As the destination experts, Viking takes you beyond the ordinary to explore each fascinating place, its people, culture, customs, and cuisine. With their multifaceted approach to cruise travel – Ocean, River, and Expedition – it’s no wonder they are an award-winning fleet.
Viking’s leading-edge ships with spacious and comfortable staterooms, and unrivalled food and service are all reasons why Viking is consistently voted number one by travel agents, respected media, and consumers.
When it comes to ocean cruising, Viking Cruises is the world leader. Discover exciting new ocean cruises from Scandinavia and the Baltic to Asia and Australasia. Viking offer cruises that allow you to fully explore the marvels of each new place, or see a new side of a familiar destination.
The Viking Difference
Every journey with Viking is all-inclusive, making it remarkable value for money, so you can relax and enjoy a carefree cruise. Focused on extending their warm hospitality to all guests, Viking endeavours to bring them the best that every destination has to offer, without compromising on home comforts. Unlike with other cruise lines, there is no charge for:
- Return flights from the UK
- 24-hour room service
- Quality beer and wine with lunch and dinner
- Speciality tea and coffee any time on board
- Alternative restaurants
- Use of launderettes
- Entering The Spa
- An included shore excursion in almost every port
- Evening entertainment and enrichment talks
- On-board gratuities
Viking puts the spotlight on meaningful expeditions. Chairman Torstein Hagen has maintained that among the features which set them apart from other cruise lines is their dedication to tranquil yet profound voyages created specially for adults only.
“We’re proud of what we are not,” says Hagen. “No children under 18, no umbrella drinks, no photographers and so forth. By peeling off all these things, we make it a much more quiet experience.”
Accommodation & Facilities
Sleek, stylish and built for pleasure, Viking ocean ships set a new standard in on-board Scandi-chic and innovative facilities. Boasting the largest suites and bathrooms on the ocean, every stateroom also has its own private veranda, making it the perfect retreat. There is a choice of fabulous dining venues, a Nordic-style spa, a library haven, theatre, two cinemas, and the first glass-walled infinity at sea.
Destinations & Excursions
The smaller ships of Viking can give you a closer look at the most iconic scenes on our planet. Together with world-class on-board enrichment programmes (including destination performances and TED talks), plus pre-arranged exclusive access to cultural treasures and events, Viking’s curated explorations have been dubbed The Thinking Person’s Cruise®.
Traverse six continents that will give you new insights, and at a pace that is completely suited to you. With more overnight stays at ports that larger ships cannot reach, you will merely be a short walk away from not just the bustling attractions of great cities like Venice, Hongkong, and Sydney, but the charm of local life (or wildlife!) in the less populated beauty spots of Vietnam, Norway, and Easter Island.