Viking River Cruises, the world’s largest river cruise company keeps getting larger. We take you to Basel, Switzerland for the Viking Longship Naming Ceremony for 2019. Viking now has seven new ships sailing rivers in Europe with more on the way, and new markets to explore. Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen says this continued growth is all about what he calls the “Viking Difference”.
After the ceremony those in attendance enjoyed dinner at Basel’s Fondation Beyeler museum, set amidst the museum’s newest and most ambitious exhibition: The Young Picasso. Blue and Rose Periods. It features priceless artworks. It was an amazing treat to watch a performance by Alma Deutscher, the 14-year-old English composer, pianist, violinist, and child prodigy—who is a favorite of Chairman Hagen’s. Her performance made the evening extra special.