Viking Travel charts new path


February 9, 2023

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Dave and Nancy Berg passed ownership of Viking Travel on to James and Madeleine Valentine at the start of the new year. From left to right: James Valentine, Madeleine Valentine, Dave Berg, and Nancy Berg.

After 42 years of leading Viking Travel, Dave and Nancy Berg are ready to hang up their hats while a familiar young couple takes over the helm.

The travel business has changed dramatically since 1981 when Dave and Nancy started their business-from spending hours on the phone with Alaska Airlines and building relationships with the cruise ships to navigating the new world of the internet and persevering through the pandemic.

The pair met when Dave made a stop in Ellamar, Alaska while sailing up to Valdez in the late 70s.

Soon after, Nancy moved to Valdez where they began working at the same...

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