Fabulous New Cruise Ships
A look the year's newest cruise ship
by Lisa A. GrimaldiOctober 1, 2012
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The cruise industry expanded its offerings in 2012 with the debut of more than a dozen fabulous new ships. Following is a lineup of the main vessels that can host meetings and incentives; for specific information on meeting facilities, group sizes and charters, contact the respective cruise lines.
VIKING EMLA, VIKING AEGIR, VIKING FREYA, VIKING IDUN, VIKING NJORD AND VIKING ODIN (pictured)Viking River Cruises
Capacity: 190 passengers (per ship)
Viking's six "longships" sail Europe's Rhine and Danube rivers. Each vessel features suites with full-size balconies and an Aquavit Terrace -- an indoor-outdoor lounge outfitted with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
OCEANIA RIVIERAOceania Cruises
Capacity: 1,250 passengers
The Riviera features a culinary arts center and 10 restaurants serving everything from Asian fusion to French. The ship sails itineraries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and South America.
Capacity: 164 passengers
This small, sleek ship, which plies Central Europe's venerable Rhine and Danube rivers, features Wi-Fi throughout.