Exploring the World in Comfort
Whether on river or ocean cruises, Viking Cruises offers cruises that are destination-focused and carefully crafted with a mix of cosmopolitan and smaller ports of interest. Ocean itineraries are specifically designed to offer longer hours in port than competitors, including late evening stays and overnights to take advantage of night life in select ports, and river cruise itineraries are similarly planned. Cruises are priced to provide top consumer value by leveraging economies of scale and experienced management, and include such items as shore excursions and wine or beer with onboard meals. The company also ensures a focus on enrichment through shore excursions by local guides, regional foods, and privileged access for in-depth exploration of the destinations. All Viking cruises include the exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that brings history and culture to life through onboard enrichment lectures; language classes; hands-on cooking demonstrations and classes; and local entertainment to complement included shore excursions.
A global corporation headquartered in the United States with main operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the company was established in 1997 by a Scandinavian and Dutch consortium led by Torstein Hagen.
Reasons to Book
The Viking Way
While they deliver the expected and iconic (such as museums and landmarks), they also go beyond, and on most itineraries we offer a Local Life experience and a Working World experience, as well as an optional Privileged Access experience. For example, they offer a number of home-hosted visits or trips to local markets so their guests can experience Local Life ; they provide experiences like the Kinderdijk windmills near Amsterdam or porcelain factory in Meissen, so guests can gain insight into the Working World ; and they offer the option for their guests to experience Privileged Access to museums, private collections and after-hours events curated especially by Viking such as their exclusive behind-the-scenes tour partnerships with Lobkowicz Palace in Prague, Czech Republic and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Ships Built for You
Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally comfortable. Spacious staterooms and open, public areas keep you in close touch with the world around you.
Every destination is made more fascinating with daily shore excursions, informative lectures, cooking demonstrations, entertaining performances and more.
Viking Inclusive Cruising
Viking provides you with outstanding value. The price you pay covers just about everything—port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions.
Best Staff & Service
At Viking, they have almost 4,000 of their own professional, English-speaking staff worldwide, all dedicated to making your stay aboard the most memorable possible.
When you travel with Viking, you can fly from selected regional airports at no extra cost.