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A timelapse video showing the new Viking Prestige river ship being built. The 2011 sailing season for Viking River Cruises welcomes the newest ship in Europe, Viking Prestige, building upon the standard set by the extraordinary Viking Legend that launched in 2009. Viking Prestige will carry 188 guests on some of Vikings most popular itineraries. Each of these state-of-the-art vessels has two 340-square-foot suites and 97 staterooms, all deluxe (except for the 6 single staterooms) with either French balconies or picture windows. With good deck height, Viking Prestige is similar to Viking Sun and Viking Helvetia, but has a slightly sleeker shape for ultimate flexibility. Best of all, Viking Prestige is a "green" ship, running on hybrid diesel-electric engines that produce 20% fewer emissions and reduced noise/vibration. Cutting-edge design, unmatched comfort and environmentally conscious-Viking Prestige has it all.