Viking.TV is Viking’s award-winning enrichment channel that provides livestreams and on-demand programming, all of which is free to watch. Viking.TV went live in mid-March 2020 in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and was conceived as a way to build community, stay connected and share positive experiences while people are staying home, rather than traveling. In its first nine months, Viking.TV broadcast more than 200 sessions featuring original cultural content and virtual Privileged Access to interesting people and places around the world. Viking.TV’s library of programs also includes short documentaries, interviews, lectures, classical music concerts, reading lists, filmographies plus 60 additional pieces of content from Viking Cultural Partners such as programming from TED, BBC’s Wonderstruck, The British Museum, Libera and more. Livestreams and archived content on Viking.TV have been enjoyed by more than two million viewers, which include past Viking travelers and Viking crew, as well as those who have not traveled with Viking.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, Viking provides culturally enriching and destination-focused journeys on rivers, oceans and lakes around the world. Designed for curious travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests The Thinking Person’s Cruise® in contrast to mainstream cruises.
Viking invented the concept of modern river voyages when the company launched in 1997—and now offers itineraries on 20 rivers, including the most iconic rivers of Europe, as well as the Nile and Mekong rivers. New destination-focused journeys on the Mississippi River launch in summer 2022.
In 2015, Viking reinvented ocean voyages and became the ‘World’s Best Ocean Cruise Line’ in the first year of operation. The company’s award-winning ocean fleet of identical small ships now sails nearly 100 itineraries on all five oceans.
With the launch of Viking Expeditions, the company is perfecting expedition voyages and exploring all seven continents. The company’s first, purpose-built Polar Class vessel, the Viking Octantis, debuted in January 2022 for expeditions in Antarctica and all five of North America’s Great Lakes. A second, identical vessel, the Viking Polaris, debuts later in 2022.
Viking has more than 250 awards to its name, recently being named the #1 River Cruise Line and #1 Ocean Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in the publication’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. Viking has also been consistently rated the #1 ocean cruise line and one of the best river cruise lines in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards—and has been recognized by some of the world’s most prestigious publications for its exceptional offerings.