I love travel, but I started writing about cruises because I loved ships. Specifically, I love seeing the evolution of the onboard product, and the interior design changes that come with that.
On my recent voyage aboard Viking Rivers‘ Viking Baldur last month, I discovered yet another round of subtle but significant changes in the Viking Longships. Although there are now 18 Longships in service, Viking seems to be building them in pairs. Viking Embla and Viking Freya, for instance, are nearly identical – and both sport the same aqua-green frosted glass walls on their stateroom showers. Likewise, the earlier Viking Njord and Viking Odin are nearly identical.
Viking Baldur entered service in August, becoming the latest Viking Longship to enter service until the next batch are christened in Avignon, France in March.
So what’s changed? I’m glad you asked!
The Viking Lounge
On the Outside
With 14 more Viking Longships on the way this year — and another 14 tin 2015 — you can bet there will be more little changes, tweaks and exciting differences to come.
Stay tuned for an even more comprehensive look at some of the changes incorporated into Viking’s trendsetting longships.
Very helpful. However, I don’t care for the translucent bathroom doors and walls. If one gets up in the night, the light may disturb one’s partner. Hope they rethink that.
Aaron Saunders says
The translucent bathroom walls were only used on two Viking Longships. The rest all have “normal”-style walls, and only the first few ships constructed featured the glass bathroom doors and closet doors. The latest Longships even have a cool “night-light” feature located underneath the lowest lip of the shelving below the sink that illuminates the bathroom enough at nigh that you don’t need to pop the main lights on.
SedonaJoel . says
Beautiful photos – thank you!!