Creating a map to navigate ports of call
Viking Cruises was founded in 1997 with the purchase of four ships in Russia. Under the Viking River Cruises brand, the company expanded into the American market in 2000, establishing US headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Through rapid expansion, the company has grown to be the world’s leading river cruise line, with double-digit growth in recent years.
“With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced and curious travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history. Each journey includes daily shore excursions, and an exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that provides deep immersion in the destination through performances of music and art, cooking demonstrations, informative port talks and carefully selected guest lecturers (vikingcruises.com).”
In 2015, Viking Cruises introduced its first ocean ship with the christening of the 930-guest Viking Star.
Viking Ocean Cruises boast award-winning ships that offer private verandas in every stateroom, fine-dining restaurants, and amazing ports of call all over the world. Since they would be adding new destinations, they needed custom port maps that would showcase their quality brand while being accurate, functional, and easy to read for their guests. They contacted Maps.com to develop them.
Accuracy for these port maps was a top priority. Guests who arrive at ports of call where they have never been need to be able to navigate the area easily and without worry. Viking also wanted to display specific points of interest at each port. Places like the US Embassy, hospitals, or museums are plotted and easily referenced on each map. Streets are labeled accurately and legibly.
The port maps for Viking Cruises truly showcase their amazing destinations while representing their high-quality brand. As they continue to add new ships and expand their routes, Maps.com will continue creating beautiful custom maps to help their guests navigate the ports of call.
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