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 in article form next week with additional photos of the Viking Odin which I am sailing aboard this week.