Is the Mississippi River next for Viking River Cruises?

From Travel Weekly

Viking River Cruises, which broke records this week by christening 10 ships simultaneously, is planning an entrance into the Mississippi River market.

Viking plans to build a ship similar to its European-styleriver ships for Mississippi River cruising, according to reports on and Seatrade Insider, foregoing the traditional paddlewheeler style that’s operated by companies like American Cruise Lines and American Queen Steamboat Co.

The ship would enter service in 2015.

A representative for Viking confirmed the Seatrade report but added, “we don’t have any additional information to share at this time.”

About Cynthia Boal Janssens

Cynthia Boal Janssens is the editor and chief blogger for She is a former national president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She has sailed on over 40 cruises all over the world.


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