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Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises

A new style of destination-focused ocean cruising with superb inclusions, on board spacious new all-veranda ships.

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

Cruise Collection 2019 / 2020 / 2021

About Viking Ocean Cruises

Explore Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia and Alaska on intimate, all-veranda ships Viking Star, Sea, Sky, Sun, Orion and Jupiter in the company of like-minded fellow passengers.

Destination-led itineraries

Well-designed itineraries and an 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 fleet 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 Explorers' Lounge with its expansive double-height panoramic windows.

A choice of restaurants includes the main dining Restaurant with daily changing menus highlighting local cuisine, the intimate Chef's Table, Manfredi's Italian Restaurant, Mamsen's in the Explorers' 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.

Viking Ocean Ships

Viking Star, Viking Jupiter, Viking Orion, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun

  • Ship Specifications
  • Ships in Class: Viking Star, Viking Jupiter, Viking Orion, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun
  • Year Built: 2015/16/17/18/19
  • Length: 754 ft
  • Width: 94.5 ft
  • Gross Tonnage: 48,000
  • Cruise Speed: 20 knots
  • Decks: 10
  • Cabins: 464
  • Passengers: 930

Viking Star (launched in 2015), Viking Sea (launched in 2016), Viking Sky (launched in 2017), Viking Sun (launched in 2017), Viking Orion (launched in 2018) and Viking Jupiter (launching in 2019), 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
  • V2 - Veranda
    V2
  • V1 - Veranda
    V1
  • DV6 - Deluxe Veranda
    DV6
  • DV5 - Deluxe Veranda
    DV5
  • DV4 - Deluxe Veranda
    DV4
  • DV3 - Deluxe Veranda
    DV3
  • DV2 - Deluxe Veranda
    DV2
  • DV1 - Deluxe Veranda
    DV1
  • PV3 - Penthouse Veranda
    PV3
  • PV2 - Penthouse Veranda
    PV2
  • PV1 - Penthouse Veranda
    PV1
  • PS3 - Penthouse Junior Suite
    PS3
  • PS2 - Penthouse Junior Suite
    PS2
  • PS1 - Penthouse Junior Suite
    PS1
  • ES3 - Explorer Suite
    ES3
  • ES2 - Explorer Suite
    ES2
  • ES1 - Explorer Suite
    ES1
  • OS - Explorer Suite
    OS
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    Veranda
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    V1
    Veranda
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    DV6
    Deluxe Veranda
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    DV5
    Deluxe Veranda
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    DV4
    Deluxe Veranda
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    DV3
    Deluxe Veranda
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    DV2
    Deluxe Veranda
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    DV1
    Deluxe Veranda
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    PV3
    Penthouse Veranda
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    PV2
    Penthouse Veranda
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    PV1
    Penthouse Veranda
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    PS3
    Penthouse Junior Suite
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    Penthouse Junior Suite
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    ES3
    Explorer Suite
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    ES2
    Explorer Suite
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    Explorer Suite
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    OS
    Explorer Suite
 

What is Included

  • Exceptional Accommodation, 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 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

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 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  

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 Manfredi's Italian Restaurant 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 & blanket

Yes Yes Yes Yes  

Complimentary Shoe Shine & Pressing

Yes Yes Yes    

Complimentary Dry Cleaning & Laundry Service

Yes Yes      

Viking Ocean FAQs

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, Penthouse Junior Suites and Penthouse Veranda Suites—11:00 a.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?

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the ship 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.

Are Viking Ocean ships non-smoking?

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

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, are in US dollars and may be settled with US dollars or a major credit card before disembarking the ship. You can also pay in cash with GBP and Euro.

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.