One again,Viking River Cruises has made the top of the list in ‘Best River Cruise Line’ by Condé Nast Traveler in the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards.
More than 429,000 readers submitted their choices, with millions of ratings and countless comments left for the 31st annual Reader’s Choice Awards survey.
The cruise line has been voted number one since the river cruise line category was added to the survey and, after only three years operating ocean cruises, Viking was also named one of the ‘Best Ocean Cruise Lines’!
Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking said:
“We have always tried to do things differently. That means above all else, we focus on the destination, rather than gimmicks. It also means that we do not cater to everyone – we offer adults opportunities for learning and exploration around the world, with no children, no casinos, no umbrella drinks and no nickel-and-diming.
“In a time where the biggest cruise ships tend to capture the most attention, we are proud that the Viking way of exploration is resonating so well with so many travellers. Earlier this year, we were again named the #1 Ocean Cruise Line, and now we are again the #1 River Cruise Line. I want to thank our guests and the readers of Condé Nast Traveler for this honor.”
The news is well-received for the cruise line and adds to the growing list of accolades Viking has. Just this year Viking was named the top ocean cruise line for the third year in a row by Travel+Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards and the cruise lines first three longships – Viking Star, Viking Sun and Viking Sea – received ten First Place Honours at the Cruise Critic 8th Annual Cruiser’s Choice Awards.
As well as these, the whole of Viking’s ocean fleet have been awarded five stars by Cruise Critic, with Town & Country supporting this and naming the ocean cruises as ‘Best for Design’, ‘Best Overall – Contemporary Luxury’, ‘Best for Suites’ and ‘Best for Design’.
Following their latest Condé Nast award, Viking will be featured in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice issue, to reach shelves in October.
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