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Travel + Leisure's World's Best Award 2018

TRAVEL + LEISURE

WORLD’S BEST AWARDS - 14 YEARS OF RECOGNITION

Viking River Cruises has been recognized as the World’s Best by Travel + Leisure readers in the 2018 World’s Best Awards and has been recognized 14 times since 2004.

In 2015, Viking earned the highest score of all river and ocean cruise lines in the magazine’s annual World’s Best List. Viking was also named the #1 River Cruise Line on Travel + Leisure’s 2012 and 2015 World’s Best Lists.

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CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS - #1 RIVER CRUISE LINE

In these annual awards, Viking has been recognized thirteen times from 2002 to 2018 and has scored in the top of the list every year since the river cruise category was introduced. In 2018, Viking was voted the #1 River Cruise Line for the second consecutive year. Condé Nast Traveler states, “Complimentary Wi-Fi and select shore excursions encourage passengers to share experiences both on land and on the water, and Viking’s ‘Culture Curriculum’ offers experiential learning through events like regional wine tastings and menus that change with the season.”

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CRUISE CRITIC

EDITORS’ PICKS AWARDS – 8 YEARS OF RECOGNITION

For eight consecutive years Viking has been honored with awards including “Best River Cruise Line,” “Best New River Ships” for the Viking Longships, “Best River Cruise Itineraries,” “Best Enrichment,” “Best Shore Excursions” and “Best for First-Timers.” Cruise Critic states, “In an expanding river market, Viking continues to reign.”

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USA TODAY

10BEST READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS - 2018, 2017, 2016

Viking was named “Best River Cruise Line” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for the third 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.”

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CRUISE CRITIC

CRUISERS’ CHOICE DESTINATION AWARDS - 2018

In 2018, Viking was rated one of the top European River Cruise Lines in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards highlight the world’s best destinations and cruise lines, based solely on member reviews published on the Cruise Critic website.

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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.

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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.”

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CRUISE FEVER

FAN AWARDS – 2017, 2016, 2015

Cruise Fever fans named Viking “Best River Cruise Line” for the third year in a row in the 2017 Cruise Fever Fan Awards.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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TRAVEL WEEKLY

READERS CHOICE AWARDS - 12 TIME WINNER

Viking has now been named “Best River Cruise Line” twelve consecutive times (2006 to 2017) by this prestigious travel industry publication in its Readers Choice Awards. Viking Longship Tor and Viking Longship Magni were also awarded “Best River Cruise Ship” in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

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LUXURY TRAVEL ADVISOR

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE - 5 TIME WINNER

In 2018, Viking was recognized for the second consecutive year as the first and only cruise line to win both rivers and oceans categories in the prestigious luxury trade awards: Best Luxury River Cruise Company (for the fifth time) and Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Company (for the second time).

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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.

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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.

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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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MONEY MAGAZINE

BEST IN TRAVEL - 2017

In search of the “Best Cruises for Your Money,” Money. magazine named Viking River Cruises the “Best River Cruise Line” for providing “the greatest choice of waterways, ports, and cruising dates . . .” while also offering exceptional value.