Viking River adding six more Longships to fleet

Viking River Cruises has commissioned six more Viking Longships for delivery in 2013. The six vessels will be joining Viking Freya, Viking Idun, Viking Njord, Viking Odin, which will be christened on March 21, and Viking Embla and Viking Aegir, which will be delivered later in 2012. Viking Longships features include: !!! Two Explorer Suites, which will be the largest river cruise suites in Europe at 40 square metres, each featuring a separate living room, bedroom and private wraparound veranda, offering 270-degree views. !!! Seven two-room Veranda Suites with a full-size veranda in the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. !!! Thirty-nine Veranda Staterooms with full-size verandas. !!! Twenty-two French Balcony Staterooms. !!! An all-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace, which “reinvents the onboard lounge experience by bringing the panoramic outdoor river scenery indoors with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors allowing guests to enjoy the scenery and dine al fresco.”!!! New premium in-cabin amenities that include heated bathroom floors and mirrors, Sony HD TV’s and premium bath products. With the six additional vessels, Viking will have invested more than US$400 million in its fleet development program over three years. (http://www.vikingrivercruises)