Journey + Leisure readers have voted Viking® (www.viking.com) first in its classes within the 2022 World’s Finest Awards, which had been introduced at the moment by the publication. Viking was named the #1 Ocean Line for ships with 300 to 799 cabins and the #1 River Line, making it the primary cruise line ever to high each classes in the identical 12 months. Viking can be rated #1 for each rivers and oceans by Condé Nast Traveler; no different cruise line has concurrently earned #1 in its classes from each publications.
Since 1995, Journey + Leisure, the most important journey journal model within the U.S., has invited readers to forged their vote for the World’s Finest in cruising with concerns within the following options: cabins/amenities, meals, service itineraries/locations, excursions/actions and worth. Viking may also be featured within the journal’s World’s Finest subject, which might be on newsstands in July; the total outcomes of the 27th annual awards will be discovered at www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best.
“Thanks to the readers of Journey + Leisure for voting us first in these prestigious awards. We’re proud to be named the world’s #1 for each oceans and rivers. To be the primary line ever to obtain each awards in the identical 12 months is a really particular honor. This achievement is the results of the onerous work our Viking group members have put in over the past 25 years,” mentioned Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “In my opinion, it’s now time to work even tougher. They say that while you attain the highest, there is just one technique to go – at Viking, we are saying that means is onwards.”
Immediately’s announcement follows a 12 months of serious milestones as Viking celebrates its 25th anniversary. In January, the corporate launched Viking Expeditionsand the primary of two purpose-built expedition vessels, the Viking Octantis®, which is at present crusing its inaugural season within the Nice Lakes. Within the spring, the corporate additionally welcomed eight new Viking Longships® and a brand new ocean ship, the Viking Mars®. By the top of the 12 months, Viking could have additionally welcomed a second similar expedition ship, the Viking Polaris®, and one other similar ocean ship, the Viking Neptune®, in addition to new purpose-built vessels for the Nile, Mekong, and Mississippi Rivers.