Step aboard the luxury ships of Viking Ocean Cruises (sister company to highly acclaimed Viking River Cruises) and you will be transported to a world of understated elegance. Viking’s modern ocean ships provide an onboard experience purposefully designed for comfort.
Itineraries encourage you to spend the maximum time in port, many with late evenings or overnights, allowing guests to experience evening performances or local nightlife. The all-inclusive cruises include shore excursions in each port, all onboard meals and more. Guests will enjoy many complimentary amenities, including wine and beer with both lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi service, 24-hour room service and more.
Seasoned travelers will feel right at home in the warm inviting ambiance of the award-winning 930-guest Viking Star which made her debut in April 2015. Joining her will be sister ships Viking Sky in mid-2016 and Viking Sea in 2017. At just 47,800 tons, they will have access to smaller ports that megaships are not able to visit. Sail on them to Scandinavia, the Baltics, plus the Eastern and Western Mediterranean in complete luxury.
Elegance abounds on these cruise ships whose chic and sleek “Scandinavian Modern” décor pays homage to the company’s Nordic heritage. There are blond woods, various textured materials, clean lines and natural elements. Huge windows and skylights enhance the open feel of the ships, while a gorgeous wraparound Promenade Deck is reminiscent of those on ocean liners of the past.
Highlighting the ship is a spectacular glass-backed Infinity Pool off the stern, boasting unobstructed views, affording guests the unique feeling of swimming “surrounded by their destination.”
The Atrium is at the center of what is known as The Viking Living Room — a multipurpose space with living room-like seating areas including comfortable sofas and chairs and well stocked bookshelves. There is a bar and café for light snacks throughout the day and relaxing piano music may be enjoyed here as well.
Located on the top deck is the Main Pool, with a glass magrodome that can be closed during inclement weather. The ships offer a host of delightful places to relax. The Explorers’ Lounge boasts panoramic views and is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails. Adjacent to the Main Pool area, is the Wintergarden, a relaxing airy venue with elegant furnishings, ideal for afternoon tea accompanied by a harpist. Choose from a wide selection of books at the Library. Revitalize your mind, body and soul with holistic wellness treatments at the LivNordic Spa, considered one of the best at sea. Visit the Snow Grotto, indulge in a restorative Swedish massage and acclaimed Scandinavian facials.
Exciting performances are featured at the main venue, The Star Theater. Many specially themed shows with local talent reflect destinations visited. Viking also showcases its own troupe of singers and dancers here. Housing two movie theaters, see both first-run films and classics as you sink in to soft sofas providing spacious seating. Another entertainment highlight includes fascinating onboard lectures and port talks covering topics such as art, history and culture.
Viking ships offer delectable restaurants, including alfresco venues. These range from casual cafes and pool grills to those with wine-pairing menus and unique specialties. Savor exquisite cuisine designed for discerning palates. Highlighting many meals are regional favorites offering further insight into the culture of the destinations visited as each has its own flavors. American classics and healthy options are also available. Indulge your senses at The Restaurant, a refined venue for fabulous dinners. Spectacular walls lined with floor-to-ceiling windows can open for a delightful alfresco atmosphere. Located in the middle is a bar perfect for pre-dinner cocktails.
The World Café serves international cuisine and local favorites. For intimate dining try The Chef’s Table, with a multi-course tasting menu and wine parings. Head to Manfredi’s for freshly prepared pastas and other Italian specialties. The Kitchen Table is the place for market to table regional specialties. Mamsen’s serves unforgettable Norwegian deli-style fare and the casual Pool Grill boasts gourmet burger. The glass walls of the Observation Lounge open to the Aquavit Terrace at the bow of the ship for grill fare and al fresco dining.
Intimate, elegant and state-of-the-art, the ships’ spacious staterooms are ultra-comfortable and all with a private veranda. Looking for a special accommodation? Experience the luxurious Owners Suite that is complete with its own sauna and wine cabinet. There are five stateroom categories, with high-end amenities including kind-size beds, luxury linens, luxury toiletries, large showers and interactive LCD TVs with movies-on-demand.