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Condé Nast Traveler

Readers’ Choice Awards — 2020, 2019

In 2020, Viking was named the #1 River Cruise Line in Condé Nast Traveller’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, receiving the highest score across all river and ocean cruise lines. Condé Nast Traveller states, “Complimentary Wi-Fi and select shore excursions encourage passengers to share experiences both on land and on the water, and Viking’s ‘Culture Curriculum’ offers experiential learning through events like regional wine tastings and menus that change with the season.”

The Times and Sunday Times

Travel Awards — 2020

Viking was named ‘Best Boutique Cruise Line’ and ‘Best River Cruise Operator’ in The Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2020.  The awards are voted for by readers of The Times, Britain’s oldest national daily newspaper, and its sister title The Sunday Times, currently the biggest selling quality print newspapers in the UK, with over 330,000 votes registered overall this year. 

Cruise Critic

UK Editors’ Picks Awards — 2019, 2018

In both 2019 and 2018, Viking was honoured with multiple awards including ‘Best River Cruise Itineraries,’ ‘Best Enrichment,’ and ‘Best for First-Timers’. Cruise Critic states, ‘In an expanding river market, Viking continues to reign.’

British Travel Awards

Best River Cruise Line — 12 Time Winner

For the 12th consecutive year, Viking was named the ‘Best River Cruise Line’ in the 2020 British Travel Awards. In 2020, Viking was also recognised as the ‘Best River Cruise Holiday company’. The British Travel Awards honour excellence in travel and tourism based on ratings submitted by registered travelers.
 

Cruise & Ferry Review

Ship of the Year — 2020

In 2020, Viking Longship Einar was awarded the highest honour in Cruise & Ferry’s first-ever ‘Ship of the Year’ awards. Voted on by readers in over 50 countries, Viking Einar was highlighted as a game-changer in its category.

Silver Travel Advisor

Silver Travel Awards — 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

For four consecutive years, Viking has received top honours in the Silver Travel Awards. In 2020 and 2019, Viking was named ‘Best Luxury River Cruise Line’ and in both 2018 and 2017, Viking was named ‘Best River Cruise Line’.

Food & Travel Magazine

Reader Awards — 9 Time Winner

In Food & Travel Magazine’s annual Reader Awards, Viking was awarded ‘River Cruise Line of the Year’ for the ninth consecutive year solidifying Viking as an industry leader at the top of its field.
 

Cruise International

British Cruise Awards — 2019

Respected as one of the most prestigious consumer awards in the cruise industry, Cruise International awarded Viking as both the ‘Best River Cruise Line’ and ‘Best Cruise Line’ overall in their ninth annual British Cruise Awards.

Wave Awards

Favourite River Cruise Line — 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Based on responses submitted by avid travelers and industry experts, Viking was named ‘Favourite River Cruise Line’ for the fourth consecutive year in the 2019 WAVE Awards.

The Times and Sunday Times

Travel Awards — 2020

Viking was named ‘Best Boutique Cruise Line’ in The Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards 2020.  The awards are voted for by readers of The Times, Britain’s oldest national daily newspaper, and its sister title The Sunday Times, currently the biggest selling quality print newspapers in the UK, with over 330,000 votes registered overall this year. 

Cruise Critic

UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards — 2020, 2018

In 2020, the Viking ocean fleet swept the Small Ship category in the annual UK Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards with Viking Star and Viking Sea taking top honours in 8 ocean categories. Viking Star was awarded for ‘Best Overall’, ‘Best Value’, ‘Best Cabins’, ‘Best Dining’, ‘Best Public Rooms’, ‘Best Service’, and ‘Best Shore Excursions’ while Viking Sea followed suit receiving the award for ‘Best Fitness and Recreation’.
 

Cruise Critic

UK Editors’ Picks Awards — 2019, 2018, 2017

For three consecutive years, the international team of Cruise Critic editors has recognised Viking in several luxury cruise line categories including ‘Best for Value’ and ‘Best Spa’. In 2019 and 2018, Viking was also awarded for ‘Best Enrichment’.
 

Cruise International

British Cruise Awards — 2019

Respected as one of the most prestigious consumer awards in the cruise industry, Cruise International awarded Viking ‘Best Cruise Line’ overall in their 2019 British Cruise Awards.

British Travel Awards

Best Midsize Ships Gold Award — 2018, 2017

In the annual British Travel Awards, Viking was named ‘Best Midsize Ship’ in 2018 and ‘Best Luxury Cruise Line’ in 2017. The British Travel Awards honour excellence in travel and tourism based on ratings submitted by registered travelers.
 

Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships

#1 Ship — 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016

In its Cruising & Cruise Ships 2020 edition, Berlitz awarded Viking the top six positions in the Mid-Size Ships category. 
         
In 2017, Viking Sea was awarded first in her category, noting her ‘many elegant touches’ and ‘excellent inclusive value.’ Viking Star, which was rated highest in her category in 2016, earned second place behind her sister ship Viking Sea.
 

Wave Awards

Best for Wellbeing & Spas — 2018, 2016

In 2018, for the second time, The Wave Awards’ distinguished panel of industry experts recognised Viking’s ocean cruises as the ‘Best for Wellbeing & Spas’ in the UK cruise industry.
 

Interior Design

Best Of The Year Awards — 2015

The preeminent design competition – hosted by the industry-leading publication – celebrates superior interior design projects and products. Viking Star was honored in the 2015 edition, with the Living Room, Wintergarden and Explorers’ Lounge receiving special nods for their unique and stunning design.

Architectural Digest

Best New Luxury Cruises — 2015

In a roundup of the most luxurious and design-forward vessels sailing today, Viking Star took top billing.

Travel Channel

Best Mediterranean Cruise — 2015

Rated among its best cruises of 2015, the Travel Channel honored Viking with “Best Mediterranean Cruise.” The cable network also recognized Viking for “living up to the reputation of its acclaimed sister line while offering perks all its own.”