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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
Viking Orion (Photo: Cruise Critic)

16 Night
Komodo & The Australian CoastDetails

474 Reviews
Leaving:Bali
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Orion
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12 Night
Bangkok,bali & BeyondDetails

474 Reviews
Leaving:Bangkok
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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Viking Sea
Viking Sea

12 Night
Amazon & Caribbean AdventureDetails

1,398 Reviews
Leaving:San Juan
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Jan 6, 2023
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Viking Orion
Viking Orion (Photo: Cruise Critic)

14 Night
Far Eastern HorizonsDetails

474 Reviews
Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Oct 10, 2023
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10 Night
Alaska & The Inside PassageDetails

474 Reviews
Leaving:Seward
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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7 Night
Iberian ExplorerDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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7 Night
Iconic Western MediterraneanDetails

1,903 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Apr 3, 2023
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14 Night
Viking HomelandsDetails

312 Reviews
Leaving:Stockholm
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 10, 2022
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91 Night
Grand Pacific ExplorerDetails

474 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 17, 2023
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7 Night
Ancient Mediterranean TreasuresDetails

1,056 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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137 Night
137 Night Viking World CruiseDetails

1,056 Reviews
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Dec 20, 2023
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7 Night
Iconic Western MediterraneanDetails

1,398 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Nov 26, 2022
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7 Night
Iceland's Natural BeautyDetails

1,903 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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10 Night
Greek OdysseyDetails

68 Reviews
Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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14 Night
Australia & New ZealandDetails

474 Reviews
Leaving:Auckland
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

Viking Ocean Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

An enjoyable cruise through the Norwegian fjords on a good ship

The Spa has a sauna, steam room, spa, warm pool, warm tile beds and even a "snow room" - yes, with snow, a good place to cool off.Mamsen's was a good place to get food if you don't want to go to the restaurant or the buffet.Read More
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Knyght1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our first Viking Ocean Cruise

I am very grateful to the Viking hosts at the Conrad Bosphorus who helped call Turkish Airlines and assured us we had confirmed seats on our flight out on July 4, although for some reason their website would not allow printing boarding passes.Viking air had booked me on an air canada flight out of Istanbul operated by Turkish Airlines but did not provide me with their confirmation code.Read More
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redmondmohand

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

BLAST into the Midnight Sun onboard Viking Mars!

We still had some time left when we came back to the pier, so we walked to the Shetland Museum located nearby.We spent the morning with Viking’s paid tour of Ascent of Mt.Read More
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AvgMom2

10+ Cruises

What happened !!!

Next when it was time to leave for the ship the bus was not ready for us as per the time we were told.Most of our time was spent waiting for all the information so we were not able to enjoy the trip in Vancouver.Read More
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121013Xmas

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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