Citing high demand, Viking has opened additional dates for 2023 bookings for its first domestic ship, the Viking Mississippi.
The ship will debut in August 2022 and will sail on the lower and upper Mississippi River, between New Orleans and St. Paul, Minn.
Viking said several sailings have already sold out and that the strong demand prompted it to open additional 2023 dates sooner than originally expected.
"We are very pleased at the initial response and support we have received from guests and community partners along the Mississippi River," said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. "Like me, many travelers are planning ahead for when we will once again be exploring the world in comfort -- to exotic destinations as well as those closer to home."