Torstein Hagen

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Viking takes delivery of first expedition ship

Torstein Hagen’s Viking cruises has taken delivery of Viking Octantis, the first of two new purpose-built expedition ships. The delivery ceremony took place yesterday at Fincantieri group member Vard’s Søviknes, Norway, shipyard.

More cruise lines suspend sailings

More cruise lines have followed Carnival Corporation’s Princess Brand in announcing suspensions of sailings. They include Royal Caribbean Cruise Line which said today that, beginning midnight tonight, it will pause its fleet’s