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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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Viking Sky
Viking Sky

7 Night
Iconic Western Mediterranean

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Viking Sea
Viking Sea

12 Night
Amazon & Caribbean Adventure

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Viking Orion
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10 Night
Alaska & The Inside Passage

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Viking Star
Viking Star

12 Night
Mediterranean Odyssey

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Alaska & The Inside Passage

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14 Night
Italy,the Adriatic & Greece

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14 Night
Atlantic Crossing

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Atlantic Crossing

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14 Night
Southeast Asia & Hong Kong

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12 Night
Mediterranean Odyssey

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14 Night
Iceland,british Isles & Iberia

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7 Night
Ancient Mediterranean Treasures

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Ancient Mediterranean Treasures

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7 Night
Iconic Western Mediterranean

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10 Night
Classic Panama Canal Passage

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Viking Ocean Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

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

Viking Ocean Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Beautiful Cruise

The room, a deluxe balcony, was perfect.Plenty of room to unpack and store suitcases.Read More
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Edcoulter

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Not ready to sail, Covid cruise

No organization, no one directing passengers once off ship, no one….No bathrooms off ship.Read More
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HappyVlyTrvl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Great Cruise Line and Experience

We missed a port due to weather but the crew put together a full day of activities for us in a matter of hours.In fact, my son and daughter-in-law said they will absolutely cruise again....Read More
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golfmama55

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

A wonderfully appointed ship with a myriad of entertainment options.

I would have enjoyed more classes in the gym even on sore days, although I know scheduling makes this really tough.Many were not stimulating even though our guides tried hard.Read More
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Leakylouie2023

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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