Viking River Cruises Takes First Place in Readers’ Choice Awards

Viking river cruises awards

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Viking has been voted the Best River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking has scored in the top of the list every year since its inception. Being in 1st place, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Viking higher than any other cruise line. Also, after only two years of operating ocean cruises, Viking was again named one of the Best Ocean Cruise Lines.

More than 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and more than 100,000 comments as part of the 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey. Viking will also be featured in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice issue.  Full results of the awards can be found at <>

Two Decades of Tradition

Acclaimed for its innovation, distinctive modern Scandinavian design, inclusive value and immersive destination-focused offerings, Viking has won awards from industry experts and the travel trade. In the last year alone, Viking was named the #1 ocean cruise line in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards, and Town & Country named Viking’s ocean cruises “Best for Design” and “Best Overall, Contemporary Luxury” in the magazine’s recent Cruise Awards.

In the past 20 years, Viking has been honored multiple times on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Readers’ Choice Awards and in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, including being named #1 River Cruise Line in 2013 and 2015.  Earlier this year, the company welcomed two new Viking Longships on Europe’s rivers. With the launch of its third ocean ship, Viking Sky earlier this year, and the launch of its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun this month, Viking has doubled its ocean fleet in one year. Viking’s fifth ship, Viking Orion, will join the fleet in 2018 for cruises in Australia, Asia and Alaska. A sixth sister ship will be delivered in 2019.

Through October, Viking is offering U.S. residents 2-for-1 cruise fares on select 2017 and 2018 ocean and river cruise itineraries, with additional savings on international air.

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