Viking cruises announce that they have won the Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Cruise Line in 2020 for both their ocean cruise and river cruise lines.
From Today’s Press Release
For the fifth consecutive year, Travel + Leisure readers have voted Viking the #1 Ocean Cruise Line in the 2020 World’s Best Awards. We have also been rated a World’s Best River Cruise Line—a distinction we have received every year since the award’s inception in 2010. While we are incredibly proud of these honors, what makes them especially meaningful is that they are based on your votes.
When we set out to reinvent ocean cruising with our small ship, destination-focused approach, we knew travelers wanted something different. Here are some of our defining principles:
Viking will never try to be all things to everyone. We provide an intimate, small ship experience for the curious, intelligent and engaged traveler who values enrichment over extravagance.
We promise you The Thinking Person’s Cruise®. You can count on more time in port to explore the world’s great destinations; thoughtful enrichment programs that open doors to diverse cultures; and like-minded adults to share the experience.
Your Viking home will always be a spacious, elegant, state-of-the-art ship that embodies the best of Scandinavian design.
No casinos, children or umbrella drinks on board. Instead, you will find an atmosphere that is serene and refined.
Enjoy Viking Inclusive Value. Our cruise fares include everything you need—complimentary beer and wine with meals, free Wi-Fi, a shore excursion included in every port and more.
We are pleased with the positive response from the travel industry and our guests, and I am so grateful for the passion and commitment of our team—in particular, our onboard staff who work so hard to make every journey exceptional. Together, with your support, their hard work has helped us to earn this prestigious award for the fifth year in a row.
This has been a totally devastating year for the cruise industry. Congratulations to Viking Cruises on their win which brings some good news to the cruise line. Shelly and I were looking forward to our river cruise on the Rhine River this past Spring. Like many cruise itinerary’s it was cancelled due to Covid-19. Viking River Cruises did step up to the plate for us. They gave us a voucher for 25% more than the fare we paid to rebook the cruise for next year.