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Bon Retour: Viking restarts river voyages in France

Viking is celebrating the official restart of its popular river itineraries in France, marking the latest milestone as the company resumes operations in Europe.

Viking welcomed guests back on board for river voyages in France on Friday, 30 July, with its new longships debut on the seine in Paris, just footsteps away from the Eiffel Tower.

Sigh. The lucky travellers onboard are now embarking on journeys on the Seine and Rhône rivers for the Paris & the Heart of NormandyLyon & Provence and France’s Finest itineraries.

Along with restarting river operations in France, Viking has launched four new Viking Longships that are purpose-built specifically to navigate the Seine River.

Hosting 168 guests in 84 staterooms, Viking KariViking RadgridViking Skaga and Viking Fjorgyn dock at Viking’s exclusive docking location in the centre of Paris.

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“Throughout the last year, we have heard consistently from our guests that France is at the top of their travel list, so we are delighted that our river vessels are once again sailing in this beloved destination,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.

“My daughter, Karine, and I have just spent time onboard our new Longships that dock in the heart of Paris—and I believe our guests will be very pleased with this elegant new way to discover the ‘City of Light.’

“Only Viking offers an exclusive docking location just steps away from the Eiffel Tower. We sincerely appreciate the support of our destination partners in France and look forward to a successful season.”

Viking restarted the company’s ocean operations in May 2021 with sailings in England for British guests and in June, the company welcomed American guests back on board for new journeys around Bermuda and Iceland.

Viking’s river voyage in Bordeaux, Chateaux, Rivers and Wine, will resume in August.

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