Viking River Cruises

With all the recent big ship news you might have missed that Viking River Cruises christened 12 of its ships on March 24th.

As seen in the featured video there was a joint christening ceremony for all the new vessels that are cruising along rivers in Europe. The cruise line is expanding rapidly and is also making an entrance to ocean cruises in 2015 with the Viking Star.

The simultaneous christening ceremonies in Amsterdam and Rostock included  10 of its award-winning Viking Longships and two custom vessels for the Elbe River. the total fleet size is now at 60.

“We are immensely proud of the response to our new ships that we continue to receive from guests and industry experts,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “It is always important that we recognize those who have helped us achieve success, and this year I am especially pleased to honor fellow Vikings as godmothers of our newest river vessels.”

The ships Godmothers are the cruise lines longest-serving employees from across the company.