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Viking to Launch 4 New Seine Ships

By ,   August 17, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Viking Cruises announced that from 2020, the company will expand its France riverboat fleet with the launch of 4 new Viking-Longship class boats exclusively cruising the 8-day "Paris and The Heart of Normandy" itinerary on Seine River in Northern France.

Featuring identical staterooms, common areas, and interior design, the four 135-m long newbuilds will be named Viking Kari, Viking Fjorgyn, Viking Radgrid, and Viking Skaga.

With customized hulls and engines built to navigate on Seine River, the smaller 168-passenger vessels take travellers deeper into Paris City, docking directly in downtown (at Port de Grenelle) with views of the Eiffel Tower.

Viking Launches New Seine Ships

Viking’s 8-day roundtrip from Paris cruises start at AUD 3,500 per person, with multiple 2021 departure dates, along with return economy flights from Australia to Europe from AUD 1000 per person.

Also in 2020, on Rhine River will be deployed the 2 newbuilds - Viking Gersemi and Viking Hervor. Both vessels are standard Longships planned to operate company's new "Oberammergau, the Alps and the Rhine" cruisetour between Amsterdam and Oberammergau. The 11-day itinerary visits 4 countries (Holland, Germany, France, Austria) and offers a total of 8 complimentary shore excursions. Prices start from ~EUR 4,350 pp.