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Archive (2016)

  • USA Today: Viking River Cruises Wins Best River Cruise Line

    December 23, 2016 — Founded in 1997, Viking River Cruises plies the waterways of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt with its fleet of 35 vessels. While Viking has also launched an award-winning ocean cruise line, the company built its reputation in river cruising. These all-inclusive cruises feature outside staterooms, WiFi, wine and beer with meals, shore excursions in every port and Viking’s signature Culture Curriculum program.

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  • Chicago Tribune: Cruising the Waterways of the Czars in Surprising, Sprawling Russia

    December 5, 2016 — A river cruise like Viking’s Waterways of the Tsars is an ideal way for first-time visitors to get a sense of sprawling, surprising Russia.

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  • Condé Nast Traveler: Plan Now, Take A River Cruise

    November 20, 2016 — If you’re still on the fence, consider that booking during 2016 will lock in this year’s prices, which could save you a few hundred dollars, depending. You’ll also have your pick of itineraries and the first choice of the best cabins on the best lines (Viking and Grand Circle topped our RCA list this year).

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  • Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises’ Torstein Hagen

    October 25, 2016 — Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

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  • Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

    October 6, 2016 — Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

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  • JustLuxe: Coasting Along the Mekong on Viking River Cruises’ 15-Day Trip

    August 10, 2016 — Since my last three Viking trips were all one-week cruises in Europe, I decided to embark on a 15-day Magnificent Mekong cruise which goes through Vietnam and Cambodia. Initially, I had some reservations about the hassle of a hotel/cruise ship combo and the longer time frame. Plus, this time I wouldn’t be luxuriating on one of their signature Longships. The Viking Mekong, which was specifically built to traverse the “Mother River of Southeast Asia,” is a much smaller wooden ship, accommodating just 56 guests. However, it turned out to be my favorite Viking trip to date.

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  • Huffington Post: The Best Way To See The Sights Of Russia

    August 10, 2016 — I was going with Viking River Cruises on the Waterways of the Tsars cruise. Viking River has a longstanding relationship with the Russian government. I knew I would feel confident and safe seeing Russia with them.

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  • Cruise Critic: We Try It With Viking River Cruises

    August 1, 2016 — Viking River Cruises offers the perfect opportunity. The line's truffle, wine and cheese cruise excursion not only shows you what everyday life in rural France is like, but also a taste of its most sought-after delicacies.

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  • Huffington Post: Finding Peace on the Mekong River

    July 25, 2016 — Watching the blood red sun drip into the Mekong River makes me feel cinematic and I dream of romance and adventure. I chat with fellow travelers, murmuring about the intoxicating beauty of the region.

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  • Cruise Currents: Sailing On A Viking River Longship

    July 9, 2016 — My entire cruise career has seen me sailing on cruise ships of all sizes. From the largest ships at sea to the classics that are tiny by today’s standards, so I was intrigued and admittedly nervous about trying out my very first river ship with Viking River. The Viking Lif, which spans a total of four decks and has a tonnage of just a few thousand, would be my very first experience with a ship of this size and on a river. And wow, did I fall in love with her.

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  • Canadian World Traveller: Perfection with Viking River Cruises

    July 1, 2016 — A new destination each morning without having to look for hotels, pack and unpack luggage, drive through unknown roads, find parking… Viking has taken all the guess work and hassles out. It is truly a perfect way to travel, so much so that the only thing to do is remember what time the boat leaves.

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  • Boston Herald: Set sail for Europe on river cruise

    June 26, 2016 — The popularity of cruising the continent’s scenic rivers shouldn’t come as a surprise. Europe has more navigable waterways than any other region in the world — and arguably more diverse cultures and visitor attractions along its riverbanks than any place else.

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  • Condé Nast Traveler: Why You Should Book a River Cruise Right Now

    February 11, 2016 — Eyeing a river cruise getaway? You’re in luck: award-winning Viking River Cruises has brought back its risk-free booking promotion for the month of February, a limited-time only no-fee cancellation policy that you’re more likely to see when booking a dinner cruise than two-week river trip.

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  • Bon Appétit: Take Me to the (Danube) River

    January 27, 2016 — Bigger isn’t always better—especially when it comes to the cruise life. We went sailing down the Danube in search of stunning views and the ultimate week of R&R. (Spoiler: We found both.)

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