Viking adds new China itineraries

Viking is setting a course to China, with the launch of three new, ‘first-of-their-kind itineraries that will provide guests with exclusive access’ to China in 2024. The new sailings range from 10 to 20 days and include Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Each itinerary also includes a domestic sailing of China’s coast, highlighting ‘rarely-seen destinations and ports to

The new voyages will operate from September to November on the Viking Yi Dun — formerly the Viking Sun. The Chinese-flagged Viking Yi Dun will be the first ship dedicated specifically to the foreign market to operate domestic sailings in China.

Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, said: “We are proud that Viking will be the first to operate domestic sailings in China for international travelers. Our guests are curious travelers who are interested in experiences that broaden their mind—and China, with one of the richest cultures in the world, has been inspiring travelers for centuries.”

Hagen continued: “For more than 15 years, our Yangtze River voyages were among our highest-rated itineraries. We brought guests to China’s Yangtze River, to Beijing, to the Great Wall, to the Terra Cotta Warriors and to many other iconic places in this captivating nation. We introduced the real China to our guests, and visiting local school children was always a particular highlight. Now, we are delighted to offer such encounters once again with new voyages to a destination that never ceases to capture the imagination.”

Viking’s new China sailings include:

  • Wonders of China — 20 days; Beijing roundtrip
  • Classic China & the Coast — 15 days; Beijing, Xian – Hong Kong (Shenzhen)
  • China Discovery — 10 days; Shanghai – Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

From now through Jan. 31, 2024, Viking is offering North American travellers the Discover More sale, with up to free international airfare, special fares and a $25 deposit — with additional savings for both new and returning guests — on all-inclusive river, ocean and expedition voyages, including the new coastal China itineraries.

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