Follow in the footsteps of the great adventurers and discover places that few have set foot on. Viking’s Expedition voyages are once-in-a-lifetime experiences, designed for the modern explorer. Purpose-built state-of-the-art Polar Class expedition ships offer smaller-sized voyages to the most remote places in the world, hosting 378 passengers in Viking’s signature Scandinavian style. Designed to get the best out of the remarkable scenery, the ships feature large indoor and outdoor viewing areas, a fleet of small exploration boats, kayaks and two submarines. Destinations include the Great Lakes of Canada, Patagonia, Antarctica and more.
Antarctica & South Georgia Island
Setting sail from Ushuaia, Argentina, this amazing 19-day voyage takes travellers on an epic journey. From the towering glaciers of the ‘Last Continent’ to the rugged coves of South Georgia where penguins, seals and albatross call home, Viking’s cutting-edge expedition vessels take you closer to nature for a truly unforgettable experience.
Across 13 days, experience the most spectacular sights of the Antarctic peninsula. Relax from your stateroom balcony as you pass by mighty glaciers and snow-capped peaks, and take the rare chance to set foot on the White Continent on an off-shore excursion which stops at a snow-covered beach where seals nap in the distance. Go kayaking among glaciers, as well as learn from Viking’s resident scientists.
Sit back and breathe in the fresh ocean air as you embark on one of the most remarkable ocean cruises in the world. Viking’s fleet of ocean ships strike a perfect balance between Scandinavian sophistication and relaxation. You’ll find no kids or casinos on board. Instead, there’s a focus on personalised service, exceptional spa treatments, enriching events and activities and some of the best dining at sea. Hosting 930 guests, Viking has carved out a reputation as the small-ship experts, taking passengers to smaller ports and docks that the mega-liners can’t reach.
US Eastern Seaboard Explorer
From maple trees adorned in autumnal colours to the heritage architecture of Québec, it’s not hard to fall in love with the Eastern Seaboard of North America. As well as sailing through the scenic coastlines of Cape Cod and Nova Scotia, this 13-day journey features overnight stays in Montreal, Boston and New York City, where travellers have the opportunity to join food tours, visit historical sites of the American Revolution and discover the best rooftop bars of New York.
Grand Australia Circumnavigation
This 32-day voyage offers travellers the rare chance to sail right around Australia. Starting and ending in Sydney, you’ll encounter the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the azure colours of the Coral Sea, tropical wildlife of Darwin and Indonesia’s Komodo National Park where Komodo dragons roam.
Voyage of Marco Polo
Charting the Spice Routes that inspired Venetian explorer Marco Polo, the Voyage of Marco Polo is an epic 36-day adventure through the Mediterranean and Asia. Cross the famous Suez Canal, discover the gateway to the lost city of Petra, experience the flavours and culture of Mumbai, and marvel at the impressive islands of South-East Asia.
Mediterranean’s Iconic Shores
Viking’s Mediterranean’s Iconic Shores itinerary takes you to the very best of this sun-kissed corner of the world. This epic 29-day voyage brings together the very best Mediterranean destinations, from Gaudí’s surreal architecture in Barcelona and glitz of the French Riviera, to picturesque beaches of Sicily and the lesser-explored gems of Croatia.
Far Eastern Horizons
If it’s the ancient temples, natural hot springs and breathtaking mountains of Japan that are on your bucket list, then Viking’s Far Eastern Horizons journey is the one to book. One of the many port highlights on this 15-day voyage is Shimizu, a picturesque city in Suruga Bay that is famous for its rolling tea plantations and its backdrop of the mighty Mount Fuji.
Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Beyond
Tick off some of the world’s most remote and otherworldly destinations on this 29-day trip from Bergen to New York (or vice versa). Following the trail of intrepid explorers, it sails through Norway’s majestic fjords, the quaint villages of the Lofoten Islands, black sand beaches of Iceland, and the first Norse settlement in the Americas.
Alaska & the Inside Passage
Venture into the heart of Alaska’s rugged wilderness, while enjoying the comfort of a world-class cruise. Alaska & The Inside Passage is an 11-day voyage from Vancouver to Seward that brings you the best of this great frontier. From misty fjords and green valleys to glacial waters and charming fishing villages – this one is for nature lovers.
Forget navigating foreign roads or busy airports. Viking’s River journeys take you into the heart of some of the most fascinating, enriching countries. From the Pyramids of Egypt to the floating markets along the Mekong, these voyages bring together history, culture and natural wonders. Relax in the comfort of Viking’s award-winning longships, boasting alfresco terraces, gorgeous interiors bathed in natural light and spacious suites. In an exciting expansion of its river cruise offerings, Viking is debuting new ships that are purpose built for the ever-popular Nile region. The Viking Osiris launched in August 2022, the Viking Aton is set to join the fleet in 2023, and two more ships are being built.
Pharaohs & Pyramids
One of the most sought-after destinations in Viking’s river cruise collection, Egypt is showcased in all its splendour on the Pharaohs & Pyramids voyage. Beginning with a three-night stay and a first-class hotel in Cairo, the 12-day itinerary features an eight-day cruise along the Nile River, with special access to historical sites including the tomb of Tutankhamun, the chance to glide along the waters on a traditional felucca and an excursion to a traditional Nubian village to meet locals and learn about their unique culture.
Portugal’s River of Gold
The bountiful Douro River Valley in Portugal is home to the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. This 10-day cruise tour lets you visit the region’s famous vineyards, wander the labyrinthine streets of Lisbon, hear traditional fado performances in Porto, and enjoy the added bonus of a visit to Spain’s city of Salamanca, a UNESCO Site famous for ancient architecture.
Whether it’s the rich cuisine or the romance of the streets of Paris, France has captured the hearts of travellers around the world. For Francophiles, this 15-day voyage lets you explore Paris, Burgundy and Provence on a luxurious river cruise. Highlights include the historic Normandy beaches, riverside promenades of Lyon and the ancient city of Avignon.
For those who want to tick off the best sites of central Europe in two weeks, this is a fantastic voyage. Sail between Amsterdam and Budapest aboard one of Viking’s award-winning longships, and follow the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers through Germany’s medieval towns, Holland’s windmill-dotted fields and into Hungary’s thriving capital city.
Floating markets, ancient temples and rainforest vistas … there are endless gems on this cruise. The new Viking Saigon sails for eight days along the famous Mekong, taking you into the heart of Cambodia and Vietnam. It includes seven nights of hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap and Hanoi, plus a visit to the UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat and the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Capitals of Eastern Europe
On this 17-day journey, visit five of Eastern Europe’s iconic capitals, from the famed cities of Vienna and Budapest, to the lesser-known gems of Bucharest, Bratislava and Belgrade. Fall in love with the old-world charm of Bucharest, sample fine wines in Croatia and uncover art nouveau architecture in Romania.
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