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WHY VIKING CRUISES HAS RISEN IN THE RANKS

WHY VIKING CRUISES HAS RISEN IN THE RANKS

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In years past, Viking Cruises was considered a company that has been around for a long time but not very innovative. The company’s fleet of river ships were outdated and considered by many travelers as just a means to travel to destinations not accessible from oceans or by buses and planes.Torstein Hagen, the founder of Viking Cruises, had a vision. In 2010 while ocean cruise ships were constantly coming up with new ways to attract cruisers, river boats were still stuck in a bubble.

THEN ALONG CAME VIKING LONGSHIPS

Torstein Hagen, the founder of Viking Cruises, had a vision. In 2010 while ocean cruise ships were constantly coming up with new ways to attract cruisers, river boats were still stuck in a bubble.

Mr. Hagen sat down with architects and engineers to come up with ideas on how to bring his fleet to the next level of modern river cruise ships. The results were astounding.

Among these are the Energy-Efficient Hybrid engines, 39 Full-Size Veranda staterooms, 22 staterooms with French Balconies, two 445 squre feet Explorer Suites with the first ever two full size rooms, the Organic Herb Garden, a walking track, and dining al fresco at the Aquavit Terrace,

The first Viking LONGSHIP was christened in 2012. Today, there are 45. You could literally travel on these ships one week each year for 10 years and still not see all the ports that Viking takes you to.

Awards came in from Travel & Leisure Readers’ Choice, Conde Nast Traveler and a highly respected cruise website for consumers.

WHY CHOOSE VIKING OCEAN CRUISES

After dominating the river cruise market with a 49{625323b24af37c24f5a97fddb81c67dba8bd357996214eb0318c02ab7c1b66cd} share-the next highest is 9{625323b24af37c24f5a97fddb81c67dba8bd357996214eb0318c02ab7c1b66cd}- Mr. Hagen and his team made a decision to enter the ocean cruise segment. Why send happy customers that are choosing an ocean cruise for their next voyage to another cruise line?

Back to the drawing board. Being that their cruisers enjoyed the small ship experience, they came up with a perfect compromise. A 930 passenger ship is not too big and not too small. “Let’s eliminate the smokey casinos”. No inside cabins. No small porthole cabins. No need for concierge cabins. Every cabin has a balcony. Free shore excursions are the norm.

All 5 Viking Ocean Cruise ships, Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking Orion offer complimentary Unlimited Internet, more Al Fresco dining than any ship, an Infinity Pool, the main pool with a retractable dome, afternoon tea in the Wintergarden, the two-story Explores’ Lounge, the Sports Deck, Mamsen’s-serving traditional Norwegian Snacks, and The Theatre & 2 Cinemas.

More Awards came pouring in. “Best New Ship Viking Star”. World’s Best Awards”

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