Viking Celebrates 25th Anniversary In Amsterdam. Milestone Event Named Two New Expedition Ships and Featured All Classes of Viking Ships in the Same Place for the First Time

Viking Executive Vice President Karine Hagen (right) presents gifts to Liv Arnesen (center) and Ann Bancroft (right), renowned explorers and godmothers of the Viking Octantis and the Viking Polaris, respectively  (Image at - October 2022)Viking today (Sept. 30, 2022) marked the company’s 25th anniversary with a historic celebration in Amsterdam.

To commemorate the milestone, for the first time ever, three classes of Viking ships, a river ship, an ocean ship and the company’s newest expedition vessel, the Viking Polaris®—met in Amsterdam and sailed in a special convoy to IJmuiden, Netherlands.

Participating in the convoy with the Viking Polaris were the river ship Viking Mani, and the ocean vessel, the Viking Mars®.

During the Amsterdam event, Viking also named the Viking Polaris and her identical sister ship, the Viking Octantis®, which is currently sailing her inaugural season in the Great Lakes. Both ships will spend the Austral summer in Antarctica, before traveling north to the Great Lakes for a series of voyages during spring and summer.

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