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River, Ocean or Expedition - Which one is for you?

In addition to Viking’s iconic itineraries along the great rivers of the world, you can also choose from nearly 100 itineraries across five oceans. Since the launch of Viking Expeditions and their voyages to Antarctica, you can now explore all seven continents. Which one is for you? 


Why River? 

With prime docking locations along the world’s great rivers, Viking delivers you right to your destination’s doorstep. Their fleet of thoughtfully designed river vessels docks in the heart of town, so you can walk right off and start exploring. And their new, purpose-built Viking Longships® take you even closer to the places you want to explore. These innovative ships feature premium amenities, river cruising’s first-ever true suites and the most al fresco dining on Europe’s rivers. Plus, enjoy all outside staterooms with verandas or French balconies so you can enjoy the views from the comfort of your room. 


Traveling by river, beyond the reach of roadways, you will discover the true nature of fascinating lands and the people who call them home. You will travel with ease, unpacking just once and enjoying the ever-changing scenery along the banks as you are gently carried on board an elegant, intimate ship to your next destination.


Why Ocean? 

Experience the world in depth, and at a relaxed pace. The small size of Viking’s elegant, 930-passenger ships gives you access to fascinating ports that larger ships simply cannot reach and offers some of the largest suites at sea. Their ocean and world voyages traverse seven continents and offer enriching cultural experiences.


From their prime, central berths in the world’s great cities such as Venice, London, Hong Kong, and Sydney, and in seldom-visited ports like Kotor, Montenegro, and Scotland’s Shetland Islands, enriching cultural discoveries are just a short walk from your ship. Further, you will spend more time in port, with overnight stays in virtually all ports of embarkation and disembarkation, and fewer days at sea. 


Why Expedition? 

Seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to areas less explored, Viking has taken its award-winning small ships to Antarctica and the Great Lakes. These ships are purpose-built for expeditions, at an ideal size for safety and comfort in remote destinations. Additionally, their onboard kayaks, zodiacs, special operations boats, and submarines allow guests to get even closer to natural wonders, in a responsible way.

Vast and dramatic landscapes unfold each summer in the polar regions: monumental glacier-carved fjords; rugged mountain ranges plunging to the sea; and silent, glassy inlets populated by whales, penguins, seals, and puffins. Closer to home, in the Great Lakes, stunning national parks best explored from the water and unique ecosystems of remote wilderness islands await.


A world of discovery is waiting for you - are you ready? 


Experience Viking For Yourself

Sailing Europe’s storied rivers, the award-winning Viking Longships offer a an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride. In 2015, Viking introduced its first ocean ship boasting private verandas 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.

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