Viking announced that it will welcome an additional ship, specifically built for the Seine River, to its fleet in 2025.
The new ship will join four Viking Longships already introduced in 2022, the Viking Fjorgyn, the Viking Kari, the Viking Radgrid and the Viking Skaga, and will be sailing the company’s eight-day Paris and the Heart of Normandy itinerary.
“France continues to be among the most popular destinations for our guests, and we are pleased to expand our fleet on the Seine River to meet that demand,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking.
“With our exclusive docking location at Port de Grenelle, even more guests will soon be able to explore the ‘City of Light’ in the Viking way.”
The Viking Longships can accommodate 168 guests in 84 staterooms and feature an Aquavit Terrace as well as a wide range of stateroom choices. The ships also feature a hybrid propulsion system with batteries and are equipped for shore power to reduce reliance on fuel while in port. All ships have solar panels which contribute to the ships’ energy efficiency.
The Paris and the Heart of Normandy itinerary explores Giverny and includes visits the farmhouse where Claude Monet lived and worked. It also gives guests the chance to trace the footsteps of Joan of Arc in Rouen and walk at Normandy’s American Military Cemetery and World War II beaches.