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Seven lines hit by New Zealand's bio-blockade as passengers fume
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Seven lines hit by New Zealand’s bio-blockade as passengers fume

From Carnival to Viking, almost every cruise line has fallen foul of New Zealand’s tough biosecurity regulations about hull cleaning. It’s meant disaster for many passengers who have travelled around the world for a once-in-a-lifetime […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 12 2023
Viking's newest ship receives its name from decorated astronaut
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Viking’s newest ship receives its name from decorated astronaut

Viking has bestowed its newest ocean ship with the name Viking Neptune, at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The ships godmother Nicole Stott is a now-retired NASA astronaut, aquanaut and artist, honoured tradition by offering her […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jan 11 2023
Viking is creating an expedition revolution with the new Viking Polaris
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Viking is creating an expedition revolution with the new Viking Polaris

Margrith Ettlin, Viking’s first female captain, is feeling particularly satisfied - the brand new Viking Polaris is flying across the Drake Passage at a racy 17 knots.

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Nov 17 2022
Viking Neptune joins the Viking Fleet
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Viking Neptune joins the Viking fleet

Following a ceremony in Ancona, Italy, Viking Neptune has become Viking’s newest ocean ship. Notably, despite being otherwise identical to other Viking vessels, Viking Neptune is the first ship in both its fleet and the cruise industry to […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 14 2022
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Viking orders four new “green” ocean going ships with Italian Fincantieri shipbuilder

Viking, the cruise line with the catch-cry, “No kids, No casinos“ policy, has ordered four new hydrogen-fuelled ships to cruise the world’s oceans. Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri confirmed the four “green” ships are worth Euro 1.7 […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Sep 15 2022
See the world on these epic Viking 2023 world cruises
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See the world on these epic Viking 2023 world cruises

Viking has announced two spectacular “longitudinal” world cruises, taking guests all the way between the Great Lakes and Antarctica.  The first sailing, will depart from Buenos Aires on March 2, 2023 and Viking Octanis will […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Jun 22 2022
6 of the ultimate spa experiences on cruise ships
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6 of the ultimate spa experiences on cruise ships

Sailing away to the horizon, surrounded by water and deeply inhaling that salty air is inherently calming, so cruise aficionados want more than the average relaxation offerings. Increasingly, people are looking for inner and outer […]

WORDS BY Louise Goldsbury . Apr 7 2022
Foods offer while river cruising

Aboard the newest Viking ship sailing the Seine

Viking Radgrid, pulled out of Port De Grenelle in Paris last week, on her maiden voyage to Le Pecq after a glittering launch party as part of the biggest river ship ceremony in years. After […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Mar 21 2022
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Viking’s river fleet is back with record eight-ship launch across Europe

Viking’s chair Torstein Hagen said COVID is “really behind us" – and launched eight new river ships to prove the point.

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Mar 18 2022
When can you board a cruise in Australia? Here's what the lines are saying
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When can you board a cruise in Australia? Here’s what the lines are saying

After news that Australia’s ban on cruise was finally lifting, the first question was: “When can I get on a locally based ship?” The first international cruise line to arrive will be Ponant, when expedition […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 18 2022
Viking celebrates with record eight-ship Paris launch
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Viking celebrates with record eight-ship Paris launch

By Teresa Ooi in Paris In an incredible display of chutzpah in the week cruising was red-lighted in Australia, Viking officially launched EIGHT new ships to the world’s biggest river fleet. In a glittering celebration […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Mar 17 2022