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Viking Cruises Sets its Sights on Newcastle

January 17, 2017 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Viking Cruises Australia and New Zealand has announced its plans for the City of Newcastle to be part of the brand’s exciting new plans for the Australia market.

Viking Cruises was present at the Helloworld’s Newcastle Holiday and Cruise Expo on Sunday, 15th January, taking a double-booth display to showcase the brand to local trade and travellers, as part of a newly-forged partnership with Hunter Travel Group. The expo, which has been run for over 37 years, was deemed a success with over 10,000 visitors in attendance on the day.

Viking has announced 13 new itineraries to be rolled out in 2017, 2018 and 2019, with two itineraries sailing out of Australia for the first time. Newcastle will directly benefit from the brand’s new presence in the Australian market, with Viking Cruises calling at The Port of Newcastle as part of its Komodo & Australian Coast itinerary, launching in 2018.

The news follows a raft of exciting announcements for the brand, including the recent arrival of new Managing Director Michelle Black, who joins from Scenic Cruises.

2017 is set to be a big year for Viking Cruises, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary and welcomes two new Ocean ships – Viking Sky and Viking Sun – the company’s third and fourth ship, in early and late 2017 respectively. With an additional two ships joining the fleet in the next few years, fast-growing Viking Cruises will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line by 2019, with six 930-passenger ocean ships, and will be able to offer Australian travellers new opportunities for exploration in Australia, Alaska, Asia and the Caribbean.

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