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Viking Ocean Cruises to triple size of new fleet

Viking Ocean Cruises to triple size of new fleet

16 May 2014 Press Release Cruise News

As a result of strong customer demand, Viking Ocean Cruises today announced it will launch two additional ocean ships, bringing the total number of ships in its new fleet to three. Viking Sea and Viking Sky will both debut in 2016 and will be sister ships to the 930-passenger Viking Star, which is currently under construction and will set sail in early 2015.

Viking Cruises set a new world record

Viking Cruises set a new world record

21 March 2014 Press Release Cruise News

Viking Cruises today announced it has set a new world record with the inauguration of its newest Viking Longships™. In a multi-phased event taking place over 24 hours, the company christened 16 of its award-winning Viking Longships – nine were christened in Amsterdam; four were christened in Rostock, Germany; and three were christened in Avignon, France.

Viking announces six new land extensions in European destinations

Viking announces six new land extensions in European destinations

16 December 2013 Press Release Cruise News

Viking Cruises today announced the availability of six additional Explore More™ land extensions for 2014 that enable Viking guests to extend their stay and enhance their time abroad. The new extensions allow Viking guests to explore some of Europe’s finest cities before or after their cruise, and to customise a unique itinerary to fit their interests through the services of Viking’s on-site Concierges.

Viking Cruises orders more river ships for 2014

Viking Cruises orders more river ships for 2014

8 September 2013 Cruise News

Amid record levels of consumer interest in river cruising, Viking Cruises has announced it has increased its order for additional Viking Longships, bringing the total number of new ships launching in 2014 from 12 to 14 vessels. The increased order reflects the popularity of river cruising as the fastest growing-segment of the travel industry and the leadership position of Viking, the world’s leading river cruise line.

Viking Cruises cuts steel for Viking Star

Viking Cruises cuts steel for Viking Star

23 June 2013 Press Release Cruise News

Viking Cruises today announced it has cut steel in the construction of its first ocean cruise vessel, Viking Star, marking a major development toward the company’s ocean product. The steel cutting took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy. Viking Star is scheduled to be delivered in early 2015, with maiden voyages beginning in April 2015.

Viking launches new Ocean Cruise Line

Viking launches new Ocean Cruise Line

21 May 2013 Press Release Cruise News

Viking Cruises today announced the launch of its ocean product line, Viking Ocean Cruises, marking the introduction of the travel industry’s first new cruise line in nearly a decade. Developed from the ground up to return the focus of cruising to the destination, Viking Ocean Cruises will begin sailing in May 2015 with its first vessel—Viking Star—embarking on maiden voyages in Scandinavia and the Baltic; and the Western and Eastern Mediterranean.

Viking River Cruises sets world record

Viking River Cruises sets world record

23 March 2013 Press Release Cruise News

River cruising is the hottest segment of travel right now, and in a fitting feat for the world’s leading river cruise line, Viking River Cruises today set a world record with the christening of 10 new Viking LongshipsTM.

Ten new longships on order for Viking River Cruises

Ten new longships on order for Viking River Cruises

9 December 2012 Press Release Cruise News

Viking River Cruises today announced it has placed an order for 10 additional Viking LongshipsTM, bringing the total number of new ships launching next year to 10 and the number launching in 2014 to eight. The launch plan will easily surpass the industry record Viking set in 2012 with the introduction of six new ships in a single season. By the end of 2014 the company will have introduced a total of 24 new ships in a three-year period, a fleet expansion unprecedented in the cruise industry.

Viking River Cruises set for continued expansion

Viking River Cruises set for continued expansion

7 December 2012 Cruise News

Viking River Cruises has confirmed it will launch as many as eight further longships in 2014, in addition to the ten scheduled to take to the water next year. “The river cruise segment is rapidly growing, as more travellers are inspired to experience old destinations in a new way,” Viking chairman Torstein Hagen explained.

Viking River Cruises to launch eight new ships in 2013

Viking River Cruises to launch eight new ships in 2013

23 July 2012 Cruise News

Viking River Cruises has confirmed it has placed an order for two additional Viking Longships in 2013. The development means the number of new ships launching next year to eight – an industry first – and a total of 14 new Viking Longships over a two year period.