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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

14 Night
British Isles ExplorerDetails

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Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Jul 15, 2024
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Viking Sky
Viking Sky

14 Night
Ancient Mediterranean AntiquitiesDetails

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

12 Night
Amazon & Caribbean AdventureDetails

Leaving:Manaus
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Venus
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12 Night
In Search Of The Northern LightsDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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17 Night
Panama Canal & The Pacific CoastDetails

Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Mar 23, 2022
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13 Night
Atlantic Ocean PassageDetails

Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Mar 21, 2023
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91 Night
Grand Pacific ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 17, 2023
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12 Night
Caribbean Islands AdventureDetails

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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8 Night
Pacific Coast ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Apr 17, 2022
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14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Auckland
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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8 Night
Pacific Coast ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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17 Night
South America & The Chilean FjordsDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Feb 11, 2022
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14 Night
Iceland,british Isles & IberiaDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
May 29, 2023
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7 Night
Journey To AntiquitiesDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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14 Night
Viking HomelandsDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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10 Night
West Indies ExplorerDetails

Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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10 Night
Alaska & The Inside PassageDetails

Leaving:Seward
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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21 Night
Southern Atlantic CrossingDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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14 Night
Viking HomelandsDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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12 Night
Eastern Seaboard ExplorerDetails

Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 18, 2022
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14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

Leaving:Sydney
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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17 Night
South America & The Chilean FjordsDetails

Leaving:Buenos Aires
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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17 Night
Panama Canal & The Pacific CoastDetails

Leaving:Los Angeles
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Feb 6, 2022
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9 Night
Empires Of The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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10 Night
Alaska & The Inside PassageDetails

Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Aug 31, 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

Viking Ocean Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Worst Cruise experience of my life

When I told them to cancel the one reservation and book a different excursion so we could go together, they seemed surprised that I would want my money back for the one I had to cancel.I couldn’t get dinner reservations for our anniversary night or Christmas, and the one excursion that we really wanted was already full.Read More
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Bretgida

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

One of the best cruises we ever had and we sailed a lot!

Dining and food was even better this time: we mostly had dinners at Manfredi's and a few times in the main restaurant.Even table sharing in the main restaurant is finally allowed like in good old times.Read More
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id est

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

Great Cruise

Comments about food and service: (Note, 512 passengers on board) • Dining Room: Very good.A long wait for a waiter, then quick food delivery for some courses OR Quick waiter service, but irregular, short or long delays between courses.Read More
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frickwg

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

First Cruise and last - disappointing excursions and customer service from shore excursions desk

Next it was rainy season and we were in the entrance of the garden and the speaker (no mask) did not want to risk getting bronchotis by going out in the rain so we waited until it slowed.Overall it was a 15 minute walk interesting but not worth getting off the boat as once the next bus came with people we took there bus back to boat.Read More
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gemini19

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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