Century Sky Update
Viking River Cruises inaugurated the Viking Century Sky at a ceremony Sunday night in Chongqing, part of a special three-day cruise. Agents where among those who got a first look at the five-deck vessel with 153 balcony cabins, plus a Western-style galley and two elevators, both of which are unique on the Yangtze. The company carried 5,000 passengers to China last year on its first Yangtze vessel and expects to boost that number to 18,000 this year and to 25,000 in 2006, when it adds the Viking Century Sun.
American, Delta, Mississippi Queen
Carnival Freedom, Conquest, Holiday, Sensation, Fantasy & Triumph
Norwegian Dream, Sun, Spirit
Royal Caribbean Grandeur/Sea