Join us as we usher in a new era of ocean cruising by taking the innovative thinking behind our award-winning river cruises and bringing it to the epic setting of the sea. This cruise experience is the one our river passengers inspired us to create. We asked our guests for their feedback and crafted the ultimate kind of cruise: one focused on destinations. And in 2015, we took destination cruising from the rivers to the ocean with the maiden voyage of the beautiful Viking Star. Now 7 vessels later (soon to be 12) we cast our gaze out over the entire world.
We believe the best way to understand a country is through enrichment. On our cruises, you truly explore your destination-through its food, culture, and customs. You can accompany the ship's chef to a local market; or even view private collections at world-class museums.
We have a history of providing our guests with a way to get below the surface, not just "checking off" each port. That's why our ocean cruises are centered around where you go, not just how you get there-with hand-picked itineraries so you can immerse yourself in history, music, art, cuisine-everything about your destination. In addition, we include excursions led by knowledgeable local guides in every port of call. You learn about the lands through which you travel via enriching lectures that bring history to life; through cultural adventures; in-depth pre-trip materials; and on-demand programming-all designed to help you experience the most from your travels.
Come and experience the northern reaches of Alaska the Viking Cruises way, featuring the brand-new Viking Orion. But you must book early to get a spot!