The Thinking Person’s Cruise
With over 60 ships, (and more on the way), Viking is over half of the river cruise industry. They cruise to more destinations than anybody else, and most of their fleet is less than five years old. Conde Nast Traveler readers just voted Viking #1 River Cruise Line for 2017.
The founder, Tor Hagen, has always had a laser focus on delivering an outstanding destination experience. When a Viking Longship pulls up to a pier, it is generally smack in the middle of the action, an easy walk to wonderful attractions. They offer free guided tours in every port and some very nice, in-depth optional tours.
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The Viking Difference
The Viking passenger is an ambitious traveler, much more inclined to visit a cultural site than to lounge on a beach. These are premium-oriented, adult sightseers, not ultra-luxury guests. Viking wants them to see as much as possible. Their Viking Way and Cultural Curriculum programs are dedicated to enrichment travel. This is the Viking Difference.
In Viking’s own words:
“We travel to explore, to learn, to understand. At Viking, we believe travel should be more than just a trip—it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That is why our intimate, inclusive cruise itineraries are designed to help you explore nuances of your destination: its food, culture, people and customs.”
Of the major river cruise lines, Viking generally has the best prices. They like to promote by offering no-brainer airfare savings programs that include transfers. The ships are spacious and modern, without being extravagant. Fares include the complimentary excursions, unlimited wi-Fi, beer and wine with lunch and dinner, alternative dining, port fees and taxes. Gratuities are not included in your fare.
You’re going to love your Viking cruise. Everybody does! Great ships, great itineraries, lots of departures. The only caution is that they sell quickly. So, remember to book early.