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    Forbes: The Secret, Inspired Life Of A Cruise Ship Director

    September 29, 2019 – Showcased here is Heather Clancy, a cruise director at award-winning, state-of-the-art Viking Cruises, a company founded by Norwegian visionary Torstein Hagen, who first launched innovative Viking River Cruises in 1997 and then grew the game-changing Viking Ocean Cruises in 2015.

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    USA Today: How to visit the real star of “Downton Abbey”

    September 25, 2019 – To "Downton Abbey" fans, Highclere Castle – the fictional home of the beloved Crawleys and their staff, and the real-life home of the equally-beloved Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and their staff – is like sacred, holy land. Since the show premiered in 2010, hundreds of thousands of viewers have made the pilgrimage to England to see the grand house that’s as familiar to them as their own.

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    Cruise Critic: Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Venus To Sail in Northern Europe

    September 18, 2019 – Viking Cruises has confirmed the name of its seventh ocean ship, Viking Venus, which will join the fleet in early 2021. The line's newest 930-passenger ship is set to spend its maiden season in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, sailing popular itineraries including British Isles Explorer, In Search of the Northern Lights, Viking Homelands and Into the Midnight Sun.

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    Condé Nast Traveler: 5 Downton Abbey Filming Locations You Can Actually Visit

    September 12, 2019 – As we get closer to the movie's long-anticipated September 20 release date, a number of tour packages have been announced to get travelers to the filming sites. Viking recently announced that cruise guests can get access to Highclere Castle as part of a special Great Homes, Gardens & Gin excursion.

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    Vanity Fair: The Cast of Downton Abbey Returns: “It Felt Like We Never Left”

    September 10, 2019 – When the lights finally went down in the theater, in typical film-premiere style, the audience clapped just as loud for the film’s production companies and for Viking Cruises, the series’ longtime sponsor, as they did for the Dowager Countess’s cutting zingers.

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    Lonely Planet: Record-Breaking Cruise Sets Sail from London

    September 3, 2019 – Viking Cruises has just launched the Ultimate World Cruise, an eight-month journey that will attempt to set a Guinness world record for the "longest continuous passenger cruise."

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    Forbes: Viking Aims To Set Record For Longest World Cruise

    September 2, 2019 – Viking Cruises has won numerous industry awards over the years but now, the cruise line has set its sights on achieving a Guinness World Record. When the 930-passenger Viking Sun returns to port in Greenwich (London) in eight months, it hopes to set a world record for the “longest continuous passenger cruise.”

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    Condé Nast Traveler: Around-the-World Cruises Are Much Less Complicated Than You Think

    August 7, 2019 – Take Viking's 161-day Miami to London world cruise on Viking Sun, departing December 14, 2020: You'll average just one sea day between ports, and some segments, such as Venice to Corfu, or Naples to Grenada, don't have any.

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    JustLuxe: From Barcelona to Venice on Vikings Mediterranean Odyssey Cruise

    July 22, 2019 – The Viking Cruise line has quickly become the world’s most awarded cruise line on both river and sea. One of its most exciting adventures is its 13 day sea voyage from Barcelona to Venice aptly named The Mediterranean Odyssey.

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  • Viking Sky touring Geiranger fjord Friaren

    Cruise Critic: Winners of 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

    July 17, 2019 – Viking Ocean Cruises took the cake in the small-ship cruise line category, winning two awards -- one each for the Baltic and the British Isles/Western Europe.

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  • Explorer's lounge aboard Viking's newest ship, Jupiter

    USA Today: An inside look at Viking Cruises’ latest ship: Viking Jupiter

    July 12, 2019 – This year, Viking Cruises unveiled a new addition to their fleet: Viking Jupiter. Take a look at the cruise line’s latest seagoing vessel, with a Scandinavian design made for an upscale ocean experience.

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  • Viking Sky touring Geiranger fjord Friaren

    Travel + Leisure: The Top 10 Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines

    July 10, 2019 – Viking Cruises has topped this list since it became eligible in 2016 — it started out as a river-only line — and the addition of two new ships since this time last year, Orion and Jupiter, helped it maintain its No. 1 position.

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  • Cape Town, South Africa cityscape panorama

    Condé Nast Traveler: Sailing Along Africa’s Western Shore

    June 28, 2019 – We sent writer Florence Derrick on Viking's 29-day Along Africa's Western Shore sail from Durban to Casablanca—part of a 21-country world journey from Miami to London. The cruise took her through Cape Town, Dakar, Morocco, and more.

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    Cruise Critic: Just Back From Viking Jupiter: 8 Great Touches on Viking Ocean Cruises’ Newest Ship

    June 12, 2019 – With the launch of Viking Jupiter earlier this spring, Viking Ocean Cruises now has a fleet of six 930-passenger oceangoing cruise ships. While the vessels are nearly identical, we're struck by how the line has evolved since it debuted in 2015.

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  • Two Viking ocean ships sailing past the coast of Santorini, Greece

    USA Today: How Viking is redefining the rules of ocean cruising

    May 30, 2019 – From its television commercials and word of mouth, Viking has established itself as a well-known river cruise brand – even among those yet to sail. But with the introduction of Viking Star in 2015, the company has rapidly expanded into the ocean space, as well. Viking Sea was even voted Best Small Ship in the 2019 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, with Viking Sky coming in third. The current fleet of six highly-acclaimed ships is scheduled to grow to a staggering 16 by 2027, and each takes the company's successful river cruising philosophy to the seas.

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  • Viking ocean vessel in fjord near Flam, Norway

    Fodor's: 6 Epic Stops on an Incredible Viking Ocean Cruise Through Coastal Norway

    May 3, 2019 – There’s no better (or more comfortable) way to see Norway’s highlights than on a Viking Ocean Cruises coastal cruise that dips into some of the country’s famous fjords, the most breathtaking (and famous) of which are along Norway’s west coast.

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    Forbes: Viking Saga: The Tale of Tor Hagen And His Voyage From Ousted CEO To Cancer Survivor To Cruise Ship Billionaire

    April 15, 2019 – As the sparkling blue waters and red-roofed towns of Croatia drift by, Torstein Hagen makes his way through the minimalist, Scandinavian-style lobby of the Viking Jupiter cruise ship, explaining what makes Viking’s voyages successful. The secret is in what the ships don’t have. There are no casinos, no kids, no umbrella drinks, no formal nights, no waterslides and absolutely no butlers. Hagen has been in the cruise industry long enough to know what he doesn’t like.

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    Forbes: The Norwegian Billionaire Behind Viking Cruises

    April 15, 2019 - Torstein Hagen, the founder and CEO of Viking Cruise Lines, shows no signs of slowing down and has embarked on his biggest endeavor yet: To make a name for himself in ocean cruises.

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  • Viking Star and Viking Sea sailing in Santorini

    CNN: Cruisers’ choice: Best cruise ships of 2019

    March 6, 2019 – Viking has conquered the small to mid-sized cruise ship market. Viking Ocean Cruises, which was established in 2015, racked up 10 first-place awards in the 9th annual Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards on Wednesday. Viking's long-established river cruise line also earned top honors, with Viking Vidar named best for river cruises in a new category.

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  • View of the Lyngen Alps in Tromso

    Cruise Critic: A Viking Northern Lights Cruise: Just Back From Norway

    March 4, 2019 - We're just back from a Northern Lights cruise on Viking Ocean Cruises' Viking Sky, which visited various ports along Norway's coast, heading into the Arctic Circle. Visiting a cold-weather destination in the heart of winter isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for those willing to brave the sometimes-frigid temperatures, the payoff could very well be a big check off your bucket list. That is: spotting the rare and beautiful natural phenomena of the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis.

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  • A Viking ocean ship sailing past the Seven Sisters Waterfall in Geiranger, Norway

    Forbes: The Art of Travel: Viking Cruises Continues To Champion Culture

    February 25, 2019 – As well as its innovative sea and river voyages around the world, Viking Cruises is also renowned for its continual support of the arts. Following on from last year’s sponsorship of the V&A’s major Ocean Liners: Speed & Style exhibition, this year, the cruise line is working alongside the British Museum on the anticipated Edvard Munch: Love and Angst exhibition, which will run from 11 April – 21 July 2019.

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  • A red house in Tromso, Norway with the Aurora Borealis in the sky

    New York Times: Viewing the Northern Lights: ‘It’s Almost Like Heavenly Visual Music’

    February 11, 2019 - Viking Cruises inaugurated a new 13-day sailing to northern Norway, called “In Search of the Northern Lights,” which bills itself as the first full-length winter itinerary in the arctic from an American cruise line.

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  • Aerial view of a Viking ocean ship sailing past a European town

    Cruise Critic: Exotic Norway: Why a Cruise is the Best Way to Travel

    February 4, 2019 - On our cruise aboard Viking Ocean’s Viking Sea, our “Into the Midnight Sun” itinerary visited some of Norway’s better-known destinations. But what really caught my eye, both in planning the trip and then again in experiencing it, was the smaller, more remote and off-beat places that the ship also visits.

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  • Aerial view of a Viking ocean ship sailing past Tromsø, Norway

    Forbes: The 20 Best Cruises To Take In 2019

    January 31, 2019 - I never saw myself as a cruiser, i.e., somehow who loves cruises. In fact, I studiously avoided them. But my experience on the Norwegian-owned Viking completely changed my mind. My journey up the coast of Norway on the Viking Sky was luxurious and comfortable, full of hygge, the Nordic concept that translates, loosely, into “enjoying life’s simple pleasures.” Floor-to-ceiling windows in the ship’s public areas bring the outside in and make you feel close to nature.

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  • Lobby and stairs of a Viking ocean ship

    AFAR: Want an Alaskan Adventure? Book One of These New Cruises

    January 25, 2019 - The cruise line (one of AFAR readers’ favorites) enters Alaskan waters for the first time in the company’s 22-year history. In May 2019, the 930-passenger Viking Orion, sets sail. Ten-night summertime itineraries between Vancouver and Seward highlight Viking’s entertaining excursion options such as dogsled rides with Iditarod huskies in Seward and gold panning in Juneau.

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  • Explorers' Lounge on board a Viking ocean ship

    Yahoo Lifestyle: The sleek Scandi-styled cruise that is an adults only haven

    January 23, 2019 - While taking port in Sydney, during its new Australia and New Zealand route, Yahoo Lifestyle was welcomed aboard the ocean cruiser to truly uncover what is this so-called ‘Viking difference’ – and we have to say, we walked away feeling pretty impressed.

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  • Viking Sea and Viking Star in Santorini

    USA Today: Viking Sea wins Best Small Ship title

    January 5, 2019 - The 930-guest Viking Sea was built in 2016 as the second oceangoing vessel in the Viking fleet. Itineraries are destination focused, but onboard, passengers enjoy an inclusive experience with all-veranda staterooms, plenty of public spaces to spread out, excellent alternative dining options and top-notch service.

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