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Viking to add 10 new river ships by 2026

The cruise line's massive river fleet is growing even more, with five ships each to join in 2025 and 2026.

VIKING has announced 10 additional river ships will be welcomed to its fleet in Europe.

Construction has started on the vessels, which will be delivered in 2025 and 2026.

Eight of the new vessels will sail Viking’s popular itineraries on the Rhine, Main, and Danube.

Two of the new ships, one of which was announced in February, will cruise the Seine.

Half of the new vessels will be delivered in 2025, with the remaining half to be delivered the following year.

A keel laying ceremony was held yesterday at Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock, where all ‘Viking Longships’ are constructed, to officially mark the start of construction of the 10 new vessels.

The new vessels feature a hybrid propulsion system with batteries, and are also equipped for shorepower to reduce reliance on fuel while in port.

Onboard solar panels further contribute to the ships’ energy efficiency.

“We look forward to welcoming these new Longships to our European fleet and introducing The Viking Way of exploration to even more guests in the coming years,” Chair Torstein Hagen said.

Viking’s Longships host a maximum of 190 guests, and feature a wide variety of stateroom choices, an indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace, and the cruise line’s signature Scandinavian design aesthetic.

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