The Viking Difference

Discover what makes them the world’s leading small ship cruise line.

Viking caters to guests—whether solo travelers, couples, or part of a groups of friends—seeking to truly embrace the extraordinary global locales they visit . The company stands out for its high level of enrichment and destination-focused programming. As a leading small ship cruise line, Viking provides superior service and inclusive value. Every part of a Viking cruise on board and off has been designed to ensure you receive an enhanced travel experience immersed in the cultures of the fascinating and diverse destinations of the world.

Destination Focused &
Culturally Enriching

Touted as “the thinking person’s cruise,” Viking is designed for curious, experienced travelers. On board, you will find ways to connect to the countries you are traveling to with a curated Library, insights from guest lecturers, and regional cuisine and vintages. You can also enjoy destination performances from the region, such as Viennese opera or Portuguese fado, as well as local ensembles and choirs invited on board to perform classical music. Craft and cooking demonstrations offer further awareness about local cultures. Included onshore excursions in every port truly provide a window into the life of the locals as well as privileged access with exclusive entry to seldom-seen museum collections before- or after-hours, tours of private homes and palaces, and an insider’s view of cultural performances of folklore, ballet, and opera.

Small Ship Experts

Viking’s small ships enable you to get closer to their destinations with the ability to dock in the center of small towns. Designed with large, expansive windows, plenty of outside deck and light-filled interior spaces, plus veranda and French balcony staterooms, Viking ships also provide multiple areas to sit and relax while viewing the majestic scenery of the lands you visit. The elegant ships boast a Scandinavian design that enhances the company’s own Norwegian heritage of exploration. Viking Longships’ patented corridor configuration offers a great variety of stateroom types, including suites that are two full-size rooms as well as no inside staterooms. Suite amenities include such carefully-chosen details as premium bath products that are not only easy to open but clearly identified, intuitive remote controls, comfortable large showers that pamper with strong water pressure, plus anti-fog mirrors and heated floors that continue the special treatment once you step out of the shower.

Inclusive Value & Award-Winning Service

Viking guarantees its award-winning service featuring a welcoming Swiss-trained, English-speaking staff. More than 90 percent of its loyal staff return year after year. You’ll find an abundance of features and services as part of Viking’s inclusive value. One single rate includes river-view stateroom; one complimentary shore excursion in every port; free Wi-Fi; meals; beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner; port taxes and fees; 24-hour specialty coffees, teas and bottled water; ground transfers with a Viking Air purchase; welcome cocktails and farewell dinner; and more. And just as important as what is included in every Viking cruise is what you won’t find as part of the destination and service focused experience; there are no casinos, children under age 18, umbrella drinks, photography sales, and art auctions.



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