Reinventing Ocean Cruising
Celebrating 20 years in business
Viking Cruises is marking a number of major milestones in 2017. Celebrating its 20th anniversary since the early beginnings in Russia in 1997 with four river ships, the company is welcoming two new Longships to their existing river fleet of 64, and they’re doubling their ocean fleet. Viking Sky, the third ocean vessel to join the fleet, embarked on her maiden voyage in March 2017, and joins sister ships Viking Star and Viking Sea. Viking Sun is launching later this year and Viking Spirit joins the fleet in 2018.
Success through reinventing ocean cruising
The introduction of Viking’s first ocean ship, Viking Star, in 2015 represented a distinct change in ocean cruising, an alternative to the mega-liners dominating the world’s ports. A light, intimate, elegant ship with a capacity of just 930 guests, Viking Star along with her ever growing sister fleet, offers private verandas in every stateroom to allow you to get the best views of every destination – even places larger ships pass by or cannot access.
Value for money
Like on Viking’s river cruises, the ocean cruise fare includes all you need, from shore excursions to Wi-Fi, premium beverages and all your meals in all onboard restaurants. At the LivNordic Spa, you are invited to chill out in the unique Snow Grotto, to cleanse in the steam room and sauna, and to unwind in the hydrotherapy pool – all at no extra cost.
Aboard a Viking ship, you don’t pay extra for live entertainment and enriching lectures. Watch a show or a movie in the theatre, listen to live classical music in the Viking Living Room, or head to Torshavn bar for some dancing. Enjoy an exciting choice of performances, live talks and hands-on demonstrations. It’s included.
Viking Ocean Cruises is quickly proving to be a big name in the small ship category. The most recent accolades come from the readers of Travel + Leisure who voted Viking the #1 ocean cruise line for the second year in a row. The company recently dominated the 2017 Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards, with its fleet of ocean ships receiving top honours in 10 categories including “Best Overall”.
New 2017-2019 itineraries
Viking’s new ocean itineraries will bring guests to a growing number of iconic destinations around the world, providing behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities in each port of call. With new sailings embarking in Miami, Mumbai, Bangkok, Beijing, Bali, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vancouver, guests can choose base itineraries ranging from eight to 23 days, with additional river-ocean combination cruise options.
The world at your feet
Across Scandinavia and the Mediterranean, Asia, North America and the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, or on the epic World Cruise, Viking offers an exciting selection of ocean cruises. The recently launched 13-day In Search of the Northern Lights with departures between January and March 2019 is already attracting overwhelming attention. The aurora borealis light phenomenon is on the top ten wish list for seasoned travellers, who will also explore Sami legends, sled dog rides and mysterious rock carvings in wondrous, snow-dusted landscapes.
Viking is coming to Australia and New Zealand
During the summer of 2018/2019, the 15-day Australia and New Zealand itinerary sees Viking Spirit visit Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, and six ports of call along the stunning east coast of Aotearoa. The same ship will be deployed for the 17-day Komodo and the Australian Coast itinerary in November 2018 and March 2019, sailing between Bali and Sydney with many stops along the top and east coast of Australia.