With their sleek, yacht-style bows and teak promenade decks, Viking’s ocean ships are a million miles from the large liners that sail the seas. Take a dip in the Infinity Pool. Take a stroll around the sleek, wraparound deck. Gaze out from the double-height Explorers’ Lounge. Gaze up at the triple-height Atrium. Soak up the sun on your private veranda. Chill out in the Nordic-style spa. Dine in one of the many elegant restaurants. These exceptionally beautiful ships breathe style and comfort at every turn.
A Viking Ocean cruise is the most destination focused way to see the world. You will spend less time at sea and more time at port, with more overnight stays than almost any other cruise line. Accommodating just 930 guests, the Viking Star, Viking Sky and Viking Sea offer intimate surroundings in which to transport you to destinations that larger ships simply cannot reach. You will voyage to the heart of each destination and you’ll travel in the most beautiful style to get there.
In 2018 Viking Cruises welcomed their fifth ship, Viking Orion the smallest ship in the Viking Ocean fleet.
In February 2019 the sixth ship Viking Jupiter set sail and she’s just as luxurious and stunning as her sister ships Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking Orion.
Arriving early in 2022, Viking Octantis will be the first Viking Expeditions ship before being joined by sister ship, Viking Polaris, later in the year. Adult-only, Viking Octantis will carry just 378 passengers and boasts a six-person submarine, enclosed marina space and The Laboratory, where guests can join shore-based field projects.
Viking Cruises’ sleek design is nowhere better demonstrated than aboard their ocean ships, where modern and contemporary styling creates light, airy spaces and a feeling of luxury at every turn. All-veranda accommodation puts you face-to-face with the spectacular scenery the surrounds you, while public lounges and restaurants have been designed to bring the outside in and make the most of those incredible views. Though smaller in size than many cruise ships, the Viking Ocean ships are generous in space. Triple-story atriums provide a spectacular welcome, while the lofty Explorers’ Lounge offers unobstructed 270° views through double-height windows.
Dining aboard a Viking Cruises ship makes every evening a special occasion. The Restaurant is the ship’s signature dining room, with a daily changing menu brimming with local specialities and fresh ingredients – many of which are hand-selected each day at local markets. The Italian Grill brings the tastes of Tuscany to the dining table wherever in the world you may be; expect to dine on authentic antipasti and perfectly grilled steak fiorentino. The Chef’s Table offers an intimate dining experience with an air of exclusivity; each course of the exquisite tasting menu paired with a superb wine.
Viking Cruises put you as close as possible to your destination at all times, and that is why you will find more al fresco eateries on Viking Ocean ships than on any other of its size. Lunch at the Aquavit Terrace is accompanied by stunning views and fresh air, while serenity seekers should head to the Winter Garden for afternoon tea in the most peaceful of surroundings.
Viking Cruises’ Nordic heritage lends an authenticity to The Spa; a Nordic sanctuary of holistic wellness. Relax the body, mind and soul with a soothing treatment, or kick-start your circulation in the Snow Grotto. Two swimming pools sit amidst your ships facilities –a ‘pool for all seasons’ with retractable roof and the first glass-walled infinity pool at sea. Cantilevered off the ship’s stern, the pool offers breath-taking views of the ocean beyond.
Theatres, outdoor cinemas and sophisticated bars encourage you to spend your evenings on board in style, with each area designed with the upmost care and attention. Ponder an extensive Martini menu in the Piano Bar or head to The Theatre, where traditional red velvet seating makes way for cosy swivel seats and sleek sofas. During the daytime, the Theatre plays host to lectures and recitals; all tailored to your destination, of course.
With innovative engineering, supreme comfort and luxury design, Viking Ocean ships encompass everything that Viking stands for as they take the rich history of the river cruise line to the seas.
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