Townsville to Become New Stopover Port for Viking

By ,   August 28, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

One of the most luxurious cruise companies in the world named Townsville as its new stopover port.

Scandinavian cruise line ­Viking Cruises’ ship Viking Orion is due to arrive in Townsville on December 10, 2018 as part of Komodo & Australian Coast itinerary.

Viking Orion cruise ship

Cruise industry sources say that Viking’s entry into Townsville's cruise market is significant.

According to Australian Cruise Association chief executive, Jill Abel, regional ports like Townsville are becoming more important to cruise industry.

With its debut in 2018, the 227-metre Viking Orion became the latest vessel in the rapidly growing fleet of Viking Ocean Cruises which includes nearly identical ships.

With 930-passenger capacity, Orion is described as small ship that is big on amenities designed for guests looking for relaxation alongside exploration.