The Viking DifferenceView More
DESTINATION FOCUSED. CULTURALLY ENRICHING. CAREFULLY CURATED.
Viking believes in offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. You sail into the heart of your destination—where new discoveries are just a short walk from your ship.
They have fine-tuned the art of exploring the world in comfort. From the Viking Longships® on Europe’s rivers to the elegant sister ships on the world’s great oceans and seas, their award-winning vessels have been thoughtfully engineered by nautical architects to bring the outside in. Graceful staterooms and suites were designed for ultimate comfort and serenity, and light-filled public spaces inspire and refresh you throughout your journey.
THE THINKING PERSON’S CRUISE®
Travel should be more than just a trip—it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That is why Viking itineraries are designed to help you explore the most intimate nuances of your destination: its food, culture, countryside and customs.
Included shore excursions and carefully curated optional excursions provide the perfect overview of must-see cultural and historic highlights. But The Viking Way® of exploration goes beyond the expected and iconic, offering Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access® experiences. While onboard enrichment programs bring local culture and history to life, complementing your time ashore.
Viking CuisineView More
The scent of rosemary on roasted lamb. The sight of scarlet tomatoes, plump and ripe. The way the pastry flakes in your fingers and melts in your mouth. You experience travel with all your senses and food that indulges every one of them is food that you never forget. With Viking, you celebrate food in all its glory as their chefs use fresh, locally sourced ingredients in the creation of authentic dishes bursting with flavor. On board and on shore, you discover that food is something to be sampled, savored and, above all, enjoyed.
YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR CHOICE
The Viking pledge to bring you exceptional choices extends to your dining experience, with a variety of cuisine that you can enjoy where and when you like. Greet the morning with a sumptuous breakfast buffet in the elegant Restaurant. Or take in sweeping vistas on the Aquavit Terrace® as you enjoy a croissant and fresh cup of coffee. Lunch presents yet more choice with a selection of inspiring dishes. When evening falls, the artistry in the kitchen transforms into a masterpiece of a five-course dinner, with a menu that incorporates traditional influences as well as contemporary cuisine. To be an occasion, it must be shared. And there is no more relaxing place to share good food, wine and stories with friends, both old and new, than in their intimate dining venues.
SOMETHING DELICIOUS TO PAMPER EVERY PALATE
With an array of lighter choices and vegetarian dishes, Viking chefs provide a selection of balanced options. And, because some days you may feel like a simple supper, a perfectly grilled steak, chicken breast or salmon and Caesar salad are always an option.
AND TO DRINK?
Freshly brewed coffee in the Viking Lounge on a river ship or a cappuccino in The Living Room on an ocean ship as you gaze at the early morning mist. Iced tea on the Aquavit Terrace as you pass villages shaped by time. A bottle of fine local wine with lunch or dinner. You can enjoy it all, included in your cruise fare.
A SIDE SERVING OF CULTURE
Accompany the chef on a trip to the local market. Discover why herbs are a cook’s best friend. Meet local producers of fine food and wine. Or participate in tastings, cooking classes and hands-on demonstrations—the perfect way to expand your mind and satisfy your taste buds. With Viking, food is never just for sustenance, it’s a joy to be shared.
THE AL FRESCO EXPERIENCE
Guests have the opportunity to dine al fresco on the Aquavit Terrace, as well as the Sun Deck on a Viking Longship or the World Café on an ocean ship. Relaxing amid ever-changing landscapes, this is the perfect casual dining experience.
Viking Inclusive ValueView More
Viking delivers remarkable value. Economies of ship design, ownership of vessels and high standards all lead to increased savings that are passed onto you. Viking manages every aspect of their business efficiently, including locking in air contracts and negotiating the best rates, thus providing you with a high-quality travel experience at a significant value.
Choose from an unparalleled selection of spacious, beautifully designed staterooms, including the first-ever true two-room suites on Europe’s river ships and at sea.
Enjoy the genuine warmth and thoughtful service of their award-winning, English-speaking staff, plus the personalized assistance of the onboard Viking Guest Services.
ENLIGHTENING SHORE EXCURSIONS IN EVERY PORT
Your included shore excursion in every port is led by a friendly, knowledgeable local guide utilizing a high-tech audio headset system so you never miss a word.
ENGAGING ONBOARD CULTURAL ENRICHMENT
Every Viking itinerary includes informative port talks, inspiring lectures, Destination Performances, wine tastings, food demonstrations or classes, and much more.
ALL ONBOARD MEALS
Taste the exquisite cuisine created by highly trained Viking chefs, featuring fresh ingredients, regional specialties and always available American classics, and served in a variety of settings.
COMPLIMENTARY WINE, BEER & SOFT DRINKS
Refreshments are included with your onboard dinner and lunch service; bottled water, specialty coffees and teas are complimentary at the 24-hour beverage bar.
COMPLIMENTARY INTERNET SERVICE
You receive complimentary shipwide Internet or Wi-Fi service on Viking ships.
IN-ROOM INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
Your interactive stateroom TV features Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more.
Viking partners with First-Class hotels for overnight stays during pre- and post-cruise extension packages and the land portions of cruisetour itineraries.
Customize Your TripView More
Viking offers a variety of ways to explore each and every place you visit—and they will help you every step of the way. With their optional shore excursions and Guest Services’ personal recommendations, you can enjoy a unique journey tailored just for you.
SHORE EXCURSIONS AT YOUR PACE
Maybe you want to spend most of your time in port on a guided tour that takes in as much as possible. Perhaps you would prefer to see only the key sights with a local expert before venturing out on your own. Or maybe you’d like to explore independently at a pace that suits you. Whatever your choice, you always have the opportunity to do it your way with Viking.
MAKE THE MOST OUT OF EVERY MOMENT
Enjoy tours led by expert local guides whose knowledge fascinates and illuminates, powered by the Quietvox® audio headset to ensure you will hear every word. Plus, an abundance of maps, travel guides and a well-stocked library on board ensure that you can make the most of your time ashore. An evening newsletter, the Viking Daily, details the next day’s excursions and activities, and your Guest Services staff can help you personalize your cruise with optional excursions.
Viking Guest Services takes your personalized schedule one step further. The staff is available 24 hours and, just like at a hotel, will happily handle all of your requests, both big and small. With an impressive network of contacts, the Guest Services staff can reserve a table at the best restaurant, order theater tickets, book a spa appointment, arrange for a private guide and more. In fact, they will offer suggestions that make every day a unique experience. This is one more Viking service that enables you to enjoy your journey, your way.