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Viking Oceans Archive (2015)

  • Los Angeles Times: New Viking Ocean Cruises Line Adds Four More Itineraries

    June 29, 2015 — Viking Ocean Cruises has been so popular in its inaugural year of sailing that it has added four new itineraries for its recently christened Viking Star and sister ships Viking Sea (debuting in April 2016) and Viking Sky (debuting in March 2017).

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  • Seatrade Cruise News: Karine Hagen is Viking Sea’s Godmother

    June 26, 2015 — Widely recognized as the face of the brand in Viking’s television advertisements and online cultural enrichment videos, Karine Hagen is responsible for infusing the company’s itineraries with extraordinary experiences.

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  • The Avid Cruiser: Full Circle In Bergen

    May 24, 2015 — Understandably, Torstein Hagen’s anticipation of coming home and last Sunday’s christening would mean a lot to him. “When I go back to Bergen on May 17, I’ll have made a full circle in my life,” Hagen told reporters on Viking Star in early May, a couple of weeks before the naming ceremony. “That may not be a big deal to you [the reporters], but it means a lot to me.”

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  • USA Today: River Giant Viking Cruises Christens First Ocean Ship

    May 18, 2015 — River cruise giant Viking's move into ocean cruising officially kicked off Sunday in Bergen, Norway with the christening of its first ocean ship, the Viking Star.

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  • Condé Nast Traveler: 5 Reasons to Sail the Viking Star, the World’s Newest Cruise Ship

    May 11, 2015 — It's not a stretch to call the launch of this ship the biggest news in cruising this year. Cruise lines frequently roll out new ships, but the 930-passenger Viking Star is in a class of its own: It's the first ocean-going vessel from Viking Cruises, which operates a fleet of enormously popular—but much smaller—river ships, mostly in Europe.

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Viking Rivers Archive (2015)

  • LandLopers: Christmas Market Highlights – The Viking Danube River Cruise

    November 29, 2015 — Every December, usually a week or two before Christmas, we have traveled to different places in Europe in order to visit Christmas markets, see new sights and enjoy destinations when they’re not as touristy. Last year we did something a little different and joined a Viking Christmas Market Danube River Cruise sailing from Budapest to Nuremberg. The experience was one of the best trips we’ve ever taken, so much so that we plan on doing a Viking Rhine Christmas market cruise in December 2015.

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  • Toronto Sun: New Takes on Tradition

    November 18, 2015 — During our seven days on the Mekong in the luxurious 58-passenger French-colonial Viking Mekong riverboat, there were also inspired excursions to take in eye-opening markets full of fish, produce, rats and edible insects; more kids at a traditional riverside village of sheet-metal shacks on stilts; zipping around cities and towns on rickshaws, tuk-tuks and ox carts; playing volleyball with orphans; and tour temples crawling with monkeys.

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  • River Cruise Advisor: Portugal’s River of Gold Aboard Viking Torgil – Voyage Recap

    October 13, 2015 — It’s been almost a week since I returned from Portugal’s Douro River after a 10-day journey from Lisbon to Porto with Viking River Cruises. And in that time, I’ve had the chance to reflect on the adventures that were had in this fascinating country and in the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the Douro River Valley.

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  • Cruise Fever: 5 Ways Viking Takes Care of You Even When OFF the Ship

    September 30, 2015 — We are currently on a 10 day Viking cruise, with the first two days being spent in Lisbon before we head up to Port, Portugal to begin our river sailing journey. (Remember to follow along on Twitter and Instagram).

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  • Chicago Tribune: River Cruise Dining Shows What the Little Guys Can Do

    September 28, 2015 — For food lovers, riverboats offer distinct advantages too: Buffet tables may be shorter, but so are the lines. Guests can step off a riverboat close to the center of a town or village to sample local foods and drinks and mingle with locals at restaurants and pubs (either independently or as part of a small-group excursions).

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  • New York Post: Exploring the Beautiful Rhine with Europe’s Best River Cruise

    August 31, 2015 — First impressions matter in love — and when you’re traveling. That’s why the Viking Baldur’s good looks boosted expectations for the seven-night cruise from Frankfurt to Amsterdam that I was about to board.

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  • The Daily Meal: On the Danube River with Viking River Cruises

    July 24, 2015 — There are two universal truths about Viking River Cruises. One: literally everyone you talk to wants to take one. And two: everyone who wants to should.

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  • Chris Cruises: We Would Gladly Repeat Our Experience

    July 20, 2015 — We Would Do It Again, Exactly As We Have Done It. That’s probably the best summary of all we experienced and how the modified plan sent to us by Viking just days before we began worked out. Lisa and I agree, without hesitation, that this was a wonderful travel experience that we would repeat in a heartbeat, exactly as we had done it.

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