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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 Jupiter
Viking Jupiter Aquavit Terrace (Photo: Viking Ocean Cruises)

14 Night
Viking HomelandsDetails

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Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 10, 2022
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Viking Star
Viking Star

21 Night
Mediterranean & Adriatic SojournDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Apr 3, 2023
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Viking Orion
Viking Orion (Photo: Cruise Critic)

36 Night
Far East & AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 20, 2022
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Viking Jupiter
Viking Jupiter Aquavit Terrace (Photo: Viking Ocean Cruises)

12 Night
Iceland's Majestic LandscapesDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Jul 16, 2023
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26 Night
Southeast AsiaDetails

Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Oct 27, 2022
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16 Night
Hawaiian Islands SojournDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Dec 4, 2021
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91 Night
Grand Pacific ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 17, 2023
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36 Night
Far East & AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Apr 15, 2023
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7 Night
Italian SojournDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
May 15, 2023
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21 Night
North Pacific PassageDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 17, 2023
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77 Night
Australia,asia & AlaskaDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 17, 2023
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14 Night
Ancient Mediterranean AntiquitiesDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Dec 22, 2021
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14 Night
Ancient Mediterranean AntiquitiesDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Oct 28, 2022
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14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Dec 22, 2022
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28 Night
Mediterranean's Iconic ShoresDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Apr 3, 2023
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14 Night
Mediterranean AntiquitiesDetails

56 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Nov 24, 2022
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7 Night
Iconic Western MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Dec 1, 2022
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14 Night
Viking HomelandsDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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14 Night
Cities Of Antiquity & The Holy LandDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Nov 16, 2023
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137 Night
137 Night Viking World CruiseDetails

Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Dec 22, 2022
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14 Night
West Indies TreasuresDetails

Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Nov 3, 2021
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14 Night
Mediterranean AntiquitiesDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Oct 27, 2022
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10 Night
Russia & The Baltic SeaDetails

Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Jun 12, 2023
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7 Night
Venice,the Adriatic & GreeceDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Oct 20, 2022
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10 Night
West Indies ExplorerDetails

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Jan 2, 2022
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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 Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Even with Covid restrictions, a fantastic Cruise

My Husband and I boarded this cruise in Barcelona, and continued for 15 days until we reached Venice. Ports included Sete (Montpelier) Marseille, VilleFranche Sur Mer (Monaco), Florence, Rome, Naples, Messina,... Read More
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Katootsie

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Restrictions for any and all

My 83 year old mother and I chose Viking as her end all get all Cruise. Her grand finale’. We loved the itinerary and added days on the front and back end. Thank God for those days. Once we boarded, early as we... Read More
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Wistiq

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Viking Mediterranean & Italian Sojourn

We booked this cruise over 2 years ago and was seriously thinking about cancelling it and rebooking for a later date. We didn't due to no availability until 2023. Hind site is 20/20 and we should have canceled. We... Read More
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Oro

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Too Much COVID Concerns to Enjoy the Cruise

Chose this cruise because it had an inviting itinerary, with enough new ports to allow for self touring. Started in Reykjavik Iceland. The moment we checked in there was an intensity about COVID. We were given... Read More
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BMWrdr

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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