Viking’s intimate, inclusive cruise itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs. Here is what defines the Viking Difference.
Join us as we usher in a new era of ocean cruising by taking the innovative thinking behind our award-winning river cruises and bringing it to the epic setting of the sea. This cruise experience is the one our river passengers inspired us to create. We asked our guests for their feedback and crafted the ultimate kind of cruise: one focused on destinations. And in 2015, we will take destination cruising from the rivers to the ocean with the maiden season of the beautiful Viking Star.
We believe the best way to understand a country is through enrichment. On our cruises, you truly explore your destination-through its food, culture, and customs. You can accompany the ship’s chef to a local market; or even view private collections at world-class museums.
We have a history of providing our guests with a way to get below the surface, not just “checking off” each port. That’s why our ocean cruises are centered around where you go, not just how you get there-with hand-picked itineraries so you can immerse yourself in history, music, art, cuisine-everything about your destination. In addition, we include excursions led by knowledgeable local guides in every port of call. You learn about the lands through which you travel via enriching lectures that bring history to life; through cultural adventures; in-depth pre-trip materials; and on-demand programming-all designed to help you experience the most from your travels.
When you cruise with Viking you sail with the world’s leading river cruise company, and you enjoy the rewards of more than 175 years of heritage and a level of expertise second to none.
Inspiring destinations, beautifully crafted itineraries, expert tour guides, luxurious ships, fine cuisine, excellent service, remarkable value-our success is defined by all these things, and something else, too: personal attention to every detail. It’s the way the bartender has your drink ready for you, at just the right time. It’s the gentle guidance from your tai chi master in a lesson you take while sailing along the Yangtze. It’s the handwritten directions from your concierge to the best coffeehouse in Vienna.
At Viking, we never forget that looking after you is why we have become the world’s favorite river cruise line, and why our guests return to cruise with us again and again. Indeed, it is our guests who are our greatest ambassadors, making us the most honored river cruise line in the world.
If you have experienced the pleasure of traveling with us, then you will appreciate what makes a river cruise with Viking so special. And if that experience is still ahead of you, then it is one you are sure to enjoy.
We have consistently placed high on competitive rankings like Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List, Reader’s Choice and Best Small Ships awards; and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best; we have also been honored by prestigious international organizations like the World Travel Awards. Meanwhile, travel agents have recognized us with awards including TravelAge West’s Best Line for River Cruising and Travel Weekly’s #1 River Cruise Line. And Viking is featured in National Geographic’s The 10 Best of Everything.
Africa | Alaska | Antarctica | Asia | Australia | Caribbean | Europe | Hawaii & the South Pacific | Mediterranean | Mexican Riviera | Middle East | New England & Canada | Northern Europe | Northwest Passage | Pacific Coast | Panama Canal | Seychelles/ Indian Ocean | South America | Trans Ocean | World Cruise
Aquavit Terrace® • Sun Deck • The Restaurant
Viking Lounge • Atrium • Sun Deck • The Library • On Shore • Classical & Regional Musicians • Wine Tastings • Cooking & Craft Demonstrations • Destination Performances • Guest Lecturers • Destination Performances
(*Each feature may vary by ship)
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