LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Viking® (www.viking.com) welcomed American visitors on board for the primary time in 15 months at the moment in Bermuda, as the corporate continues its profitable restart of operations. Company boarded the award-winning Viking Orion® in Hamilton and can sail the brand new Bermuda Escape itinerary. Provided as a part of Viking’s Welcome Again assortment, completely obtainable for vaccinated visitors, that is the primary of eight roundtrip sailings from Hamilton deliberate for summer season 2021. After departing the capital metropolis, the eight-day journey continues with scenic crusing across the British island territory and an in a single day name in King’s Wharf.
“Right this moment is a unprecedented milestone because the world continues to reopen for worldwide journey. On behalf of your complete Viking household, we’re delighted to welcome our loyal American visitors again on board,” stated Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “We applaud the federal government of Bermuda for its collaboration and assist as we’ve restarted our operations. Bermuda has been a favourite vacation spot amongst our visitors since our ocean ships started calling there in 2017, and we look ahead to introducing much more Viking visitors to the island’s historical past, tradition and phenomenal pure magnificence.”
Viking efficiently restarted operations in Might and has been crusing in England with British visitors since Might 22. Later this month, Viking will launch Welcome Again sailings round Iceland and within the Mediterranean – and can restart its European river operations in July 2021 with choose itineraries in Portugal, France and alongside the Rhine.
Those that sail Welcome Again voyages will even expertise Viking’s industry-leading well being and security program. Grounded in scientific analysis, the Viking Well being & Security Program was developed in partnership with a world workforce of medical advisors, together with Raquel C. Bono, M.D., Viking’s Chief Well being Officer. Dr. Bono is a board-certified trauma surgeon and retired Vice Admiral of the US Navy Medical Corps—and most not too long ago led Washington State’s medical and healthcare programs response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a full-scale laboratory put in on each Viking ocean ship—and a powerful community of devoted shoreside labs for Viking river ships in Europe—all visitors and crew will obtain frequent fast and straightforward non-invasive saliva PCR checks. New air purification expertise has additionally been put in on all Viking ships, which have all the time featured impartial air dealing with models for all visitor staterooms. And extra well being checks, sanitization and bodily distancing measures will present additional safety for Viking visitors and crew in any respect factors of the journey. An entire overview of the Viking Well being & Security Program will be discovered at: www.viking.com/health-safety.
Restricted house remains to be obtainable on 2021 summer season sailings. Name Viking toll free at 1-855-8-VIKING (1-855-884-5464) or contact a journey agent.
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Viking was based in 1997 and offers destination-focused journeys on rivers, oceans and lakes around the globe. Designed for skilled vacationers with pursuits in science, historical past, tradition and delicacies, Chairman Torstein Hagen typically says Viking provides visitors The Considering Individual’s Cruise® in distinction to mainstream cruises. In its first 5 years of operation, Viking has been rated the #1 ocean cruise line in Journey + Leisure‘s 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 “World’s Finest” Awards. Along with the Journey + Leisure honors, Viking has additionally been honored a number of occasions on Condé Nast Traveler‘s “Gold Record” in addition to acknowledged by Cruise Critic as “Finest General” Small-Mid dimension ship within the 2018 Cruisers’ Selection Awards, “Finest River Cruise Line” and “Finest River Itineraries,” with your complete Viking Longships® fleet being named “Finest New River Ships” within the web site’s Editors’ Picks Awards. For added info, contact Viking at 1-800-2-VIKING (1-800-284-5464) or go to www.viking.com. For Viking’s award-winning enrichment channel, go to www.viking.television.
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