Joost Ouendag has been with Viking since 2002. Before that, he worked for one of America’s largest tour operators, covering the United States and Canada. Since joining Viking, he has shaped the company’s river cruises around the world for more than ten years, and he now focuses on ocean and expedition cruising. Joost has worked at the company’s Woodland Hills, California, office but now works in Basel, Switzerland. He lived and studied in The Netherlands and Germany, and he holds a master’s degree in linguistics from Utrecht University.