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Condé Nast Traveler

Readers’ Choice Awards — 2020, 2019

In 2020, Viking was named the #1 River Cruise Line in Condé Nast Traveller’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, receiving the highest score across all river and ocean cruise lines. Condé Nast Traveller states, “Complimentary Wi-Fi and select shore excursions encourage passengers to share experiences both on land and on the water, and Viking’s ‘Culture Curriculum’ offers experiential learning through events like regional wine tastings and menus that change with the season.”

The Times and Sunday Times

Travel Awards — 2020

Viking was named ‘Best Boutique Cruise Line’ and ‘Best River Cruise Operator’ in The Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2020.  The awards are voted for by readers of The Times, Britain’s oldest national daily newspaper, and its sister title The Sunday Times, currently the biggest selling quality print newspapers in the UK, with over 330,000 votes registered overall this year. 

Cruise Critic

UK Editors’ Picks Awards — 2019, 2018

In both 2019 and 2018, Viking was honoured with multiple awards including ‘Best River Cruise Itineraries,’ ‘Best Enrichment,’ and ‘Best for First-Timers’. Cruise Critic states, ‘In an expanding river market, Viking continues to reign.’

British Travel Awards

Best River Cruise Line — 12 Time Winner

For the 12th consecutive year, Viking was named the ‘Best River Cruise Line’ in the 2020 British Travel Awards. In 2020, Viking was also recognised as the ‘Best River Cruise Holiday company’. The British Travel Awards honour excellence in travel and tourism based on ratings submitted by registered travelers.

Cruise & Ferry Review

Ship of the Year — 2020

In 2020, Viking Longship Einar was awarded the highest honour in Cruise & Ferry’s first-ever ‘Ship of the Year’ awards. Voted on by readers in over 50 countries, Viking Einar was highlighted as a game-changer in its category.

Silver Travel Advisor

Silver Travel Awards — 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

For four consecutive years, Viking has received top honours in the Silver Travel Awards. In 2020 and 2019, Viking was named ‘Best Luxury River Cruise Line’ and in both 2018 and 2017, Viking was named ‘Best River Cruise Line’.

Food & Travel Magazine

Reader Awards — 9 Time Winner

In Food & Travel Magazine’s annual Reader Awards, Viking was awarded ‘River Cruise Line of the Year’ for the ninth consecutive year solidifying Viking as an industry leader at the top of its field.

Cruise International

British Cruise Awards — 2019

Respected as one of the most prestigious consumer awards in the cruise industry, Cruise International awarded Viking as both the ‘Best River Cruise Line’ and ‘Best Cruise Line’ overall in their ninth annual British Cruise Awards.

Wave Awards

Favourite River Cruise Line — 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Based on responses submitted by avid travelers and industry experts, Viking was named ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ for the fourth consecutive year in the 2019 WAVE Awards.