Viking launches two new high end longships

first_imgViking launches two new high end longshipsViking launches two new high end longshipsViking Cruises today launched two new additions, Viking Hild and Viking Herja, to its fleet of currently 64 river vessels. Viking Hild will sail the Rhine River from April on Viking’s Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary, and later this year both new ships will sail Viking’s popular Danube Waltz and Rhine Getaway itineraries.The new ships integrate cutting-edge technology that reflects current travel trends and guest preferences for more spacious and open interiors. Accommodating 190 guests in 95 staterooms, Viking Longships have a patented layout that allows for two Explorer Suites – the largest river cruise suites in Europe, as well as seven two-room Veranda Suites; 39 Veranda Staterooms with full-size verandas; and 22 French Balcony Staterooms. Additionally, all Viking Longships have had sustainability upgrades, such as onboard solar panels, organic herb gardens and energy-efficient hybrid engines.“We are thrilled to launch two new ships to the river cruising market. Since we debuted the Viking Longships, we have amassed consumer and industry acclaim including recognition from Cruise Critic,” said Michelle Black, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. “All our river ships are designed with our guests’ comfort in mind, offering sleek Scandinavian design and an abundance of space and natural light.”The christening of the two new ships marks another year of impressive growth for Viking. The company launched its third ocean ship, Viking Sky, in February and will add a fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, in November. By 2019, Viking will have a fleet of six ocean ships and will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line.For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 138 747 (Australia) and 0800 447 913 (New Zealand) or visit www.vikingcruises.com.auTo join the Viking Cruises community online, visit www.facebook.com/vikingcruisesAUNZ Source = Viking Cruiseslast_img read more