Valverde tired of Neymar talk

first_imgErnesto Valverde wants to move on from the Neymar transfer saga as he fears it could have a negative effect on Barcelona.The Brazil international is rumoured to have been desperate for a return to his former club, two years after leaving for Ligue 1 giants PSG in a world-record deal, but nothing materialised before the September 2 deadline.Neymar’s future remains a hot topic of discussion after Barcelona star Lionel Messi said this week he does not know if his side did everything possible to bring his former team-mate back to Camp Nou. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Valverde was not in the mood to discuss Messi’s interview during Friday’s news conference, however, telling reporters: “Was this not over? It is done.  pic.twitter.com/VpRcko9dGR — Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) September 5, 2019 “We’ve been speaking about Neymar before the window, during it and now afterwards we’re still talking about him. “It’s time to turn the page. He’s a very good player. The market closed days ago. “He’s a great player, I know everyone has their opinion. Talking about these things is bad for the club. I do not like it.”I didn’t read the interview. Everyone looks at Leo with binoculars. There is no need to attach too much importance.”Barcelona are rumoured to have offered PSG cash plus players for Neymar, with Ivan Rakitic among those touted as a possible makeweight.The Croatia midfielder has been restricted to just 44 minutes of football in Barca’s first three La Liga matches due to increased competition for a starting place, but Valverde is prepared to rotate with seven matches in the next 23 days. “I don’t think he’s affected in any kind of way,” Valverde said. “There’s no reason for him to feel that way. “We’ve got a lot of players in midfield – if Rakitic doesn’t play it’s the same as Arthur, [Arturo] Vidal, [Carles] Alena, Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets. Whoever I don’t play is going to be a story.”Evidently they can’t all play and there’s competition for places. Sergio Busquets is a fixed player [in the starting XI] and that limits chances even more.”There’s time to start thinking about what type of rotations work and do not work in those positions.”last_img read more

High school scoreboard Sept. 7

first_img SKYVIEW 5, EVERGREEN 1Singles — Jonathan Hutley (S) def. Tyler Livingston 6-1, 7-5; G Aukla (E) def. Jaxon Mills 3-6, 6-0, 6-3; Nathan Whitson (S) def. Finn Chenvert 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.Doubles — Joey Gaylor and Sean Wilcox (S) def. Trevor Stowell and Porter Lorange 6-1, 6-0; Keagan O’leary and Henry Liles (S) def. Ben Bettz and Ricky Liao 6-3, 7-5; Ethan Smiley and Noah Mariotti (S) def. Cedric Hardy and Davey Hull 6-1, 6-1.JV — Skyview 5, Evergreen 1.BOYS GOLFCOLUMBIA RIVER 157, RIDGEFIELD 154, UNION 159At par-35 Lewis RiverCOLUMBIA RIVER — Isaiah Lamont 39, Brady Yackley 38, Alden Say 52, Sam James 47, Nate Schreiner 40, Ryan Snyder 40. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. (360) 735-4538 Halftime — Hudson’s Bay 4-0.COLUMBIA RIVER 1, PRAIRIE 0Columbia RiverGoals (assists) — Gracia Larson (Yaneisy Rodriguez; Goalkeeper saves — Liz Canton 5.Halftime — 1-0.JV — River 3-2.CAMAS 8, HOCKINSON 1CamasGoals (assists) — Carla Jooste (Maddie Kemp), Justine Pauly (Kemp), Kemp (unassisted), Jooste (Callie Rheaume), Jenna Efraimson (unassisted), Anna Sanchez (Kemp), Logan Hamilton (unassisted), Jooste (Jennifer Connell); Goalkeeper saves — Elaina DeMerritt 2, Isabella Geizszler 1.HockinsonGoals (assists) — Alyssa Pfaender (penalty). Coach’s standout — Ellie Seekins.Halftime — 3-1.JV — Camas 5-0.MOUNTAIN VIEW 2, BATTLE GROUND 0Mountain ViewGoals (assists) — Olivia Fothergill (Alexis Sadler), Fothergill (unassisted); Goalkeeper saves — Waverly Iverson 5. Coach’s standout — Nina Allen, Alexis Sadler.Halftime — 1-0.JV — BG 4-2.UNION 3, RIDGEFIELD 0UnionGoals (assists) — Maddie Goss (Macee Woods), Lexi Raymore (Woods), Goss (penalty kick); Goalkeeper saves — Taylor Timmon 1, Lizzie Anderson 2. Coach’s standouts — Audrey Moehring and Olivia Euverman.Halftime — 2-0.JV — Ridgefield 2-1.WOODLAND 4, LA CENTER 2La CenterGoals (assists) — Quinn Wiseman (Kaiya Villines), Wiseman (Lindsey Barsness); Goalkeeper saves — Coral Clark 6, Maddie Rose 5. Coach’s standout — Nina Allen, Alexis Sadler. FRIDAY’s SCHEDULEFOOTBALLHeritage vs. Hudson’s Bay, 5 p.m. at Kiggins BowlHazen at Camas, 7 p.m. at Doc Harris StadiumSkyview at Columbia River, 7 p.m.Union at El Cerrito (Calif.), 7 p.m.Mountain View at Juanita, 7 p.m.Prairie at Washougal, 7 p.m.Centralia vs. Evergreen, 7 p.m. at McKenzie StadiumRidgefield vs. Fort Vancouver, 8 p.m. at Kiggins BowlKelso vs. R.A. Long, 7 p.m. at Longview Memorial StadiumWoodland at La Center, 7 p.m.Seton Catholic at Charles Wright Academy, 7 p.m.King’s Way Christian at Tenino, 7 p.m.Stevenson at Corbett (Ore.), 7 p.m.Columbia-White Salmon at Ilwaco, 7 p.m.CROSS COUNTRYBattle Ground, Heritage, Skyview at Hudson’s Bay Steve Maas Run-A-Ree, 3 p.m.BOYS TENNISBattle Ground at Fort Vancouver, 3:30 p.m.Washougal at Hudson’s Bay, 3:30 p.m.VOLLEYBALLWOODLAND 3, KALAMA 025-12, 25-14, 25-12WoodlandHighlights — Taylor Foster 12 kills, 4 aces; Emma Swett 6 kills, 8 assists, 4 aces; Nicole Guthrie 11 assists; Kyle Storie 3 kills; Elyse Booker 9 digs, 3 aces. GO Share: [email protected] Share: High school scoreboard Sept. 7 RIDGEFIELD — Cade Bringhurst 37, Kellen Bringhurst 45, Kale Suomi 37, Caden Whitsitt 40, Cruze Collins 46, Nick Radosenich 40.UNION — Seth Finnie 35, Chase Williams 39, Camden Mills 43, James Hu 42, Andrew Rushing 49, Will Rushing 46.JV — Ridgefield 178, Columbia River 185.BATTLE GROUND 169, EVERGREEN 201At par-37 CedarsBattle Ground — Anthony Tobias 39, Nick Leckwold 42, Cade Barker 43, Alex Salinas 35, Brendan Beall 47, Gage Hay 55.Evergreen — Forest Fearrington 49, Blake Whitehead 50, Jared Moser 51, Anthony Tomas 51, Gabriel Browningwell 52, Dylan Hanks 58. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Subscribe Today Receive latest stories and local news in your email: @360TMart CAMAS 168, WASHOUGAL 204At par-36 Camas MeadowsCAMAS — Owen Huntington 38, Derek Harker 41, Caleb Shira 43, Braden Taylor 46, Cameron Miller 49.WASHOUGAL — Oliver Evers 45, Kolton Andrews 57, Cole Mael 52, Payton Cockerman 60, Bryce Holmes 62.JV — Camas won.CAMAS 168, PRAIRIE 171At par-36 Camas MeadowsWASHOUGAL — Cam Beeson 44, Isaac Kinsman 39, Hugh Foster 47, Carter MIller 47, Josh Kuzmovich 42.CAMAS — Owen Huntington 38, Derek Harker 41, Caleb Shira 43, Braden Taylor 46, Cameron Miller 49.JV — Camas won.HERITAGE 221, FORT VANCOUVER INCOMPLETEAt par-36 Green MeadowsHERITAGE — Ethan Flaherty 53, Griffin Martinez 56, Seaver Smith 56, Bryce Wickum 56.FORT VANCOUVER — Jack Butterfield 63.MOUNTAIN VIEW 158, SKYVIEW 169 At par-37 Tri MountainMOUNTAIN VIEW — Graham Moody 38, Willy Yeh 35, Tyler Klepec 43, Evan Zuvich 42, Jack Campbell 50.SKYVIEW — Anthony Chae 34, Dustin Brooks 43, Morgan Huseby 48, Jacob McAtee 44, Thomas Pedigo 53.JV — Skyview 196, Mountain View 225.FOOTBALLHOCKINSON 42, ARCHBISHOP MURPHY 13Hock 7 28 7 7 — 42ATM 3 10 0 0— 13First quarterATM — Max Henderson 22 FGH — Peyton Brammer 33 pass from Levi Crum (Nick Charles kick)Second quarterATM — Dillon Halpin 26 pass from Victor Gabalis (Henderson kick)H — Wyatt Jones 19 pass from Crum (Charles kick)ATM — Henderson 32 FGH — Nick Frichtl 16 pass from Crum (Charles kick)H — Sawyer Racanelli 23 pass from Crum (Charles kick)H — Brammer 25 pass from Crum (Charles kickFourth quarterH — Racanelli 18 pass from Crum (Charles kick)INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSRUSHING — Archbishop Murphy: Josiah Santiago 6-57, Victor Gabalis 6-16, Mason Mathis 11-42; Hockinson — Levi Crum 9-102, Juice Jones 8-53, Jonathan Domingos 1-2PASSING — Archbishop Murphy: Victor Gabalis 11-26-1-186; Hockinson — Levi Crum 27-36-2-392RECEIVING — Archbishop Murphy: Dillon Haplin 6-71, Ben Malaby 2-64, Joe Ennis 2-21, Mason Mathis 1-30; Hockinson — Sawyer Racanelli 13-171, Peyton Brammer 6-123, Aidan Mallory 1-8, Jeremiah Faulstick 3-51, Nick Frichtl 1-16, Wyatt Jones 2-25WASHINGTON STATE SCORESThursday’s scoresBlanchet 37, Cascade (Everett) 14Cheney 38, Rogers (Spokane) 7Chiawana 27, Kennewick 26Hockinson 42, Archbishop Murphy 13Kingston 30, Port Townsend 25Mark Morris 48, Castle Rock 14North Mason 20, Klahowya 14, OTRiver Ridge 41, Mount Tahoma 13Rogers (Puyallup) 42, South Kitsap 0Woodinville 38, Monroe 14OREGON STATE SCORESThursday’s scoresCrane 36, Adrian/Jordan Valley 32Elgin 28, Cove 26Enterprise 24, Ione 14Pilot Rock 50, Sherman 0 LA CENTER 3, HUDSON’S BAY 025-11, 25-10, 25-16La CenterHighlights — Laynie Erickson 14 kills, 9 digs, 13 Service points, 5 aces; Amanda Holm 14 digs, 14 Service points, 5 aces, 24 assists; Sydney Mairose 5 kills,  4 Service points, 2 aces;  Abby Banholzer 4 kills, 10 Service points, 3 aces; Tiffany Chandler 4 kills, 10 digs; Abby Hollopeter  3 assists; Katie Leslie 4 digs; Mia Edwards 3 kills; Ceanna Johnston 2 digs;  Grace Powell 2 Blocks; Sophia Clinton 2 digs; Kaitlin Boyle block.Hudson’s BayHighlights — Jaydia Martin 5 kills; Sandra Johnny 14 assists; Melai Powell 3 kills.WASHOUGAL 3, BATTLE GROUND 0Battle GroundHighlights — Sarah Parker 2 kills, 4 bks; Bethany Tuchardt 3 kills, 4 bks; Soraya Schleichert 5 kills, 2 bks; Noelle Christopher 1 ace, 4 digs; Emma Walker 5 digs, Jenny Kopytyuk 3 kills, 3 aces, 7 digs.WashougalHighlights — Gracie Dolan 10 kills, 2 blocks, 3 digs; Kaylee Baldwin 8 kills, 20 digs; Emily Johnson 12 assists, 3 kills.JV — Battle Ground 2-1.HOOD RIVER 3, CAMAS 125-23, 25-22, 23-25, 25-19CamasHighlights — Emma Villaluz 3 aces, 21 assists, 7 digs, 1 kill, 1 block; Genevieve Crowston 1 ace, 6 kills, 1 block, 5 digs; Grace Varsek 3 aces, 3 digs; Mackenzie Hancock 2 aces, 6 kills, 1 assists, 3 digs; Mary Pipkin 4 kills, 1 ace, 5 blocks; Jessie Westby 1 ace, 4 kills, 3 digs; Kate Golb 5 kills, 3 blocks. JV — Hood River 2-0C1 — Camas 2-0.RIDGEFIELD d. SKYVIEW25-16, 25-12, 25-23RidgefieldHighlights — Kohana Fukichi 16 assists, 5 digs; Delaney Nicoll 12 kills, 2 blocks, 4 aces, 14 assists, 5 digs; Emilea Stepaniuk 1 ace, 12 digs; Mackenzie Gilchrist 5 kills, 1 block; Presley McCaskill 2 kills; Allie Andrew 4 kills, 4 blocks; Mackenzie Sparks 2 kills, 3 digs; Kameryn Reynolds 5 kills, 5 blocks, 1 ace; Morgan Harter 1 ace, 3 digs; Emily Borgstedt 1 block.SkyviewHighlights — Alexis Harris 2 digs, 8 assists; Joyce Emmy 6 digs, 1 block, 2 kills; Gracie Brenner 1 block,8 kills, 3 digs; Elizabeth Reid 5 kills; Allyson Reid 1 kill; Lia Hawken 2 digs, 2 blocks, 4 kills; Tyra Schaub 4 digs, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 kill; Natalie Marshall 2 digs, 10 assists; Sam Morrison 34 digs , 1 assist; Michelle Rosvold 20 digs; Jo Osborn 14 digs; Madygrace Shorthouse 1 digJV — Ridgefield won.JV2 — Skyview won.GIRLS SOCCERHUDSON’S BAY 7, SETON CATHOLIC 0Hudson’s BayGoals (assists) — Maggie McBroom, Awnie Bigelow (McBroom), Caysen Pressley (Vivian Lopez-Diaz), Natalie Malagon (Lopez-Diaz), Sophia Bautista-Isaak (Bigelow), Grace Sherman, Olivia Hewett (Bigelow). Goalkeeper saves — Olivia Hewett 1; Marisa Dahlberg 2. Tim Martinez Columbian Assistant Sports Editor By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor Published: September 6, 2018, 11:08pm WoodlandGoals (assists) — Emersyn Fynn (unassisted), Hannah Landrigan (unassisted), Fynn (unassisted), Fynn (unassisted). Goalkeeper save — Gwen Elkington 8. Coach’s standout — Fynn, Francis Helling.Halftime — 1-0.JV — BG 4-2.BOYS TENNISHERITAGE 5, R.A. LONG 1Singles — Timothy Muresan (H) d. Ethan Chung, retired; Kulbir Singh (H) d. Brady Anderson, retired; Mitchell Ly (H) d. Lukas Bestchart 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.Doubles — Timothy Brittain/Eli Kozuma (H) d. Peter May/Andrew Casillas 6-0, 6-4; Roman Stalick/Cardon Chung (RA) d. Ken Pham/Shallon George 6-4, 6-4; Ian Erickson/Danny Garrison (H) d. Blake Girt/Colin Mendenhal 6-4, 6-2.last_img read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Viking’s Newest World Cruise – 161-Day Voyage

first_imgNew 161-Day Voyage Visits Six Continents and 75 Ports, Including Viking’s First-Ever Call on Hawaii  Los Angeles (January 8, 2018) – Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced its new 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise, which will span 161 days, six continents and 75 ports, with overnight stays in 13 cities. Setting sail on December 14, 2020 from Miami, the itinerary will include six new ports of call for Viking, including Honolulu and Nawiliwili, marking the company’s inaugural visit to the Hawaiian Islands. Sailing on Viking’s award-winning 930-guest all-veranda Viking Sun®, this grand voyage will allow guests to explore islands of the Caribbean and the South Pacific; call upon ports in Asia, from Hong Kong to Bangkok; explore countries of the Middle East, including Oman, Jordan, Egypt and Israel; and sail through the Mediterranean before concluding in London. Guests can also choose a shorter, 140-day segment of the sailing,2021 Viking World Discoveries, which departs from Los Angeles in January 4, 2021, and visits 27 countries and 66 ports. “With the announcement of our newest World Cruise, we remain firm in our commitment to offer travelers the most immersive and culturally enriching itineraries available,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “We are a destination-focused travel company, and it has always been our priority to help our guests connect to the destination. It is evident in everything we do – it is why we offer an included excursion in every port; why we have the most extensive Resident Historian program in the industry; and why our ships are smaller to bring travelers to more intimate ports.” 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise Highlights:Viking’s newest World Cruise itinerary visits dozens of the world’s preeminent cities in one seamless itinerary. Overnight stays in 13 cities allow World Cruise guests to delve deeper into the destination, and Viking’s Culture Curriculum® offers additional enrichment through onboard lectures and entertainment – such as Viking’s Resident Historian® program, which provides guests with a high-level historical and cultural education specific to their journey. Guests will immerse themselves in the world’s rich cultures during included excursions that provide unmatched insight into daily life, as well as Privileged Access® visits to cultural institutions. Highlights of the new 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise itinerary include:Oahu (Honolulu), Hawaii (NEW): The Heart of Hawaii: Guests can enjoy everything from historic landmarks to world-class shopping on the island of Oahu. Soak up the sun along Waikiki Beach’s pristine beaches or visit Pearl Harbor to see where the tragic events of December 7, 1941 unfolded.Kauai (Nawiliwili), Hawaii (NEW): The Garden Island: Nicknamed Hawaii’s “Garden Island,” guests will explore the lush vegetation and wildflowers of tropical Kauai while in port. Visit the Na Āina Kai Botanical Gardens & Sculpture Park, an infusion of beautiful flora and art and home to one of the largest collections of bronze sculptures in the U.S., or follow the footsteps of Captain James Cook, the British explorer credited with the first recorded European contact with the Hawaiian Islands.Moorea (Opunohu Bay), French Polynesia (NEW): Paradise in the Tropics: This tropical island is famed for its unprecedented beauty and its cuisine is as colorful as its landscape, drawing on influences from both European and Chinese settlers. Guests can take in this idyllic paradise from the water onboard a catamaran or immerse themselves in Polynesian traditions and customs by engaging with locals.Hue (Chan May), Vietnam (NEW): Palaces and Temples: Discover the ancient Imperial City of Hue, a rich repository of palaces and temples and seat of the Nguyen Dynasty for 150 years. Guests can experience the locals’ morning trading activities during a visit to a traditional food market or explore the crumbling stone walls of the citadel, which holds stories of long-fought battles.Sydney, Australia: Iconic Harbor: Guests will sail into Sydney’s magnificent harbor, the world’s largest, and enjoy an overnight stay allowing ample time to explore this culture-rich city. Guests can enjoy an insider’s view of Australia’s world-class opera house or experience the natural wonders of the nearby Blue Mountains.Mumbai, India: A City of Old and New: Formerly Bombay, the bustling city of Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. While in port, guests can learn about the iconic activist Gandhi or enjoy the Hanging Gardens, one of the prized few parks found in the city.Istanbul, Turkey: Where East Meets West: An overnight stay in Istanbul gives guests more time to experience this historic city that straddles two continents across the Bosporus Strait. Explore a wealth of religious sites such as the spectacular Blue Mosque or the legendary Hagia Sophia, or sample delicious fusion cuisine, combining fresh Mediterranean fare with spices from the Far East and Asia.London (Greenwich), England: The Royal Borough: Guests will end their sailing in the historic Royal Borough of Greenwich, London on the Thames River, allowing easy access to the regal capital’s iconic sights, including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Viking SunViking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms that can host 930 guests. Viking Sun is part of Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet of sister ships, which also includes Viking Star®, Viking Sea®, Viking Sky® and Viking Orion®. Viking’s sixth ocean ship, Viking Jupiter®, is scheduled for delivery in February 2019. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” Viking’s ocean fleet features modern Scandinavian design with elegant touches, intimate spaces and attention to detail. Highlights include:All Veranda Staterooms: Guests can choose from five stateroom categories, starting from 270 sq. ft. Veranda Staterooms, all with private verandas, sweeping views of the destination and premium amenities that include king-size beds with luxury linens, generously proportioned closets, large interactive flat-screen LCD TVs with movies-on-demand, free Wi-Fi and award-winning bathrooms with large showers, premium Freyja® bath products and heated floors.Explorer Suites: The ships feature 14 Explorer Suites, which are two-room suites ranging from 757 to 1,163 sq. ft. With expansive views from wraparound private verandas, as well as the most amenities and privileges of any category on board, Explorer Suites offer the ultimate sanctuary for World Cruise guests.Two Pool Choices: In addition to the Main Pool with a retractable roof permitting any-season swimming, the ships feature a first-of-its-kind glass-backed Infinity Pool cantilevered off the stern, allowing guests to swim surrounded by their destination.LivNordic Spa: In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, The Spa on board is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind—from the centuries-old tradition of the sauna to a Snow Grotto where snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling through chilled air. Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2017 named it one of the “5 best cruise ship spas.”Explorers’ Lounge and Mamsen’s: Share a cocktail with friends. Linger over a Norwegian breakfast and a nautical history book. The Explorers’ Lounge and Mamsen’s gourmet deli are thoughtful spaces located at the bow of the ship and designed to represent the Scandinavian spirit for complete relaxation and for marveling at sweeping views through double-height windows.The Wintergarden: Guests looking for serenity will find it in the Wintergarden. In this elegant space under a canopy of Scandinavian trellised wood, guests can indulge in afternoon tea service.Dining Choices: Viking’s ships offer eight dining options, all with no additional charge or fee—from fine dining in The Restaurant, which serves three full meals and a variety of culinary options, and the World Café, which features international fare and regional specialties including a sushi and seafood cold bar—to intimate alternative dining experiences at The Chef’s Table, which offers a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings, and Manfredi’s, which features freshly prepared pastas and Italian favorites. The Pool Grill specializes in gourmet burgers, while afternoon tea and scones are available in the Wintergarden. Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare, and complimentary 24-hour room service allows all guests to enjoy many signature dishes in the comfort of their stateroom. Furthermore, with multiple choices for outdoor seating during meals, Viking’s ocean ships offer the most al fresco dining at sea. Additionally, The Kitchen Table specializes in regional dishes from market to table.Cultural Enrichment: Viking experiences from ship to shore are designed for unparalleled access and cultural enrichment. Viking Resident Historians deliver high-level historical and cultural education specific to the journey, offering invaluable insight in to the rich history of the destination. Guest Lecturers who are experts in their fields shed light on the destination’s art, architecture, music, geopolitics, natural world and more. Destination Performances represent the most iconic cultural performing arts of the region—whether it be Italian opera or Portuguese fado. Resident Classical Musicians—pianists, guitarists, violinists and flautists—perform classical compositions throughout the ships. And Culinary Classes in The Kitchen Table, Viking’s onboard cooking school, focus on regional cuisine.Nordic Inspiration: Even the smallest details take their inspiration from the exploratory spirit of the original Vikings, reflecting deeply held Nordic traditions. Light wood grains, touches of slate and teak, Swedish limestone and fragrant juniper appear throughout the public spaces and Spa. The Clinker-built design of the Viking Bar mirrors the construction style of the original Viking Longships. A Viking Heritage Center provides history and context from the Viking Age. And characters from Norse Mythology are subtly incorporated into the design, providing curious guests with inspiration to further explore Viking’s Nordic heritage.Sustainable Features: Designed to be environmentally friendly, Viking’s ships feature energy-efficient hybrid engines, hydro-dynamically optimized streamlined hull and bow for maximum fuel efficiency and equipment that reduces exhaust pollution and meets the strictest worldwide environmental regulations.  The Viking DifferenceDesigned for discerning travelers with interests in history, art, music and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests “the thinking person’s cruise” as an alternative to mainstream cruises. Ships are small to get guests closer to their destination, with more time in port and more overnights. On board, guests find serene Scandinavian spaces, where every room is both beautiful and functional, quiet and filled with light. With the most al fresco dining opportunities at sea, featuring regional cuisine and always-available American classics, Viking’s guests can truly dine in their destination. A focus on cultural enrichment brings immersive experiences on shore and on board. And only The Viking Way® of exploration provides guests with itineraries that feature Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences. In addition, Viking offers a compelling value compared to other cruise lines. Every cruise fare includes an outside stateroom, a complimentary shore excursion in each port of call, all onboard meals, and all port charges and government taxes. Guests also enjoy many complimentary amenities as part of their fare, including: beer and wine with lunch and dinner service; alternative restaurant dining; free Wi-Fi; self-service laundry; access to the Thermal Suite in the LivNordic Spa; and 24-hour room service. Booking DetailsPricing for the 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise starts at $59,995 per person and 2021 Viking World Discoveries starts at $52,995 per person, based on double-occupancy. Both of Viking’s new world cruise itineraries include Business Class international air, transfers to and from the ship, all gratuities and service fees, complimentary visa services, the Silver Spirits Beverage Package, and free luggage shipping services for embarkation. Guests who book between now and December 31, 2019 will receive an additional $2,000 per person in shore excursion credit for any optional land programs and $1,000 per person in shipboard credit which can be used toward optional tours, spa services, onboard shops and beverages. Viking Explorer Society members who book the 2020-2021 Viking World Cruise or 2021 Viking World Discoveries through December 31, 2019 will receive an additional $1,000 in shipboard credit per person.last_img read more