Viking Ocean Cruises has introduced 13 new itineraries that will roll out this year, and in 2018 and 2019.
By 2019, Viking will boast six 930-passenger ocean ships offering travellers new opportunities for exploration in Alaska, Australia, Asia and the Caribbean.
“Viking will mark major milestones in 2017. We celebrate our 20th anniversary; we will welcome two new Longships on the rivers in Europe; and we will double our ocean fleet to four sister ships by the end of the year,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises. “Our destination-focused ocean itineraries are built on the same successful principles as our river itineraries – we offer our guests more time in port, enriching cultural experiences, the best-designed ships at sea, and we do not nickel-and-dime. Starting later this year, our guests will have even more choices to explore around the world in ‘the Viking way.’”
Viking’s new ocean itineraries will bring guests to a growing number of iconic destinations around the world, providing behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities in each port of call. With new sailings embarking in Miami, Mumbai, Bangkok, Beijing, Bali, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vancouver, guests can choose base itineraries ranging from eight to 23 days, with additional combination cruise options.
Highlights include: Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean – (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November 2017 – February 2018); Panama & Central America – (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November – December 2017 and January 2018); Atlantic Crossing – (Miami to Barcelona; sailing on Viking Sky; March 3, 2018); Passage to India – (Athens to Mumbai; sailing on Viking Spirit; Aug. 18, 2018); Across the Bay of Bengal – (Mumbai to Bangkok; sailing on Viking Spirit; Sept. 8, 2018); Capitals of the Far East – (Hong Kong to Beijing or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, 2018); Southeast Asia & Hong Kong – (Bangkok to Hong Kong or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; Sept. 23, 2018, Nov. 4, 2018 and April 7, 2019); Komodo & the Australian Coast – (Sydney to Bali or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; Nov. 30, 2018 and March 10, 2019); Bangkok, Bali & Beyond – (Bangkok to Bali or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; Nov. 18, 2018 and March 26, 2019); Australia & New Zealand – (Sydney to Auckland and the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; December 2018 – February 2019); Far Eastern Horizons – (Hong Kong to Tokyo; sailing on Viking Spirit; April 21, 2019); North Pacific Passage – (Tokyo to Vancouver; sailing on Viking Spirit; May 5, 2019); Alaska & the Inside Passage – (Vancouver to Seward or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; May – August 2019).