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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterViking has announced that its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, was officially named during a spectacular celebration on The Bund, in the heart of Shanghai. The ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day World Cruise from Miami to London, and its stop in Shanghai marks the first time one of Viking’s ocean ships has called in China. Viking Sun is also the first-ever cruise ship to be named on the Bund in Shanghai.Classified as a “small ship” by Cruise Critic, the 930-guest, 47,800-ton Viking Sun arrived in Shanghai, navigating into the mouth of the Yangtze River and then up the Huangpu River into central Shanghai, where she received a warm welcome from local residents and boats in the harbour.“I am very pleased to officially name our newest ship in Shanghai. We care deeply about tourism in China, and we have been bringing river cruise guests here since 2004,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “China is the home of Viking Sun’s Godmother, Mrs. Yi Lou, and in the coming year, Shanghai will also welcome our fifth ship, Viking Orion. We look forward to introducing thousands of new travelers to the cultural treasures in Shanghai and throughout China.”After arriving today, Viking Sun was positioned at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, adjacent to a concert stage constructed specifically for the celebration. Viking’s World Cruise guests and international dignitaries were treated to high-tech show and musical concert on the waterfront that paid tribute to the special friendship between Norway and China. On a giant wave-like screen built alongside the ship, a projected animation depicted the story of silk – the ancient trade that has formed a cultural bond between Norway and China. Shanghai television personality Michelle Wang served as master of ceremony and introduced musical performances from the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and acclaimed Chinese operatic tenor Dai Yuqiang, as well as Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø, who is widely considered one of the world’s top crossover sopranos.Mrs. Yi Lou, vice president of China Merchant Bank Financial Leasing (CMBFL), served as ceremonial godmother and offered a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing for Viking Sun – a naval tradition that dates back thousands of years. In keeping with the naming custom, Mrs. Yi Lou also cut a ribbon that allowed a bottle of Norwegian aquavit to break on the ship’s hull.Viking Sun set sail from Shanghai for Southeast Asia and India, before making her way through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean – essentially following the route of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road or “One Belt One Road” Initiative. When the ship arrives in London on 5 May, she will have visited five continents, 35 countries and 64 ports during her first World Cruise. Viking Sun will continue to sail the globe during the 2019 World Cruise, a 128-day itinerary from Miami to London.While this is the first time one of Viking’s ocean ships has called in China, the company has a long history with the China tourism industry. Operating river cruises on the Yangtze since 2004, Viking has been one of the largest sources of inbound travellers from North America. In 2016, Viking began offering a new river cruise product designed specifically for Chinese travellers who wish to travel to Europe. Sailing on Viking’s award-winning Longships, Chinese travellers experience a Mandarin-exclusive environment – with all signage in Mandarin and all staff and tour guides fluent in Mandarin. These dedicated 190-guest Viking Longships are the first Mandarin exclusive hotel environments for Chinese travellers in Europe. And expanded for 2018, Viking will offer 100 sailings on the Rhine and Danube rivers, dedicated specifically for Chinese guests.Viking SunViking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, have 465 staterooms and host 930 guests. The all-veranda Viking Sun is the newest addition to Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet, which also includes Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky. Viking will welcome two more sister ships in the next two years, including Viking Orion in June 2018. With the arrival of Viking Jupiter in 2019, Viking will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line. Ten additional ships are also planned for delivery starting in 2021, which could bring Viking’s ocean fleet to 16 ships by 2027.last_img read more

first_img The Future of Smart Homes Penny Pritzker, Chairman, PSP Partners and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, with Bradley Tusk, CEO, Tusk Ventures talk Tech and Policy with Fortune Editor-in-Chief, Clifton Leaf at Fortune’s 2018 Brainstorm Tech conference.Stuart Isett—Fortune Brainstorm TechThis is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here.Good morning from Aspen, Colo., literally (at 8,000 feet) and figuratively one of the most breathtaking places in the world. My Fortune colleagues and I convene the annual Brainstorm Tech conference this afternoon (starting at 2 p.m. Mountain Time). We’ll be joined by some of the brightest lights in tech, all here to see around corners on the weightiest topics facing the industry. You can watch most of the proceedings at Fortune.com. We’ll have lots of questions of our guests. Here are some I’d particularly like to see asked: Alibaba commercialized Single’s Day in China. Amazon’s Prime Day is today and tomorrow (is that cheating?). Why is there no Walmart Day? President and CEO Doug McMillon may have thoughts.What the heck is quantum computing, really, and when will it be a commercial reality? Microsoft’s Krysta Svore and Andrew Fursman of 1QBit should enlighten.Do the business and societal and health-related upsides from genetic testing outweigh the downside of the ick factor of giving companies the most intimate of personal information? Margo Georgiadis of Ancestry.com and Color’s Othman Laraki will weigh in.Has social media turbo-charged hate speech, or have we just become more hateful? Sadly, the Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt knows the answer.Do musical artists love or hate Spotify? (Or both?) Singer-songwriter FLETCHER (look her up) will opine in the presence of Spotify’s “chief premium business officer” Alex Norstrom. (And what exactly does that title mean?)Did Slack even consider doing an old-fashioned money-raising IPO rather than the direct listing it successfully completed last month? CEO Stewart Butterfield can say. These are just a few previews of the first day. Please follow our coverage and expect more throughout the week. HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4 Sponsored Content Sponsored Content By Qingdao Haier A Work Culture Built for All Generations by Ultimate Software Some recommended reading before you go:Here’s a colorful and revelatory account of the president’s unbalanced White House “Social Media Summit” last week. For years I have scrambled in various locations around the country to find a print newspaper, often knowing Starbucks was my first and best hope. (For all the online reading I do, I continue to find print to be the best discovery vehicle.) No longer.If the unrest in Hong Kong or the enigma that is modern China interests you, please read this haunting, beautiful, troubling, and important essay by the artist Ai Weiwei.Adam LashinskyOn Twitter: @adamlashinskyEmail: adam_lashinsky@fortune.comNEWSWORTHYThe big payoff. There’s a nominally large figure of dollars in Facebook’s leaked settlement with the Federal Trade Commission: $5 billion. It’s said to be the largest fine ever levied by the agency and is intended to punish Facebook for its actions in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. But it’s less than 10% of Facebook’s annual revenue last year.Failing the test. Online education company K12.com accidentally left the personal data of about 7 million students exposed on the Internet for about a week, security firm Comparitech says. The unprotected database included student names, emails, birthdays, and the attended school, among other information.Shop til you drop. As Adam mentioned, it’s Amazon’s self-declared shopping holiday, Prime Day, and there are many deals to be had. It’s a little weird to drum up a shopping holiday in the middle of summer, but it works.Tomorrow is another day. India delayed the launch of its Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon on Sunday because of a “technical snag” in the rocket launching system. No announcement of a new date yet for the launch, which plans to send a robotic rover to the far side of the moon. In unrelated but similar space news, Europe’s Galileo global satellite navigation system has been offline due to a “technical incident” since July 11.War of the servers. The Pentagon’s massive $10 billion contract to run military cloud services can be awarded this summer, a federal judge ruled on Friday, despite efforts by Oracle to halt the process that the company charged was biased in favor of Amazon. The contract to run the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, is now expected to be awarded by the end of August, with Amazon and Microsoft as the lead contenders.FOOD FOR THOUGHTIt’s all too easy to attack Craig Newmark, the inventor of Craigslist, for “destroying” the newspaper industry. His online listing service may have replaced the need for the lucrative classified ad sections in local papers, but not only was it a better way for people to buy and sell things, it was hardly the most original idea for putting the Internet for use in commerce. Does anyone seriously think that absent Craig Newmark we’d still be using classified ads in print newspapers? Based on a new interview and profile of Newmark by David Smith in The Guardian, sadly, the answer appears to be yes. But it’s still a worthwhile read about the man who describes himself as “a nerd that stayed true to his nerditude.”IN CASE YOU MISSED IT8 Ways to Track the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals By Chris MorrisTechnology Sales Shine in a $52.96 billion Back-to-School Season By Kate DwyerThe Wayfair Walkout and the Rise of Activist Capitalism By John Paul RollertThe European Shopping Center Where Technology’s Future Is Being Tracked Today By Jaclyn TropAn Algorithm May Decide Your Next Pay Raise By Anne FisherBEFORE YOU GOWhen the Bank of England asked for nominations of who should be depicted on the country’s new 50-pound note (worth about $63 right now), it was swamped with more than 200,000 responses. The note typically features a scientist, from James Watt on the current bill to predecessors including Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. The next person up? Computer genius Alan Turing will grace 50-pound notes going into circulation starting in 2021.This edition of Data Sheet was curated by Aaron Pressman. Find past issues, and sign up for other Fortune newsletters.You May Likelast_img read more