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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Viking River Cruises Christens Record-Setting Ten Longships

Only a year after launching the line’s first four revolutionary new longships, Viking River Cruises yesterday christened a record-setting ten additional ones at once. Viking Aegir, Viking Atla, Viking Bragi, Viking Embla, Viking Forseti, Viking Jarl, Viking Rinda, Viking Skadi, Viking Tor and Viking Var were all officially named by their respective godmothers in Amsterdam. Four were present while the remaining six were christened remotely at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Germany.

The Guinness World Record goes down as ‘The Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company’ at a count of eight. (Two of the ten ships highlighted in the ceremony were ineligible for inclusion because they had already entered service.)

“Today is a proud day for Viking and for river cruising. We are honored to showcase 10 of our revolutionary new longships and to have had such a celebrated group of women helping us christen them,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “Our guests are explorers, just like the ancient Vikings of our Norse heritage, which is why we deliver authentic and enriching travel experiences like no other cruise line.”

For more information on the Viking longships, read our Live Voyage Review from onboard Viking Freya, one of the first four christened last year. Also, visit Viking River Cruises’ website to view a slideshow from the christening ceremony. What is your opinion about this impressive record-setting feat? Please share with us in the comments section below…




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