Luxury Travel Advisor has recognised Viking® ( as the “Best Luxury River Cruise Company” and “Best Cruise Line for Luxury Ocean Cruises” in the publication’s 2023 Awards of Excellence.

Viking is the first and only cruise line to be named the finest in both the river and ocean categories for four years. The announcement also represents the eighth time that Viking has been named “Best Luxury River Cruise Company” in the annual awards.

Luxury Travel Advisor, a prestigious travel publication, annually selects companies and individuals regarded as elite suppliers in the luxury travel industry as honorees via an exclusive vote by the publication’s advisory board. The list of nominees includes hotels, resorts, individuals, cruise lines, and professional services that exceed expectations in delivering unforgettable experiences; the complete results can be found at

Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking said, “Thank you to Luxury Travel Advisor for this honor. We are proud to be recognized once again as the best in river and ocean voyages. At Viking, we are dedicated to exploring the world in comfort, and we are very pleased that this mission continues to resonate with our guests—as well as with experts in the luxury travel industry.”

The announcement follows Viking’s continued celebration of its 25th anniversary and the company’s most successful single-month of bookings in January 2023, which followed several years of robust development. Viking has added 17 new ships to its fleet since 2020, including eight award-winning Viking Longships on the rivers of Europe, new vessels on the Mekong, Nile, and Mississippi rivers, four identical ocean ships, and two Polar Class expedition ships.

Viking has also recently received a number of other new accolades, including ‘Best Cruise Line’ by Food & Wine readers in the publication’s inaugural Global Tastemakers Awards, ‘One of the Best for Relaxation’ in the 2023 Men’s Health Travel Awards and ‘Best River Cruise Line’ by Women’s Health in its inaugural Healthy Travel Awards. Viking also dominated Cruise Critic’s 2023 Cruisers’ Choice Awards, taking first place in six categories, including “Best Overall Line,” “Best River Line,” and “Best Dining” for its ocean and expedition voyages.


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