At Viking, we believe bigger doesn’t always mean better.

Our fleet of small river vessels paved the way for a new standard of intimate yet sophisticated cruising over 20 years ago, and since then we have redefined and refined what it means to sail on a smaller scale.

Today, with our award-winning ocean ships that cater to just 930 guests, we have solidified our reputation as the small-ship experts as we take our intimate voyages to the high seas.

We dock where other ships can’t

Because our vessels are smaller, they have greater manoeuvrability and can dock where the mega-liners that dominate today’s ports cannot. On a Viking ship, you will sail into the very heart of some of the world’s greatest cities such as London, Hong Kong and Monaco. Boasting prime, central berths in even seldom-visited ports like Kotor, Montenegro and Scotland’s Shetland Islands, your ship is always just a short walk from opportunities to discover enriching local experiences to satisfy your inner explorer.

State-of-the-art- sister ships

Viking Star / Viking Sea / Viking Sky / Viking Orion / Viking Jupiter / Viking Venus / Viking Mars / Viking Neptune / Viking Saturn

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Viking Ocean Cruises

A home at sea – Sweeping vistas and your very own veranda in every single room.

A room with a view

We know that Viking guests love that we offer a myriad of al fresco spaces on board. So when we designed our ocean ships, we made sure that every stateroom – no matter what category – had its own private veranda.

Regardless of where on board your room is located you’ll always have a spacious and comfortable al fresco space of your own where you can watch the world go by, soak up some sunshine or even enjoy dinner under a star speckled sky. Just don’t be surprised if you find leaving your stateroom that little bit harder…

Timeless, elegant design

Our ships are known for their modern yet timeless Scandinavian-inspired design and our staterooms are no exception. Every room in every category is an expression of elegance, with a calming coastal palette, clean lines and blonde natural timber creating a soothing sanctuary at sea.

Special touches

It’s the little things that make the biggest difference. Expect more room to spread out and make yourself at home. Plus, smart storage solutions ensure you’ll never have to worry about where to put your things, and high-tech sound-proofing guarantees a blissful night’s sleep.

All Viking staterooms feature

  • Elegant, Scandinavian-inspired design
  • Plush king-size bed with the finest cotton linen
  • Ensuite with a glass-encased shower and strong water pressure
  • Heated bathroom flooring
  • Premium Freyja™ amenities
  • Soft robes and slippers
  • 24-hour complimentary room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TV with movies on demand
  • Smart storage solutions
  • High-tech soundproofing

The staterooms

  • Veranda: 25 SQ. M
  • Deluxe Veranda: 25 SQ. M
  • Penthouse Veranda: 31 SQ. M
  • Penthouse Junior Suite: 38 SQ. M
  • Explorer Suite: Up to 108 SQ. M
  • Owner’s Suite: 135 SQ. M
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Destination focused dining – More variety and the most al fresco dining at sea

We think big when it comes to small-ship dining

Not only do we offer eight dining options on board – all included in your cruise fare – but we also boast the most al fresco dining available at sea. With four restaurants, a Norwegian deli, private dining rooms and even a spot for afternoon tea on every ship, there’s plenty of exciting culinary variety both indoors and out, every day of your Viking voyage.

We think that food is one of the best ways to experience a destination, so we make sure to take your tastebuds travelling when you’re on board too. Our talented chefs are dedicated to creating unique dishes that reflect the destinations you are visiting, incorporating fresh ingredients sourced from local markets and suppliers at ports of call.

Our main dining venue, The Restaurant, features the widest menu choice on board, presenting fine cuisine amid a chic setting with sweeping views that make every meal all the more memorable. For something different, our alternative restaurants shine a spotlight on exciting regional specialties, while still catering to those western classic cravings.

Enjoy freshly prepared pasta and Chianti by the carafe at Manfredi’s; international fare at the World Café; a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings with The Chef’s Table; gourmet burgers at the Pool Grill and afternoon tea and scones at the Wintergarden.

Our ocean ships even feature a traditional Norwegian deli, where you can enjoy delicious, light meals based on Torstein Hagen’s mother’s own recipes.

Oenophiles will be thrilled to know that vintage wines are always included with lunch and dinner, while after-dinner drinks, including rare Armagnacs, are available to purchase at our late-night bar, Torshavn.

With so many options to taste, sip and swirl onboard, there is something to please every palate.

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Let us entertain you – A show stopping line up of activities, learning, concerts, performances and films.

Resident historians

Every voyage is accompanied by a Viking Resident Historian, who provides guests with invaluable insight into the rich history of upcoming ports. Expert lecturers, trustees of archaeological and historical societies, leading consultants and museum curators, our Resident Historians are there to inform and educate on every leg of your journey.

Guest lecturers

Viking’s lecture program is one of the most comprehensive at sea. Our world-renowned experts are professors from eminent universities, astronauts, diplomats and historical eyewitnesses with informative tales to impart about your destination’s art, architecture, music, geopolitics and natural world.

Viking curated library

Settle into one of the countless book nooks on board and lose yourself in page after page of travel-focused reading. Curated by prestigious bookseller Heywood Hill, our onboard library is a treasure trove of tomes

Resident musicians

A pianist, guitarist, violinist and cellist reside on our ocean ships, performing calming classical compositions throughout your voyage to set the mood and soothe your soul. When you’re in the mood for some toe-tapping entertainment, our Viking vocalists put on special themed performances in the Star Theatre such as The Beatles Songbook – bringing you the best of The Fab Four.

Destination performances

Whether it’s a performance of poignant Portuguese fado, the centuries-old storytelling art form that is Viennese opera, an intoxicating display of Catalan rumba or an intimate concert by the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre singers of St. Petersburg, each itinerary includes one or more Destination Performances representing the cultural performing arts of the region.

The kitchen table

Our onboard cooking school lets you experience first-hand how our world-class culinary staff bring distinct, local flavours from market to table, and reveals recipes of tasty regional treats and drinks.

Port talks

Learn about the history and culture of your next destination, as well as highlights of must-see landmarks.

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Spa and wellness

Viking Ocean Cruises

Recharge at sea – Enjoy some ‘me time’ in the LivNordic spa, at no extra cost.

Everyone deserves to be pampered

Every now and then, and we make this easier than ever on our ocean ships by offering all guests complimentary access to the LivNordic spa facilities.

Our stylishly designed, peaceful onboard spa draws upon the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavian culture – a lifestyle rooted in finding synergy between physical, mental, emotional and social being. At the LivNordic spa you can give your mind, body and spirit what it needs, at any time throughout your voyage.

Wade in the calming hydrotherapy pool, detoxify in the steam room or meditate on the heated beds. If you feel like working up a sweat, embrace the true spirit of the vikings with the centuries-old Nordic bathing ritual of hot-cold therapy to detoxify the body, relax tired muscles and boost circulation.

With a menu of optional spa treatments available, you also have the opportunity to leave your wellbeing needs to the experts. Book in with one of the Viking therapists and unwind with a deep tissue massage, uplifting facial or one of our many beauty treatments such as a blow-dry, manicure or pedicure. And with no sales pressure, you can truly relax. Why not treat yourself? After all, a Viking ocean cruise is all about feeling good, from top to toe.

The Viking Nordic bathing ritual 

Detoxify while breathing in the rich scent of pine in the wood-heated sauna, then stimulate your circulatory system by plunging into a cold pool. Revisit the sauna before experiencing ocean cruising’s first Snow Grotto – where snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling through chilled air.

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