Viking River Cruises has announced new details about its 2020 river cruise season, which will see the addition of four new ships custom built to navigate the Seine River in the heart of Paris. Inspired by the design of the award-winning Viking Longships, the four new, identical vessels will debut in 2020; all will be deployed on Viking’s popular eight-day Paris and the Heart of Normandy itinerary by 2021.
Hosting 168 guests in 84 staterooms, the new Seine Ships – Viking Fjorgyn, Viking Kari, Viking Radgrid and Viking Skaga – will be smaller than Viking Longships, but will feature many of the same popular features that Viking guests are custom too.
Commenting on the new vessels, Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, said: “For 22 years, we have led the industry in defining what modern river cruising looks like for experienced travelers who have interests in history, art and culture.”
“We continue to lead because we focus on the destination, and we continue to innovate for our guests, offering them new and different opportunities for learning – and opening doors around the world at places that may otherwise have been difficult to visit.”