Viking is celebrating picking up the highly-coveted Best New Luxury Ship award, for Viking Orion, in the 2018 Cruise Critic AU Editors’ Picks Awards, selected by a global panel of impartial cruise experts from Cruise Critic.
The awards combine Cruise Critic editors’ impartial cruise expertise, based on first-hand experiences and industry knowledge, to ultimately help travellers select the best cruise choice for them from an increasing number of options.
“The cruise industry is experiencing a real boom at the moment and cruise lines are capitalising on this popularity by investing in fantastic new ships, well-thought out refurbishments and a host of amazing, new onboard innovations and destination itineraries to keep Australian holiday makers coming back for more,” said Louise Goldsbury, Managing Editor, Cruise Critic.
“What has always set us apart is that we do things differently, so it is a particular honour to be celebrated for those very differences. We do not build large ships that try to be everything to everyone. We provide an alternative – we offer adults opportunities for learning and exploration around the world, with no children, no casinos, no umbrella drinks and no nickel-and-diming. All at a better value than any competitor, luxury or otherwise,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
“This year we have again been named the #1 River Cruise line and the #1 Ocean Cruise Line – and Cruise Critic’s editors and community members have recognised us more than any other travel company. I want to thank our guests and the travel industry experts who continue to appreciate ‘The Viking Difference.’”