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  • Apr
  • 2017

Viking River Cruises Turns 20!

Viking River Cruises Launches 2 New Ships in Celebration of 20 Years

Viking River Cruises has set its sights on establishing the company as the largest, small ship cruise line by 2019. The Viking River Cruises launch of two new ships in celebration of 20 years highlight the company’s continuous and expansive contribution to the travel industry.  “Viking Hild” and “Viking Herja” were officially introduced atviking river cruises the historic confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Koblenz, Germany. A fitting introduction since both ships, in addition to other destinations will sail the famous Viking River Cruise Danube Waltz and Rhine Getaway itineraries.

A Growing Fleet

The recent addition of Viking Hild and Viking Herja is a bold step in the direction the company wants to go.  This launch comes on the heel of the roll-out of the “Viking Sky” that which marked the first ocean ship launched by Viking River Cruises.  Plans are also in the works to add “Viking Sun” in November which will make it the fourth in its growing ocean fleet.

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best european river cruisesThe float-out of new Viking ships are extravagant celebratory events that are always marked by recognition of the ship’s godmother and everyone whose contribution to the process, big or small, made it possible.  Viking Hild and Viking Herja join an award-winning line of more than 60 Viking vessels that are currently sailing around the globe with cutting-edge amenities and state-of-the art guest services. These modern innovative ships will no doubt be instrumental in helping Viking to maintain its strong presence as a major player in the cruising-niche of the travel industry.

This christening event also marked yet another impressive expansion for the Viking Cruise line. Two years ago, the company achieved its second Guinness world record for launching the most, new cruise ships in a single day.  The gap between the launch of these new cruising vessels makes it highly probably that the company will achieve it 2019 goal. The launch also represents the continuous growth marked by an award winning, innovative fleet of river vessels with equally unmatched service.

New Cruise Ships, New Features

Beyond its expansive growth there are some unique and exquisite features that has carved out the enviable position for Viking River Cruises as the world’s leading river cruise company.  The emphasis on the journey keep Viking River new cruise shipsCruises ever on the lookout for interesting ways to enhance or breathe new life into the cruising experience by introducing overlooked and at times forgotten destinations into their itineraries.

With the launch of Viking’s new river vessels, the claim that the best European River Cruises will be one taken on a Viking Longship may be difficult if not impossible to dispute.  Each vessel accommodates approximately 190 guests which facilitates careful attention to detail.  This is not only reflected in guest services but also in the ship’s Scandinavian design elements.  These signature influences stay true to the Viking River Cruise experience.

Viking’s Best European River Cruises

Exploring the world on a Viking River Cruise means experiencing the wonder of each region whether you are traveling from Europe to Russia, or China to Southeast Asia.  Viking is particularly recognized however, for offering some of the best European river cruises available today. Floor to floor windows on the Viking Herja for instance, offers unequaled views of stunning european landscape.  The entire experience also promise unrivaled comfort and convenience coupled with an immersion in the culture through regional cuisines along with traditional American fare and guided shore excursions.

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