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Viking Ocean Cruises

A new style of destination-focused ocean cruising with superb inclusions, on board brand new all-veranda ship Viking Star

Viking Ocean Cruises have brought their innovative style of river cruises to the ocean, with an exciting new ocean voyages aimed at experiencing destinations to the full, on a ship designed to enhance your journey.

  • Viking Star
  • Wintergarden
  • Enrichment and shore excursions
  • Deluxe Veranda
  • Aquavit Terrace
  • Infinity Pool

About Viking Oceans Cruises

In 2015 and 2016, explore Northern Europe and the Mediterranean on intimate, all-veranda ship Viking Star in the company of like-minded fellow passengers.

Destination-led itineraries

Well-designed itineraries and included excursion in every port give passengers more time to explore, with a range of optional excursions to enhance your experience. Bring history and culture to life or discover off the beaten track adventures that enrich and personalise your journey.

Perhaps accompany the ship's chef on a trip to a local market, go behind the scenes at a famous theatre company, or even view private collections and hidden vaults of world-class museums. Enrichment lectures and in-depth pre-trip information are designed to help you experience the most from your travels.

Superb range of included benefits

Offering exceptional value for money, all voyages include return flights from the UK, overseas transfers, private veranda stateroom, a shore excursion in every port, fine cuisine on board with a range of dining options, complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner, wi-fi and room service. Upgrade your cabin to receive even more, such as mini-bar and complimentary laundry service.

Life on board

The elegant, thoughtfully designed Viking Star offers private veranda staterooms throughout, along with a wide range of impressive public areas. Relax in the serene Wintergarden, or enjoy the views from the stunning Explorer's Lounge with its expansive double-height paroramic windows.

A choice of restaurants includes the main dining Restaurant with daily changing menus highlighting local cuisine, the intimate Chef's Table, The Italian Grill, the Viking Deli in the Explorer's Lounge and the alfresco Aquavit Terrace.

The spectacular first infinity pool at sea is joined by the main swimming pool with retractable roof enabling swimming in all weather. Drawing upon the holistic wellness philosophy of Nordic culture, the spa offers a wealth of experiences and treatments.

Cruise Collection

  • Romantic Mediterranean

    7 Nights - Barcelona to Rome

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Star, Sea and Sky Choice of Ships

    Explore the highlights of the Western Mediterranean on board brand new ships Viking Star, Sky or Spirit from Barcelona visiting Marseille, St Tropez, Tuscany and Rome. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2017 - Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Apr, Jul
    Save £500pp!

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  • Iconic Cities of the Western Mediterranean

    7 Nights - Barcelona to Rome

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Star Viking Star

    Enjoy an overnight stop in the lively city of Barcelona, home to Gaudi's masterpieces, and Tuscany, gateway to the Renaissance treasures of Florence, on this superb voyage exploring the French Riviera, Spain and Italy. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2017 - Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Apr, Jul
    Save £500pp!

    Iconic Cities of the Western Mediterranean Fly Cruise Package
    From £1490pp
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  • Central American Shores and Cuba

    8 Nights - Miami and back

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Sun Viking Sun

    Join brand new, stylish ship Viking Sun in picturesque Miami and head to Cuba's lively capital, Havana for an overnight stop, before discovering the diverse culture and fascinating ancient sites of Mexico and Belize on this unique voyage, with return flights from the UK 2017 - Nov
    Save £500pp!

    Central American Shores and Cuba Fly Cruise Package
    From £2490pp
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  • Empires of the Mediterranean

    9 Nights - Venice to Athens

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Star, Sea and Sky Choice of Ships

    Join brand new Viking Star, Sea or Sky journeying from Venice along the Croatian coast and on to the idyllic Greek islands, visiting ancient ruins, charming towns and medieval cities. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2018 - Mar
    Save £500pp!

    Empires of the Mediterranean Fly Cruise Package
    From £2490pp
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  • West Indies Explorer

    11 Nights - San Juan and back

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Star Viking Star

    A luxurious 11-night holiday from Puerto Rico to the highlights of the breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean, on board new ship Viking Star, with superb inclusions and return flights from London 2017 - Oct, Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar
    Save £500pp!

    West Indies Explorer Fly Cruise Package
    From £2490pp
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  • Mediterranean Odyssey

    12 Nights - Barcelona to Venice

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Star, Sea and Sky Choice of Ships

    This Mediterranean voyage on brand new ships Viking Star, Sea and Sky takes you from Barcelona along the French Riviera and on to the ancient highlights and hidden gems of Italy and Croatia. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2018 - Mar
    Save £500pp!

    Mediterranean Odyssey from Barcelona to Venice Fly Cruise Package
    From £2990pp
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  • New York and the West Indies

    15 Nights - New York to San Juan

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Sea and Sky Viking Sea and Sky

    Enjoy overnights in iconic New York, Bermuda and Puerto Rico on this superb cruise around the idyllic Caribbean islands. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2017 - Oct
    2018 - Sep
    Save £500pp!

    New York and the West Indies Fly Cruise Package
    From £3090pp
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  • Viking Homelands

    14 Nights - Stockholm to Bergen

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Star, Sea and Sky Choice of Ships

    Explore the magnificent Baltic cities of Helsinki, St Petersburg and Copenhagen and the picturesque Norwegian fjords on this voyage from Stockholm to Bergen on board brand new ships Viking Star, Sea and Sky. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    2018 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Save £500pp!

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  • Alaska and the Inside Passage

    11 Nights - Vancouver to Seward

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Spirit Viking Spirit

    This 10-night Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Seward explores the magnificent Inside Passage and visits the remote towns of Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway and Juneau. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug
    Save £500pp!

    Alaska and the Inside Passage Fly Cruise Package
    From £3925pp
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  • Into the Midnight Sun

    14 Nights - Bergen to London

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Sea, Star and Sky Choice of Ships

    Cruise from the spectacular fjords of the fabled Norwegian coast to the remote islands of Shetland and Orkney, and visit the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2017 - Jun, Jul
    2018 - Jun, Jul
    Save £500pp!

    Into the Midnight Sun Fly Cruise Package
    From £4490pp
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  • Panama and Central America

    15 Nights - Miami and back

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Sky Viking Sky

    This exciting 14-night cruise traces the coast of Central America, from the sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the fascinating culture of Belize’s Mayan civilization, the stunning natural beauty of Costa Rica and the impressive Panama Canal. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2017 - Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan
    Save £500pp!

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  • Komodo and the Australian Coast

    16 Nights - Bali to Sydney

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Spirit Viking Spirit

    Discover the natural wonders and abundant wildlife of Indonesia and Australia on this 16-night cruise from Bali to Sydney, calling at the legendary Komodo. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2018 - Nov
    2019 - Mar
    Save £500pp!

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  • Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

    15 Nights - Bangkok to Hong Kong

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Spirit Viking Spirit

    Meet the locals, immerse yourself in the culture of Indochina and explore floating markets and sacred temples on this superb cruise from Thailand to Cambodia, Vietnam and China. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2018 - Sep, Nov
    2019 - Apr
    Save £500pp!

    Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Fly Cruise Package
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  • Capitals of the Far East

    15 Nights - Hong Kong to Beijing

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Spirit Viking Spirit

    Experience the fascinating history and culture of East Asia, from colourful Hong Kong to the mysteries of Taiwan, the ancient city of Seoul and the Great Wall of China. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2018 - Oct
    Save £500pp!

    Capitals of the Far East Fly Cruise Package
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  • Passage Through Western Europe

    14 Nights - Barcelona to Bergen

    Viking Ocean Cruises Ship - Viking Star, Sea and Sky Choice of Ships

    Explore the breathtaking Norwegian fjords and cosmopolitan cities of London, Lisbon and Barcelona on this voyage through Western Europe and the Mediterranean on brand new ships Viking Star and Viking Sea. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions
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  • Viking Oceans Ships

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    • Ship Specifications
    • Year Built: 2015/16/17/18
    • Length: 754 ft
    • Width: 94.5 ft
    • Gross Tonnage: 48,000
    • Cruise Speed: 20 knots
    • Passengers: 930

    Viking Star (launched in 2015), Viking Sea (launched in 2016), Viking Sky (launched in 2017), Viking Sun (launched in 2017) and Viking Spirit (launched in 2018), were designed with a unique onboard experience in mind, from the beautiful Wintergarden to the spacious Explorer's Lounge and Nordic spa.

    All cabins have private verandas, king-size beds, large showers and LCD TVs. Explorer Suites have wraparound verandas for the best views.

    Features:

    • Explorers' Lounge with two-story panoramic windows
    • The Wintergarden is perfect for relaxing and enjoying afternoon tea
    • The Restaurant is the main dining room serving regional specialities
    • World Cafe offers multiple choices from Chinese to Sushi in a more casual atmosphere
    • Italian Grill, Chef's Table and Kitchen Table speciality restaurants
    • Outdoor gym and yoga area
    • Main pool with retractable dome perfect for swimming in any season
    • Star theatre and 2 cinemas
    • Spa experience


    • Deck Plans
    • Please choose a deckplan:

    • Deck 9
    • Cabin Types Prev | Next
    • Explorer Suite
      Viking Star Explorer Suite
    • Penthouse Junior Suite
      Viking Star Penthouse Junior Suite
    • Penthouse Veranda
      Viking Star Penthouse Veranda
    • Deluxe Veranda
      Viking Star Deluxe Veranda
    • Veranda
      Viking Star Veranda
    • Cabin Categories
    • C
      OS
      Explorer Suite
    • C
      ES1
      Explorer Suite
    • C
      ES2
      Explorer Suite
    • C
      ES3
      Explorer Suite
    • C
      PS1
      Penthouse Junior Suite
    • C
      PS2
      Penthouse Junior Suite
    • C
      PS3
      Penthouse Junior Suite
    • C
      PV1
      Penthouse Veranda
    • C
      PV2
      Penthouse Veranda
    • C
      PV3
      Penthouse Veranda
    • C
      DV1
      Deluxe Veranda
    • C
      DV2
      Deluxe Veranda
    • C
      DV3
      Deluxe Veranda
    • C
      DV4
      Deluxe Veranda
    • C
      DV5
      Deluxe Veranda
    • C
      DV6
      Deluxe Veranda
    • C
      V1
      Veranda
    • C
      V2
      Veranda
     

    What is Included

    Viking Oceans

    What's Included?

    • Exceptional Accommodation aboard the brand-new Viking Star, custom designed to easily access the best destinations with more time in port, including late evenings and overnights for exploring longer
    • Private Veranda including outdoor seating in every stateroom so you can see more during your journey
    • King-Size Beds and Spacious Showers in each stateroom
    • Staterooms of Equal or Greater Square Footage than comparable competitors’ cabins
    • Enriching Shore Excursions in each port of call, led by knowledgeable local guides
    • Cultural Enrichment for immersion in your destinations through recommended reading, on board classes, port guides, enrichment lectures and performances of music, art, cooking, dance, history and cinema
    • World-Class Service from our friendly, knowledgeable, English-speaking staff trained to the highest standards
    • On-board Viking Concierge for personalised assistance to help plan your perfect day
    • All On-board Meals, custom-created with fresh local ingredients and choices of regional specialties
    • Variety Of Dining Options from casual to private dining, with the most al fresco dining on the sea
    • Complimentary Restaurant Reservations* with your choice of multiple dining venues & times (including open seating)
    • Complimentary Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks with on board dinner and lunch service
    • Complimentary Specialty Coffees and Teas available 24 hours
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi in port so you can remain connected
    • Complimentary Self-Service Laundry facilities on multiple decks
    • Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service for that nibble whenever you have a craving
    • All Port Charges and Government Taxes included

    *Reservation priority based on stateroom category; basic-level stateroom does not include reservations. All your included options add up to over £125 per couple per day of included value!

    • Viking Star
    • Swimming Pool with retractable roof
    • Fine culinary experiences
    Entertainment on board Restaurant

    Cabin Category Benefits

    Viking Oceans Cabin Category Benefits

    Features & Descriptions
    Explorer Suite
    Penthouse Junior Suite
    Penthouse Veranda
    Deluxe Veranda
    Veranda

    Size including veranda (square feet)

    757+ sq. ft.

    405 sq. ft.

    338 sq. ft

    270 sq ft

    270 sq. ft.

    Veranda size (square feet)

    167-490 sq. ft.

    69 sq. ft.

    58 sq. ft.

    46 sq. ft.

    46 sq. ft.

    Priority Embarkation at 11:00 AM

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Priority room availability

    11am

    11am

    1pm

    2pm

    3pm

    Private Veranda

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    King-size Viking Explorer bed with luxury linens

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Luxury Robes & Slippers

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Luxury Toiletries

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Large flat-screen LCD TV

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Complimentary Interactive TV & Movies-on-demand

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Security safe, Hair Dryer, 110/220 volt outlets

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Direct Dial Satellite Phone & Cell Service

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Mini-bar with soft drinks, water & snacks, replenished daily

    Yes Yes Yes Yes  

    Mini-bar with alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, water, & snacks, replenished daily

    Yes Yes Yes    

    Welcome Bottle of Champagne

    Yes Yes Yes    

    Priority Main Dining Room Reservations

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Priority reservations in The Restaurant

    Yes

    90 days prior to departure

    Yes

    80 days prior to departure

    Yes

    70 days prior to departure

    Yes

    60 days prior to departure

     
    Guaranteed reservations in The Italian Grill per cruise 3

    90 days prior to departure

    3

    80 days prior to departure

    2

    70 days prior to departure

    1

    60 days prior to departure

     

    Guaranteed reservations in The Chef’s Table per cruise

    3

    90 days prior to departure

    3

    80 days prior to departure

    2

    70 days prior to departure

    1

    60 days prior to departure

     

    Priority shore excursion reservations

    Yes Yes Yes Yes  

    In-suite binoculars, coffee maker & cashmere blanket

    Yes Yes Yes Yes  

    Complimentary Shoe Shine & Pressing

    Yes Yes Yes    

    Complimentary Dry Cleaning & Laundry Service

    Yes Yes      

    Viking Ocean FAQs

    Viking Oceans

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the dress code?

    During the day on board and ashore dress is casual and comfortable, including shorts, jeans, and sturdy shoes for walking tours. Swimsuits, brief shorts, cover-ups and exercise attire should be reserved for poolside and in the gym. For evenings, while there are no “formal nights,” the recommended on board dress is Elegant Casual for most restaurants, performances or other special events. Suggested attire for ladies includes a dress, skirt or slacks with a sweater or blouse; for gentlemen, trousers and a collared shirt. A tie and jacket are optional, but not required. Dinner in The World Café remains comfortable and casual, with daytime dress deemed appropriate.

    How do I book dining reservations?

    Dining reservations are available for each venue based on stateroom category and can be made online prior to departure or while on board. For your top choice and priority reservations, consider staying in a Suite or Junior Suite. For more information click here to see the details of stateroom categories.

    How do I pre-book shore excursions?

    Depending on your stateroom category, shore excursions may be reserved beginning 90 days before your cruise sails.

    When is embarkation?

    Viking Star is ready for priority embarkation for guests staying in Deluxe Veranda staterooms or above beginning at 11:00 am. Stateroom availability varies by category:
    Explorer Suites and Penthouse Veranda Suites—11:00 a.m.
    Penthouse Veranda—12:30 p.m.
    Deluxe Veranda—2:00 p.m.
    Veranda—3:00 pm.
    All sailings require guests to embark no later than an hour and a half prior to departure time.

    Is there internet access on board?

    Wi-Fi access is available throughout the ship and is complimentary in port so you can remain connected.

    Are there refrigerators in individual staterooms?

    Each stateroom is equipped with a mini-fridge. Depending on your stateroom category, your mini-fridge may be replenished daily with soft drinks, water, and snacks—possibly even alcoholic beverages.

    What is the electrical voltage in the staterooms?

    For your convenience, 110-volt (American current) and 220-volt (European current) outlets are provided in all Viking Star staterooms, accommodating small appliances without the use of adapters or electric converters.

    Is my stateroom furnished with amenities that I don’t need to pack?

    All stateroom bathrooms are equipped with soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. A hair dryer is provided in each stateroom and irons are available in the complimentary launderette and dry-cleaning service is also available.

    Is there a fee associated with the specialty restaurants?

    With Viking Inclusive Cruising there is no additional fee should you wish to dine in one of our specialty restaurants.

    Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?

    In most cases we can. Every meal has vegetarian options and our chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests. Guests requiring special diets—low salt, diabetic, gluten-free and low cholesterol —should alert us 90 days prior to departure and inform the Maître d’ when on board.

    Can I upgrade the complimentary beverages?

    Yes. Viking Inclusive Cruising offers complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with on board lunch and dinner. Plus, specialty coffees and teas are available, with our compliments, 24 hours a day. For those who would like to complement their voyage with additional cocktails or premium wines and spirits, Viking offers the Silver Spirits beverage package. Ask for details when making your reservation.

    Do you have dry cleaning and laundry facilities?

    Dry cleaning and laundry services, including pressing, are available with charge and may be arranged through your Housekeeper. Self-service laundries including irons and ironing boards are located on Decks 3-6. Self-service laundry is free of charge, with detergent provided.

    Is Viking star non-smoking?

    All Viking ship interiors, staterooms and balconies are non-smoking. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area.

    Do you have foreign currency exchange?

    Yes, you may purchase certain currency from the reception. All on board foreign currency exchange transactions will be charged to the guest's on board account and a 5% transaction fee will be applied. As we are unable to provide all currencies, most can be found within the ship’s terminal.

    How will payments on board be handled?

    Although most services are included in your cruise fare, discretionary purchases will be charged to a shipboard account. These accounts, along with all prices and currency on board the ship, can be paid in EUR or GBP and may be settled by cash or a major credit card before disembarking the ship.

    Can you accommodate a disabled passenger? What about the shore excursions?

    Viking Cruises welcomes disabled guests but wishes all guests to understand that challenges will exist on board and during shore excursions. Viking Star has elevators, but there may still be thresholds that could make movement difficult. Shore excursions may require movement over cobblestones or up and down stairs; accordingly, a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult since crew availability is limited. Guests need to provide their own wheelchairs, except in an emergency. Motorized scooters are not typically suited on international cruises and cannot be accommodated.

    Guests who have any medical, physical or other special needs should check the fleet information on our website to gain an understanding of the layout of any particular ship, and should contact us with additional questions.

    When will we receive our final documents?

    Travel documents or itinerary details will be issued approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. If you need to receive your documents sooner, we can accommodate you. If you will be away from home or need your documents sent to a different location for any reason, please be sure that we know where to send them.