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Already holding the previous record, Viking added two more to the lineup three days later for a total of 18 river vessels launched across four countries in five days. Of the initial 16, nine were christened in Amsterdam; four in Rostock, Germany; and three in Avignon, France. Notated as a “first-of-its kind ceremony,” the event showcased the new additions and revealed the names of the vessels. As with any good christening, a godparent is named; and this occasion was no different. Viking chose to recognize the travel trade's contribution to the growth of the river cruise industry by naming their longships after esteemed travel agent partners.