Viking River Cruises News
The Viking Saigon begins inaugural season in southeast Asia
Viking® today announced that its newest river ship, the Viking Saigon℠, has begun its inaugural season in Southeast Asia. Purpose-built for the Mekong River, the 80-guest ship sails between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Mỹ Tho, Vietnam as part of Viking’s popular 15-day Magnificent Mekong itinerary. With the 2022-2023 season now underway, regular sailing dates are available through March 2023; the 2023-2024 season begins in July 2023.
Viking completes 25 years of exploration
Viking® is celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary and its leadership in travel. To commemorate the anniversary, Viking has released a new video message from Chairman Torstein Hagen as he reflects on the company’s key milestones since its founding on August 5, 1997.
Viking names its newest ocean ship
Viking® today named its newest identical ocean ship, the Viking Mars®, during a private ceremony in Valletta, Malta. As part of the event, the ship’s ceremonial godmother Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon, offered a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing for the ship - a naval tradition that dates back thousands of years.
Viking Mississippi floats out ahead of summer debut
Viking has seen the new 386-guest Viking Mississippi floated out in Louisiana, marking a major construction milestone and the first time the ship has touched water.
Viking Osiris floats out ahead of Egypt debut
Viking has seen its newest ship for the Nile River - the 82-guest Viking Osiris - floated out, marking a major construction milestone and the first time the ship has touched water.
Viking Neptune floats out in Italy
Viking has announced its newest ocean ship – the 930-guest Viking Neptune – has been floated out, marking a major construction milestone and the first time the ship has touched water.
Viking Saturn to make debut in 2023
The 930-guest ship will spend her maiden season sailing three new itineraries in Scandinavian and Nordic countries, including two 15-day journeys, sailing to Iceland, Greenland and Canada.
Viking Aton to join fleet in Egypt next year
Inspired by the design of the award-winning Viking Longships and built specifically to navigate the Nile River, Viking Aton is currently under construction and is scheduled to debut in late 2022.
Viking suspends all cruises until May
The announcement was made in a video by Viking chairman Torstein Hagen. Addressing guests, he said the safety of 10,000 staff and half a million annual passengers was the top priority.
Viking Cruises to present garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Viking Cruises has partnered with garden designer Sarah Eberle to create a travel-inspired garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. The Viking Cruises Garden of Inspiration will reflect the colours, art and culture of Barcelona, a source of inspiration for Sarah following her previous travel experiences and also a Viking Cruises destination.
Viking Sky floats out for first time
Viking Ocean Cruises has seen its third ship - the 930-passenger Viking Sky - “floated out,” marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touches water. The traditional ceremony took place today at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard just one day before the company will take delivery of its second ship, Viking Sea, which will officially debut to guests next month.
Viking Star to be christened on Norwegian Constitution Day
Viking Ocean Cruises has today announced it has taken delivery of Viking Star, marking the company’s official arrival into the ocean cruise industry. The delivery ceremony saw the ship presented at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard outside of Venice, Italy. On April 11th, Viking Star will set sail from Istanbul making her way through the Mediterranean into the Atlantic on her way to be officially christened in Bergen, Norway on May 17th.