Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Celebrity baker joins Viking Cruises to launch 14 ships in under 24 hours

We like breaking records here at World of Cruising and Viking Cruises broke its own GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ with the help of legendary TV baker, Mary Berry. She cut her own slice of history as Viking Cruises launched 14 of its deluxe Longships, in three countries and three cities in just 24 hours.

Mary christened Alsvin in the traditional manner in Amsterdam by smashing a bottle of champagne across its bows. As well as Amsterdam, ceremonies were held in the famous Avignon, France and Rostock, Germany. Each of the Viking Cruises Longships christened will now set sail along one of the award-winning company’s river routes, including those on the Danube, Rhine and Rhone.

Just like the other vessels in the company’s 50 strong river and ocean cruising fleet, the new Longships are named after gods from ancient Norse mythology, such as Buri, Delling and Heimdal. All feature a sleek design and advanced engineering, including energy-efficient hybrid engines that produce minimal onboard vibrations. Each also includes outstanding amenities, spacious accommodation and a stylish, airy interior created by renowned Norwegian maritime architects, Yran & Storbraaten.

More information on Viking Cruises visit www.vikingrivercruises.co.uk