Viking Cruises Adds Two More Oceangoing Ships In 2016

The new Viking Star will be the launch vessel for Viking Oceans, Viking River Cruises oceangoing cruise arm. Illustration courtesy of Viking Cruises.

Viking Cruises is set to grow again – but this time, it’s the company’s forthcoming Viking Ocean Cruises brand that is set to see the benefits of expansion. Recently, Viking announced it would launch two additional oceangoing cruise ships to debut in 2016. Capable of carrying 930 guests apiece, Viking Sea and Viking Sky will sail […]

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Viking River Cruises March 2014 Inaugural

With so many river cruise lines in operation along the waterways of Europe and elsewhere throughout the world, it’s never easy to answer one of the most basic questions travelers are likely to have: How are each of these river cruise companies different from one another? Aaron Saunders and I (Ralph Grizzle) have been fortunate […]

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. […]