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The Viking Difference

Destination focused. Culturally enriching. Carefully curated.

  • Created for discerning travelers.
  • Designed to get your clients closer to their destination with large, expansive windows and the ability to dock in the heart of small towns.
  • Award-winning, state-of-the-art sister ships.
  • Every room is beautiful and functional, quiet and filled with light.
  • The Viking patented design allows for more variety than other ships; plus we offer the first-ever two-room suites on Europe's rivers.
  • The most al fresco dining on the rivers, featuring regional cuisine and always available American classics.
  • Genuine warmth and thoughtful attention from our Swiss-trained, English-speaking staff.
  • Bringing culture and history to life.
  • With an included shore excursion in every port, plus The Viking Way of exploration. 
  • Viking built the river cruising category - and we offer the best experience, with all your client needs included plus the ability to customize. 

The Viking Way of Exploration goes beyond the expected and iconic, offering LOCAL LIFE, WORKING WORLD and optional PRIVILEGED ACCESS experiences opening doors to places otherwise difficult to visit.

*Introducing Viking Mississippi*

2022-2023 Inaugural Season

A Mississippi River cruise offers the rare opportunity to sail through America's heartland. Explore picturesque towns and boom cities; take in views of pastoral farms and towering bluffs; and immerse yourself in region's rich history and culture. Here are a few highlights Viking reveals to you:

  • New Orleans's festive French Quarter and Creole cuisine
  • Cajun heritage in Baton Rouge
  • Vicksburg National Military Park
  • BBQ and Delta blues in Memphis
  • Mark Twain's boyhood home
  • Working family farm visit in Iowa
  • Birdwatching along the "Mississippi Flyway"
  • St. Louis's Gateway Arch and pioneering spirit
  • Norwegian cultural experience at Vesterheim
  • Intricate locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi
Itineraries
  • Immerse yourself in history and heritage on this journey from New Orleans to Memphis. Soak up the rich French and Acadian cultures that infuse the Lower Mississippi, and be inspired by the stories of famed musicians and civil rights heroes. Savor delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine, as well as Memphis’s famous BBQ. And stir your soul with the rhythms of Dixieland jazz, Delta blues and gospel.

    8 Days

    5 Guided Tours

    Between New Orleans & Memphis

  • On this enlightening journey on the Upper Mississippi, you will hear stories of pioneers and the Lewis and Clark Expedition; walk in the footsteps of Mark Twain; and learn about the Norwegian migration. Enjoy the view as your ship navigates through the river’s intricate lock system. And experience the region’s many cultural treasures—from ragtime, polka and Norwegian folk music to Wisconsin cheese, craft beer and hearty stews. 

    8 Days

    6 Guided Tours

    Between St. Louis & St. Paul

  • The Lower Mississippi overflows with charm, history and hospitality. Explore historic estates, and visit notable Civil War sites. Sample the bustling French-flavored port cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Sway to the tempos of Dixieland jazz, gospel and blues. Savor gourmet Cajun and Creole cuisine, as well as traditional Southern fare. Join us, and see why local Cajuns say, “Laissez les bons temps rouler” (Let the good times roll).

    8 Days

    6 Guided Tours

    Roundtrip New Orleans

  • History and culture unfold as you cross the country from north to south on this enriching voyage. Enjoy relaxing scenic sailing and unparalleled bird-watching as the landscape changes from the bluffs of the North to the bayous of the South. Learn about the American civil rights movement and the Civil War. Along the way, tap your feet to the rhythm of American folk, soul and jazz music—and taste a delicious array of regional cuisine.

    15 Days

    11 Guided Tours

    Between St. Paul & New Orleans

Highlights of a Viking River Cruise

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. Here is just a small sample of where a Viking river cruise will take you:

  • Vienna’s elegant boulevards and Hapsburg treasures
  • Budapest’s historic Castle District
  • The lush vineyards of France
  • Storybook villages and hilltop castles of Germany
  • The charming windmills of The Netherlands
  • Glittering palaces of St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Germany’s spectacular Saxon Switzerland region
  • Portugal’s rolling vineyards of the Douro Valley
  • Ancient temples along Egypt’s timeless Nile River
  • China’s breathtaking Three Gorges of the Yangtze
  • Cambodia’s sprawling Angkor Wat complex
  • Vietnam’s lush and fertile Mekong Delta
  • Enjoy the Douro's Beauty and History

    Experience the renaissance of Lisbon, newly invigorated with trending galleries and restaurants. Explore two of Iberia’s oldest university towns: Coimbra, Portugal and Salamanca, Spain. Roam the port warehouses of Porto. Enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and fado singing. Cruise the Douro River Valley, the world’s oldest demarcated wine region and a UNESCO Site. Our 10-day cruisetour includes a hotel stay in Lisbon and the added bonus of a visit to Spain.

    10 Days

    2 Countries

    8 Guided Tours

    Lisbon to Porto

  • Travel Through the Heart of Europe

    Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest’s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe. Our most iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend.

    15 Days

    4 Countries

    12 Guided Tours

    Between Amsterdam & Budapest
  • Sail to Charming Cities & Villages

    Visit Budapest’s Castle District and cross the famous Chain Bridge. Explore Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most revered monastic centers, and make dumplings with Wachau Valley apricots. See Europe’s largest pipe organ in Passau, or travel to Salzburg. Celebrate Vienna’s musical heritage at a concert featuring works by Mozart and Strauss. With medieval towns, grand cities and stunning scenery, this 8-day journey on the “Blue Danube” is one you are sure to love.

    8 Days

    3 Countries

    6 Guided Tours

    Between Budapest & Nuremberg
  • Castles & Cathedrals

    Explore one of Europe’s best-loved rivers, the Rhine. Discover the turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sip the region’s renowned white wines, the roots of its terraced vineyards reaching back to Roman times. Savor the various culinary traditions of Alsace. From Basel and Cologne to Amsterdam, this journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture.

    8 Days

    4 Countries

    6 Guided Tours

    Between Amsterdam & Basel

Highlights of a Viking Ocean Cruise

On a Viking ocean cruise, you will sail into the heart of your destination. From our 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. Here is a small sample of where a Viking ocean cruise can take you:

  • Majestic fjords from Norway to Chile
  • Up the Thames River for easy access to historic London
  • Into the mighty Amazon River
  • New Zealand’s magnificent Milford and Doubtful Sounds
  • Great canals of the world: from the Panama to the Suez
  • Small and stunning ports such as Norway’s Lofoten Islands
  • Remote islands such as Easter Island and Mauritius
  • Among the soaring karst islands of Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay
  • Tour Scenic Fjords, Towns & Cities

    Sail the clear waters of Scandinavia and the Baltic on this 15-day cruise. Enjoy overnights in cosmopolitan Stockholm, majestic St. Petersburg and scenic Bergen, and explore charming historic city centers in Tallinn and Gdansk. Visit Helsinki, Berlin and Copenhagen and witness breathtaking scenery from your ship as she glides through majestic Norwegian fjords in the legendary homelands of the Vikings.

    15 Days

    8 Countries

    11 Guided Tours

    Between Stockholm & Bergen

    • Discover Aussie & Kiwi Splendors

      Gain deep insight into the native and European cultures of Australia and New Zealand. Hear about Sydney's and Hobart's penal past from a descendant of Australia’s first settlers. Admire the Victorian treasures of Dunedin, the fragrant English gardens of Christchurch and Wellington and the art deco glories of Napier. Enjoy the earthy sounds of the didgeridoo and the thrilling dances of the Maori. Only Viking brings you this close to the “Land Down Under.”

      15 Days

      2 Countries

      9 Guided Tours

      Between Sydney & Auckland

Journeys to the Extraordinary

Explore Antarctica, the Arctic, and the Great Lakes on our new purpose-built expedition ships. Learn about your destination from our Viking Resident Scientists and enrichment program, developed with Cambridge University and other leading academic institutions, and explore onshore and by sea with our fleet of small expedition vessels.

 

More details coming soon...

Viking.TV was conceived as a way to build community, stay connected and share positive experiences at a time when people are staying home, rather than traveling.

In addition to housing a library of enriching content that Viking guests would have enjoyed onboard their respective cruise itineraries, Viking.TV will also feature live content from a variety of experts, cultural partners and notable individuals. All content sessions will be archived for anyone who cannot view at the original time of broadcast.

The schedule of daily participants will be announced every Sunday, and viewers can expect the following themes each day.

Weekly Themes
  • Viking is a longtime sponsor of Oslo’s Munch Museum and hosts “Munch Moments” onboard its ocean ships every afternoon, showcasing a curated collection of Norway’s most famous artist, Edvard Munch. On Viking.TV, Museum Mondays will take the place of the onboard event, and viewers can expect streamed sessions with the museum’s director and various curators, providing virtual privileged access to exhibitions, experts and restoration facilities. Additional museums may also participate in the future. 
  • As part of Viking’s onboard cultural enrichment program and commitment to destination-focused learning, Viking’s Resident Historian faculty provides guests with lectures and round table discussions on significant milestones in world history. Each Tuesday, a Resident Historian will host an iconic lecture followed by a live streamed Q&A session.  
  • One of the most important cultural aspects of any destination is its music. On Wednesdays, Viking.TV will bring some of the world’s most interesting artists, composers and conductors of the musical world. 
  • Viking is proud to welcome onboard as guest lecturers many experts in the fields of science, the arts and exploration. Every Thursday, Viking.TV viewers can enjoy meaningful conversations with a variety of academics and individuals who have led extraordinary lives. Upcoming hosts include veteran British broadcaster journalist Anne Diamond; world-renowned Norwegian explorer Liv Arnesen; and Xander Parish, principal dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg. 
  • Together with her husband Geordie, the 8th Earl of Carnarvon, the Countess of Carnarvon manages affairs at Highclere Castle, widely recognized as the filming location of Downton Abbey. Through her friendship with Karine, Viking has enjoyed a long relationship with Highclere Castle, to which many Viking guests each year enjoy Privileged Access. Every Friday, visitors to Viking.TV can get a glimpse of life “At Home at Highclere,” as Lady Carnarvon broadcasts tours and conversations. 
  • Saturdays and Sundays on Viking.TV are dedicated to well being during uncertain times and will feature staff from the LivNordic spas onboard Viking’s ocean ships, as well as other selected hosts, largely focusing on yoga and meditation.  
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