Final yr, Viking debuted 4 new customized constructed Longships that would dock nearer to the Eiffel Tower in Paris than ever earlier than. Attributable to enormous demand for these cruises, Viking might be including a fifth ship in 2025.
These customized constructed Longships are barely shorter than Viking’s customary Longships and this enables them to have a premium docking location within the coronary heart of Paris. From Paris, the river ships sail the cruise line’s eight-day Paris and the Coronary heart of Normandy itinerary on the Seine River.
“France continues to be among the many hottest locations for our company, and we’re happy to broaden our fleet on the Seine River to fulfill that demand,” mentioned Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “With our unique docking location at Port de Grenelle, much more company will quickly be capable to discover the ‘Metropolis of Gentle’ within the Viking method.”
The ships are just about similar to Viking’s Longships that sail on the Danube and Rhine Rivers besides they solely carry 168 company in 84 staterooms. The river ships function a hybrid propulsion system with batteries and are additionally outfitted for shore energy to cut back reliance on gasoline whereas in port. Onboard photo voltaic panels additional contribute to the ships’ power effectivity.
Crusing roundtrip from Paris, company on Viking’s Paris & the Coronary heart of Normandy itinerary discover Giverny and go to the attractive gardens and charming farmhouse the place Claude Monet lived and labored; hint the footsteps of Joan of Arc in Rouen; stroll hallowed floor at Normandy’s American Navy Cemetery and World Warfare II seashores; and savor the delicacies of Normandy.
This eight-day voyage alongside the Seine River celebrates historical past, artwork, meals and customs within the nation’s most dazzling city and pastoral settings.