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2014-07-11 08:21:27

New Video Showcases "Float Out" of Viking's First Ocean Ship, Introduces Mayor of Bergen as Godmother LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today released a new online video highlighting the "float out" ceremony of its first ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star - set to debut in early 2015. The traditional ceremony, which took place on Monday, June 23 at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy, marked a major construction...

2014-06-24 08:21:20

Set to Debut in Spring 2015, Viking Star Meets Water for First Time LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced its first ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star - was "floated out," marking the latest major construction milestone, and the first time that the new ship touches water. The traditional ceremony took place on Monday, June 23, at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard outside Venice, Italy. With a total of three sister ships...

2014-02-05 12:21:00

Seven New Episodic Spots Showcase "The World of Viking" LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Cruises (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced details behind its new television ad campaign, which debuted on PBS for the Season Four premiere of the Emmy® Award-winning series Downton Abbey. A national corporate sponsor of PBS' celebrated MASTERPIECE series since 2011, Viking's new campaign reflects a slightly different approach to telling the brand story through TV by focusing on...

2014-01-28 08:22:12

Annual Cruise Poll Places 17 Viking Ships in Top-Ranking Spots LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Cruises® (www.vikingcruises.com), the world's leading river cruise line, has started 2014 with a bang. What will be the company's biggest year yet - one that will see the launch of 14 new Viking Longships® - has kicked off with a momentous honor from the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Seventeen Viking ships were ranked in top spots on the publication's 2014 Cruise Poll,...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.