Viking opens bookings for 2026 ocean voyages

Viking recently opened bookings for its 2026 ocean voyages.

With many 2024 dates already sold out and 2025 departures selling fast, strong demand among North American travellers has led to an early opening of 2026 departures across the company’s ocean fleet.

Viking also announced voyages for its newest ship, the Viking Vesta, which is scheduled to join the fleet in July 2025. The 998-guest sister ship will spend her inaugural season sailing popular itineraries in the Mediterranean and Scandinavia.  

“We have always done things a bit differently. At Viking, we are contrarians. We design travel experiences for thinking people, with no children and no casinos,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “We are pleased that our approach has resonated with so many—and with the addition of the Viking Vesta to our ocean fleet, we look forward to introducing even more curious travellers to the Viking way of exploration.”

Pre- and post-extensions

Additionally, Viking has announced six new immersive pre- and post-extensions beginning in 2024 and 2025.

Pre- and post-extensions are increasingly popular with travellers; more than 45 per cent of all Viking guests choose to add such extensions to their voyage. The new, fully guided, three-night extensions are offered in the iconic cities of Barcelona, Istanbul, London, Rome, Stockholm and Venice.

They feature privileged access to museums, local cuisine for lunches and dinners, market visits and cooking classes—as well as more time to personalize the journey with optional excursions.

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