Posts Tagged ‘Viking Cruises (Ocean & River)’

Viking Offers Ocean and River Combination Cruises in 2018

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Amsterdam: the LeidsegrachtTaking advantage of its ocean and river ship fleet, Viking is offering combination cruises where passengers do both types of itineraries in one trip. Called Ocean & River Voyages, the sailings allow passengers to easily go between two cruises by transferring them between ships in a single port. (

Viking launches online travel agent portal in Australia and New Zealand

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Viking Cruises has launched the Viking Travel Agent Portal at, giving travel agents in Australia and New Zealand direct access to a range of tools to assist with marketing Viking’s river and ocean product. (

Fincantieri: Dry Dock Works Start On Viking’s Sixth Ocean Ship

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at (Click to enlarge)The keel laying ceremony for the sixth of eight ocean cruise ships Viking has ordered from Fincantieri, took place today at the shipyard in Ancona. The first building block of the ship is about 11 meters long, 28.8 wide and weighing about 380 tons. (more…)

Viking Cruises orders seven new river ships from Neptun Werft

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The 106 berth Viking Osfrid was built in 2015 to a scaled down Viking Longship design for the Douro RiverViking Cruises has placed an order for seven new river ships that will debut in 2019. The newbuild order includes six additional Viking Longships, which will sail the company’s most popular itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, and one additional vessel, inspired by the Longships and specifically designed for Portugal’s Douro River. (

Alliance Data To Launch Credit Card Program For Viking Cruises

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, announced its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and business credit programs, has signed a new long-term agreement to launch a credit card program and provide co-brand credit card services for Viking Cruises. (more…)

Viking Announces New River Ships for 2019

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Viking Longship Freya in Cologne   (Courtesy Viking River Cruises)Viking River Cruises will soon be growing again. At a press event onboard ocean ship Viking Sky in New York City, company chairman and founder Torstein Hagen announced seven new riverboats will debut in 2019. (

Viking Looks to the Stars for Debut of Fifth Ocean Ship: Astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher Will be Honored as Godmother to Viking Orion

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Viking today announced that American chemist, emergency room physician and recently retired NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher will be honored as godmother to its fifth ocean ship, which will debut in July 2018. (more…)

Viking Planning World’s First Liquid Hydrogen-Powered Cruise S

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)Viking Cruises has revealed that it is developing what could become the world’s first cruise powered by liquid hydrogen. The company announced the plan Friday at the Safety at Sea Conference held in Haugesund, Norway. The proposed hydrogen-powered cruise ship will be built based on existing cruise ship designs, such as the Viking Sun. (

Viking Sun delivered at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona

Monday, September 25th, 2017

“Viking Sun”, the fourth of eight cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been delivered today at the shipyard in Ancona. (more…)

Australians avoid Viking’s first cruises to New Zealand, booking Bali and Japan instead

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at (Click to enlarge)In Australia, Viking is known for European river cruising, but with its newly built ocean ships heading down under, the locals have a noticeably different cruise line to consider. (

Viking Cruises Unveils New Winter Northern Lights Itinerary To Explore Norway’s Far North

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Bergen view in winter (Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway)Viking Cruises announced a new ocean cruise itinerary that will allow guests the rare opportunity to explore the far north in Norway’s winter, during a peak period for aurora borealis sightings. (more…)

Viking Sky named in Norway

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Viking Sky (Courtesy Fincantieri)Viking Cruises, the premium market ocean cruise operator, said that its third ship, Viking Sky, was named during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway. (

Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen Celebrates 20 Years Of Award-winning Exploration

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen Celebrates 20 Years Of Award-winning Exploration

This year Viking Cruises® marks two decades of leadership and innovation on the world’s waterways. Founded in 1997, Viking is now the world’s leading river cruise line with the largest fleet of river vessels, including the two new Viking Longships®, which launched in March. (more…)

UK: Joanna Lumley Joins Viking Cruises at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Joanna Lumley visited Viking Cruises’ Barcelona-inspired garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week. The TV star and travel presenter — who is also godmother to one of Viking’s longships, Odin — visited the Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration. (