Viking River Ships by the Dozen

12 ships, 12 godmothers on a big day for Viking--Photo courtesy Viking River Cruises

Make it an even 60 ships in the Viking River Cruises fleet.

At a simultaneous christening ceremony in Amsterdam and Rostock, Germany, the company christened a total of 12 new river vessels, including 10 of its trademark Viking Longships for Danube and Rhine itineraries and two custom vessels for the Elbe River. This event comes just a year after the company set a Guinness World Record for the most new ships launched in a single day and makes it by far the biggest European river cruise line.

Viking named 12 of its longest-serving employees as ceremonial godmothers for the new ships. Each godmother represents a department that has contributed to the consistently high guest satisfaction ratings and the growth and success of the company, said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises.

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