Viking Ocean Cruises

Boasting 6 luxury mid-sized ships, each accommodating 930 guests, Viking's award winning itineraries range from worldwide cruises to smaller explorations of the Nordic region, Indian Ocean, Asia, Oceania, Caribbean and the Med. With no children or onboard casino's, Viking cruises are created for discerning travellers, with a true explorer spirit.

Viking Reviews: (4)
Cruises on Sale: 119
Fleet: Brand New 6 Ship Fleet
Ship Class: Luxury Cruise Ships
Passengers: 930
Known For: No children, no casino's. All veranda staterooms.
Destinations: Baltic & Northern Europe, The Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Worldwide
Viking Cruises Choose from 119 Viking cruises and enjoy exclusive online deals and award winning service from our cruise team.
Embark on a 15 day cruise with Viking visiting China & Japan, beginning your journey in Hong Kong and travelling through to Beijing.
From: Hong Kong to Beijing
Operator: Viking
Ship: Viking Orion
Departures: Sep 2019 to Sep 2019
Countries Visited: China, Japan
Our Price From:
$ 9,016
Per Person
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$ 279
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Visit 4 different countries on this 18 day cruise with Viking, beginning your journey in Buenos Aires and travelling through to Santiago.
From: Buenos Aires to Santiago
Operator: Viking
Ship: Viking Jupiter
Departures: Dec 2019 to Feb 2021
Countries Visited: Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands, Chile
Our Price From:
$ 9,695
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Embark on a 13 day cruise with Viking visiting Canada & USA, beginning your journey in Montreal and travelling through to New York.
From: Montreal to New York
Operator: Viking
Ships: Viking Sun, Viking Star, Viking Sea
Departures: Sep 2019 to Sep 2020
Countries Visited: Canada, USA
Our Price From:
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4 Viking Cruise Reviews Read the reviews for Viking from Global Journeys' past travellers


Average 4.7 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews.

Overall Rating
Global Journeys
NSW, Australia
Aug 2018
7 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Viking Orion Cruise, ”
Booking With Global Journeys
Almost new ship, with very good Penthouse suite, plenty of storage, great bathroom. Destinations were the attraction to book, and very good also, but August September 2018 very hot, especially in Egypt and Jordan, the worry of heat leading to our non-appearance for the Petra excursion. August & September proved to be a bad time for such a cruise and its excursions. Excellent on-board lectures/lecturers. Food OK, but a little below our expectations. Evening entertainment limited. All staff terrific.
ACT, Australia
May 2018
17 Helpful Votes
6 Trips
“Happy sailing with Viking”
Booking With Global Journeys
The cruise was everything we had hoped for. The ship was beautifully presented with many areas to relax and enjoy the scenery. The food and service in the World Cafe was exceptional. Housekeeping was also exceptional with friendly staff who were always there to assist. The Port Talks were very useful and informative and we recommend guests attend them to get the most from their shore excursions. Once again Global Journeys were great and we look forward to booking further cruises with them.
NSW, Australia
Apr 2018
10 Helpful Votes
“Viking Ocean Adventures”
Booking With Global Journeys
Great cruise, one of the best we have done. Our booking, Viking Sky, the food, the ports, the crew, the cabin were all excellent.
QLD, Australia
Mar 2018
21 Helpful Votes
2 Trips
“Cruising the Caribbean in Comfort and Style”
Booking With Global Journeys
As a first experience of ocean cruising, Viking has probably spoilt us for a number of other lines. While not a small ship (~900 passengers), we did not encounter the congestion that we imagine happens in much larger ships. The stateroom was lovely, the bathroom larger than expected and very functional, with plenty of storage for everything.

Dining options were varied and all very good. Most notably, the tasting menus at The Chef’s Table, which we booked three times, were absolutely exquisite. All the included extras (shore excursions, drinks and wifi) as well as the “no casino, no kids” policy made a positive difference.

The “Viking Sea” is only 2 years old and is decorated in sleek and simple Scandinavian style, featuring beautiful Scandinavian artworks. The ship is spotlessly clean, and one of the highlights was the exceptional quality of all the onboard staff, who were friendly, helpful, engaging, and always happy to have a chat. Viking must have an impressive staff training program.

Our itinerary for the 11 day cruise was a busy one and the included shore excursions were all excellent and very well organised. We visited 9 different islands, with different history, scenery and cultures, shown to us by excellent local guides, and all were both beautiful and fascinating.

The days when we did additional optional excursions were very busy, but we especially loved the French Cooking Class with a local chef in Saint Martin. We were sad to see the lingering devastation of cyclones going back a number of years on all the islands. I would recommend this cruise to others and I am sure that we will travel with Viking again in future.
About Viking Why you should choose to travel with Viking on your next holiday
The Viking Experience
Reinventing Ocean Cruising

If you prefer an elegant, serene ship ambiance, more time in each port and an inclusive experience complete with exquisite dining and thoughtfully curated shore excursions, Viking's ocean cruise line was created for you. You'll sail into the heart of your destination, so you can explore up close and in-depth. The size of each ship - with just 930 guests - provides greater maneuverability, allowing Viking to dock where the mega-liners cannot. From our prime, central berths in the world’s great cities and seldom-visited ports, enriching discoveries are just a short walk from your ship.

Viking All-Inclusive Packages
Onboard & Inclusive
  • Every stateroom has it's own balcony
  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Multiple dining venues including alternative restaurant dining
  • 24-hour room service, specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Top-rated spa and state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Self-service launderette with iron/ironing board
  • All port taxes and fees
  • Airport transfers on embarkation/disembarkation day with purchase of Viking Air
The Viking Fleet
The Thinking Person's Cruise

Viking's cruise itineraries are designed to help you explore the most intimate nuances of your destination: its food, culture, countryside and customs. Ashore, you might accompany the ship's chef on a visit to a local market; step behind the scenes at a famous theatre company; tour a glassblower’s workshop; or view private collections and hidden vaults at world-class museums. Onboard activities are also designed for the thinking traveller including informative lectures on history and art, cooking demonstrations, restaurant menus inspired by local cuisine and other opportunities to share the region’s culture with like-minded travellers.

Viking Cuisine
Destination Focused Dining

Whatever your tastes, Viking believe dining is an important part of your journey. That is why they celebrate dining both on shore and onboard. Fine dining in The Restaurant, which serves three full meals and the widest selection of culinary options. Viking's alternative restaurants, The Chef’s Table and Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant, feature regional cuisine and specialty dishes.

Viking FAQ's Some of the frequently asked questions Viking receive from their clients
When can I book shore excursions?

Once your booking is confirmed by your Global Journeys cruise consultant, you receive information regarding setting up a "My Viking Journey" account directly with Viking. You'll then have full access to browse all shore excursions from the moment you open your account. Bookings open for each based on your stateroom grade. Viking will alert you when it’s your time to book.

  • Explorer Suites - 97 days from sailing date
  • Penthouse Jr. Suites - 87 days from sailing date
  • Penthouse Verandas - 77 days from sailing date
  • Deluxe Verandas - 67 days from sailing date
  • Verandas - 60 days from sailing date
When can I book my dining and spa?

You'll have full access to browse dining options and spa bookings from the moment you open your account. Bookings open for each based on your stateroom grade. Viking will alert you when it’s your time to book.

  • Explorer Suites - 90 days from sailing date
  • Penthouse Jr. Suites - 80 days from sailing date
  • Penthouse Verandas - 70 days from sailing date
  • Deluxe Verandas - 60 days from sailing date
  • Verandas - No priority reservation
When can I get onboard once I arrive at the port?

Embarkation begins at 11:00AM for all categories. See below for stateroom availability times:

  • 11:00 AM: Explorer Suite and Penthouse Veranda Suite
  • 1:00 PM: Penthouse Veranda
  • 2:00 PM: Deluxe Veranda
  • 3:00 PM: Veranda

If you arrive before your stateroom is available and wish to explore your port of call, please drop your luggage shore-side in the terminal where Viking will gladly look after it. Please keep in mind, if you do go exploring, you need to be back on board the ship at least 2 (two) hours before scheduled departure time.

When will we receive our final documents?

Your Global Journeys cruise consultant will send through your travel documents approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure. Until then, you can always see an overview of your cruise and booking on our site or in your "My Viking Journey" account.

Do I need a Visa to travel with Viking Cruises?

All guests should seek advice from their respective embassy, consulate or consultant to determine which documents are needed; be sure to obtain and carefully review for accuracy all your required documents prior to departure to avoid delays or additional cost.

Guests traveling to Russia on Viking Cruises organised shore excursions do not require a Russian Visa provided their stay does not exceed 72 hours in Russian ports, and private tours are available that do not require a separate visa. If you intend to step off the ship alone or to explore independently, you MUST obtain a visa before your cruise commences. You must carry your passport with you at all times when ashore in Russia. To assist Viking in meeting Russian immigration requirements, please bring (in addition to your passport) a photocopy of your passport photo page to provide to our staff at check-in.

Algiers falls under the first line if guests contact the respective embassy, consulate or travel agent.

Guests travelling to Istanbul on Viking Cruises who require a Turkish E Visa, can apply online and also keep a printed confirmation in their passport of their online application.

What is the dress code?

Dress during the day is casual including shorts (if the season is warm), pants or jeans and comfortable shoes for walking tours. Swimsuits, brief shorts, cover-ups and exercise attire should be reserved for the Fitness Centre, pool areas and Sports Deck. There are no “formal nights” in the evening; evening dress is “elegant casual” for all dining venues after 6:00 PM, performances and special events. On these occasions, required attire for ladies includes a dress, skirt or slacks with a sweater or blouse; for gentlemen, trousers and a collared shirt. A tie and jacket are optional.

What should I pack?

Every stateroom has a pair of binoculars. All staterooms bathrooms are equipped with soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. A hair dryer is also provided, and irons are available in the complimentary launderette. Dry cleaning service is available too.

So what don't I need to pack?

Viking suggest you pack comfortable walking shoes, dressier shoes, a collapsible umbrella/lightweight rain gear; items you can layer like lightweight jackets/sweaters; sunglasses, a sun hat/visor, sunscreen; and toiletries including a travel-sized hand sanitizer. Depending on the season and destination, you may also want to add a warm coat, gloves and water-resistant footwear. To visit religious sites, ensure you have modest clothing that covers your knees and shoulders or you may be denied entry.

Are there refrigerators in individual staterooms?

Each stateroom is equipped with a mini-fridge. Depending on your stateroom category, your mini-fridge may be replenished daily with drinks and snacks. Purified water is provided in all staterooms and refilled daily.

What is the electrical voltage in the staterooms?

You will find both 110V and 220V electrical outlets in your stateroom. All outlets are European style (2 pin) with a ground, except for two US 110V sockets above the desk and one US 110V socket on each side of the bed; there are no UK 3 pin sockets. Should you need an adapter, they are available for sale in the onboard shop or can be found at most electronics or travel stores. (Remember that if you’re staying in a hotel for part of your journey, you’ll want the appropriate adapter for that country as well.)

In your stateroom, you will also find a USB socket to charge cell phones and tablets; just bring the appropriate cable with you. Most modern electronic devices can accommodate different electrical currents, so you probably won’t need a current converter; exceptions to this are curling irons and other appliances that produce heat; hair dryers are provided on board.

Is there a fee associated with the alternative restaurants?

With Viking Inclusive Cruising there is no additional fee should you wish to dine in one of our alternative restaurants, such as Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant or The Chef’s Table.

Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?

In most cases Viking will. Every meal has vegetarian options and their chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests. Guests requiring special diets (low salt, diabetic, gluten-free and low cholesterol) should alert us 90 days prior to departure and remind the Maître d’ when onboard.

Can I upgrade the complimentary beverages?

Yes. Viking offer 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.

Is the ship non-smoking?

All Viking ship interiors, staterooms and balconies are non-smoking except for the designated outdoor smoking area on the starboard side of Deck 8. Smoking restrictions also apply to e-cigarettes.

How will payments on board be handled?

Although most services are included in your cruise fare, discretionary purchases will be charged to a shipboard account. These accounts, along with all prices and currency on board the ship, are in US dollars and may be settled with US dollars or a major credit card before disembarking the ship (traveller’s checks are not accepted). You can also pay in cash with GBP and Euro.

What is the tipping policy?

Shipboard gratuities for shipboard personnel are included in your cruise fare on Viking Cruises. Additional tipping is at the guests discretion.

Do you have foreign currency exchange?

Viking do not have a foreign currency service available onboard. For incidentals and small vendors, Viking recommend getting local currency, which can be purchased in the ship’s terminal, or from ATM’s, which are widely available in most large European cities. Should you wish to use ATM’s, confirm with your bank prior to departure that your ATM/credit card and PIN will work abroad, and inquire about possible foreign transaction fees. Also notify your credit card company that you’ll be travelling abroad to avoid unnecessary holds on your account.

Arrival & Departure Information What happens when you arrive at your destination, including information on airport transfers with Viking

When you purchase your flights in conjunction with Viking Cruises, airport transfers are included in your air cost, if your arrival and departure dates coincide with the first and the last day and destination of the cruise itinerary. If guests arrival and/or departure dates are different dates to these, then airport transfers are not included. Guests who are not arriving or departing to the destination on the first and the last date of the cruise/tour itinerary will have to make their own way to the hotel or vessel at their own expense. Passenger flight details must be given to Global Journeys 45 days prior to departure. Viking and Global Journeys will not be responsible for late arrivals or missed transfers due to delayed or cancelled flights, for missed cruise/trip days or for extra costs resulting from the foregoing.

Boarding Time

Embarkation begins at 11:00AM for all categories. See below for stateroom availability times:

If you arrive before your stateroom is available and wish to explore your port of call, please drop your luggage shore-side in the terminal where Viking will gladly look after it. Please keep in mind, if you do go exploring, you need to be back on board the ship at least 2 (two) hours before scheduled departure time.

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