River & Ocean Cruises -
Dear Marty Trencher,
I have outstanding news to share, and it would not have been
possible without you and your clients: For the fourth
consecutive year, Travel + Leisure readers have voted
Viking the #1 Ocean Cruise Line in the 2019
World’s Best Awards. We have also been rated a World’s
Best River Cruise Line—a distinction we have received
every year since the award’s inception in 2010. While we are
incredibly proud of these honors, what makes them especially
meaningful is that they are based on your clients’ votes.
When we set out to reinvent ocean cruising with our small ship,
destination-focused approach, we knew travelers wanted something
different. Here are some of our defining principles:
Viking will never try to be all things to everyone.
We provide an intimate, small ship experience for the curious,
intelligent and engaged traveler who values enrichment over
We promise your clients The Thinking Person’s Cruise®.
They can count on more time in port to explore the world’s great
destinations; thoughtful enrichment programs that open doors to
diverse cultures; and like-minded adults to share the
Their Viking home will always be an elegant,
state-of-the-art ship that embodies the best of
No casinos, children or umbrella drinks on board.
Instead, they will find an atmosphere that is serene and
Enjoy Viking Inclusive Value. Our
cruise fares include everything your clients need—complimentary
beer and wine with meals, free Wi-Fi, a shore excursion included
in every port and more.
We are pleased with the positive response from the travel
industry and our guests, and I am so grateful for the passion
and commitment of our team—in particular, our onboard staff who
work so hard to make every journey exceptional. Together, with
your support, their hard work has helped us to earn this
prestigious award for the fourth year in a row. Thank you to the
readers of Travel + Leisure. We are deeply honored.
*Ship size category: 600–2,199
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