Asian countries welcome cruise newcomer, Viking Cruises

The christening in Livorno of Viking Cruises' Viking OrionViking’s latest ocean liner Viking Orion has arrived in Asia, making her debut voyage from Bangkok to Hong Kong. The move signals the start of an association with Asia for the fast-growing three-year-old brand, which already has a fleet of six mid-sized 930-passenger vessels proving immensely popular with US and UK passengers. (