Viking Cruises celebrated on August 5, 2022, its 25th Anniversary and leadership in travel.
To commemorate the special anniversary, the company released a new video message from Chairman Torstein Hagen who is reflecting on Viking’s key milestones since its founding back on August 5, 1997.
The new video can be viewed on the brand’s website and on Viking.TV (brand’s enrichment channel). All this week, the channel's daily programming centered on Norwegian culture and history as a tribute to the Hagen family's Norwegian heritage.
The milestone year has been one of significant launches for the cruise company. In January 2022 debuted Viking Expeditions (new travel brand) and its fleet's first vessels - Viking Octantis (currently sailing an inaugural Great Lakes season). In the spring, Viking welcomed 8 new riverboats (Viking Longship design) and its newest ocean ship - Viking Mars. This month, Viking is launching 3 river vessels designed for navigation on the rivers Nile, Mekong, and Mississippi. By the end of 2022, Viking will inaugurate a second expedition ship - Viking Polaris, and another ocean ship - Viking Neptune.