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Feb 12, 2016, 13:09 ET
The 930-passenger Viking Star, the first ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, just won three top awards in Cruise Critic's 6th Annual Cruisers' Choice Awards. Viking Star received First Place Placements in three award categories - and in each instance was also the highest-rated ship in the cruise industry: Best Cruise Ship for First-Timers; Best Cruise Ship Cabins; and Best Cruise Ship Public Rooms. Visit www.vikingoceancruises.com for more information.

Cruise Critic Members Give Top Honors To Viking Star

 Fresh off its win as "Best New Ocean Ship" in the Cruise Critic® Editors' Picks Awards, the first ship from Viking Ocean Cruises®...

Jan 28, 2016, 05:00 ET

Viking Announces New Single Traveler Rates For Top-Selling River Cruise Itineraries

Viking River Cruises® (www.vikingrivercruises.com) today announced that for a limited time it will offer a special reduced Single Traveler...

Dec 01, 2015, 08:00 ET

Viking Exploration Comes To North America And The Caribbean With New Ocean Cruise Itineraries

 Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced that the line will expand its destination-focused cruising to North...

Oct 05, 2015, 10:30 ET

Cruise Critic Names Viking Star Best New Ocean Ship Of 2015

 In the midst of its biggest year yet, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) is today celebrating that the company's newly...

Aug 04, 2015, 12:56 ET

Viking River Cruises And PBS' MASTERPIECE Extend Partnership For Additional Year

 Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) announced today it has renewed its national corporate sponsorship of PBS' celebrated series...

Jul 08, 2015, 09:00 ET

Travel + Leisure Readers Name Viking River Cruises #1 River Cruise Line

 Sailing high on a year of impressive accolades, Viking River Cruises® (www.vikingrivercruises.com) has once again been named the #1 River...

Jun 26, 2015, 14:38 ET
Viking Sea's godmother, Karine Hagen, and her traveling yellow Labrador, Finse, during the ship's float out ceremony on June 25. The traditional ceremony took place yesterday, June 25, at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard.

Viking Ocean Cruises Celebrates Float Out Of Second Ship

 Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced its second ship—the 930-passenger Viking Sea®—was...

Jun 18, 2015, 16:25 ET
The recently christened Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises' first ship, sailing through Dubrovnik. The company has not only added sailing dates to existing itineraries, but has also created four new enrichment-filled programs that will take guests from the sun-soaked region of the Mediterranean to the cultural capital of St. Petersburg - all of which are now open for booking.

Viking Ocean Cruises Unveils Four New Itineraries And Opens 2017 Sailing Season

Fresh off the christening of its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star®, Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today...

Jun 10, 2015, 17:15 ET

Viking Cruises Ltd Announces Receipt of Requisite Consents in Consent Solicitation for its 8.50% Senior Notes due 2022

 Viking Cruises Ltd ("Viking") today announced that it has received the Requisite Consents (as defined below) from holders of its outstanding...

Jun 01, 2015, 08:30 ET

Viking Cruises Ltd Announces Commencement of Consent Solicitation for its 8.50% Senior Notes due 2022

 Viking Cruises Ltd ("Viking") today announced that it is soliciting consents (the "Consent Solicitation") from holders of its outstanding...

May 18, 2015, 08:00 ET
Viking Ocean Cruises christened its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star in Bergen, Norway, marking a significant milestone in the arrival of the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade. The ceremony occurred in conjunction with a citywide celebration for Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17 and featured parades, parties and a public concert in the harbor that was attended by approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors.

Viking Star Christened In Homeport Of Bergen, Norway

 Marking a significant milestone in the arrival of the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade, Viking Ocean Cruises®...

Apr 15, 2015, 15:28 ET
The first new ship from Viking Ocean Cruises, Viking Star, sails past Hagia Sophia on her maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice, launching the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade. Viking Ocean Cruises was developed from the ground up with experienced travelers in mind. Itineraries are designed for maximum time in port, often with late evenings or overnights, so guests can experience local culture at night or evening performances. Ports include both cosmopolitan cities and "collector ports," appealing to those with an interest in history, art, music, and cuisine. For more information, visit www.vikingoceancruises.com.

Viking Star Sets Sail On Maiden Voyage

 Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced its first ship, Viking Star, has embarked on her maiden voyage from...

Mar 30, 2015, 19:05 ET
Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, at the delivery ceremony of the company's first ocean ship, Viking Star. The ship was presented on March 28 at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside of Venice, Italy. On April 11, Viking Star will set sail from Istanbul through the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic on her way to be officially christened on May 17 in Bergen, Norway.

Viking Ocean Cruises Celebrates Delivery Of First Ocean Ship

Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced it took delivery of Viking Star, marking the company's official arrival...

Mar 25, 2015, 10:30 ET
Viking River Cruises christening ceremony in Amsterdam. The company christened a total of 12 new river vessels, including 10 of its award-winning Viking Longships(R) and two custom vessels for the Elbe River.

Viking River Cruises Expands Fleet With 12 New Ships Christened In Europe

 Marking another year of impressive growth, Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) yesterday welcomed the newest additions to its...

Feb 05, 2015, 13:00 ET
Viking Ocean Cruises released a new online video documenting the recent successful sea trials of its first ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star. The trials, which took place in the Aegean Sea in mid-December, represented the vessel's first voyage in open water and included nearly a week of intense diagnostics that evaluated all aspects of the Viking Star's performance. The ship will take on her first guests on April 11 before being officially christened on May 17 in Bergen, Norway.

Viking Star Completes Successful Sea Trials

Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today released a new online video documenting the recent successful sea trials of its first...

Jan 28, 2015, 10:30 ET
Mary Berry, leading cookbook author, onboard the Viking Longship Alsvin in March 2014. Berry served as the ceremonial "godmother" to the new ship. She can be seen on the new PBS series, "The Great British Baking Show," which is sponsored by Viking River Cruises.

Viking Cruises Cooks Up New Sponsorship Deal For "The Great British Baking Show" On PBS

 Viking Cruises (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced that it has signed on as a sponsor of The Great British Baking Show, which recently...

Nov 20, 2014, 12:59 ET
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Cruise Critic Presents Top Honor To Viking In 7th Annual Editors' Picks Awards

 With final preparations underway to extend into ocean cruises in 2015, Viking Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com) today is celebrating its...

Nov 03, 2014, 14:15 ET

Viking River Cruises Expands Sponsorship Of PBS' MASTERPIECE

 Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) announced today that  it has extended its partnership with the celebrated series...

Oct 16, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Plan Ahead With Fall Promotion From Viking River Cruises

River cruising is the fastest-growing segment of travel, and there has never been a better time to book a journey on one of the world's iconic...

Oct 14, 2014, 09:00 ET

Viking Ocean Cruises Announces Captain Of Viking Star

 Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced that Captain Gulleik Svalastog will be at the helm of its first ocean...