THE WORLD'S MOST AWARDED RIVER CRUISE LINE

Since our founding in 1997 as Viking River Cruises, we have received many accolades from both guests and the travel industry. We strive to be the best provider of destination cruising with both our river cruise line and our newly launched ocean cruises, delivering value and a high-quality experience for our guests.

We are the most award-winning river cruise line: since 2004, we have been recognized consistently by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure for our outstanding quality, as well as being named "Best River Cruise Line" multiple times by Cruise Critic. We consistently receive more “bests” from the travel trade as well. With the recent announcement of our new ocean division, we are now Viking Cruises, and as our maiden ocean voyages begin in spring 2015, we look forward to setting yet more industry standards.

BEST RIVER CRUISE SHIPS

VIKING LONGSHIPS TOP 2014 CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S READERS’ POLL

17 Viking ships were ranked in top spots on the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Poll, including 3 of our new Viking Longships. Viking Odin ranked #1 with a score of 97.7, a score even higher than the top-ranked medium and large ocean ships. These revolutionary new vessels are setting the highest standards in style, space and comfort.

CRUISE CRITIC

3 Time Winner

Cruise Critic’s international team of editors again awarded Viking Cruises "Best River Cruise Line" for 2013, noting both the largest fleet of state-of-the-art vessels in the industry, and Viking’s in-depth destination experiences.

In 2012, the Viking Longships were honored as the "Best New River Ship", marking the first time this award has been presented to an entire class of ship. These award-winning vessels make up the majority of our European fleet.

TRAVEL + LEISURE

9 Time Winner: World's Best River Cruise Line

Viking River Cruises was named among the best "World's Best River Cruise Lines" in Travel + Leisure's 2013 World's Best Awards (based on an annual survey of their readers), and the company's river cruises have been recognized nine times from 2004 to 2013 with these annual awards.

PORTHOLE CRUISE MAGAZINE

4 Time Winner: Best River Cruise

Viking was honored for the fourth time as "Best River Cruise Line" in the 15th annual Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.

CRUISEREPORT.COM

Winner: Best Way to See Russia & Best River Cruise Line

CruiseReport.com honored our river cruises with "Best Way to See Russia" and "Best River Cruise Line" awards at the 2012 Editors’ Choice Awards.

TRAVEL WEEKLY

8 Time Winner: Best River Cruise Line

Viking has now been named "Best River Cruise Line" eight times (2006 to 2013) by this prestigious travel industry publication in their Reader’s Choice Awards.

TRAVELAGE WEST

8 Time Winner: Best Overall Cruise Line for River Cruising

Viking has now been named "Best River Cruise Line" seven times (2006 to 2012) by this prestigious travel industry publication in their Reader’s Choice Awards.

RECOMMEND

8 Time Winner: Best River Cruise Line

For the eighth consecutive time, Recommend magazine awarded Viking "Best River Cruise Line" in its Readers’ Choice Awards.

LUXURY TRAVEL ADVISOR

2 Time Best Luxury River Cruise Company

For the second time, Viking was awarded "Best Luxury River Cruise Company" in this magazine’s annual Awards of Excellence.

SEATRADE INSIDER

River Cruise Innovation Award (first ever)

Presented to Viking in 2011 for our innovative Viking Longships, this was the first-ever award presented to “a company, organization or individual who has provided an exceptional service, or product or initiative in the river cruise sector.”

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