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What It’s Like: Sailing On A Viking River Longship

My entire cruise career has seen me sailing on cruise ships of all sizes. From the largest ships at sea to the classics that are tiny by today’s standards, so I was intrigued and...

#MikeAtSea: First Impressions Of Viking River Cruises

Currently, I am sailing aboard Viking River Cruises’ Viking Lif from Amsterdam to Budapest. This sailing is my first river cruise, but my second with Viking, having previously sailed aboard Viking Oceans’ Viking Star....

#MikeAtSea Preview: Through Europe With Viking River

#MikeTheViking is back and ready to sail the rivers of Europe! A Little Background Viking River is the world’s largest river cruise line, sailing on numerous rivers throughout Europe, Asia, Russia, and even Egypt. While...

Viking River Cruises Christens Six New Longships

Viking River Cruises, the world’s leader in river cruising, welcomed six new Viking Longships into their fleet this week, following a waterside ceremony in Amsterdam. The six new ships, Viking Rolf, Viking Kadlin, Viking Alruna, Viking Egil, Viking Vilhjalm, and Viking Tialfi,...

Viking River To Begin Mississippi Sailings In 2017

Viking River Cruises, the immensely popular river cruise line sailing mainly throughout Europe, will drop anchor along the Mississippi River beginning in 2017. The announcement by Viking came earlier today, confirming rumors of the...

Viking River Cruises Shatters Own Record, Christens 16 Ships In 24 Hours

Viking River Cruises, the largest and most prominent river cruise operator in the world, has shattered their own world record for “Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company.” The previous record was held...

Viking River Cruises Orders 2 New Longships

Viking River Cruises has added two new ships to the line’s order book for 2014. The two new orders will bring Viking’s fleet delivery number for 2014 from 12 to 14. The new orders...

River Flooding Causes Widespread River Cruise Cancellations

Recent river flooding throughout Europe has caused many river cruise lines to cancel upcoming sailings. As the week has progressed, more river cruise line sailings have been cancelled. Weather reports state that there is...

Viking Ocean Cruises To Be Revealed Tonight (Live Feed)

Around 9:00pm EST, Viking River Cruises will announce the latest details on its new cruise line, Viking Oceans. Viking Oceans will depart from its sister lines focus on river cruising and will launch traditional...

Low River Tides Threatening Winter River Cruises

Low water levels on sections of Europe’s Rhine and Danube Rivers caused by a late-season drought are threatening to turn upcoming Christmas markets cruises into bus tours. On the precipice of the Christmas markets season, which...