Destination Focused Cruise Line Celebrates A Quarter Century Of Exploration

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Today, Viking® ( is commemorating its 25th birthday and its position as a pioneer in the tourism industry. Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, offers a new video message to mark the occasion in which he looks back on the company’s most significant achievements since its founding on August 5, 1997. Both the new video and Viking.TV, the company’s multi-award-winning enrichment channel, are available online on Viking’s website. In honor of the Norwegian background of the Hagen family, Viking.daily TV’s programming has been focused on Norwegian history and culture all this week.

Following Viking’s recognition as the top ocean line and top river line in Travel & Leisure’s 2022 “World’s Best” Awards, which made the firm the first cruise line to ever win both categories in the same year, comes the anniversary. Viking is the first cruise line to ever concurrently receive the top ranking in its categories from both publications, Condé Nast Traveler and rivers and seas.

For the company, this significant year has also seen a number of important launches. The Viking Octantis®, the first of the company’s two specially built expedition ships, made its debut in January and is presently sailing its inaugural season in the Great Lakes. Eight new Viking Longships® and its newest, identical ocean ship, the Viking Mars®, were welcomed by the firm in the spring.

By the end of the year, Viking will have welcomed a second identical expedition ship, the Viking Polaris®, as well as a second identical ocean ship, the Viking Neptune®. This month, Viking is introducing three vessels specifically designed for the Mekong, Nile, and Mississippi Rivers.  As part of the company’s 25th Anniversary Sale, Viking is providing exceptional discounts in addition to up to free international travel on a number of river and ocean cruises from now through August 31, 2022. For more information, dial 1-855-8-VIKING (1-855-884-5464) from Viking or speak with a travel agent.

Viking was established in 1997 and offers excursions on lakes, rivers, and oceans all around the world. Chairman Torstein Hagen frequently states that Viking delivers experiences for “The Thinking PersonSM,” who he describes as interested visitors with interests in science, history, culture, and food.

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