Marking a landmark year of innovation and expansion, Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise line, yesterday proudly christened the first four of its new Viking Longships at a spectacular event in Amsterdam. Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of the PBS series “Masterpiece,” which includes the hit show “Downton Abbey,” and Joanna Lumley, the British actress famous for her role as “Patsy Stone” on “Absolutely Fabulous,” joined the celebration as the ceremonial “godmothers” for the Viking Freya and Viking Odin.
Viking River Cruises, the world’s leading river cruise line, announced today that it has commissioned six more Viking Longships for delivery in 2013. The six vessels will be joining Viking Freya, Viking Idun, Viking Njord, Viking Odin, which will be christened on March 21, 2012, and Viking Embla and Viking Aegir, which will be delivered later in 2012.
STX France now says it’s received an order from Viking Ocean Cruises, a new affiliate of Viking River Cruises, to build two 888-passenger oceangoing ships.
Viking River Cruises has revealed major enhancements to its Russian offering and a new microsite designed to inspire travelers to experience “the real Russia.”
Viking River Cruises has confirmed it will launch two new vessels in 2010 – The Embla and the Aegir. Both will form part of the new Viking Longship class.
Viking River Cruises held a christening ceremony for Viking Prestige in Amsterdam. Janice Farrar-Titus, wife of the late renowned cruise industry innovator Warren Titus and the ship’s godmother, officially named the 443-foot vessel with a traditional breaking of a bottle of champagne while blessing it on all future voyages.
Continuing its major fleet expansion, Viking River Cruises today announced that the celebratory christening of its second state-of-the-art “green” ship, Viking Prestige, will be in Amsterdam June 30, 2011.
Viking River Cruises, announced the next phase of its $250 million fleet development program as it unveils details of four, state-of-the-art vessels set to launch at the start of its 2012 sailing season.
Ahead of the launch of its main 2012 brochure, Viking River Cruises has released its ‘Magnificent Mekong’ programme with massive savings for early bookers.
Viking River Cruises, the world leader in the river cruise industry, today released details of its fleet development program, which includes eight new builds and two comprehensive refurbishments: a $250 million commitment over the next three years.
BTN interviews Graham Clubb, UK Chairman, Viking River Cruises on winning World’s Leading River Cruise Operator at the 16th annual World Travel Awards staged at the five-star Grosvenor House, a JW Hotel in London