VIVA Cruises triumphs at Grand Travel Awards Norway, Securing Best River Cruise Accolade

News   •   January 12th, 2024

VIVA Cruises Best River Cruise Line

VIVA Cruises, a distinguished cruise-company renowned for its premium river cruises,  celebrated victory at the Grand Travel Award in Norway. The Norwegian Travel Industry cast votes for VIVA Cruises to be awarded the esteemed title of Best River Cruise, marking a momentous achievement for the company and cementing its presence in the Norwegian market.

The Grand Travel Award ceremony, hosted by Travel News Norway,  witnessed VIVA Cruises being honoured for its commitment to delivering unparalleled cruising experiences. This win represents the first time VIVA Cruises has been recognized at the Grand Travel Award Norway, underscoring the company’s dedication to excellence in the cruise industry.

In a statement regarding the historic win at the Grand Travel Award in Norway, VIVA Cruises’ Chief Operating Officer, Andrea Kruse, expressed her enthusiasm and gratitude. She remarked, “We are truly honored to receive the Best River Cruise accolade from the Norwegian Travel Industry at the Grand Travel Award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire VIVA Cruises team, who consistently strive to deliver exceptional experiences for our passengers.”

Norwegian travelers have been increasing on VIVA Cruises (as opposed to the general trend), and Scandinavians already make up 20% of VIVA Cruises’ guests.

During the event, CEO Andrea Kruse participated in a leadership seminar, engaging in discussions with other prominent figures in the cruise industry. The seminar focused on the future of the cruise industry, exploring the challenges and opportunities ahead. This participation emphasizes VIVA Cruises’ commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends and contributing to the ongoing dialogue about the future of cruising.

VIVA Cruises is renowned for its emphasis on premium services and relaxation, providing passengers with premium experiences on river cruises. The cruise line offers diverse itineraries, including scenic river cruises along European waterways such as the Rhine, Danube, and Main rivers. All VIVA Cruises itineraries include VIVA Cruises’ signature VIVA All-Inclusive product, which includes snacks, a full board, high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, a minibar, beauty products from the luxury cosmetic brand Rituals, Wi-Fi and all tips and gratuities.All departures are bi-lingual – in English and German.

As VIVA Cruises celebrates this momentous win, the company remains dedicated to delivering exceptional travel experiences and looks forward to continuing its legacy of excellence in the cruise industry. 

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About VIVA Cruises

VIVA Cruises invites you to experience the very best of Europe the way it was meant to be discovered: with good company, unique perspectives and award-winning service and amenities. Knowing that not all travellers are the same, VIVA Cruises has made it their mission to give customers greater ease, flexibility and choice. With decades of experience cruising to Europe’s most popular destinations, they proudly offer a cruise experience like no other, designed to enrich, inspire and renew. Guests will delve into the heart of timeless towns and villages and the world’s most thriving capitals following all the greatest rivers (Danube, Elbe, Moselle, Rhine, Rhône, Seine and the Main-Danube Canal). 

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Lotte Laugesen at PR agency United Spirit Nordic

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