Viking Cruises

IndustryTravel and tourism
Founded1997 (1997)
Key people
Torstein Hagen,
Founder, Chairman
Karine Hagen,
Senior Vice President
ProductsRiver cruises
Ocean cruises
Expedition cruises
Revenue£97.03 million (2017)[1]
Number of employees
5,000+ (2017)[2]
SubsidiariesViking River Cruises
Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking Expeditions

Viking[3] (formerly Viking Cruises) is a cruise line providing river, ocean, and expedition cruises. Its operating headquarters are in Basel, Switzerland,[4] and its marketing headquarters are in Los Angeles, California.[5]

The company has three divisions, Viking River Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, and Viking Expeditions. As of February 2020, it operates a fleet of 76 river vessels and 6 ocean ships, offering cruises along the rivers and oceans of North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, and Southeast Asia.

  1. ^ "Viking Cruises Company Financial Data", 18 October 2019
  2. ^ Allan E. Jordan, "Viking Cruises goes from upstart to leader in 20 years," Cruise Business Review, February 2017, pp. 36-39.
  3. ^ Gray Faust, Chris (20 January 2020). "Citing Growth And Destination Focus, Viking Drops "Cruise" From Name". Cruise Critic.
  4. ^ Adam H. Graham, "The Rising Tide: How Viking Changed Cruising," Departures, 21 November 2016.
  5. ^ Fran Golden, "Perfect Examples," Porthole Cruise Magazine, 21 August 2017.