Since our founding in 1997 as Viking River Cruises, we have received many accolades from both passengers 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, providing value and a high-quality experience for our passengers.
We are the most award-winning river cruise line: last year, the public voted us ‘Best River Cruise Line’ at the prestigious British Travel Awards for the fifth year in a row. Cruise Critic UK Editor’s Picks also named us ‘Best River Cruise Line’. And we are thrilled to be honoured by titles such as Food and Travel. 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.
TRAVEL WEEKLY GLOBE AWARDS
Best Specialist Cruise Line including River
In 2014, Viking won ‘Best Specialist Cruise Line including River’ at this celebrated travel agents’ awards ceremony. We are thrilled that agents recognise Viking as the ‘best’ river cruise line in the business.
TIMES TRAVEL AWARDS
Best River Cruise Line
These awards are among the most coveted in the industry. Being voted Best River Cruise Line 2014 for the second year running is a great achievement, one we are immensely proud of.
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.
CRUISE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
Winner: Best River Cruise Line 2014
We are delighted to have won Best River Cruise Line in 2014 for the fourth consecutive year. The Cruise International awards are especially important as the winners are voted for by cruise passengers.
BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS
5 x Winner: Best River Cruise Line of the Year
We are thrilled and very proud to win Best River Cruise Line of the Year 2013 for the fifth 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.
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.
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.
WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
Europe’s Leading River Cruise Company
This is one of the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought-after awards programs in the global travel and tourism industry. Viking has been voted “Europe’s Leading River Cruise Company” for 2012.
GUARDIAN TRAVEL AWARDS
Best Cruise Line
We are thrilled to announce that Viking has won ‘Best Cruise Line’ at the 2012 Guardian Travel Awards. Design of ships, variety of destinations and high satisfaction are all reasons why Viking beat top names such as Cunard and Swan Hellenic.
CONDE NAST TRAVELLER'S GOLD LIST
Ranked by readers of Condé Nast Travele 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.
Page AwardsWe 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.