Viking has released its 2022-2023 River Cruises brochure covering sailings from Central Europe and Russia to Egypt, Asia and the United States of America.
The program also includes a preview of 2023 season departures, details on new ships, a dedicated section on Christmas and Christmas Market cruises, and Viking’s next cruise destination; the Mississippi River.
The 2022/2023 River Cruises brochure showcases Viking’s first custom-built vessel in the United States, Viking Mississippi, which will debut in August 2022. It also includes sailing voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi, between New Orleans and St. Paul.
A highlight itinerary is the new 15-day America’s Great River. This cruise will sail nearly the entire length of the Mississippi River. It’s priced from AU$16,995 per person, twin share.
The new 80-passenger Viking Saigon is also featured with the Magnificent Mekong itinerary. The 15-day journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City explores the cultural treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia. It’s priced from AU$6,495 per person twin share.
Viking has also included the complete collection of Christmas cruises, including the new 10-day Christmas along the Elbe, and the 8-day Mississippi Holiday Season cruise.
Michelle Black, Viking’s Managing Director ANZ, said the new brochure is a positive sign of Viking’s confidence in both the market place and the future of cruise. It will be a simple, easy to use touchpoint for agents to assist clients in choosing their next voyage.
“For the first time we have included two seasons in this new brochure – a full 2022 season and a preview of 2023, allowing agents and their guests to plan and book further ahead. This is a recognition both of what the market has been asking for and the demand we have been seeing,” Black said.
“Significantly, this new brochure includes new destinations and ships, which in today’s climate is a major commitment and one which we are sure will generate considerable consumer and market interest.
“Our new Mississippi product, in particular, is one we are proud of. Cruising the Mississippi has been a long-held dream of our Chairman, Torstein Hagen, and the launch of Viking Mississippi in 2022 will herald a new style of cruising on this mighty waterway”.
To assist agents, Viking has uploaded a selection of river cruising marketing tools such as flyers and social media tiles to the Marketing Centre, located within Viking’s travel agent portal.
With operate a fleet of more than 70 ships sailing the rivers of Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Asia, Egypt and the US.
Viking’s 2022-2023 River Cruises brochure is out now and available to order through TIFS, or the digital brochure can be viewed here.
Lead image: Viking Hemming sailing in Porto