Viking Cruises has announced the roll-out of its new onboard Viking Resident Historian program.
Launching on Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky this month, a faculty of historians will provide :an enhanced level of enrichment for guests onboard all of Viking’s ocean cruise ships,” said the company, in a statement.
According to the cruise line, the Viking Resident Historians will provide guests with a high-level historical and cultural education that is specific to their journey, offering a framework for understanding the major chapters in world history. They will also conduct seminar-style roundtables.
“Our guests are explorers – they are curious travelers who want to learn,” said Karine Hagen, Senior Vice President of Viking Cruises, who leads Viking’s enrichment efforts. “Having a fundamental understanding of iconic historical events in the destinations our guests visit helps bring a deeper understanding of the present – and perhaps also a better perspective on the future.”