12 new ships, two new Rhine itineraries for Viking River Cruises in 2015

Viking will take delivery of 12 new river cruise ships in 2015, including two "Longship-esque" vessels along the Elbe River. Rendering courtesy of Viking.

Hot on the heels of christening an astonishing 18 new vessels last month in Europe, Viking River Cruises has firmed up their plans for 2015 that include the launch of another 12 river cruise ships comprised of 10 Viking Longships and two brand-new “Longship-esque” vessels on the Elbe River. The expansion will bring Viking’s total […]

New River Cruise Ships Abound On Europe’s Rivers

Even with all the new ships, Viking is still planning to add more vessels to keep up with demand. Photo ©  2014 Aaron Saunders

Last week, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection officially welcomed the French-ambienced S.S. Catherine into its fleet of classically styled river cruisers. Building upon the success of the company’s S.S. Antoinette, which was introduced a few years back, S.S. Catherine looks poised to further enhance Uniworld’s boutique river cruise offerings throughout Europe, as River Cruise Advisor’s Ralph Grizzle discovered. […]

Discovering Portugal’s Rivers of Gold


Porto, Guimarães, and the newest Vikings on the Douro Aaron Saunders, River Cruise Advisor March 22, 2014 With the Viking River Cruises 2014 Christening Ceremonies now officially behind us, we had the chance to sample two cities featured on the line’s Portugal’s Rivers of Gold itinerary: Porto and Guimarães. Porto is actually located across the […]

Christening Viking Hemming and Viking Torgil in Porto


Flying to Porto to discover the new Viking Hemming & Viking Torgil Aaron Saunders, River Cruise Advisor March 21, 2014 This morning, we bid farewell to Viking River Cruises Viking Forseti near Bordeaux, France. But we’re far from done with the 2014 Viking River Cruises Christening ceremonies. From the ship, we drove directly to Bordeaux’s […]