Viking commits to expansion despite coronavirus cruise shutdown

Viking is extending its reach on rivers in North America with its first custom-built vessel despite the current shutdown of operations due to coronavirus. The company is to deploy new ship Viking Mississippi from August 2022 between New Orleans and St Paul. The 386-passenger ship is being purpose-built for the Mississippi with five decks includingContinue reading “Viking commits to expansion despite coronavirus cruise shutdown”

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Viking Cruises Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration

PHOTO: Viking Cruises founder and chairman Torstein Hagen in front of a Viking Longship under construction. (photo courtesy of Viking Cruises)   Viking Cruises is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operation this year, and a new video showcases its founder and chairman Torstein Hagen reminiscing about the company’s humble beginnings and great success since. “Twenty yearsContinue reading “Viking Cruises Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration”

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Viking, one of the most interesting stories in cruising, just got more interesting

Viking Cruises quietly turned an important corner last week – one that signals the company may be on the cusp of significant growth. The transition came through a vehicle called MISA Investments Ltd., which received a $500 million equity infusion from TPG Capital and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Few in the cruise worldContinue reading “Viking, one of the most interesting stories in cruising, just got more interesting”

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