Viking Ocean Cruises has been quite busy in the past few years!  It was not even a year ago that they introduced their very first ship, Viking Star, and marked the arrival of the industry’s first new cruise line in a decade.  Yesterday, the company welcomed their second ship, Viking Star during a celebration in Greenwich.
The ship was position in the Thames River, and is the largest ever launched in London.  During the new vessel’s christening ceremony, the cruise line’s senior VP and daughter of Torstein Hagen served as ceremonial godmother, offering a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing for Viking Sea.  Several aspects of the ceremony also paid homage to the company’s Norwegian heritage.  In honor of the original Vikings, a Viking battle axe was used to cut the cord for the aquavit christening.  Also, instead of champagne for the bottle-breaking, they used a bottle of Gammel Op

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