Viking christens two new Longships

Viking River Cruises welcomed two new additions to its fleet of Viking Longships yesterday, during a celebration that took place at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Koblenz, Germany.

Viking Hild and Viking Herja were officially christened by ceremonial godmothers into the fleet of more than 60 river vessels sailing the world’s waterways. Viking Hild will sail the Rhine River this spring on Viking’s new Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary, and later this year both new ships will sail Viking’s Danube Waltz and Rhine Getaway itineraries.

The addition of the new ships follows the launch of Viking’s third ocean ship, Viking Sky, in February; a fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, will join the fleet in November.