Viking River Cruises is now to offer adults-only sailing across the fleet of its river ships.
Viking Cruises has always been positioned as an adult experience but their terms and conditions now state that they will no longer accept guests under the age of 18 on new bookings for its river cruise itineraries. All Viking river cruises booked after August 1 will be open to adults only. The line’s previous minimum age for its river cruise itineraries was 12.
“Due to the nature of our cruise and travel itineraries, the Carrier does not maintain facilities or services on our Ships for individuals under the age of 18 years,” reads the statement on Viking’s website.
“For all cruise/cruise tours booked after August 1, 2018 (regardless of departure year), you must be 18 years old on or before the day you are scheduled to embark on the cruise tour. Cruises through 2019 may still have passengers under 18 [if] the cruises were booked prior to August 1, 2018.”
Viking is not alone in offering cruises that cater to adults, P&O Cruises Aurora (from April 2019), Arcadia and Oriana are also adults-only.
The highly anticipated, and yet-to-launch, Virgin Voyages will also be a fleet of adult-only ships.