Destination focused, culturally enriching – the world’s leading small ship cruise line.

All cruise lines are not created equal, nor should they be. Viking is designed for discerning travellers who believe travel is more than just a trip but a chance to explore and understand the destinations they visit.

Known as The Thinking Person’s Cruise, we are committed to providing a cruise experience that focuses on cultural insight and personal enrichment. From the moment you book, to your time on board and all onshore excursions; we ensure our guests are constantly uncovering and connecting with their destination.

We pride ourselves on our onboard enrichment program which includes world-class guest lecturers ranging from authors and archaeologists to news correspondents and a Resident Historian offering lectures specific to your journey to help understand each destination on a different level.

As the world’s leading small ship cruise line we take you closer to the heart of the places you visit, docking where the larger ships cannot and providing more time in port. The size of our ocean ships, with just 930 guests, means we can dock in Greenwich London, Yacht Club in Monaco or the Norwegian Fjords to name a few.

"Viking insists it is more 'deluxe' than luxury. But it’s hard not to compare its ships with lines that are in the luxury class."

Peter Lynch, Cruise Passenger

Our destination focused itineraries are designed to allow you to fully immerse yourself in each destination. With more overnight stays than any other cruise line and fewer sea days, there is ample time to discover the nuances of every port.

Once you step on board a Viking ship, you’ll notice the thoughtful Scandinavian design, reminiscent of a boutique hotel. Every room is beautiful and filled with natural light, and features an abundance of light timbers and natural fabrics. Onboard service doesn’t just come with a smile, our highly trained staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and create a relaxed ambience where nothing is too much trouble. They are one of the main reasons people choose to travel with us again and again.

Our Viking Inclusive Value means that our cruise fare includes everything you need. From a complimentary shore excursion in every port of call to free Wi-Fi, access to the LivNordic Spa and 24-hour room service, beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, and no charge for specialty dining, we give you everything you need to enjoy yourself at no extra charge.

We strive to create a memorable and uniquely Viking experience for all. Our multi-award winning ocean fleet has been voted World’s Best five years in a row by Travel & Leisure readers, plus we have been voted World’s Best River Cruise Line in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice awards.

While a Viking cruise is not for everyone, it may just be for you.