Conquering the world – from rivers to oceans

Just as the original Vikings sailed the oceans in innovative longships centuries ago, Viking cruise line designs and builds award-winning ships for voyages across the oceans and rivers of the world. Since being founded by Torstein Hagen in Norway in 1997, the company has blossomed into one of the world’s best cruise lines, with the largest river fleet, ground-breaking ocean ships and expedition vessels delivering the curious to far-flung destinations.

For our clients, that means itineraries designed for those who seek a one-of-a-kind voyage on ships with the look and feel of an elegant boutique hotel. Viking guests want to learn about different cultures, seek out hidden treasures and enjoy thoughtful, enriching experiences rather than just travelling for the sake of it.

River cruising

For a quarter of a century, Viking has led the way on river voyages and now has the largest fleet in the world, sailing the Rhine, Rhône, Seine and Douro in Europe, the Mississippi in the USA, the Nile in Egypt and the Mekong that meanders through Cambodia and Vietnam.

In Europe, voyages range from eight to 23 days on the award-winning Viking Longships that carry only 190 guests. Choose from a variety of stateroom categories and two-room suites with full-size verandas.

There has been such a demand for Europe departures that Viking has released an additional 81 departure dates in 2023 as well as opening its 2025 season.

We love...

The Aquavit Terrace - the only outdoor restaurant on any European river ship. The sophisticated Scandinavian design. The environmentally considerate features, including solar panels, an on-board organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines.

An itinerary you’ll love

The 12-day Pharaohs and Pyramids itinerary showcases the best of Egypt with three days in Cairo before flying to Luxor to board your Viking river cruise. Explore the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak, Queen Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings and, in Aswan, ride a traditional felucca on the Nile and visit the famous spice market.

Ocean's Away

Viking has the newest ocean fleet with its first ship launching in 2015. Since then they have grown to a fleet of nine identical sister ships with Viking Neptune and Viking Saturn the newest additions. These beautiful ships sail on enriching itineraries across the globe, with a focus on Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, North and South America and Africa.

We love...

All ships offer complimentary access to the Nordic Spa where you can embrace the Nordic tradition of hot and cold therapy in the Scandinavian Snow Grotto, relax in the steam room, nap on a heated bed or de-stress in the hydrotherapy pool - at no cost.

Expedition warriors

New Polar-class ships – Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris – carry 378 guests and are purpose-built for expeditions in remote destinations like Antarctica, the Chilean Fjords, Patagonia and the Great Lakes of North America.

We love...

A standout factor of these ships that we know you will appreciate is The Hangar, an industry-first, state-of-the-art, in-ship marina making it easy to get on and off the Special Operations Boats as it is sheltered from the weather. Another wonderful feature is that every room has floor-to-ceiling, distortion-free glass so you can totally binge on the views. The Finse Terrace is a hotspot for views – literally. It’s an outdoor lounge area just above sea level with recessed seating and lava rock “firepits”.

— Our expert's opinion —

“We love that a shore tour was included in each destination and that they were only half a day, meaning we had free time for the other half of the day. We loved the all-inclusive pricing. Our bill when we got off the ship was $0!"

BEST FOR: Foodies as the variety and quality is great with specialty restaurants also included in the price.





Hidden Gem

The Viking difference… our clients love that there are no kids, no casinos, no art auctions or photo sales and no hidden fees. Port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions, plus hotel accommodation on cruise tours are all covered. On Viking expedition ships the military pro zodiacs, convertible RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) and two-seater kayaks are complimentary for all guests to use.