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Viking Ocean Cruises

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About Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises is one of the youngest luxury fleets on the waves, with beautiful, largely inclusive 930-passenger ships that generally cater to adults 55 and older. Itineraries are packed with ports, and a shore excursion is included at every stop.

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17 Night
Panama Canal & Coastal HolidayDetails

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Leaving:Fort Lauderdale
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Venus

28 Night
Scandinavia & The British IslesDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Star

14 Night
In The Wake Of The VikingsDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky
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Viking Sky

21 Night
Mediterranean & Adriatic SojournDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Jupiter

14 Night
Viking HomelandsDetails

Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

28 Night
Mediterranean's Iconic ShoresDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

14 Night
Italy,the Adriatic & GreeceDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

21 Night
Adriatic & Mediterranean SojournDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Jupiter

26 Night
Viking Homelands & Majestic IcelandDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Jupiter

26 Night
Viking Homelands & Majestic IcelandDetails

Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Mars

12 Night
Iceland's Majestic LandscapesDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Mars

26 Night
British Isles & Iceland ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Mars

26 Night
Viking Homelands & Majestic IcelandDetails

Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

36 Night
Far East & AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Jupiter

12 Night
Iceland's Majestic LandscapesDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

26 Night
Southeast AsiaDetails

Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

14 Night
Far Eastern HorizonsDetails

Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

12 Night
Bangkok,bali & BeyondDetails

Leaving:Bangkok
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

14 Night
Far Eastern HorizonsDetails

Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

28 Night
Southeast Asia HorizonsDetails

Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sea

12 Night
Amazon & Caribbean AdventureDetails

Leaving:Manaus
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Star

135 Night
135 Night 2021-2022 Viking World CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Venus

20 Night
Malta,the Adriatic & GreeceDetails

Leaving:Malta
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Who goes on Viking Ocean cruise ships?

Viking's passengers are generally English-speaking, well-traveled cruise veterans in the 55-and-older age bracket. They're active and want an itinerary packed with ports and ample time for meaningful exploration. Children younger than 18 are not allowed onboard.

Do I have to dress up on a Viking Ocean cruise?

Not really. Viking has no formal nights and daytime dress is casual, while evenings are "elegant casual." Women appear at dinner in dresses, skirts or slacks with a sweater or blouse; men show up in slacks and a collared shirt. Bathing suits, cover-ups and exercise clothing may only be worn on the pool and sports decks and in the fitness center.

Is everything free on Viking Ocean cruises?

No, but a sizable amount is. You'll have a free shore excursion in each port, unlimited free Wi-Fi access and all restaurants are complimentary, including room service. Free wine, beer and soft drinks are available at lunch and dinner and self-service laundry and access to the spa thermal suite are all complimentary as well.

You do pay for spa and salon services, optional shore excursions, beverages outside of lunch and dinner (except specialty coffees, teas and bottled water, which are free), and purchases from the shops.

What are Viking Ocean’s most popular activities?

Most Viking Ocean cruisers spend their time ashore exploring, and when onboard want to expand their knowledge of the destination they're visiting by attending port lectures, checking out the onboard collection of books and talking to experts who have been brought onboard and range from archaeologists and historians to former news commentators and scientists.

Cruisers also gather for performances that represent the destination, from traditional Greek dance to Italian opera. There are movies on the pool deck (with Bose headphones to control volume individually), and the thermal suite in the spa is a favorite, with its snow grotto, sauna, steam room, pools and flickering vapor fireplace.

Why go with Viking Ocean?

  • Destination-rich itineraries
  • Small ships that access unique ports
  • Nordic-influenced spa with snow grotto
  • Wraparound promenade deck

Best for: Mature cruisers who enjoy casual sophistication and want longer stays in ports

Not for: Families with children under 18; anyone looking for big cruise ship amenities

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Viking Ocean Cruises Cruiser Reviews

A great escape from the Covid gloom

The Covid-19 pandemic had caused the suspension of most cruises for around two years. So having sailed many times with Princess, P&O, Azamara, Regent and other cruise lines, we have been hoping for a cautious... Read More
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BobTroll

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Viking - shoots and scores!

My husband and I are avid cruisers and have been on over 45 ( we've lost count) ocean cruises since our honeymoon 40 years ago. This cruise was our first since the pandemic began and we were eager to set foot on a... Read More
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violinsatsea

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Wonderful attention to detail!

We chose this cruise because after more than a year of staying at home, we were ready to go on a cruise somewhere, (anywhere really!) and this was nicely priced (for Viking). We especially appreciated the included... Read More
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BritJuJo

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

First Time, Not The Last.....

We chose this Viking cruise as we saw it offered and after many months of no travel due to COVID, it gave us the opportunity to be "pampered" even if the UK Scenic itinerary was largely the Irish Sea with 2 port... Read More
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snh01

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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