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See the World With Viking

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Whether you want to go on expeditions across frozen landscapes or quietly drift along one of many U.S. or international rivers to cultural and historical sites, Viking offers not just a vacation, but a rich learning adventure.

From carefully curated destinations and itineraries to engaging concerts and lectures, even onboard science labs and libraries – experience the Viking difference.

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Aquavit Terrace at dawn with breakfast on the table onboard the Viking Longship Hlin in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in Germany.

Oceans, Rivers … You Pick!

Viking offers a diverse selection of destinations and elegant river, ocean and expedition vessels that bring you closer to your destination.

You might prefer one of its dozens of river voyages, like sailing along the Seine in France, stopping to enjoy cuisine and towns along the riverbank, including Paris. Or maybe you’ll choose to meander down the Danube and Rhine rivers, passing through four countries on a single trip.

Want to stick closer to home? There are nine different Mississippi River voyages to choose from.

If you are yearning for the open sea, you can sail the ocean to the homeland of the Vikings and explore cities in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Or, steep yourself in the origins of civilization with a trip on the Aegean Sea to Turkey and Greece.

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Become an Explorer

A Viking Expedition voyage is an adventure unlike any other, with small ships designed for exploration. A team of experts will guide through once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as snowshoeing and kayaking in the Arctic or traveling the routes of famous explorers on the way to Chilean fjords. And no, you don’t have to stuff parkas and snowshoes into your suitcase – all the gear is provided. Participate in collaborative science projects during your excursions with experiential activities or fieldwork, made simpler by landings using Zodiac, special operations boats or optional submarine journeys.

All landings and excursions are included in passengers’ fares and provide access to remote landscapes, remarkable wildlife and world UNESCO sites. A unique engine system allows ships to hover in place in areas where anchoring is difficult, making it easier for guests to disembark.  

Immerse Yourself in Other Cultures

The biggest Viking difference is traveling aboard a floating cultural arts center. Enjoy musical performances representative of your destinations, from opera in Vienna to fado in Portugal; watch demonstrations of national traditions and craftsmanship, such as glass-blowing and wooden shoemaking; and see chefs make delicious local foods.

Lectures on regional art, history, politics and music are planned to help you understand your next port of call better. You can also head to the library, where you can find books on all subjects, from art to history to destination-focused reading, in specially curated collections.

Viking ships spend fewer days sailing, allowing guests more time on land in the local culture. Guests might spend a day checking out local markets with the ship’s chef, taking a backstage tour of a theater company or viewing a museum’s private collection.

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The Veranda Suite on-board the Viking Longship Hlin. Pfalzgrafenstein Castle and Gutenfels Castle of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in the background.

Onboard Elegance

The unique design of Viking ships gives them direct access to ports other vessels can’t get to, and all ships are designed for optimal views. Depending on the type of ship, guests can opt for rooms with verandas.

In addition to enjoying local foods ashore, Viking ships also have exquisite dining options. The Restaurant offers regional dishes as well as classic favorites, while the Aquavit Terrace provides outdoor dining with scenic views.

Click here for more information or to book your Viking cruise.

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