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3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer

3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer

Two new three-star restaurants were announced by the Guide Michelin this afternoon in a wordy ceremony that took place at La Seine Musicale, a new performing arts center in Boulogne-Billancourt in suburban Paris: Maison des Bois in Manigod, east of Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region, the preserve of "botanical alchemist" Marc Veyrat, who applies modernist techniques to foraged Alpine ingredients (and who has twice before won three stars for now-defunct establishments); and Restaurant Christophe Bacquié at the Hôtel & Spa du Castellet, southeast of Marseille in the Var, where the eponymous chef specializes in such Mediterranean-inspired dishes as seared Spanish prawns with a "quintessence" of prawn heads and pigeon cooked in a crust of spiced salt with wild myrtle berry vinaigrette.

This brings the total number of three-star restaurants in France to 28. There were 27 last year, but Sébastian Bras of Le Suquet in Laguiole asked Michelin to rescind the honor late last year, so that he and his team could "proceed with a free spirit and without stress," and the company recently announced that they would comply.

The inspectors of the Guide Michelin now visit and rank eating places in some 30countries or regions worldwide, but the French guide — the original, which dates back to 1926 — is always the big news.

A total of 50 new one-star restaurants were added to the guide this year, including 18 in Paris — among them Iñaki Aizpitarte's trendy, influential Le Chateaubriand, of which François-Régis Gaudry, a restaurant critic for L'Express, once said, "Michelin will never give Le Chateaubriand a star, because it's too unpredictable; its essence and its chef are too wild."

Only five new places achieved two-star status this year: Flaveur, brothers Gaël and Mickaël Tourteaux's restaurant in Nice; veteran chef Bruno Cirino's Hostellerie Jerôme in La Turbie, above Monte Carlo; the historic Auberge du Père Bise in Talloires, acquired from the Bise family by Jean Sulpice, who had an acclaimed restaurant of his own in Val Thorens (and who was the youngest chef in France to ever win a Michelin star, at age 26); and not one but two French restaurants with Japanese chefs: Masafumi Hamano's Au 14 Février in Saint-Amour-Bellevue, in the Beaujolais region, and Restaurant Takao Takano, run by the chef of that name, in Lyon.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


3 Michelin Stars for a Veteran French Chef and a Mediterranean Newcomer - Recipes

December 19, 2016 &mdash River cruise giant Viking&rsquos move into ocean cruising hit another milestone Thursday as the line&rsquos fourth ocean-going ship took to the water for the first time.

The Daily Meal: On Viking Ocean Cruises, Mamsen&rsquos Deli Serves Mum&rsquos Recipes on Mum&rsquos China

December 9, 2016 &mdash To say that Hagen is hands-on would be an understatement. In a recent interview, he went on at some length describing how he had developed Viking&rsquos Freya toiletries to make them supremely easy to open in the shower. This attention to every detail is unquestionably why Viking has taken the cruise world by storm.

The Daily Meal: Cuisine on the World&rsquos No. 1 Cruise Line

November 21, 2016 &mdash Chef Anthony Mauboussin, culinary director of Viking Cruises, has a lot on his plate, including 42 new dishes this year alone.

Departures: How Viking Changed Cruising

November 21, 2016 &mdash In just under two decades, Viking Cruises skyrocketed from a small river cruise agency to one of the best cruise companies in the world, redefining guest expectations and converting non-cruisers into repeat customers while they were at it.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

November 10, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company&rsquos first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day &ldquoWest Indies Explorer&rdquo sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: Inside the Viking Star, the Caribbean&rsquos Fanciest New Cruise Ship

November 8, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star, built in 2015, is Viking&rsquos first ocean liner. Just 745 feet long, this small ship still feels expansive, with plenty of dining options, elegant outside decks, and a luxurious spa and salon.

TravelPulse: What Sets Viking Ocean Cruises Apart in the Caribbean

November 1, 2016 &mdash Viking is all about full immersion, and the Caribbean experience did not only begin and end ashore. Before heading out, wonderfully detailed port talks briefed guests with cultural and historical context as well as shore excursion details, and enrichment lectures weaved a narrative tying all the islands together in a larger tapestry.

NY1: Viking Star Gets New Yorkers into Caribbean Fast with Cruises out of Puerto Rico

October 27, 2016 &mdash Viking Star came steaming up the Hudson River recently paying a visit to New York City for the very first time.

Travel Weekly: Viking Cruises&rsquo Torstein Hagen

October 25, 2016 &mdash Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, announced plans to go into the ocean cruise business in 2013. Three years later, he has plans for a half-dozen ships on three continents. He spoke with senior editor Tom Stieghorst onboard the Viking Star as it repositioned for its first season of Caribbean cruising from San Juan.

Travel By Terry: Who Set The Bar For The Viking Star?

October 20, 2016 &mdash For anything to have &ldquopersonality&rdquo, logic dictates that a &ldquoperson&rdquo must be involved somewhere. (Sometimes I stun myself with my own profundity. Or, some would say, I just have a born knack for stating the bleedin&rsquo obvious.) Either way, bear with me. Where I am headed with this should be clear soon enough.

Cruise Fever: Viking Ocean Cruises Visits the Caribbean for the First Time

October 19, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises made their inaugural stop in the Caribbean this week when their award winning cruise ship, Viking Star, stopped in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Viking Star debuted in the spring of 2015 and quickly earned Viking the title of &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line&rdquo by the readers of Travel + Leisure.

Fodor&rsquos Travel: This Fancy Scandinavian Cruise Ship Has a &ldquoSnow Room&rdquo on Board

October 14, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star might be one of the fanciest new cruise ships on the seas. Built in 2015 with an eye toward Scandinavian design, this small and sleek vessel boasts a deluxe spa with Scandinavian specialties.

TravelPulse: Viking Ocean Cruises Readies for Its First Ever Caribbean Season

October 13, 2016 &mdash Viking Cruises is expanding well beyond its known European territories. The Viking River Cruises brand pioneered the inland waterways&rsquo boom, and now the Viking Ocean Cruises brand has left from Norway to come across to the Americas for the first time ever.

Town & Country: These Are the Best Cruises in the World

October 6, 2016 &mdash Town & Country awarded Viking River Cruises Best For Suites and Best for Design in their 2016 Cruise Awards, noting: The simple Scandinavian design of Viking's nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we've seen. They don't feel cramped, and they have a lovely indoor/outdoor dining area, the Aquavit Terrace.

Forbes: Premier Cruise Ship Or Fine Art Museum?

August 31, 2016 &mdash The Viking Star collection is so comprehensive that even as you work out in the well-equipped fitness room you&rsquore staring at a wall-size photograph of a fjord by Polish-British photographer Henryk Hetflaisz. The water ripples slightly, the mountains are majestic, the sky is stunning.

Forbes: The Smart New Kid On The Seas

August 30, 2016 &mdash Since its christening in the spring of 2015, the Viking Star, and its sister the Viking Sea (christened this past spring), have wowed the cruise critics as the first of two ships in the new Viking Ocean Cruises line. And more importantly, legions of passengers who had already experienced their popular Viking River Cruises are instant fans.

Huffington Post: 10 Reasons a Viking Ocean Cruise Should Be On Your Midlife Bucket List

August 29, 2016 &mdash Viking prides itself on its wide variety of destinations and its focus on education and experience. There are always guest experts on board, offering talks about the history and culture of the places you&rsquore going to see, and the chefs make sure you get a taste of those places, as well. But, as much as we&rsquove loved the destinations we&rsquove visited on our cruises, we&rsquove equally looked forward to our days at sea. And honestly? We would go anywhere with Viking.

Forbes: Discovering Denmark's Diminutive Aalborg City With A Viking Ocean Cruise

August 25, 2016 &mdash One of the best ways to discover Aalborg is on the Viking Star, or her sister the Viking Sea, which are the largest cruise ships that can navigate the shallow 120-mile-long Limfjord waterway that divides North Jutlandic Island from Jutland proper where Aalborg lies on the south bank. Which is to say that on the 900-passenger vessels you won&rsquot be swamped at port by behemoth ships disgorging visitors by the thousands.

Porthole: Home Is Where the Heritage Is

August 23, 2016 &mdash In many ways Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo newest ship, Viking Sea, is a welcome return to basics &mdash comfortable destination-based cruise travel at its heart and soul without any unnecessary bells and whistles. It&rsquos elegant simplicity by design. And it&rsquos something special.

Travel + Leisure: The World&rsquos Best Ocean Cruise Line

August 1, 2016 &mdash Just one year after launching its first oceangoing ship, Viking Cruises pulled off a surprise win, beating out the competition. What truly makes a statement on the line&rsquos twin 930-passenger ships, Viking Star and Viking Sea, is the Scandinavian aesthetic, which translates to airy cabins (all of which have full-size balconies) and public spaces.

TravelAge West: Viking Cruises' Viking Star

July 31, 2016 &mdash It was clear to me after only one week onboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo luxurious Viking Star that it is, first and foremost, a home to its passengers. And for good reason &mdash the designers have found a way to combine elegance and comfort, making the vessel not only a ship, but also a residence.

Cruise Fever: 7 Ways Viking Ocean Cruises Reinvented Ocean Cruising

July 18, 2016 &mdash Viking launched their first ocean cruise ship, Viking Star in May 2015, and currently has a fleet of two cruise ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea) with four more either under construction or on order. Viking Cruises has not only created a vision to reinvent ocean cruising in seven different areas, but exceeded on every one of them.

The Avid Cruiser: Viking Wants To Be Your Best Choice

June 26, 2016 &mdash With its Norwegian roots and Norwegian-flagged ships, Viking says no other company does Scandinavia cruises better.

TravelPulse: Torstein and Karine Hagen Discuss Viking Ocean Cruises

June 21, 2016 &mdash While traveling aboard Viking Ocean Cruises&rsquo new Viking Sea along the line&rsquos equally new itinerary &ndash Into the Midnight Sun &ndash I had the privilege to exclusively interview the company&rsquos chairman, Torstein Hagen, and senior vice president, Karine Hagen. These two are father and daughter, respectively.

Travel Daily News: Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen commemorates five Norwegian ports of call for new ship

June 21, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises announced that its chairman, Torstein Hagen, has commemorated the arrival of the company's new ship, Viking Sea, in five new Norwegian ports of call. A Norwegian native, Hagen celebrated his family's heritage during the traditional maritime plaque ceremonies attended by local officials, harbor masters, directors of tourism, and mayors.

The Daily Meal: Viking&rsquos New &lsquoKitchen Table&rsquo Culinary Arts Program

May 19, 2016 &mdash Since last year's launch of its first ocean cruise liner, the Viking Star, Viking Cruise Line has stunned passengers and cruise critics alike with its gleaming ship and emphasis on learning and discovery through travel.

Travel + Leisure: Travel + Leisure&rsquos Take on Viking Cruises&rsquo Brand New Ship, Viking Sea

May 18, 2016 &mdash You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. I repeat: You will not find a casino on this cruise ship. For some folks, that might be a turn off. But for many, it&rsquos an enticement, and it is certainly an indication of the kind of tone the Viking Sea is trying to set. Quiet. Restrained. Calming.

Toronto Sun: Viking Sea Stretches its Sea Legs

May 9, 2016 &mdash The ultra stylish Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may not have been the most fashionable lady on the London scene last week. Stiff competition came from the new Viking Sea, which turned heads as she sailed along the Thames on May 5.

Yahoo! News: Viking Ocean Cruises Launches New Ship in London

May 6, 2016 &mdash Viking Ocean Cruises has officially welcomed its second ship, Viking Sea, during a celebration on the Thames River in Greenwich. Viking Sea's debut follows the launch of the cruise company's first ship Viking Star, less than a year ago and signals the growth of Viking Ocean Cruises, which last year became the travel industry's first entirely new cruise line in a decade.

Fox News: Viking Cruises Unveils Second Luxury Ocean Liner

May 6, 2016 &mdash When it comes to modern cruising, increasingly massive ships dominate the high seas. But Viking Cruises is bucking that trend with its new destination-focused Viking Sea &ndash a 930-guest sister ship to last year&rsquos Viking Star, the company's first vessel designed for the ocean.

USA Today: Fast-Growing Viking Cruises Christens Second Ocean Ship

May 6, 2016 &mdash Under a sky blanketed with fireworks, the 930-passenger Viking Sea was officially welcomed into service by her godmother, Karine Hagen &ndash Viking&rsquos vice president and daughter of company chairman Torstein Hagen.

Condé Nast Traveler: Viking Plans a 141-Day World Cruise for 2017

May 3, 2016 &mdash Cross 35 countries and 66 cities off your bucket list in a single cruise. Since launching the first new ocean cruise line in a decade, Viking Cruises is making good on its promise to shift the cruise industry's focus to cultural experiences over, say, Jimmy Buffett&rsquos Margaritaville.

The Daily Meal: Viking River Cruises Take to the Oceans

February 19, 2016 &mdash It&rsquos hard to tell which is larger: the ship, the amount of dining options, or the value. For the past five years, Viking River Cruises has consistently topped numerous &ldquoWorld&rsquos Best&rdquo travel lists.


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