Viking to Launch New Seine River Ship in 2025

Viking has announced the addition of a new Viking Longship purpose-built for the Seine River to its fleet in 2025.

Sailing Viking’s eight-day “Paris & the Heart of Normandy” itinerary, the new ship will be identical to the Viking Fjorgyn, Viking Kari, Viking Radgrid and Viking Skaga—the four Viking Longships which were welcomed to the company’s fleet in 2022, and purpose-built for the Seine. All five vessels are built to navigate the Seine River and bring passengers to the heart of Paris with an exclusive docking location at Port de Grenelle, just a short stroll from the Eiffel Tower.

“The ‘Paris and the Heart of Normandy’ itinerary continues to be popular with our guests,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “We are excited to expand our offerings in this region and welcome even more guests on board to explore this incredible part of the world rich in history and culture.”

Hosting 168 guests in 84 staterooms, Viking’s Seine Longships feature an Aquavit Terrace, a range of stateroom choices and onboard solar panels, besides Viking’s signature Scandinavian design esthetic. The Viking Longships on the Seine are equipped for shore power to reduce reliance on fuel while in port, and leverage hybrid technology with large-scale battery packs.

Sailing roundtrip from Paris, guests on the “Paris & the Heart of Normandy” itinerary explore Giverny and visit the gardens and farmhouse where Claude Monet lived and worked; trace the footsteps of Joan of Arc in Rouen; walk hallowed ground at Normandy’s American Military Cemetery and World War II beaches; and savor local cuisine.

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