Today, Viking River Cruises christened four brand new ships in Amsterdam. I’m currently sailing aboard the spectacular Viking Odin.
The extraordinary success of the line has allowed them to introduce these four new ships with two more to follow this year, and they have an additional six ships on order for 2013 and the option for yet another six in 2014. Here are some photos below from the event.
A wide shot of Viking Odin against the dock on the left and Viking Idun on the right:
Torstein Hagen, Chairman and CEO of Viking River Cruises, addresses the crowd:
Satellite feed from Neptun Werft shipyard where two of the ships were remotely christened:
Godmother Rebecca Eaton christens Viking Freya:
Godmother Gail Wiswedel christens Viking Njord:
Godmother Lisa Randall christens Viking Idun:
Godmother Joanna Lumley christens Viking Odin:
Fireworks and waterworks crown the scene:
The indoor reception:
Torstein Hagen at the reception:
Godmother Rebecca Eaton:
Godmother Gail Wiswedel:
Godmother Lisa Randall:
Godmother Joanna Lumley:
Bernard Meyer, CEO of Meyer Werft shipyard:
I’ll have a detailed report next week with additional photos of the Viking Odin which I am sailing aboard this week.