The Vikings, also known as Norsemen or Norsemen, swept across Europe in the ninth and tenth centuries, settling large swaths of the continent. Their detrimental impact on European history was tremendous. Overcrowding in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the relative powerlessness of their victims overseas, were all factors in the attacks by Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish heathen warriors.
Viking River Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, and Viking Expeditions are all subsidiaries of my Viking Journey Company. On North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Russia, Egypt, China, and Southeast Asia, it will conduct 76 river cruises and six sea trips by the end of February 2020.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the BBC, the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, and the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia have all received support from the Viking Group.
Viking River Cruises was established in 1997 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, by Torstein Hagen. During the 1973 oil crisis, Hagen served as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., and he helped Holland America Line navigate it.
As CEO of Royal Viking Line in 1980, he profited from Russian private equity and purchased a controlling interest. In the mid-1990s, he had a stake in a Dutch shipping company that nearly collapsed. During the 1990s, Hagen worked with Russian oligarchs to acquire a boat company, which they later renamed Viking River Cruises.
Beginning in 1997, Viking set out to revolutionise the way people travel. Since KD River Cruises had been operating for 40 years, the firm wanted to take advantage of their extensive river cruise experience and gain access to important docks in major European towns.
When the company entered the US market in 2000, a sales and marketing office was formed in Los Angeles, California. In the last decade, Viking has expanded its cruise offerings to include river, sea, and excursion voyages on all seven continents.