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5 Things I Learned About Viking During The Chairman’s Presentation

Last week I flew from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Los Angeles, California, for the naming of Viking’s newest ocean ship, Viking Jupiter. Here are five things that I learned about Viking during the event in Beverly Hills. The post 5 Things I Learned About Viking During The Chairman’s Presentation appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Viking Highlights New Expedition Voyages

Viking Expeditions will begin sailing in January 2022 with its first vessel, Viking Octantis, embarking on voyages to Antarctica and North America’s Great Lakes. A second expedition vessel, Viking Polaris, will debut in August 2022, sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic. The post Viking Highlights New Expedition Voyages appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Follow Us To Los Angeles For A Viking Event

This week we will head from the East Coast out West for Viking Jupiter's official naming and chairman's presentation.  The post Follow Us To Los Angeles For A Viking Event appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Viking Will Build Four New Seine Ships

Viking announced new details about its 2020 river cruise season, which will see the addition of four new ships custom built to navigate the Seine River in the heart of Paris. The post Viking Will Build Four New Seine Ships appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Cruise 101: Viking River Cruises

Viking Seven Ship Christening 2019
You’ve probably heard of the company founded by Torstein Hagen in 1997, which earned a Guinness World Record for christening the most ships ever in a single day, a whopping 16. In fact, Viking has more river cruise vessels operating in Europe than any other company, with more than 50 in the fleet. Established in […] The post River Cruise 101: Viking River Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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All About Viking River Cruises, Where To Cruise & News From Crystal

This week on River Cruise Advisor, we learn all about Viking River Cruises. We also elaborate on our Where To Cruise post from last week in a podcast episode. Also this week, Crystal’s 2020 brochure and new Prague extension. Thanks for being a loyal River Cruise Advisor reader. – Ralph Grizzle & Britton Frost The post All About Viking River Cruises, Where To Cruise & News From Crystal appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Sailing The Douro On Viking’s Newest ‘Baby’ Longship, Viking Helgrim

The Douro, The River of Gold, is Portugal’s gift to river cruising. Viking Cruises is bringing its formula of absolutely top-notch explorations, accommodations and Nordic hospitality to a Douro fleet that now numbers four vessels. We were invited aboard the newest of these, the Viking Helgrim, launched this past March. The post Sailing The Douro On Viking’s Newest ‘Baby’ Longship, Viking Helgrim appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Announces New Egypt Ship To Sail The Nile

Viking announced an expansion of its Egypt program for the 2020 season, which will include the launch of a new ship. Viking Osiris is currently under construction and will double the company’s owned capacity in Egypt when it debuts in September 2020. The post Viking Announces New Egypt Ship To Sail The Nile appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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River Giant Viking Unveils Seven New Ships In A Day 

Viking Seven Ship Christening 2019
Viking River Cruises christened seven new ships at four different spots across Europe. With the newcomers, Viking will have 72 vessels in Europe this year. The post River Giant Viking Unveils Seven New Ships In A Day  appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Rhine River Cruise Itineraries

Viking River Cruises offers nine itineraries on the Rhine River ranging from 8 days to 23 days. Here's a look at a look at what's offered. The post Viking Rhine River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Partners with Highclere Castle

Viking announced its partnership with Highclere Castle, the country seat of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon that served as the setting for Downton Abbey. The post Viking Partners with Highclere Castle appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship To Be Named On June 14

Orion is the fifth addition to Viking’s ocean fleet, which also includes Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, and Viking Sun. The post Viking’s Fifth Ocean Ship To Be Named On June 14 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Douro 2019

Douro Bridges
During shoulder season, a river cruise on the Douro can represent an incredible value, with some river cruises priced at 20 percent less than during peak season. Sample 2019 lead-in per diems range from $388 per person to $564 per person. The post Shoulder Season Price Comparisons: Douro 2019 appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking’s Sixth Ocean Ship, Viking Jupiter, Floats Out

Viking’s sixth ship – the 930-guest Viking Jupiter – was “floated out,” marking a major construction milestone and the first time that the new ship touched water. Scheduled for delivery in early 2019, the arrival of Viking Jupiter will officially make Viking the largest small ship ocean cruise line in the industry. The ship will... [Read More] The post Viking’s Sixth Ocean Ship, Viking Jupiter, Floats Out appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking River Cruises 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries

Viking River Cruises offers one itinerary on the Douro River – Portugal’s River of Gold. It’s a 10-day cruise tour between Lisbon and Porto. Some guests may want to extend their trips and spend two additional days in Braga, Portugal and Santiago de Compostela, Spain following the river cruise. Now, let’s take a look at […] The post Viking River Cruises 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Sun Will Host Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise

Viking has outlined its Ultimate World Cruise, which will span 245 days, six continents, 59 countries and 113 ports, with 22 port overnights and a full circumnavigation of the globe – making it the longest-ever continuous world cruise itinerary. Departing from London on August 31, 2019, on Viking Sun, this eight-month journey will mark Viking’s... [Read More] The post Viking Sun Will Host Viking’s Ultimate World Cruise appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking to Offer Combination River and Ocean Itineraries

Viking announced its 2019 Ocean & River Voyages, which provide guests the unique to explore Europe’s rivers on a Viking Longship before setting sail to Scandinavia on one of Viking’s ocean ships. Debuting in May 2019, the Grand European & Viking Fjords itinerary will sail Budapest to Bergen, combining Viking’s popular 15-day Grand European Tour... [Read More] The post Viking to Offer Combination River and Ocean Itineraries appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking To Offer Combination River & Ocean Itineraries

Viking has officially announced its 2019 Ocean & River Voyages, which provide guests opportunities to explore Europe’s rivers on a Viking Longship before setting sail to Scandinavia on one of Viking’s ocean ships. Debuting in May 2019, the Grand European & Viking Fjords itinerary will sail Budapest to Bergen, combining Viking’s popular 15-day Grand European […] The post Viking To Offer Combination River & Ocean Itineraries appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Viking Sun Named in Shanghai

Viking’s fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, was officially named during a celebration on The Bund, in the heart of Shanghai. The ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day World Cruise from Miami to London, and its stop in Shanghai marks the first time one of Viking’s ocean ships has called in China. Viking Sun is... [Read More] The post Viking Sun Named in Shanghai appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Viking’s Fleet Will Grow Up to Sixteen Ships by 2027

Viking announced a new agreement with Fincantieri that could see the delivery of six additional ocean ships by 2027. The new understanding expands Viking’s partnership with Fincantieri, raising the company’s total ocean ship order and options to 16 – the highest-ever for a shipyard from a single owner. The agreement for the six additional ships,... [Read More] The post Viking’s Fleet Will Grow Up to Sixteen Ships by 2027 appeared first on Avid Cruiser.
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Beverage Policies Across Different River Cruise Lines

Beverage Policies can vary dramatically from one river cruise line to the next. While nearly all of the major lines offer at least some complimentary beverages, some are more inclusive than others. Even if you’ve sailed with a particular line in the past, you may notice that beverage policies can change from year-to-year. Both Tauck […] The post Beverage Policies Across Different River Cruise Lines appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Active River Cruises:

River cruising can be surprisingly active. Unlike ocean cruises, river cruising throughout Europe, Asia and abroad requires a decent amount of physical mobility. Walking tours are prevalent in most, if not all, ports of call, and it should come as no surprise to those wearing FitBits that it’s easier than you might imagine to hit […] The post Active River Cruises: appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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