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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 Orion
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Viking Orion

7 Night
Bermuda EscapeDetails

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Leaving:Hamilton
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion
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Viking Orion

10 Night
Alaska & The Inside PassageDetails

Leaving:Seward
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sea
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Viking Sea

12 Night
Mediterranean OdysseyDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Star

12 Night
Eastern Seaboard ExplorerDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

7 Night
Ancient Mediterranean TreasuresDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

7 Night
Iceland's Natural BeautyDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
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 Jupiter

7 Night
Viking Shores & FjordsDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

7 Night
Venice,the Adriatic & GreeceDetails

Leaving:Venice
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 Orion

14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sea

9 Night
Empires Of The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

22 Night
North Pacific PassageDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Venus

14 Night
Mediterranean AntiquitiesDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

16 Night
Komodo & The Australian CoastDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Venus

14 Night
Cities Of Antiquity & The Holy LandDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

14 Night
Ancient Adriatic TreasuresDetails

Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Star

14 Night
Canada & New England Scenic ShoresDetails

Leaving:Montreal
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Star

118 Night
118 Night 2022 Viking World HorizonsDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Venus

7 Night
Viking Shores & FjordsDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

10 Night
Alaska & The Inside PassageDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

7 Night
Journey To AntiquitiesDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion

10 Night
Alaska & The Inside PassageDetails

Leaving:Seward
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sky

7 Night
Ancient Mediterranean TreasuresDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Jupiter

17 Night
South America & The Chilean FjordsDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
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 good cruise cut short

Overall i like the Viking ocean ships. Clean, crisp norweigian style. Food choices good. Room layout very good. But this review is about my view of the way Viking handled the itinerary debacle caused by the... Read More
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TUCRUISE

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Viking. Above and beyond.

I want to share how pleased we are with how Viking takes care of guests. This trip was our ninth on Viking Ocean, had it not been necessary (and prudent) for Viking to Cancel we would have also enjoyed our 10th... Read More
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Niles Andersen

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Viking Good but South America not so much

Having been to Europe on Viking River & Ocean we thought we would try South America this time. Disappointing as Argentina and Chile not very open to tourists. Getting off in Buenos Aires was a disaster-3 hours... Read More
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CAJ86

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

A great experience with Viking Star!

Having experienced their river cruise previously, wanted to try the ocean version with Viking. I was not disappointed by the experience. I found the company extremely professional in their approach to just about... Read More
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fairweathertraveller

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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