Viking River Cruises Plans American Debut

Viking Cruises has revealed plans to operate Mississippi River cruises, announcing its first homeport in the USA and a fleet of new riverboats for a 2017 debut.   The European giant will sail itineraries from New Orleans, with docking facilities located at the Bienville Street Wharf next to the Steamboat Natchez paddle wheel and within … Continue reading

Record-Breaking Christening For Viking River

Viking River cemented its leadership position in river cruising with the christening of its latest batch of ships. The line surpassed its own record for the most number of ships christened in one day when it named 16 identical, 190-passenger Longship river boats over a 24-hour period across 3 countries.   The central christening event … Continue reading

Viking River Cruises Launches New Ocean Product Line

Award-winning river cruise operator Viking River Cruises today announced the launch of its new ocean product line, Viking Ocean Cruises. Developed with the objective to return the focus of cruising to the destination, the new line will begin sailing in May 2015 with its first vessel, the 928-passengerViking Star, on maiden voyages in the Baltic Sea, Mediterranean and … Continue reading

Viking River Cruises Christens New Longships

Viking River Cruises wrote itself into the record books this week by simultaneously inaugurating 10 additions to its fleet. Certified by an adjudicator from Guinness World Records, the milestone took place simultaneously in Amsterdam and Germany’s Neptun Shipyard.   Invited guests in the Dutch city enjoyed remarks by the godmothers of the Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, … Continue reading

River Cruise Lines Add New Ships

With the recent popularity of European river cruising, the region’s leading lines are adding capacity in a bid to meet the increased demand from travellers. Viking River Cruises and Vantage Deluxe World Travel welcomed new additions to their fleets this week, christening the vessels in Amsterdam, a popular embarkation point on many itineraries.   New-generation “Longships” for … Continue reading