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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 ( yesterday welcomed the newest additions to its...

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® ( today is celebrating its...

Nov 03, 2014, 14:15 ET

Viking River Cruises Expands Sponsorship Of PBS' MASTERPIECE

 Viking River Cruises ( 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...

Jul 17, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Viking River Cruises Extends Sponsorship Of PBS' Masterpiece For Additional Year

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

Apr 22, 2014, 09:00 ET

More Ships & New Itineraries Coming for Viking River Cruises in 2015

 Demonstrating no slowdown in the European river cruise boom, Viking River Cruises® ( today confirmed official...

May 01, 2013, 06:28 ET

Ditch the Books, See the Sights

- Brits are becoming more active whilst abroad with older travellers said to have more 'get up and go' - New research has found that...

Mar 20, 2013, 18:16 ET
Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises, shows off a certificate of the company’s new Guinness World Record for "The Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company." Viking broke the previous record of two ships with the simultaneous christening of 10 new Longships on March 20 in Amsterdam. Joining him on stage, left to right, are the 10 honorary "Godmothers" of the new ships: Sabine Rhabek, Geraldine Norman, Eszter Volner, Zhang Ling, Birgit Brandner-Wallner, Marit Barstad, Dertje Meijer, Agapi Stassinopoulos, Lady Fiona Carnarvon and Alexandra Lobkowicz.  (PRNewsFoto/Viking River Cruises)

Viking River Cruises Smashes World Record; Inaugurates Most New Ships In A Single Day

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...

Dec 19, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Viking River Cruises Announces Myanmar (Burma) Itinerary for 2014

The spirit of exploration at the heart of Viking River Cruises ( continues to inspire new journeys for the world's...

Dec 13, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Viking River Cruises Branches Out With New Wine Itinerary In France For 2014

Viking River Cruises ( today announced a new itinerary in France's Bordeaux region for 2014 that will celebrate the...

Dec 11, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Viking River Cruises Takes Guests Behind Closed Doors At Highclere Castle, The Real Downton Abbey

 Viking River Cruises (, the world's leading river cruise line, has always endeavored to offer its guests unique...

Dec 06, 2012, 11:00 ET

Ten New Longships On Order For Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises ( today announced it has placed an order for 10 additional Viking LongshipsTM, bringing the total...

Jul 23, 2012, 17:11 ET

Viking River Cruises Renews Sponsorship Of PBS' MASTERPIECE For Two Years

Viking River Cruises (, the world's leading river cruise line, has finalized an agreement to renew its national...

Jul 20, 2012, 09:00 ET

Viking River Cruises Orders Two More Ships For 2013

 Viking River Cruises ( today announced it has placed an order for two additional Viking Longships in 2013. This...

Jul 11, 2012, 09:00 ET

Travel + Leisure Readers Name Viking River Cruises "No. 1 River Cruise Line"

 Currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, Viking River Cruises ( has been named No. 1 River Cruise Line by...

Jun 05, 2012, 09:00 ET

Expanded Offerings Planned For Viking River Cruises In 2013

 This year may mark the 15th anniversary for Viking River Cruises—and with the launch of six new ships in a single season, the most...

Apr 19, 2012, 04:00 ET

Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri Sign Agreement for Two New Ocean Cruise Ships

 Viking Ocean Cruises, sister company of Viking River Cruises, the world's leading river cruise line, and Fincantieri, world leader in cruise...

Mar 22, 2012, 08:18 ET
Guests watch as Viking Odin, left, one of Viking River Cruises' new Viking Longships, was christened on Wednesday, March 21, in Amsterdam. Another Viking River Cruises ship, Viking Prestige, which debuted in 2011, was docked alongside as part of the celebration. Viking River Cruises christened a record-breaking four identical new ships in one day, with Viking Odin and Viking Idun christened in Amsterdam and Viking Njord and Viking Freya christened via satellite from the Neptun shipyard in Germany. Visit for more information and photos.  (PRNewsFoto/Viking River Cruises)

Viking River Cruises Christens First Four New Viking Longships

 Marking a landmark year of innovation and expansion, Viking River Cruises (, the world's leading river cruise...

Mar 14, 2012, 10:15 ET

Viking River Cruises Announces Six More Viking Longships New Builds for 2013

Viking River Cruises (, the world's leading river cruise line, announced today that it has commissioned six more Viking...

Jan 23, 2012, 09:00 ET
Artist's rendering of the foyer and staircase on the new Viking Longships, debuting in March 2012. Visit for more information.  (PRNewsFoto/Viking River Cruises)

Viking River Cruises Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary and Biggest Year Yet

Anniversaries call for celebration, and as Viking River Cruises ( marks its 15th anniversary in 2012, the...