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The Rising Tide: How Viking Changed Cruising - @DeparturesMag

The Rising Tide: How Viking Changed Cruising - @DeparturesMag

Viking River Cruises was only founded in 1997. Few travel companies with such a short history have built such a reputable brand in so little time. The company remained small in its salad days, maintaining an average market share of river cruisers. But its emphasis on longer shore visits and cultural-driven itineraries quickly made it the leader of upscale river cruising. By 2012, Viking released their new “Longship” vessel, designed by Houston-based Rottet Studio with a contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic and sensibility, and embarked on an aggressive fleet development program for the next four years, launching 46 new Longships to be used on their routes from the Rhine to the Danube. This growth spurt coincided with the company’s sponsorship of Downton Abbey , which made the brand a household name. By the time Star launched in 2015, Viking had become a clear industry leade...

Full article: http://www.departures.com/travel/how-viking-cruises-chang...

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