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Viking Cruises offers both river cruises and ocean cruises through two product lines. A global corporation headquartered in the United States with main operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the company was established in 1997 by a Scandinavian and Dutch consortium led by Torstein Hagen. Initially the company purchased four Russian ships and provided a Russian river-cruise product to Europeans. The following year the company purchased additional ships and continued to cater to the European market. In 2000, the company expanded into the American market, establishing U.S. headquarters as Viking River Cruises in Los Angeles, California. Through rapid expansion, the purchase of KD River Cruise lines, and unprecedented new builds, the river cruise division grew to be the world’s largest river cruise line, and currently offers cruises along the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. In May 2013, the company announced the launch of a new small-ship ocean cruising division, which began with the maiden season of Viking Star in spring of 2015, and features Baltic and Mediterranean itineraries. In 2016 and 2017, Viking Star will be joined by two equally elegant sister ships, Viking Sea and Viking Sky.

Referral Rewards

Viking Referral Rewards Benefits

Travel is one of life’s great treasures and sharing it with others increases its value in so many ways. Recommend a river or ocean journey with Viking Cruises to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague and you can both reap the rewards.


Recommending Viking is easy, as there is something for everyone. Whether you prefer to travel on your own, with family members or with a few of your closest friends, Viking provides a safe, comfortable environment where you can relax and focus on discovering the world you’ve come to see. Stateroom arrangements on our river ships are flexible, with beds that can be set up in twin or double configuration. In our open-seating dining rooms, you can spend time with old friends at every meal or sit with new friends, a great way to meet like-minded people and future traveling companions.