Viking's river cruises and ocean cruises are designed so you can experience the essence of a place and its people. You can truly explore each destination, immersing yourself in its history, music, art and cuisine.
Cruises include excursions led by knowledgeable local guides in every port of call, and provide onboard entertainment and enrichment lectures that bring history and culture to life.
From thoughtfully designed itineraries to vessels that showcase state-of-the-art engineering and streamlined Scandinavian design, Viking Rivers and Ocean Cruises continuously seeks new ways to delight travelers.
Feel the majesty of sweeping landscapes. Embrace intriguing cultures and traditions. Marvel at grand expressions of art, architecture and engineering. Viking Rivers and Ocean Cruises lets you discover the world around you.
Awaken your senses. Immerse your spirit. Indulge your dreams.
The Viking Way: ( Video
) Go beyond the expected and experience The
Viking Way. Engage in Local Life, learn about the Working World and
enjoy Privileged Access to people and places otherwise difficult to
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With Viking, there are no hidden fees. One price covers most
everything - port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and
shore excursions - plus hotel accommodations on cruisetours. Introducing Viking Mississippi:(Video )Welcome to four destination-focused, culturally enriching journeys
along the Mississippi River- designed for curious, experienced travelers seeking an in-depth look at the history and heritage of
America's heartland and the soul of the South.
In 2015, Viking introduced its first ocean ship with the naming 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, Viking Orion in 2018 and Viking Jupiter in 2019. Six more sister ships are on order, with options for four additional ships. These options could bring Viking's total ocean fleet to 16 ships by 2027.
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.
Ocean itineraries are designed to maximize the amount of time travelers spend in their destination. These enriching itineraries include base and combination cruises sailing to
Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, North and South America, and Africa.
Viking will launch new expedition voyages in 2022, with its first two 378-guest sister ships, Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, with voyages that range from 8 to 44 days. Destinations for Expedition Cruises include: Antartica, The Artic, The Great Lakes, Niagara, Canada, The Galapagos, Brazil, and the Caribbean.
To develop the new expedition voyages, Viking has partnered with some of the world's most prestigious scientific institutions. The lead partner is the University of Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute. This relationship is underpinned by a major Viking endowment for scientific research into the polar regions, The Viking Chair of Polar Marine Geoscience, a Cambridge University full professorship based at the Scott Polar Research Institute, as well as a sponsorship fund supporting the Institute's graduate students. As part of this endowment, the Institute's scientists will undertake fieldwork onboard Viking expedition vessels and join voyages to share their expertise with guests. Viking has also partnered with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a globally recognized bird research facility, whose ornithologists will regularly be on board the expedition ships, providing guest advice and interaction.
Designed by the same experienced nautical architects and engineers that designed Viking ocean ships, the ships are optimally sized and built for expeditions and small enough to navigate remote polar regions and the St. Lawrence River, while large enough to provide superior handling and stability in the roughest seas. The ships will feature public spaces that are familiar to Viking's ocean cruise guests but that have been reimagined for expeditions, as well as new public spaces created specifically for expeditions. Straight bows, longer hulls and state-of-the-art fin stabilizers will allow the ships to glide over the waves for the calmest possible journey; ice-strengthened Polar Class 6 hulls will provide the safest way to explore; and U-tank stabilizers will significantly decrease rolling by up to 50 percent when the ships are stationary. Find All 17 Expedition
Cruises: Dates, Rates, Details
Destination focused. Culturally
enriching. Carefully curated. Discover what makes Viking the
world's leading small ship cruise line.
What Viking Is Not!
Viking's focus is on delivering meaningful experiences
rather then trying to be all things to all people.
No casinos. No children
under 18. No umbrella drinks.
No photography sales. No art
auctions. No charge for beer & wine
with lunch & dinner. No charge for
Wi-Fi. No inside staterooms.
No smoking. No waiting in line.
No formal nights, butlers or white gloves.
No nickel and diming.
Welcome to another week of
extraordinary hosts and guests
from around the world on daily
live stream sessions. Designed
to bring the world to the homes
is an online destination for
daily cultural content -
helping guests explore the world
in comfort, from the comfort of
is designed to connect former
guests, future guests and anyone
interested in learning more
about different places around
the globe with the people and
cultures of the destinations
Viking visits on its dozens of
ocean and river itineraries.
It's a great idea. Stay
connected and listen to world
class lecturers, visit museums,
get ideas for books, movies,
short documentaries, to reading
lists and filmographies and
classical music concerts and so
Reservations are now open for
Viking's new Mississippi River
cruises, which will launch in
2022. The company's first custom
vessel, Viking Mississippi,
will debut in August 2022
and will sail voyages on the
Lower and Upper Mississippi
River, between New Orleans and
St. Paul. Viking's arrival will
bring modern river cruising to
the Mississippi and will
represent a major commitment to
tourism and economic development
in many communities along the
river. Currently scheduled ports
of call on Viking's new
Mississippi River cruises
comprise seven U.S. states:
Louisiana (Baton Rouge, Darrow,
New Orleans and St. Francisville);
Mississippi (Natchez and
Vicksburg); Tennessee (Memphis);
Missouri (Hannibal, St. Louis);
Iowa (Burlington, Dubuque and
Davenport); Wisconsin (La
Crosse); and Minnesota (Red
Wing, St. Paul). As part of an
exclusive preview promised by
Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen,
past Viking guests have been
able to book the new Mississippi
River cruises since March 30,
2020 and some departure dates
are already nearly or completely
Viking offers new expedition
begin sailing in January 2022
with its first vessel,
embarking on voyages to
Antarctica and North America's
Great Lakes. A second expedition
vessel, Viking Polaris,
will debut in August 2022,
sailing to Antarctica and the
Arctic. Viking's arrival to the
Great Lakes will bring the
newest and most modern vessels
ever to explore this region of
North America and will mark a
major commitment to local
tourism and economic development
for the states of Michigan,
Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well
as the Canadian province of
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you for discovery and a passion for the wonders of the Caribbean,
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River, New England & Great Lakes, Canada and beyond!
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Viking River Cruises - 2022 - 2023 Mississippi River Cruises
Stretching for 2,350 miles, from Minnesota's Lake Itasca to
the Gulf of Mexico, these new cruises
on the "Mighty Mississippi" offer a different type of
cross-country journey for the curious explorer
-one that allows you to be immersed in American history and