Condé Nast Traveller

Readers’ Choice Awards — 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019

In 2023, Viking was voted #1 for Rivers, #1 for Oceans and #1 for Expeditions in Condé Nast Traveller’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This marks the first time that Viking has won in three categories in the same year, as well as the third consecutive year that Viking has won both the river and ocean categories.

The Times

Travel Awards — 2023, 2022, 2020

Viking is honored to be named ‘Best River Cruise Operator’ in The Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2022. Viking also received this same recognition in 2020 along with ‘Best Boutique Cruise Line’.  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.

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 — 13 Time Winner

For the 13th consecutive year, Viking was named the ‘Best River Cruise Line’ in the 2021-2022 British Travel Awards. The British Travel Awards honour excellence in travel and tourism based on ratings submitted by registered travelers.

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 —  2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

For the sixth time, Viking has received top honours in the Silver Travel Awards. In 2023 Viking was named “Best Premium or Luxury River Cruise Line.”

Viking was also awarded Silver Travel Advisor's Silver standout for innovation Award for Viking's quality of work on Viking.TV. In 2022 and 2019, Viking was named “Best Luxury River Cruise Line” and in both 2018 and 2017, Viking was named “Best River Cruise Line.”

Food and Travel

Food & Travel Awards Awards — 10 Time Winner

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

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 — 2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Based on responses submitted by avid travelers and industry experts, Viking was named ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ for the seventh time in the 2023 WAVE Awards.