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Tune In: Viking Launches New Experience TV Channel

Viking has announced the official launch of Viking.TV, a new digital platform designed to provide enriching cultural content and live streaming video experiences from around the world.

Viking has announced the official launch of Viking.TV, a new digital platform designed to provide enriching cultural content and live streaming video experiences from around the world.

Viking.TV was conceived as a way for the Viking community to stay connected and share positive experiences at a time when people are staying home.

“A Viking journey is about cultural enrichment and learning. It’s why we’ve become known as ‘The Thinking Person’s Cruise’,” Michelle Black, Viking’s Managing Director, ANZ said.

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“So while we mightn’t be able to travel right now, we remain committed to helping yo explore and learn”.

“Whether you’re interested in the arts, history, culture, cuisine or science, you’ll find it at your fingertips with Viking.TV,” she said

Visitors to Viking.TV can access Viking-produced destination insights, which are hosted by Viking’s Executive Vice President Karine Hagen and showcase the history, art and culture from around the world.

Viking.TV also features reading lists, filmography and music playlists by popular itinerary, so visitors can read, watch or listen their way around the world from right at home.

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Those who are looking to get creative in their home kitchen – and journey around the world through global cuisine – will enjoy “The Kitchen Table,” a digital cookbook on Viking.TV that features recipes browsable by country and the ability for visitors to submit their own favourite recipes.

And for guests who were especially looking forward to seeing their Viking family of on board crew during their voyage, Viking.TV includes a forum where guests and crew can exchange greetings – reinforcing the tight community bonds that form as part of the travel experience.

Plus, each morning in the “Conversations with Karine and Friends” section of Viking.TV, there will be a livestream lecture, conversation, demonstration or virtual tour where viewers can participate by submitting questions in real time.

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These are also available to view on-demand after they are broadcast. The schedule of daily participants will be announced weekly, and viewers can expect the following themes:

  • Museums – Viking is a long-time sponsor of Oslo’s Munch Museum and hosts “Munch Moments” onboard its ocean ships every afternoon, showcasing a curated collection of Norway’s most famous artist, Edvard Munch.

    On Viking.TV, Museum livestream sessions will take the place of the onboard event, and viewers can expect streamed sessions with the museum’s director and various curators, providing virtual privileged access to exhibitions, experts and restoration facilities.

  • Resident Historians – As part of Viking’s onboard cultural enrichment program and commitment to destination-focused learning, Viking’s Resident Historian faculty provides guests with lectures and roundtable discussions on significant milestones in world history.
  • Music – One of the most important cultural aspects of any destination is its music. Viking.TV will bring some of the world’s most interesting artists, composers and conductors of the musical world. 
  • Guest Speakers Viking is proud to welcome on board as guest lecturers many experts in the fields of science, the arts and exploration. Every Thursday, Viking.TV viewers can enjoy meaningful conversations with a variety of academics and individuals who have led extraordinary lives.
  • At Home at Highclere Castle – Together with her husband Geordie, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon manages affairs at Highclere Castle, widely recognized as the filming location of Downton Abbey.
  • Wellness Weekends – Dedicated to wellbeing during uncertain times and will feature staff from the LivNordic spas onboard Viking’s ocean ships, as well as other selected hosts, largely focusing on yoga and meditation.

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