Viking Ocean Cruises
Viking Cruises has been one of the fastest growing companies in the cruising industry. Discover the Baltic, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, and the Caribbean with Viking Ocean Cruises.
The renowned Viking Ocean Cruises are making waves across Europe and breaking records for their fast growth and contemporary design. With a maximum capacity of just 930 passengers, each Viking ship ensures that passengers are offered an intimate cruising experience, while also benefiting from a ship design which allows direct access to most ports.
Whether you are a first timer or an experienced cruiser, you will find the perfect balance between relaxing opportunities and stimulating enrichment activities. You can cruise with peace of mind, knowing that every port of call includes guided shore excursions with your cruise fare.
Founded in 1997 by Torstein Hagen, the company started with four Russian ships. After buying into the European river cruise market in 2000, with the purchase of KD River Cruises, it allowed Viking to grow in key European cities. Also in 2000, they established a US headquarters in LA to push the rapid expansion of the US market. In 2015, Viking Cruises introduced their first ocean cruise under the ‘Viking Ocean Cruises’ brand.
The first ship christened under the Viking Ocean brand was the Viking Star in 2015. Accommodating 930 guests, this state of the art ship has beautiful nautical architecture and all the amenities that you would expect from a luxury cruise line. In 2016, the Viking Sea was launched, which to date is a multi-award winning ship. It won the ‘Cruise Critic’ best new ship and cruisers’ choice award in 2016. Further launches in 2017 include the Viking Sky and Viking Sun. As Viking Ocean Cruises continues to grow the fleet with continue to expand with Viking Spirit in 2018 and another currently unnamed ship in 2019.
Since its founding, Viking Oceana and Viking River Cruises have won multiple awards. in 2016 Viking Ocean Cruises was named the worlds #1 ocean cruise line by Travel + Leisure magazine.
The Viking Ocean Cruise Difference
‘The Thinking Person’s Cruise’ is how Viking Ocean Cruises promotes itself. It sees itself as reinventing the ocean cruise market. If offers a more inclusive experience than most cruise lines and with shore excursions include within the price, meaning you get to explore more cultural and historic highlights than you would with most other lines.
Other great inclusions included in the price are: Shipwide Wi-Fi, Spa Access, 24-hour room service, Beer, wine and soft drinks included with meals along with many other great options.
Onboard a Viking Ocean Cruise
With their Swiss-trained staff Viking offer friendly and knowledgeable staff that are there to make your life onboad as pleasurable as possible.
The maximum size of the ships at under 1000 guest means it is more personal than larger cruise lines and it also allows the ships to dock in small and more unique locations. The design of the ships have a serene Scandinavian feel which allows you to relax and unwind in the most amazing way.
How to book a Viking Ocean Cruise
Our cruise experts are here to help you through every step of the process and will be happy to give you a no obligation quote so you can see are the options Viking Cruises has to offer. For more information please call our experts toll-free on 1300 887 590.