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Viking to launch six new ships in 2012

Viking River Cruises is on track to launch six new longships  this year - Viking Freya, Viking Embla, Viking Odin, Viking Idun, Viking Njordand Viking Aegir. The longships will be 443 feet long, feature 95 staterooms per ship and will boast:

  • Two Explorer Suites of 445sqft each featuring a separate living room, bedroom, bathroom and private wraparound veranda, offering 270-degree views.
  • Seven 275sqft Veranda Suites with a full-size veranda in the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom.
  • 39 Veranda Staterooms with full-size veranda, each at 205 square feet.
  • A new all-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
  • Al fresco dining areas on the Upper deck, adjacent to the lounge to present more dining choices to guests.
  • Sustainability upgrades such as energy-efficient hybrid engines, solar panels and an on board organic herb garden.

'The appeal of river cruising in Australia and New Zealand is continuing to grow and we certainly see more and more travellers finding our product meeting their needs for in-depth cultural experiences enjoyed in absolute comfort and delivered by the experts of the category,' says Teresia Fors, Managing Director Australia & New Zealand. Read more about Viking's airfare special

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