|Ushering in a new age for Viking Cruises—Welcome aboard the Viking Star. All photography is the property of EuroTravelogue™ unless otherwise noted. Unauthorized use is prohibited.|
Since the dawn of a fledgling river cruise company in 1997, Viking Cruises has grown to become the world's leader in river cruising with 60 river vessels plying the rivers of Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia, Egypt and China. But Viking guests wanted more. Well this year, they got it as Viking Cruises enters a new age with its debut of Viking Ocean Cruises and the first of three planned ocean-going vessels—Viking Star whose christening in Bergen, Norway, was celebrated on the country's National Constitution Day—May 17, 2015.