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Viking Cruises

The Thinking Person’s Cruise

Designed for discerning travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests “the thinking person’s cruise” as an alternative to mainstream cruises. In its first two years of operation, Viking has been rated the #1 ocean cruise line in Travel + Leisure’s 2016 and 2017 “World’s Best” Awards. Viking currently operates a fleet of 63 vessels, offering scenic cruising on rivers and oceans around the world. By 2022 the company will operate eight 930-guest ocean cruise ships and will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line.

Viking River Cruise

Sailing Europe’s storied rivers, the award-winning Viking Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true two-room suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge, library and expansive sun deck. The ships feature al fresco dining on the Aquavit Terrace, an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride.

 

River cruises range from 8 to 23 days, with itineraries featuring Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Douro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde Rivers; Russia’s Volga, Neva and Svir; Ukraine’s Dnieper; Egypt’s Nile; China’s Yangtze; and Southeast Asia’s Mekong.

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Viking Ocean Cruising

In 2015, Viking introduced its first ocean ship with the christening of the 930-guest all-veranda Viking Star. One year later, Viking launched its second ocean ship, Viking Sea, which was joined by sister ships Viking Sky and Viking Sun in 2017 and by Viking Orion in 2018. The fleet welcomes Viking Jupiter in 2019. Four more yet-to-be-named ships are scheduled to launch by 2023.

 

The company’s award-winning ships are engineered at a size that allows direct access into most ports, so guests have easy and efficient embarkation and disembarkation. Each ship boasts a private veranda in every stateroom, a choice of restaurants offering a variety of fine dining options, the most al fresco dining at sea, an infinity pool, a Nordic-inspired spa, panoramic Explorers’ Lounge and thoughtfully curated book collections throughout the ship, and more—all designed in understated elegance.

The Viking Difference

VIKING INCLUDES MORE FEATURES & SERVICES THAN OTHERS:

One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)

Visits to UNESCO Sites

Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner

Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances

“A quality product at a great value.”

Linda Garrison, About.com

Viking Cruise Highlights

DESTINATION-FOCUSED DINING

 

Main Dining

 

  • The Restaurant, featuring regional specialties made with locally sourced ingredients and always available American classics

 

Casual Dining and Additional Options:

 

  • Aquavit Terrace,® an outdoor seating area for a casual meal al fresco or meeting friends for a drink
  • “Taste of…” events for an introduction to the food and drink of the region
  • Sun Deck for the perfect opportunity to dine on light fare outdoors underneath an umbrella

 

Onboard Culture Curriculum®:

 

  • Informative lectures on your destination’s history, art and more
  • Tastings of regional wines
  • Port talks providing an overview of your next day’s port of call
  • Enriching Destination Performances featuring folkloric shows
  • Musicians playing regional and classical music
  • Cooking and craft demonstrations

 

Viking Longship Features:

 

  • Viking Lounge for onboard entertainment featuring tunes from a baby grand piano
  • Viking Bar, an inviting place to view the scenery as you enjoy a drink or cup of coffee
  • Library with a thoughtfully curated book collection, the perfect place to read up on your next destination
  • Sun Deck with 360˚ views, a shaded sitting area, organic herb garden and solar panels; plus a walking track for exercise and fresh air

 

All Staterooms Feature:

 

  • Outside staterooms with river view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Voltage: 220V & 110V (US outlet), plus ample USB ports
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower; heated floor and anti-fog mirror; premium Freyja® bath products; plush robes & slippers upon request
  • 40″ flat-screen LCD TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more
  • Telephone, security safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control

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Viking Cruises Specialist

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Judi Walker

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