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Viking plans a fifth Longship for the Seine River

Viking has an exclusive docking location at Port de Grenelle, a short walk from the Eiffel Tower
A new Viking Longship purpose-built for the Seine is planned to join Viking's river fleet in 2025.

Sailing the eight-day 'Paris and the Heart of Normandy' itinerary, the new sister vessel will join the four Viking Longships that were officially named in 2022: Viking Fjorgyn, Viking Kari, Viking Radgrid and Viking Skaga.

Into the heart of Paris

All five are designed to navigate the Seine and carry passengers to the heart of Paris, a short walk from the Eiffel Tower.

'France continues to be among the most popular destinations for our guests, and we are pleased to expand our fleet on the Seine River to meet that demand,' Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen said. 'With our exclusive docking location at Port de Grenelle, even more guests will soon be able to explore the City of Light in the Viking way.'

Hosting 168 passengers in 84 staterooms, the Viking Longships on the Seine feature an Aquavit Terrace and a wide variety of stateroom choices, as well as Viking’s signature Scandinavian design aesthetic.

Hybrid propulsion

The vessels have a hybrid propulsion system with batteries and are equipped for shore power to reduce fuel consumption/emissions alongside. Solar panels further contribute to energy efficiency.

'Paris & the Heart of Normandy' sails round-trip Paris. Passengers can explore the gardens and farmhouse in Giverney where the painter 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 Normandy's cuisine.

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