From 1st January 2020 we no longer offer cruises with Viking. If you are looking for a similar ocean cruise experience to fantastic destinations with inspiring excursions we recommend checking out Regent Seven Seas Cruises. If you’re after specifically adult-only ships, meanwhile, we suggest Saga Ocean Cruises.
Over the years Viking Cruises have become synonymous with enrichment. Their stunning Scandinavian-style ships transport guests all over the world in optimal luxury and comfort, on journeys of discovery and adventure. Explore cultures both on and off the ship with Viking’s enrichment programme, which includes fascinating onboard activities as well as eye-opening excursions in every corner of the globe.
The cuisine onboard Viking Cruises is varied and offers new tastes from the local ports, ensuring meal times are as exciting and memorable as your time onshore. The onboard restaurants boast floor to ceiling windows to allow awe-inspiring views of the passing world as you indulge in some of the most exquisite dishes ever experienced.
Passengers have a selection of two restaurants on board, The Restaurant, and World Café. The Restaurant is the ship’s prime eatery, a room with outstanding elegance and quality while still retaining a warm and comfortable atmosphere. It covers the two bottommost decks with the main part having seating for more than 200 passengers and the bottom level seats an additional 40 people, as well as being the location of the two private dining rooms, Manfredi’s Italian Grill, and the Chef’s Table – an all-exclusive VIP table.
During the day, passengers can sit back and relax in the World Café on deck 7, where they can get their hands on the many cultural dishes on offer.
Other places that you can relax in are the two lounges situated on deck 7, the Explorers’ Lounge and the extravagant Wintergarden. The Explorers’ Lounge is a two-floor haven of relaxation where travellers can converse in a wonderful environment with a prime view of the ship’s bow. Here you can enjoy a selection of craft beers with a delicious meal from Karine’s Deli.
On the other hand, for those who wish to have a more peaceful and serene experience, you can visit the Wintergarden which has been carefully crafted in a Scandinavian design and offers promises of fine tea ceremonies and pastries.
The main entertainment on board is its live performances in the Theatre along with the two cinemas, making sure to always give classical entertainment for any customer. On the screen, there will not only be familiar films, but many destination-driven productions that are sure to surprise you.
There is also the option of the two pools or hot tubs for those who are looking to be a little more active. There are also many opportunities at each port to visit local landmarks and locations, all with the help of expert guides.
If you’re just looking for something to do on the ship, you can relax in the Viking Living Room, the multi-tiered recreational space where passengers can go to just simply talk with friends, read a book from the Library or even listen to the music and entertainment that take place there.
On the topmost deck, there is the Sports deck where you can go to participate in a number of sports games and activities.
Viking Cruises focus on enrichment and will allow you to explore a range of fascinating destinations. Through culture, lifestyles and food you will have the chance to fully delve into some of the world’s most captivating destinations, such as Mediterranean, Caribbean, Far East, Central America, Australasia, Fjords and Norway, Northern Europe and Alaska. Offering a selection of unique experiences including tours to local museums and talks at local food markets, there is no shortage of wonderful moments.
Part of the Viking Cruises philosophy is to provide unforgettable experiences to their guests, and a massive part of this lies within their wonderful, immersive excursions. Cruises can have the opportunity to be a part of some fantastic adventures which help them to get to know more about the cultures in the places they visit. These might include:
Viking Cruises' guests will be exposed to enrichment opportunities both on and off the ship. Their amazing Kitchen Table experience allows those who take part to get the best of both worlds. You'll go out in the port to a local market with your chef, choose the freshest and tastiest ingredients together, before coming back onboard to prepare a beautiful meal.
In Spain, you can take in an intoxicating live Flamenco show, and in the Caribbean visit local craft shops and watch as locals create their wares, such as in the form of Batik-fabrics.
Then in Turkey, be treated to the luxury that is a Turkish bath, complete with a traditional Turkish Tea break afterwards. This excursion will leave you feeling cleaner and more refreshed than ever before.
Spa facilities onboard Viking Ocean ships are spectacular. You can spend time on comfortable loungers in the tranquil space surrounding the indoor swimming pool, relax and soothe aching muscles in the sauna after a long day out exploring in port, and enjoy the cold, fresh air of the snow grotto, which is said to improve circulation and respiratory health.