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The Most Honored River Cruise Line

Viking Cruises includes the most award-winning river cruise line in the industry.

TRAVEL WEEKLY GLOBE AWARDS

3X WINNER: BEST SPECIALIST CRUISE COMPANY, INCLUDING RIVER & FAVOURITE RIVER CRUISE COMPANY

In 2016, Viking won 'Best River Cruise Company' at this celebrated travel agents awards ceremony. 

THE WAVE AWARDS 2016

WINNER: FAVOURITE RIVER CRUISE LINE

Viking Cruises won ‘Favourite River Cruise Line at World of Cruising’s Wave Awards 2016.

CRUISE CRITIC

EDITORS’ PICKS – 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011

Viking’s river cruises have been honored for five consecutive years with awards including Best River Cruise Line, Best New River Ships for the Viking Longships, and Best River Cruise Itineraries. Cruise Critic states, “In an expanding river market, Viking continues to reign.”

TRAVEL + LEISURE

WORLD’S BEST – 2015, 2013

In 2015 the readers of Travel + Leisure awarded Viking the highest score of all river and ocean cruise lines in the magazine’s annual World’s Best List.

Viking River Cruises was also named the #1 River Cruise Line on Travel + Leisure’s 2013 and 2015 World’s Best List. Viking has been recognized 11 times from 2004 to 2015 with these annual awards.


©2015 Time Inc. Affluent Media Group. Used under license. Travel + Leisure and Time Inc. Affluent Media Group are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Viking Cruises.

INDEPENDENT TRAVEL AWARDS

WINNER: BEST CRUISE LINE

In 2015, Viking won 'Best Cruise Line' at the inaugural Independent Travel Awards. The Awards celebrates the travel providers who offer exceptional experience and deliver great value, as voted for by readers of The Independent, The Independent on Sunday newspapers and websites.

TRAVOLUTION AWARDS

WINNER: BEST CRUISE WEBSITE

In 2015, Viking were awarded Best Cruise Website at the Travolution Awards.

TIMES TRAVEL AWARDS

BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE

These awards are among the most coveted in the industry. Being voted Best River Cruise Line 2015 for the third year running is a great achievement, one we are immensely proud of.

CRUISE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

WINNER: BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE AND LUXURY RIVER CRUISE LINE 2015

We are delighted to have won Best River Cruise Line in 2015 for the fifth consecutive year. The Cruise International awards are especially important as the winners are voted for by cruise passengers.

BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS

7X WINNER: BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE OF THE YEAR

We are thrilled and very proud to win Best River Cruise Line of the Year 2015 for the seventh consecutive year. The BTA's stamp of approval is especially important as it is voted for by both trade and consumers - and is based on their actual experiences.

FOOD AND TRAVEL MAGAZINE AWARDS

2X WINNER: BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE OF THE YEAR & BEST CRUISE LINE OF THE YEAR

Viking River Cruises is thrilled to announce that it has won not one but two prestigious awards from Food and Travel Magazine - Best River Cruise Line of the Year and the coveted title of Best Cruise Line of the Year for the second consecutive year. Fighting off strong competition from some of the biggest ocean cruise lines, we were, again, voted the readers’ favourite.

TRAVEL AGENTS CHOICE AWARD 2014

WINNER ‘BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE’

The Travel Choice Awards are the only travel awards entirely nominated and voted for by UK travel retailers. Winning this award is an impressive pat on the back from those whose opinion we value and respect.

CRUISE CRITIC U.K. EDITORS' PICKS

3X WINNER: BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE

The annual Editor’s Picks Awards has named Viking “Best River Cruise Line” for 2013 – for the third time. Winners were selected by an international panel of cruise journalists who collectively spent thousands of days at sea, led by Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief of Cruise Critic U.K.

CONDE NAST TRAVELLER'S GOLD LIST

RANKED BY READERS OF CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER IN THE ANNUAL GOLD LIST AWARDS

Ranked by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, a premier monthly travel magazine, in the annual Gold List awards in 2012. Additional recognition was received in the annual Reader’s Choice awards in 2009 and Best Small Ships list in 2010 and 2011 (Feb issue). Also won in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

River Cruises Through the World’s Must-See Destinations

When it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises is the world leader. From Europe to Russia, from China to Southeast Asia, we offer cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders of each region. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruisetour along the Yangtze, Mekong or Irrawaddy Rivers. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Elbe or Douro. Our river cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. And a river cruise offers unrivaled convenience - unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer. State-of-the-art ships, comfortable accommodations, regional cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, and exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable journey at an incredible value. Please explore our website to see what cruise itineraries we have to offer; read the details and see what our guests have enjoyed most when traveling with Viking. Call your Travel Agent or contact us when you are ready to book your trip of a lifetime.

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