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Widespread River and Ocean Line Viking Celebrates twenty fifth Anniversary

Luxurious river and ocean cruise line Viking is celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary immediately. To commemorate the event, the road launched a brand new video message (which you’ll be able to watch beneath) from its founder and chairman Torstein Hagen, as he displays on the corporate’s key milestones since its founding in 1997.

All this week, the Viking.TV each day programming has centered on Norwegian tradition and historical past as a tribute to the Hagen household’s Norwegian heritage.

viking ocean ships and octantis
(Picture courtesy of Viking)

“I’m happy with all that now we have completed in these 25 years. First, we invented trendy river voyages; then, we reinvented ocean voyages with our destination-focused method; now, we’re perfecting expedition voyages and exploring all seven continents—in consolation,” mentioned Hagen.

“To each member of our prolonged Viking household of visitors and staff: blissful anniversary and thanks. These first 25 years have been excellent, however we’re simply getting began.”

This anniversary comes simply after Viking was named #1 Ocean Line and #1 River Line in Journey + Leisure’s 2022 “World’s Finest” Awards, the place the corporate grew to become the primary cruise line to ever win each classes in the identical yr. Viking can also be rated #1 for rivers and oceans by Condé Nast Traveler, making it the primary cruise line to ever concurrently earn #1 in its classes from each publications.

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2022 has been a milestone yr for launches for Viking. In January, the road debuted Viking Expeditions with the primary of two expedition vessels, Viking Octantis. The ship is presently working its inaugural season within the Nice Lakes.

explorers' lounge viking octantis
Explorers’ Lounge on Viking Octantis (Picture courtesy of Viking)

Within the spring, the corporate welcomed eight new Viking Longships and its latest ocean ship, Viking Mars.

This month, the road is launching three purpose-built vessels for the Mekong, Nile, and Mississippi Rivers, and by the top of the yr, may even launch its second expedition ship, Viking Polaris, in addition to one other ocean ship, Viking Neptune.

From now via August 31, Viking is providing particular financial savings plus as much as free worldwide airfare on choose river and ocean voyages as a part of its twenty fifth Anniversary Sale.

Watch Torstein’s video:

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