WHO IS

Viking Cruises?

With first-class itineraries and a ground-breaking cruise experience, it is easy to envision why the multi-award winning Viking Cruises is considered the best in the industry. Viking Cruises are passionately devoted to constructing an unparalleled destination-focused voyage, whether it be ocean or river bound. From gliding through idyllic Mediterranean ports of Rome or Venice to discovering the natural splendour of the magnificent Mekong River, a Viking Cruise no matter the destination is built to leave long-lasting memories.

Once at the destination, passengers can happily move at their own pace as Viking Cruises tend to spend longer times docked at port and feature overnight stays at almost all ports of call. Furthermore, itineraries regularly visit unique ports and lesser-known harbours with hidden gems that are simply begging to be explored. With a new and innovative small-ship fleet, each modern vessel features a casually elegant Scandinavian design that impresses all who are welcomed aboard.

Every Viking Cruise has a team of accomplished and attentive Swiss-trained staff passionately dedicated to offering warm and hospitable service that keeps passengers returning. Discover for yourself the award-winning wonders of Viking Cruises and enquire with us today.

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1997
Ships: 7 (Ocean), 55 (River)
Max Passengers: 930 (Ocean), 60-204 (River)

Are Viking Cruises right for you?

Viking Cruises are a wonderful fit for the active traveller with an explorer’s spirit who desires exhilarating itineraries packed with outstanding ports. Moreover, these adventurers appreciate Viking Cruises being able to stay in port later than the competitors, with virtually every port being an overnight stay. This allows passengers to move at their own comfortable pace and offers the perfect opportunity to meticulously explore the region and leave with a strong sense of satisfaction.

Additionally, a Viking cruise is best for the experienced traveller searching for casual sophistication. With a relaxed dress code, patrons will never stress about what they need to wear on a day-to-day basis and instead relax by the poolside or socialise with fellow passengers. Furthermore, with a warm and inviting Scandinavian design fitted throughout each ship, Viking cruise guests can soak in the elegance without feeling out of place.

Guests additionally appreciate the inclusions provided with their cruise fare. From free internet access that allows for passengers to video call their loved ones, to the complimentary shore excursion at every port that ensures they can immerse themselves in the local region and experience the culture, passengers are continuously amazed at the unending value of a Viking Cruise.

What comes complimentary on a Viking Cruise?

Your passenger fare on a Viking Cruise comes complimentary with a wide selection of convenient amenities such as:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All restaurant dining
  • Select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour room service
  • Private veranda in every stateroom

Why go on a Viking cruise?

  • Embark on breathtakingly designed ships with pleasing and artistically unique European-influenced interior design
  • Enjoy simply unforgettable shore excursions which authentically connect the guest with their destination
  • Embrace an extensive and incredible list of convenient complimentary amenities and facilities to help ensure a stress-free cruise

Our Recommendation

Download the Viking Voyager App

An essential mobile phone download for any Viking cruise is the Viking Voyager app. This nifty application centralises all the cruise planning activities you might have on your journey, including booking shore excursions, dinner reservations, and spa appointments. While you can do all this without the mobile application, we believe that the Viking Voyager app is an indispensable tool for making any vacation worry-free.

Try out all the dining options!

With all restaurants coming complimentary with your cruise fare, it is only natural that we recommend Viking Cruises’ passengers to dine at every venue on the ship. While the delicious buffet in the main dining hall is fantastic, exploring all your options might unearth an enchanting new delicacy that will keep you coming back for more. From the culinary masters at The Chef’s Table to the tantalising Italian cuisine at Manfredi’s, the choices are near endless.

What are the accommodation options on Viking Cruises?

The intimately crafted lodgings on a Viking cruise are separated into relaxing staterooms and spacious suites. All staterooms and suites on Viking ships feature a private veranda, essential for travellers who seek some tranquil time by the sea with themselves or a loved one.

Staterooms:

Staterooms are further categorised into three thoughtfully designed types suited to different kinds of travellers. For the adventurous explorer who wishes to simply use their lodging as a place of rest, the Veranda stateroom featuring a luxurious Viking Explorer Bed is essential. The traveller who values priority reservations will greatly enjoy the Deluxe Veranda stateroom. Finally, for those who want to enhance their comfortable experience to decadent levels with an expanded space with plenty of room to sit back and relax, there is no better choice than the Penthouse Veranda stateroom. Welcomed with a bottle of champagne and even an additional priority restaurant reservation, the Penthouse Veranda stateroom is nothing short of luxurious.

Suites:

Suites are essential for explorers who desire their own private oasis to comfortably take a break and reconnect with themselves. Featuring a separate bedroom and living room space, passengers are guaranteed the privacy and luxury similar to first-class hotels.

The Penthouse Junior Suites boasts 37 square metres of elegance, with a lavish living space to unwind. An elegant home away from home, the Explorer Suite is a flawless lodging perfect for entertaining up to four guests with a stylish dining table and winding private veranda. For the executive passenger, the exclusive and immensely extravagant Owner’s Suite is fundamental. With a sophisticated living room and a picturesque panoramic view from the sprawling private veranda, the Owner’s Suite is simply unforgettable.

What dining options are available on Viking Cruises?

Viking Cruises offer a handful of fantastic choices on every ship, suited for any palate. As there are no fees to dine at any of the wonderful restaurant venues on board, the options are almost endless. Guests can dine at the delightful Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant and try out the delectable antipasti plate or the amazing homemade gnocchi. For some enchanting Norwegian treats, head down to Mamsen’s located at the Explorer’s Lounge to try out a selection of enticing sandwiches and creamy pastries.

Alternatively, guests who wish to dine in their luxurious suite or stateroom can do so with ease through the 24-hour room service. Boasting a wonderful menu from Norwegian gravalax to tasty grilled burgers and simple fresh fruit, your choices are served swiftly and with care.

Is there a dress code for Viking Cruises?

Viking Cruises have a casual dress during the day, where patrons can wear clothes such as slacks, jeans, or shorts if the weather is warm. Activewear and swimwear, while not prohibited, are recommended to only be worn only at the fitness centre, pool area and sports deck.

With no formal nights, the evening dress instead becomes ‘elegant casual’ for all dining venues (aside from the World Café), entertainment areas and special events. Men are required to wear trousers and a collared shirt while women sport either a dress, skirt or slacks with a blouse. Jeans during the evenings are prohibited.

What are Viking Cruises’ most popular activities?

Viking cruises tout themselves as the “Thinking Person’s Cruise” - as an adventure which seeks to explore, learn, and understand every destination a guest ports at. As such, the popular activities for many passengers typically reflect this with the bulk of a guest’s time spent off the ship carefully exploring and immersing themselves in the local culture.

Back on the ship, passengers continue their quest for knowledge and understanding via the collection of books at the library, world-class guest lectures covering a range of interesting topics, or the local experts who are brought onboard. Every Viking cruise additionally has one or more destination performances, which have entertainers come on board for a show that represents the region they are travelling. From thrilling traditional Greek dancing to mystifying Italian opera, these performances are regularly the highlight for many travellers.

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