Viking River Cruises Expands to the Ocean

Viking River Cruises, one of our partners and one of the most trusted names in river cruising, has officially made a major leap into new waters (pun intended).

On Sunday, Viking christened its first-ever ocean ship, the Viking Star. The christening was celebrated with a ceremony in Bergen, Norway, containing live performances from world artists and musicians that with a connection to the city, and capped off with a fireworks show. The nearly-two-hour ceremony officially marked the launch of Viking Ocean Cruises, the brand name for Viking’s venture into the ocean market.

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