In a grand ceremony on board the Viking Polaris moored in central Amsterdam, two famous female polar explorers christened both this novel explorer cruise ship and its sister ship Viking Octantis on 30 September. At the same time, Viking also celebrated its 25th...
Viking has welcomed eight new river cruise ships to its fleet during a celebration in Paris. Of the eight new Viking Longships, four are built specifically to navigate the Seine River. The other four will sail the Rhine, Main and Danube. The naming of the new river...
Concordia Damen has completed the build of the hull of the latest addition to the fleet of A-Rosa Flussschiff, one of Europe’s leading river cruise operators. The hull will now be transported by the heavy-lift vessel Yacht Express to Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the...
The growing popularity of river cruises in the Netherlands demands additional emphasis on safety. The Dutch Safety Board states this in its report published on 17 December on the collision between the Swiss river cruise ship Viking Idun and a Maltese chemical tanker....
River cruise ports in the south and west of the Netherlands, Port of Amsterdam and Must See have launched the app Port See. This app provides up-to-date insight into the accessibility of ports for river cruise ships and what corona measures, if any, apply there. The...
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