Viking Ocean Cruises

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Viking Star

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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12 Night
Bangkok,bali & Beyond

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Viking Sea
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10 Night
Alaska & The Inside Passage

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7 Night
Italian Sojourn

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12 Night
Amazon & Caribbean Adventure

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Amazon & Caribbean Adventure

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14 Night
Iceland & Norway's Arctic Explorer

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Venice,the Adriatic & Greece

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Alaska & The Inside Passage

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Ancient Mediterranean Treasures

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West Indies & The Iberian Peninsula

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Venice,the Adriatic & Greece

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Atlantic Ocean Passage

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14 Night
Australia & New Zealand

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28 Night
South Pacific Sojourn

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South America & The Chilean Fjords

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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

Excellent Viking Western Mediterranean Cruise!

The food was not appealing.Our favorite food venues were Manfredi’s and the Restaurant.Read More
Speechpath

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 74s

Our Viking Ocean Cruise Experience

Thank You Viking Cruise for be one of the best Cruise Lines for adults passengers offering good and reliable service for travel with the security of your money invest for excellent travel experience.We make this one cruise experience the best possible to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary visiting places we’ve dreamed about to visit.Read More
Dlovuf

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Comfortable and clean

The first two river cruises that I went on had so many issues with water level on the rivers through Europe, and the last river Cruise I went on, did not even leave dock for five days and then we moved to another ship that also stayed in dock.This was my first large ship experience, and I did enjoy it more than going on the river cruises.Read More
Travel nola

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 59s

The best vacation I have ever had

My room was so comfortable with the two best stewards who made me feel spoiled.The staff were exceptional, so friendly, helpful and attentive.Read More
ICUnurse1980

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 75s

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