Posts Tagged ‘Viking River Cruises’

Viking River Cruises Unveils New Ship Design in Egypt

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Viking River Cruises announced details of the newest addition to its river fleet, Viking Ra™. Recently acquired, the vessel has been stripped down to the steel to undergo a complete renovation that will reflect Viking’s award-winning Scandinavian design. (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…)

Nile Cruises, New Ships Up Next for Viking

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen announced more news for Viking River Cruises and added that it will be the first foreign company allowed to have a license to operate ships along the Nile River. (

Viking River Cruises Celebrates 20 Years of Industry Leadership with Launch of Two New Ships

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Viking River Cruises today (March 7) marked 20 years of innovation and growth by welcoming two new additions to its fleet of Viking Longships®. (more…)

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. (

Viking Star Set to Embark on Inaugural Caribbean Season, Future Plans Revealed

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at Star, Viking Ocean Cruises’ first ocean-going vessel, has arrived to the United States and is about to begin its inaugural Caribbean season. (

Viking’s U.S. Domestic Waterways Plan Unveiled in Trademark Filings

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Viking River Cruises’ eventual move into the North American domestic waterways market is appearing to still be going forward, according to filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (

Viking River Cruises to Add European River Sailing for Chinese Tourists

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Viking Ingvi in Cologne (Photo Rolf Heinrich, Köln) Viking River Cruises will offer its first European river sailings on a ship dedicated to Chinese cruisers later this fall. (

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. (

Two Crew Killed as Viking River Cruise Ship Wheelhouse Hits Low Bridge in Germany [Incident Photos]

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Two officers navigating the Viking River Cruises cruise ship Viking Freya were killed overnight when the vessel struck a bridge on Main-Donau-Kanal in Erlangen, Germany. (

Viking Riverboat Hits Bridge, Two Crewmembers Killed

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Viking Longship Freya in Cologne   (Courtesy Viking River Cruises)Viking River Cruises’ Viking Freya crashed into a bridge in Erlangen, Germany, in the middle of the night, killing two crewmembers and destroying the wheelhouse. According to a company statement, no passengers or other crewmembers were injured. (

Viking Ingvi

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Viking Ingvi in Cologne (Photo Rolf Heinrich, Köln)

Viking Ingvi in Cologne (Photo Rolf Heinrich, Köln)

The Ingvi is a sister ship to the dozens of 190-passenger “long boat class” Viking riverboats entering service since 2012. (Steven B Stern)

Viking Longship Hit by Cargo Vessel on Rhine

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Viking Mani, one of Viking’s Longships, sustained minor damage after being hit by a small cargo ship last week while sailing on the Rhine River. (

Viking Delays Mississippi Entry

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Viking River Cruises is delaying its entry to the Mississippi River market by at least a year. In 2015, Viking had announced two newbuilds for the Mississippi to debut in 2017, to be followed by four more. (

Viking Launches Six River Vessels as Chairman Faces European Turndown Head-On

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Today (March 1st) the world’s largest river cruise line, Viking Cruises, continued to expand with the christening of six new river boats in Europe. (’s Sinéad O’Connell Named Viking Tialfi’s Godmother

Monday, February 29th, 2016

O’Connell will be in Amsterdam on March 1, along with five additional godmothers, as all will christen a total of six new Viking Longships simultaneously. (

Viking River Cruises turns to Damen for multiple vessel winter modifications

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Viking Longship Freya in Cologne - Photo Viking River CruisesDamen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, is currently undertaking a substantial modification and maintenance contract for six inland cruise vessels owned by Viking River Cruises. (more…)

Davenport officials, mayor clash over river cruise port

Monday, December 14th, 2015

The city of Davenport is considering an alternative to the proposed downtown docking site for Viking River Cruises boats along the Mississippi River, riling outgoing Mayor Bill Gluba. (

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’s Torstein Hagen Will Face Corruption Charges in Norway

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Viking Ocean Cruises Chairman and CEO Torstein Hagen will be facing corruption charges, along with the mayor of Bergen and the harbor master of the port of Bergen, according to Norwegian news sources. (

Tourico Holidays Launches New XML Platform and Partners With Viking Cruises

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays has introduced host-to-host XML connectivity between its cruise line partners and its travel distribution clients, as well as partnered with Viking Cruises to broker more than 2,000 cruises to the company’s 4,900 clients worldwide. (

Viking River Cruises Returns to Ukraine and Dnieper River in 2016

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

The 10-night “Kiev to the Black Sea” itinerary, slated for May and June 2016, will be on 196-passegenger Viking Sineus. Built in 1979, the vessel was renamed (from Viking Lomonosov) and refurbished in 2014. (

Viking River Cruises and PBS’ Masterpiece extend partnership for additional year

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Viking River Cruises announced Tuesday it has renewed its national corporate sponsorship of PBS’ celebrated series Masterpiece for another year. (

Low Water on Elbe and Danube Cancels a Few Viking and Uniworld Sailings

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Continuing low water levels on European rivers forced the cancellation of several scheduled cruises on both the Elbe River or Danube River this past weekend. (

Viking Goes Quiet on Fourth Ship

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

With the Viking Star launching earlier this year, Viking Ocean Cruises looked poised to take over a significant niche in the cruise industry with three more 930-passengers ships on the way to join the fleet before 2017 was out. (

Viking Cruises Christens 12 New River Vessels; Reveals Plans to Build Six More

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Continuing its frenetic pace of building new ships, Viking Cruises christened 12 new river vessels in Europe today (March 24), bringing the total number of ships in its fleet to 60. (

Viking to Launch American River Cruises from New Orelans

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisana and Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen announced the selection of New Orleans as the homeport for Viking River Cruises’ first North American river cruise itineraries, starting in late 2017. (

Viking River Cruises Expands Sponsorship Of PBS’ MASTERPIECE

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Viking River Cruises extended its partnership with the MASTERPIECE series, providing more hours of programming on PBS stations in 2015. (

Viking River Cruises order six ships at Neptun

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Viking River Cruises, the Basel based river cruise line, has placed an order for six Longship class river cruise vessels with Neptun Werft in Rostock. (

Viking Cruises Extends Downton Abbey Sponsorship

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

It just might the most successful television sponsorship for a major travel company—and now it’s going to continue through 2015. (

Viking River Cruises Announces New Ships, Itineraries for 2015

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Viking has ordered 12 new river vessels for next year – 10 additional Viking Longships and two vessels for the Elbe River. (