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Monday,  July 22, 2024   4:30 PM
Viking releases video to commemorate 20th anniversary
Founder and chairman of Viking Cruises Torstein Hagen (image: Viking Cruises)

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Viking Cruises has released a new video in which founder and chairman Torstein Hagen reflects on the company’s history, from its start with four river vessels in Russia and the launch of the revolutionary Viking Longships to the introduction of Viking Ocean Cruises.

Founded in 1997, Viking's extensive fleet of river vessels includes the two new Viking Longships, which launched in March. Having debuted its small ship ocean cruises in 2015, Viking also now has three 930-guest sister ships and will add a fourth by the end of the year.

“Twenty years ago, river cruising was unknown to most North American travelers, and today we are proud that Viking is a household name. We have spent more than $1 billion marketing the concept of destination-focused cruising,” Torstein Hagen, stated in a release.

To view Hagen’s video, click here. For more info on Viking Cruises, visit

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