, the NMA has worked together with the ship’s classification society, Lloyd’s, and the company in order to identify the reason why the Viking Sky suffered power “blackout” at Hustadvika in challenging weather conditions on Saturday 23 March.

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