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The Viking Difference

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.

Viking fine-tuned the art of exploring the world in comfort. From their Viking Longships® on Europe’s rivers to their elegant sister ships on the world’s great oceans and seas, Viking’s 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’s itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs.

Included shore excursions and carefully curated optional tours 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 on board, Viking’s enrichment programs bring local culture and history to life, complementing your time ashore.

Viking’s destination-focused approach to river and ocean cruising has earned them a place in the industry as the world’s leading small ship cruise line. For the second year in a row, Viking was voted the #1 River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in its 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. And for every consecutive year since Viking launched their ocean cruises, Viking has been named the #1 Ocean Cruise Line* by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards. This year, they also received first place honors in Cruise Critic’s 9th annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards, sweeping all major categories, including the newly added “Best for River Cruises” category.

Sail with Viking and experience a journey of discovery created for curious travelers like you, with true explorer spirits.

*Ship size category: 600–2,199 guests


Vacation Side Travel

Steven Talbott
Vacation Side Travel

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