When Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship in 2015, Chairman Torstein Hagen laid out a imaginative and prescient to have 10 ocean ships and 100 river ships of their fleet. The primary half of that imaginative and prescient was accomplished this week when the cruise line christened their tenth ocean ship, Viking Saturn.
Regardless that Viking reached that first ocean ship milestone with 10 vessels in service, they’ll add one other 10 ships to their fleet by the top of the last decade. The cruise line presently has 9 ocean ships in service with Viking and a tenth (previously Viking Solar) chartered in China.
The cruise line has been named the Finest Ocean Cruise Line my a number of publications ever since they launched their first ship, Viking Star. They’ve the best passenger ranking out of all ocean cruise traces and their speedy development factors to how they reinvented ocean cruising eight years in the past.
Viking’s latest ship, Viking Saturn, was christened at Pier 88 in New York Metropolis on Tuesday night. Ann Ziff, the chairman of the Metropolitan Opera and a longtime Viking cultural companion, served because the ship’s godmother providing the normal blessing on the vessel. This additionally marked the primary time that Viking has christened a brand new ship in New York.
“It is a very proud day for Viking as we title our latest equivalent ocean ship in New York Metropolis, one of many nice cultural capitals of the world,” mentioned Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “It’s particularly becoming that Ann Ziff, Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera—one of many world’s best cultural establishments—has honored us by serving as godmother of the Viking Saturn. We thank Ann for her loyalty as a Viking visitor, in addition to her many spectacular contributions to the humanities and different necessary causes.”
How has Viking christened 10 new ships in eight years with one other 10 vessels coming over the subsequent seven years? It’s all concerning the expertise onboard. Demand has by no means been greater for Viking’s ocean cruises with capability on 2023 cruises being 89% bought out and 2024 already at 49% bought.
— Cruise Fever (@CruiseFever) June 7, 2023
Stuff you received’t discover onboard Viking ships are kids below 18, casinos, nickel and diming, inside cabins, or formal nights.
Viking provides a brand new all-inclusive expertise and the next is included in ALL cruise fares:
- WiFi (Starlink on some cruise ships)
- One shore tour in each port
- Soda, beer, and wine throughout lunch and dinner
- All eating places and room service
- Entry to the Nordic Spa thermal suite
- Laundry rooms
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Viking’s 10 ocean cruise ships are for probably the most half equivalent. While you step on board, you have got a sense that you just’re at residence and it’s all aside of Viking’s mission, journey the world in consolation. 100% of the within of Viking’s ships are non-smoking.
As Viking continues to develop by the top of the last decade, they’ll be capable of add much more unbelievable itineraries. They’ll have extra ships to deploy to locations that aren’t typically visited by cruise ships. Throughout a press convention on Viking Saturn, the cruise line hinted that areas in Africa are a risk for future growth.
What began out as a small river cruise line with 4 ships in Russia in 1997 has was the quickest rising cruise firm on the earth. Viking now has over 100 complete vessels in service throughout 4 product traces: river cruises, ocean cruises, expedition cruises, and the Mississippi.
Viking additionally has 14 river ships and 10 ocean ships both below building, on order, or choices for them.
Viking is celebrating their twenty fifth anniversary with $25 deposits on cruises and as much as free worldwide airfare on river, ocean, and expedition cruises. This deal will run by the top of June 2023.