Beginning in April 2021, the new seven-night Ancient Mediterranean Treasures will sail between Athens and Istanbul, with overnight stays in both ports. Guests can also choose a longer version of the itinerary such as the 14-night Ancient Adriatic Treasures, between Venice and Istanbul; the 14-night Ancient Mediterranean Antiquities, between Rome and Istanbul; the 21-night Iconic Mediterranean Treasures, between Barcelona and Istanbul; or the 28-night Mediterranean’s Iconic Shores, which also sails between Barcelona and Istanbul and includes stops in Montenegro and Croatia.Viking has options to build 10 new ships at the Fincantieri shipyard between 2021 and 2027, and two "special" ships with Fincantieri subsidiary Vard in 2021 and 2022.
(Updated 2 p.m. EDT) -- New measures being imposed by several European countries threaten the already-limited restart of cruises in the Mediterranean and beyond, as coronavirus cases continue to spike in many parts of the world.
New restrictions imposed by the German authorities on Wednesday have caused Carnival Corporation's German-language brand, AIDA, to temporarily suspend all sailings through November 30. CroisiEurope, which is Europe's biggest river cruise company, has also canceled all cruises through 2020.
COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in much of Europe, including spikes in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.
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