Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking Ocean Cruises Are Inclusive Luxury Ships With Engaging, Destination-Focused Itineraries
If you prefer an elegant, serene ship ambience, more time in each port and an inclusive experience with exquisite dining and thoughtfully curated shore excursions, a Viking ocean cruise is a wonderful choice.
With more itineraries in more destinations worldwide, Viking offers behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities that set Viking apart from other cruise lines. While included and optional shore excursions cover cultural and historic highlights, Viking also goes beyond, sharing The Viking Way with Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences—opening doors to people and places otherwise difficult to visit.
Accommodations (Explorer Suite):
- 3 guaranteed priority reservations at each alternative restaurant: 90 days prior
- Priority shore excursion reservations: 97 days prior
- Priority booking of spa treatments: 90 days prior
- Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished once daily
- Welcome Bottle of Champagne
- Premium in-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket
- Complimentary laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine & pressing
- Purified water refilled daily
- King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens
- 24-hour room service
- Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
- 42″ flat-screen LCD TV
- Interactive TV & movies-on-demand
- Security safe, hair dryer, 110/220 volt outlets
- Direct dial satellite phone & cell service
Viking’s intimate, all-veranda ships offer a wide variety of staterooms for your selection. From Veranda Staterooms to the abundance of extra perks and amenities in spacious Explorer Suites, there’s no finer way to travel. And whichever stateroom you choose, you will find it beautifully designed in the understated elegance for which Viking is known. Staterooms range from 270 sp. ft. to 1,448 sq. ft.
Viking offers complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner service, plus specialty coffees and teas are available 24 hours a day. For those who would like premium cocktails or wines and spirits, Viking offers the Silver Spirits beverage package. Ask for details on board or when making your reservation.
- Baltic & Northern Europe
- The Americas & Caribbean
- Mediterranean Cruises
- Quiet Season Mediterranean
- World & Grand Voyages
Viking ships offer many exciting dining choices, each with breathtaking views. From sophisticated regional dishes and chef’s selections with wine pairings to rustic Italian cuisine and global fare, venues offer the finest cuisine at sea.
THE RESTAURANT. Main dining venue, The Restaurant, offers the highest onboard dining experience amid a clean and streamlined Scandinavian design. In an open and inviting atmosphere, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served with sweeping exterior views through all-glass walls—so your destination will always be close by. The menu includes regional cuisine and always available American classics enhanced with locally sourced ingredients, so you can explore new cultures through food.
MANFREDI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Manfredi’s offers the best of Italian cuisine, whether the farm-inspired heartiness of Tuscany or the famed flavors from the heart of Rome. Subdued, ambient lighting creates a warm and welcoming air in this traditional restaurant, recalling Italy’s beloved trattorias and a rich European heritage. Chianti by the carafe, freshly prepared pastas and generous antipasto are accompanied by fresh seafood and a true spirit of abbondanza. This restaurant’s private dining room provides an opportunity to have an intimate meal with family, business colleagues or newfound friends.
THE CHEF’S TABLE. The sommeliers and culinary masters at The Chef’s Table create the perfect pairing of food and wine. During a multicourse tasting, they pour select vintages and serve thoughtfully prepared dishes made for each other. Drawing on the grapes and spices that have been enhancing gastronomic pleasures for centuries, your expert hosts will enlighten every sip and forkful with fascinating commentary as you experience a thrilling synergy of aromas and flavors. This restaurant’s private dining room provides an opportunity to have an intimate meal with family, business colleagues or newfound friends.
WORLD CAFÉ. With live cooking, open kitchens and buffet-style meal service, the World Café provides a vibrant interactive experience and a wide range of international flavors in a casual environment. Guests can choose their favorite foods—from the deli, the pasta or wok station, sushi bar or dessert station—prepared and presented in a stylish setting. Dine indoors or al fresco at shaded wood tables on the Aquavit Terrace, both offering stunning panoramic views.
AQUAVIT TERRACE. In the spirit of the revolutionary outdoor settings of Viking’s award-winning river ships is the Aquavit Terrace, providing more al fresco dining experiences than on any ship at sea. Located outside the World Café at the stern of the ship, the inviting terrace is transformed by night into a magical space where your destination is your dining room. By day, it’s a great place to dine and relax in the lounge area around the Infinity Pool.
MAMSEN’S. Located in the Explorers’ Lounge and named for “Mamsen,” the Hagen family matriarch, this venue offers Norwegian specialties for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or evening treat. The array of menu items includes Scandinavian pastries and cakes; waffles, according to Mamsen’s recipes, served with either Norwegian goat cheese or jam; salmon gravlax and other open-faced sandwiches; and late-night split pea soup to warm the heart and soothe the soul.
WINTERGARDEN. Late afternoon tea—that hallmark of English civility—is served in the Wintergarden. Freshly made finger sandwiches, richly textured scones and decadent desserts are presented on bountiful tiered carts, all from the kitchen of our masterful pastry chef. In this elegant space under a canopy of Scandinavian trellised wood, you can participate in a calming tea ceremony or indulge in an afternoon tea service while enjoying the soft strains of a string quartet. With a park-like setting and panoramic views, it’s an inspiring respite after a day of exploration.
POOL GRILL. For a relaxed lunch or an afternoon snack, the Pool Grill serves casual fare prepared to order. Or for a lighter meal, a small salad bar is available. A condiment bar lets you customize your meal to suit your tastes with sides from grilled mushrooms to savory red-cabbage slaw. The poolside atmosphere welcomes lounging and leisurely dips in the water; the nearby Pool Bar offers regional cocktails.
ROOM SERVICE. Care to enjoy a quiet dinner in the comfort of your stateroom? A midnight snack? Or perhaps breakfast in bed? For your convenience, Viking offers 24-hour room service, 7 days a week, with many of signature dishes to choose from, such as the Chairman’s favorite Norwegian poached salmon with cucumber salad or our classic Caesar salad.
THE KITCHEN TABLE. Immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine on an interactive culinary journey. At Viking’s onboard cooking school, experience firsthand how our ships’ world-class chefs bring distinct, local flavors from market to table. On sea days, you’ll learn to cook dishes highlighting an upcoming destination and take-home recipes so you can savor the flavors at home. On port days, you’ll handpick ingredients at a local market then learn how to prepare regional dishes and create elegant presentations for three courses. The Kitchen Table is a one-of-a-kind optional opportunity to shop, cook and eat with the masters.
Viking ships have hair dryers for guest use, as do most hotels. Your stateroom amenities include shower gel, shampoo, lotion, shower cap and vanity kit.
During the inaugural 2018 Viking World Cruise, Viking’s fourth ocean vessel was officially named on Shanghai’s historic Bund. Viking Sun’s stop in Shanghai marks the first time a Viking ocean ship has called in China, and the first time a cruise ship is named on the Bund.
Viking boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.
The hassle-free Viking Inclusive Air program leaves the complexity of planning air travel with the air experts. Flight schedules are sent no later than 75 days prior to departure, which allows Viking to negotiate the best deals and flights for its guests. This includes economy, Premium Economy and Business Class.
Viking Air Plus is Viking’s exclusive custom air department for guests who have specific travel needs or special requests. Depending upon your travel schedules, requests and flexibility, this team of experienced Viking Air Plus agents can assist with the following services whether you are traveling on economy, Premium Economy or Business Class air.
Fly Premium Economy or Business Class
Viking is pleased to offer Premium Economy and Business Class air upgrades on select itineraries. Available on transoceanic flights, Premium Economy offers a more spacious seat than coach and additional amenities for a significantly lower add-on price than that of Business Class; Business Class provides the ultimate in comfort, amenities and cuisine.
Due to the nature of Viking cruise and travel itineraries, Viking does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard cruise vessels or otherwise during the trip. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a stateroom with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Viking reserves the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board and on land excursions booked through Viking.
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