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Viking River Cruises Awards

The Most Honored River Cruise Line

TRAVEL + LEISURE

WORLD’S BEST AWARDS – 12 YEARS OF RECOGNITION

In 2015 the readers of Travel + Leisure awarded Viking the highest score of all river and ocean cruise lines in the magazine’s annual World’s Best List.

Viking River Cruises was also named the #1 River Cruise Line on Travel + Leisure’s 2013 and 2015 World’s Best List. Viking has been recognized twelve times from 2004 to 2016 with these annual awards.

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS – 11 YEARS OF RECOGNITION

Viking has been recognized eleven times from 2002 to 2016 with these annual awards. Condé Nast Traveler states, “Complimentary Wi-Fi and select shore excursions encourage passengers to share experiences both on land on the water, and Viking’s ‘Culture Curriculum’ offers experiential learning through events like regional wine tastings and menus that change with the season.”

CRUISE CRITIC

EDITORS’ PICKS AWARDS - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Viking river cruises have been honored for six consecutive years with awards including “Best River Cruise Line” and “Best New River Ships” for the Viking Longships, and “Best River Cruise Itineraries.” Cruise Critic states, “In an expanding river market, Viking continues to reign.”

USA TODAY

10BEST READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS – 2017, 2016

Viking was named “Best River Cruise Line” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row. Nominated by travel experts and voted on by travelers, Viking was recognized for its “all-inclusive cruises, outside staterooms, WiFi, wine and beer with meals, shore excursions in every port and signature Culture Curriculum program.”

AFAR TRAVEL

TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS – 2017

Viking was named “Best Danube River Cruise Operator” in AFAR magazine’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. Travelers chose Viking Rivers Cruises for its small ships, elegant staterooms, regional Austrian and Hungarian cuisine and expert staff.

TOWN & COUNTRY

CRUISE AWARDS - 2016

In the 2016 Town & Country Cruise Awards, Viking Longships were awarded “Best for Suites” and “Best for Design.” Town & Country editor remarked, “The simple Scandinavian design of Viking’s nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we’ve seen.”

CRUISE FEVER

FAN AWARDS - 2016, 2015

Cruise Fever fans named Viking “Best River Cruise Line” for the second year in a row in their 2016 Cruise Fever Fan Awards.

PORTHOLE CRUISE

READER’S CHOICE AWARDS – 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008

Viking has been honored five times by Porthole Cruise Magazine readers, with awards including “Best River Cruise Line” and “Best River Ship.”

CRUISEREPORT.COM

EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS - 2016, 2012, 2007, 2006

CruiseReport.com honored Viking River Cruises with “Best River Cruise Accommodations” in their 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards. Previously, Viking has been named “Best River Cruise Line” three times, and in 2012 was named “Best Way to See Russia.”

TRAVELAGE WEST

WAVE AWARDS - 11 TIME WINNER

Viking has now been named “Best River Cruise Line” eleven consecutive times (2006 to 2016) by this prestigious travel industry publication in their WAVE Awards.

TRAVEL WEEKLY

READERS CHOICE AWARDS - 11 TIME WINNER

Viking has now been named “Best River Cruise Line” eleven times (2006 to 2016) by this prestigious travel industry publication in its Readers Choice Awards.

RECOMMEND

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS - 11 TIME WINNER

For the eleventh consecutive time, Recommend magazine awarded Viking “Best River Cruise Line” in its Readers’ Choice Awards.

LUXURY TRAVEL ADVISOR

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE - 3 TIME WINNER

For the third time, Viking was awarded “Best Luxury River Cruise Company” in the 2016 Awards of Excellence.

FODOR'S TRAVEL

WORLD’S BEST CRUISES - 2016, 2015

Viking was honored on Fodor’s Travel 10 Best River Cruises for 2016, and in 2015 received the “World's Best Cruises for 2015” award for its Legends of the Rhine.

SEATRADE INSIDER

CRUISE AWARDS - 2011

The River Cruise Innovation Award was presented to Viking in 2011 for our innovative Viking Longships. This was the first award presented to “a company, organization or individual who has provided an exceptional service, or product or initiative in the river cruise sector.”

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