Viking Ocean + Expedition Cruises

Viking Ocean + Expedition Cruise

For one of the most highly rated and enjoyable cruising experiences in the world, look no further than Viking. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time cruiser, Viking has something special in store for everyone. Discover destinations on all seven continents as you follow expertly curated itineraries with onboard amenities to match. Viking's dedication to crafting an unforgettable vacation experience ensures that the memories you create will last a lifetime.

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About Viking Ocean + Expedition Cruise Vacations

In 2015, Viking introduced its first ocean ship with the naming of the 930-guest all-veranda Viking Star. Viking’s ocean fleet features modern Scandinavian design with elegant touches, intimate spaces and attention to detail. Each ship boasts a choice of restaurants offering a variety of fine dining options and an infinity pool. Ocean itineraries are designed to maximize the amount of time travelers spend at their destination.

In January 2022, Viking launched new expedition voyages with the arrival of its first vessel, the 378-guest Polar Class Viking Octantis. Expedition ships are optimally sized and built for expeditions, at an ideal size for safety, comfort and onboard amenities in remote destinations. The ships feature the company’s signature Scandinavian design, with public areas that are favorites on Viking’s Ocean ships, as well as new spaces created specifically for expeditions.

Is a Viking Ocean + Expeditions Cruise Right for Me?

Viking Ocean and Expedition cruises offer experiences like no other, making them the perfect vacation choice for couples and solo travelers that are active and adventurous. Viking Ocean cruises can be as short as 8 days or 180 days on a World Cruise. That said, cruisers can choose to take a more relaxed approach to these journeys. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy a Viking expedition. It is truly an opportunity to see huge swaths of the planet — places it would ordinarily be impossible to see — from the comfort of an expedition vessel.

Where Are Viking’s Expedition Cruise Departure Ports?

Viking Ocean Cruise Line departs from several cities around the globe. Its expeditions’ departure ports depend on where the journey is going.

  • South America: Expeditions to Antarctica depart from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Canada: Great Lakes expeditions usually depart from Toronto
  • North America: Popular U.S. departure ports are Fort Lauderdale and New York City

Keep in mind that seasonality can impact departure ports and the itineraries being offered.

Top Things to Do on a Viking Ocean + Expeditions Cruise

When on a Viking Cruise, you can expect top-of-the-line amenities. There are countless things you can enjoy on and offboard.

Consider the following top things to do on a Viking Ocean Cruise:

  • Each vessel has a Nordic-inspired spa and wellness center on board.
  • Each ship has bars, a theater, and several specialty eateries.
  • Take a dip in one of the pools or soak in the hot tub. (Viking ships that tour chilly weather destinations have heated indoor pools.)
  • Dance the night away with live music and cocktails.
  • Cruisers can take in breathtaking ocean views from the Explorers’ Lounge.
  • Some ships, such as the Viking Orion and Viking Jupiter, offer next-level stargazing and even have an onboard Planetarium.
  • Assist in fieldwork or experiential activities on a shoreside trip from your ship on a Zodiac boat. • Kayak among the icebergs.
  • Go under the sea in a 6-passenger submarine with a 270° spherical window for undistorted views in all directions.
  • Learn about the destinations with enriching lectures on geology, glaciology, marine biology and ornithology.
  • Attend a daily briefing with the Viking Resident Scientists in the onboard Laboratory.

Unique Benefits of Choosing a Viking Oceans + Expeditions Cruise

Viking Oceans cruises offer some truly unique experiences that make them stand out from the typical cruise line offerings. From cultural enrichment activities to regionally inspired onboard cuisine, you are sure to find something that appeals to your tastes and interests. Also, with fewer people onboard — typically a maximum of only 930 guests — you’ll never feel overcrowded. Plus, all necessary gratuities are included in the cruise price, so there will never be any hidden charges or surprises on your bill.

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