Quick facts
  • What we do:
    River and Ocean Cruise Line
  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://www.vikingcruises.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Nelson's House, 83 Wimbledon Parkside, London, SW19 5LP

About Viking River Cruises UK Ltd

Viking River Cruises allow holidaymakers to explore and engage with their destinations through the local food, culture, countryside and customs. They deliver intimate, inclusive cruise itineraries.

Chaired by Torstein Hagen, Viking River Cruises are billed as the thinking person’s cruise. They go beyond the obvious, to offer behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities. Without leaving out visits to local landmarks, they also provide Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access experiences in hard-to-visit places.

Ranging from eight to 23 days, river itineraries take in Europe’s principal rivers, plus Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Ukraine’s Dnieper; the Nile; the Yangtze and the Mekong.

Based in London, Viking appeal to travellers as well as tourists: there’s a thoughtfully curated library on board, plus cookery demonstrations and wine tastings.

Each year, Viking support a number of charities, including the UK Sepsis Trust, the Children’s Trust and Friends of Sussex Hospices.


What is it like to work for Viking River Cruises UK Ltd

My Manager
My Manager
Viking are an ILM-accredited centre, running Level 2 Leadership and Team Leader skills qualifications for new Team Leaders. Managers attend an ILM-endorsed external course, consisting of ten management modules. Non-sales managers get annual objectives reviewed twice a year.
My Company
My Company
Viking aim to be the world’s leading cruise line. Their core values are quality and service; passion and innovation; collaboration and support; integrity and openness; and fun and inspiration. These values are integrated into the appraisal process.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Good performance is acknowledged through management feedback, with newsletters naming top performers. Teams also vote on best performers, who are rewarded. Familiarisation trips allow employees to experience a cruise, while staff get free tickets to sponsored events such as the Hampton Court Music Festival.

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Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Average Age:

    35

  • Male : Female:

    38% / 62%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    58%

  • Staff:

    79

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