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Viking invades the Great Lakes; Europe-based cruise line launching voyages in North America in 2022

Jan 16, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

A big player in the cruise industry is diving into the Great Lakes market.

Switzerland-based Viking, which built its name plying the rivers of Europe, is extending its reach into North America in 2022 with voyages exploring the largest surface of fresh water in the world.

The announcement was made Wednesday night at an event in Beverly Hills, California, where Viking founder and chairman Torstein Hagen rolled out details about the cruise line's upcoming "expedition" voyages. These in...