Last modified: 2012-05-11 by zoltán horváth
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image by Zoltan Horvath, 10 May 2012
During my visit in Budapest I have seen a flag on a ship owned by Viking
River Cruises. It is definitely not a Hungarian shipping company, but an
international one. This ship navigated under Swiss ensign.
Viking River Cruises is an international company that operates a fleet of 25 river cruising vessels along the rivers of Europe, Russia, Ukraine and China. Viking has offices in Germany, England, Australia, Switzerland, Russia, France and China as well as additional sales offices in the United States. It is a global corporation based in the United States, was established in 1997 by a Scandinavian and Dutch consortium with the purchase of four Russian ships. The following year, additional ships were purchased and the company continued to cater to European passengers. Viking River Cruises expanded into the American market in 2002, establishing U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, California. As a result of additional purchases and new builds, today Viking River Cruises operates a fleet of 25 ships with nearly 4,500 berths.
Its flag is white with a stylized Viking vessel and its name under it.
Image of flag. (this image was not taken in Budapest)
Their website: http://www.vikingrivercruises.com/
Zoltan Horvath, 10 May 2012