Viking River Cruises Use Mary Berry to Entice American Cruisers On-board

February 9, 2015

Cruise and food lovers rejoice because Viking Cruises has announced that it is the latest sponsor of The Great British Baking Show, which recently aired on the US television station PBS.

The partnership follows Viking’s collaboration with the PBS-aired series Masterpiece, which includes the Emmy award-winning Downton Abbey and Sherlock.

Like its Masterpiece partnership, Viking advertisements will be aired in between each episode of The Great British Baking Show. The cruise line will also showcase recipes from the show across its marketing channels.

The Great British Baking Show is already a popular television series here in the UK, which sees a series of amateur bakers go to great lengths to cook up the best sweet treats in a bid to be crowned the UK’s best.

Each week, the competition gets harder, with leading cookbook author Mary Berry and top artisan baker Paul Hollywood on hand to judge the contestant’s creations.

Richard Marnell, senior vice president of marketing for Viking Cruises, said: “We have enjoyed an incredibly successful partnership with Masterpiece and PBS over the last four years largely because our audiences value the same types of enriching entertainment and life experiences.

“Our guests are often interested in the intrinsic connection between food and travel, which makes The Great British Baking Show a particularly good fit for our brand. Of course we are also proud to support Mary Berry, godmother to our new Viking Longship Alsvin.”

With an array of high-quality culinary experiences onboard its vessels, Viking prides itself on providing guests with good food.

This year, the line will introduce new ships to its fleet, as well as two itineraries on the Rhine River.

What’s more, Viking’s first ever ocean ship Viking Star is in the final stage of construction and is due to set sail in April this year.

It seems British cuisine is becoming the envy of the world, with even luxury cruise lines flying the Union Jack to sell their ships!