Posts Tagged ‘Viking Ocean Cruises’

Viking Announces Second World Cruise for Fourth Ship

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Ahead of its first-ever World Cruise scheduled for this winter, Viking Cruises today (September 1) announced Viking Sun® will continue to sail the globe on the company’s second World Cruise, which will span 128-days, five continents, 21 countries and 44 ports, with 10 port overnights. (more…)

Viking Cruises Celebrates Summer of Culture With New Partnerships

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Viking Ocean Cruises announced it has expanded its portfolio of partnerships with premier cultural institutions, with a summer season of events around the country. Viking has signed on to sponsor the United States tour of the acclaimed English boys choir, LIBERA, and the Ballet Sun Valley international festival this summer. (more…)

Viking Cruises Partners with National Geographic To Sponsor New “Genius” Series

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Viking Cruises announced it has signed on to sponsor National Geographic’s first fully scripted global anthology series, “Genius,” which in its debut season tells the story of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein. (more…)

Fincantieri To Build 2 Additional Ships For Viking Ocean Cruises with an Option for Another Two

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships, with an option for another two. (more…)

Viking Ocean Cruises to Add Resident Historians, Boosting Enrichment on All Ships

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)Beginning this month, a resident historian will join the staff of all Viking Ocean Cruises ships to lead a variety of in-depth enrichment activities on all sailings. (

Viking Ocean Cruises to Make Changes to Entertainment

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Viking is shaking up the entertainment offerings on its ocean cruise ships, cutting down on production shows and bringing more local musicians onboard, cruise line executives said Friday. (

Viking Introduces Third Ocean Cruise Ship

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Barcelona: Casa BatllóViking Sky, the third ship in the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet, made its debut this week, sailing Saturday from Rome on a seven-night voyage that ends in Barcelona, with stops in Tunisia, Italy and Spain. (

The keel laying ceremony for “Viking Spirit” took place today at Fincantieri

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at keel laying ceremony for “Viking Spirit”, the fifth of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, took place today at the shipyard in Ancona. (more…)

Hagen: ‘Focused Clearly on What We Are’

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

“We give great value. We have the best value of any line. In reality, you get a luxury product at a (premium) price. That sells, people like value,” Torstein Hagen, founder and chairman of Viking Cruises, told Cruise Industry News.

Viking Cruises Takes Delivery of Viking Sky from Fincantieri

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Viking Sky (Courtesy Fincantieri)“Viking Sky”, the third of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been delivered today at the shipyard in Ancona. (more…)

Viking Sea maiden Call at La Goulette Cruise Terminal in Tunis

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Viking Sea has called yesterday (Jan. 18) for the first time at la Goulette Cruise Terminal. The ship had onboard almost 900 passengers, most of them were Americans and made a stopover from 9am to 6pm. (more…)

Viking Announces New Ocean Cruise Itineraries In Alaska, Australia, Asia And The Caribbean

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at Ocean Cruises® today (Dec. 12) announced 13 new itineraries that will roll out in 2017, 2018 and 2019. By 2019, fast-growing Viking will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line, with six 930-passenger ocean ships and will offer guests new opportunities for exploration in Alaska, Australia, Asia and the Caribbean.

Viking Cruise Ship to Resume Sailing After Technical Holdup

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)Viking Sea’s January 8 cruise will continue as planned, after successfully undergoing engine repairs that forced the ship to cut short its previous sailing. (

Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sun Launched at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at“Viking Sun”, the fourth of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been launched today at the shipyard in Ancona. Interior fittings will now begin, leading the vessel to its delivery, scheduled in autumn 2017. (more…)

Heavy Fog in Venice Closes Port, Affecting Viking Sea Cruise Ship

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)Heavy fog in Venice on December 13 forced the port to close, causing vessels — including the cruise ship Viking Sea — to make alternate arrangements for embarking and debarking passengers. (

Viking Cruises launches $1 million travel agent challenge

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Viking Cruises, the deep sea and river cruise operator, has announced details of a new promotion for the travel trade, in celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary. (

Cruise ship (Viking Star) clips railroad bridge

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The Viking Star Cruise ship clipped the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge during its trip through the Cape Cod Canal Wednesday night, the Army Corps of Engineers said today. (

Viking Sea

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)

The non-traditional layout and understated Scandinavian décor of the Viking Sea is so impressive to give the feeling of being in a deluxe hotel rather than on a ship. (Steven B Stern) (more…)

Viking Ownership Moves Provide Insight, Company Targets China

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The recent news that TPG Capital and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) put up $500 million for a combined 17 percent stake in MISA Investments Limited (the parent company of Viking Cruises) have led to more insight about the company’s ownership structure and future plans. (

TPG Capital and CPPIB acquire stake in Viking Cruises for $500 mln

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

TPG Capital and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have invested $500 million for a minority stake in MISA Investments Limited, the parent company of Viking Cruises. (

Travel + Leisure Readers Name Viking #1 Ocean Cruise Line In 2016 World’s Best Awards

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)In its first year of service, Viking Ocean Cruises® – the first entirely new cruise line in a decade – has been named the #1 Ocean Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure readers in the 2016 World’s Best Awards.

Viking to Sail 10 New Ocean Cruise Itineraries in 2017

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The Viking Sea in Venice (Courtesy Viking Ocean Cruises)With the newly christened Viking Sea now part of its growing ocean fleet, Viking Ocean Cruises has announced the addition of 10 new itineraries to its offerings for 2017 and 2018 sailings. (

Viking Ocean Cruises Christens Second Ship, the Viking Sea, in London

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Less than one year ago, Viking Ocean Cruises launched its first ship, Viking Star, and marked the arrival of the travel industry’s first entirely new cruise line in a decade. (more…)

Viking Ocean Cruises Reveals World Cruise for Fourth Ship in Late 2017

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The Viking Sea in VeniceViking Ocean Cruises’ fourth ship, Viking Sun, will spend its maiden season sailing a 141-day itinerary visiting five continents – the first world cruise for the line. (

Cruise Critic Partners with Viking Ocean Cruises to Offer Exclusive Member Benefits

Friday, April 29th, 2016

This is the seventh cruise line to partner with Cruise Critic for its popular Meet & Mingle events. As part of the partnership, Viking will host Cruise Critic members for a complimentary cocktail party on every sailing.

Viking Sea Embarks on Maiden Voyage

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

The Viking Sea in VeniceViking Ocean Cruises has announced that its second ship, Viking Sea, has embarked on its maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice. (

Viking Sea Delivered

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Viking Sea, the second of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been delivered today at the shipyard in Ancona. (

Viking Cruises to sponsor Vikings Exhibition in New York

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Viking Cruises has announced that it has signed on as presenting sponsor of The Vikings Exhibition, which recently debuted in New York City’s Discovery Times Square. (

Viking Ocean Cruises Booked to Come to Australia for the First Time

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Viking Ocean Cruises will make its maiden visit to Australia in 2018, according to the Sydney Ports cruise schedule. A new listing shows Viking Sun, currently under construction, booked into Sydney’s White Bay Cruise Terminal on 12 January 2018 for an overnight stay. (

Viking Ocean Cruises to Launch in North America

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at Ocean Cruises has announced plans to launch cruises in North America and the Caribbean with five new itineraries launching in September 2016. (

Cruise Insights: Behind Viking’s Big 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Tor Hagen is nothing if not bold. The brash founder of Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises obviously subscribes to the “build it and they will come” theory. (

Viking Ocean Cruises Confirms Order for Two More Ships

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at Ocean Cruises has confirmed an order for two more cruise ships from Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri. The two new vessels will become part of Viking’s fleet in mid-2018 and at the end of 2020, boosting its ocean fleet to six vessels. (