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  • Viking Longship in the water with a city in view on the bank.

    USA Today 10Best: Viking River Cruises Wins Best River Cruise Line

    December 23, 2016 – Founded in 1997, Viking River Cruises plies the waterways of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt with its fleet of 35 vessels. While Viking has also launched an award-winning ocean cruise line, the company built its reputation in river cruising. These all-inclusive cruises feature outside staterooms, WiFi, wine and beer with meals, shore excursions in every port and Viking’s signature Culture Curriculum program.

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  • Interior of a Viking Longship showing the staircase and vibrant artwork. Viking River Cruises celebrates 20 years in 2017

    December 13, 2016 - It’s a special year for one of my favourite lines, Viking River Cruises, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Back in 1997, Viking got its start in Russia, sailing itineraries along the Volga River. In the new year, the line will offer one of the largest seasons on the Volga of any river cruise line, with 59 departures between May and October.

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  • Church of the Savior on Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia

    Chicago Tribune: Cruising the Waterways of the Czars in Surprising, Sprawling Russia

    December 5, 2016 - A river cruise like Viking’s Waterways of the Tsars is an ideal way for first-time visitors to get a sense of sprawling, surprising Russia.

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  • Budapest dome as seen through a shadowed archway.

    Condé Nast Traveler: Plan Now, Take A River Cruise

    December, 2016 - If you’re still on the fence, consider that booking during 2016 will lock in this year’s prices, which could save you a few hundred dollars, depending. You’ll also have your pick of itineraries and the first choice of the best cabins on the best lines (Viking and Grand Circle topped our RCA list this year).

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  • Tor Hagen standing behind a ship under construction

    Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises' Torstein Hagen

    October 25, 2016 – Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

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  • Viking Longship sailing

    Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

    October 6, 2016 - Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

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  • St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

    Huffington Post: The Best Way To See The Sights Of Russia

    August 10, 2016 - I was going with Viking River Cruises on the Waterways of the Tsars cruise. Viking River has a longstanding relationship with the Russian government. I knew I would feel confident and safe seeing Russia with them.

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  • Two boatmen navigate the Mekong River with green mountains and a bright blue sky.

    JustLuxe: Coasting Along the Mekong on Viking River Cruises' 15-Day Trip

    August 10, 2016 - Since my last three Viking trips were all one-week cruises in Europe, I decided to embark on a 15-day Magnificent Mekong cruise which goes through Vietnam and Cambodia. Initially, I had some reservations about the hassle of a hotel/cruise ship combo and the longer time frame. Plus, this time I wouldn’t be luxuriating on one of their signature Longships. The Viking Mekong, which was specifically built to traverse the “Mother River of Southeast Asia,” is a much smaller wooden ship, accommodating just 56 guests. However, it turned out to be my favorite Viking trip to date.

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  • Vineyard in Burgundy, France

    Cruise Critic: A Truffle, Wine and Cheese Cruise Excursion: We Try It With Viking River Cruises

    August, 2016 - Viking River Cruises offers the perfect opportunity. The line's truffle, wine and cheese cruise excursion not only shows you what everyday life in rural France is like, but also a taste of its most sought-after delicacies.

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  • Regional dish along Mekong River

    Huffington Post: The Tao of River Cruising: Finding Peace on the Mekong River

    July 25, 2016 - Watching the blood red sun drip into the Mekong River makes me feel cinematic and I dream of romance and adventure. I chat with fellow travelers, murmuring about the intoxicating beauty of the region.

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  • The atrium of a Viking river ship

    Cruise Currents: What It’s Like: Sailing On A Viking River Longship

    July 9, 2016 - My entire cruise career has seen me sailing on cruise ships of all sizes. From the largest ships at sea to the classics that are tiny by today’s standards, so I was intrigued and admittedly nervous about trying out my very first river ship with Viking River. The Viking Lif, which spans a total of four decks and has a tonnage of just a few thousand, would be my very first experience with a ship of this size and on a river. And wow, did I fall in love with her.

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  • Aerial view of people sitting at tables on the Aquavit Terrace of a Viking river ship

    Canadian World Traveller: Perfection with Viking River Cruises

    July, 2016 - A new destination each morning without having to look for hotels, pack and unpack luggage, drive through unknown roads, find parking… Viking has taken all the guess work and hassles out. It is truly a perfect way to travel, so much so that the only thing to do is remember what time the boat leaves.

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  • A Viking Longhship parked under a tree on a sunny day.

    Boston Herald: Set sail for Europe on river cruise

    June 26, 2016 - The popularity of cruising the continent’s scenic rivers shouldn’t come as a surprise. Europe has more navigable waterways than any other region in the world — and arguably more diverse cultures and visitor attractions along its riverbanks than any place else.

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  • Chain Bridge in Budapest at night

    Condé Nast Traveler: Why You Should Book a River Cruise Right Now

    February 11, 2016 - Eyeing a river cruise getaway? You’re in luck: award-winning Viking River Cruises has brought back its risk-free booking promotion for the month of February, a limited-time only no-fee cancellation policy that you’re more likely to see when booking a dinner cruise than two-week river trip.

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  • A Viking Longship sailing with an iconic building behind.

    Bon Appetit: Take Me to the (Danube) River

    January 27, 2016 - Bigger isn’t always better—especially when it comes to the cruise life. We went sailing down the Danube in search of stunning views and the ultimate week of R&R. (Spoiler: We found both.)

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