Viking Cruises offers destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history. Featuring onboard cultural enrichment and included shore excursions, Viking’s journeys are competitively priced for genuine value. The sophisticated state-of-the-art Viking Star hosts 930 guests on itineraries in Scandinavia and the Baltic; the Western and Eastern Mediterranean and the Caribbean. As the world’s leading river cruise line, since its 1997 inception the company has grown to a fleet of pver 60+ river vessels (in 2016) offering scenic cruising along the rivers of Europe, Russia, China, and Southeast Asia. Viking has been honored multiple times in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” as well as recognized by the editors of Cruise Critic as “Best River Cruise Line,” with the entire Viking Longships fleet being named “Best New River Ships of 2012” in the website’s Editors’ Picks Awards. The travel trade has ranked Viking as the “Best River Cruise Line” by Travel Weekly, Recommend and Travel Agent magazines, “Best Cruise Line for Luxury River Cruises” at the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence and as “Best Overall Cruise Line for River Cruising” and “Best River Cruise Line for Travel Agent Support” in TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards. Viking River Cruises has also been honored by the editors of Cruise Critic for five consecutive years with awards including Best River Cruise Line, Best New River Ships for the Viking Longships, and Best River Cruise Itineraries.
For a spirited journey discovering the world's most charming and magnificent destinations, look no further than a Viking river cruises 2022 and 2023.
Inspiring destinations, thoughtfully-designed itineraries, immersive cultural explorations, state-of-the-art ships, fine cuisine, excellent service, and remarkable value; all created with personal attention to every detail. That is what is referred to as the Viking Experience.
Exclusive offer: For 2022, we have over 100 Viking cruise sailings that come with up to $300 onboard credit per stateroom, which is combinable with any current promotions that Viking River Cruises and Ocean Cruises is offering.
On a Viking river and ocean cruise journeys, you'll experience a better way to explore historic waterways the world over. With itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, China, and Southeast Asia, guided shore excursions offer even more discovery of your destinations for a local perspective of fascinating history, vibrant people, and flavorful cuisine. From the Great Wall of China to Kinderdijk’s impressive network of windmills, you’ll experience must-see sites up close.
There are many ways to capture the cultures around you – even from the comfort of your Viking riverboat. Vikings Culture Curriculum has onboard lectures on everything from French Impressionism to language lessons to enhance your trip as you are immersed in local history and culture during your voyage. Plus, hands-on activities such as cooking classes or traditional dance performances illuminate each destination you will later visit on land.
On Viking cruises, program directors organize everything you’ve always dreamed to experience. With thoughtfully designed itineraries, Viking offers behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities to create a fully immersive journey. Whether it is a wine-and-dine encounter with a local purveyor in France or witnessing the vaults of the famed Hermitage Museum, your sense of adventure and curiosity is sure to be fulfilled.
Do you fancy dinner at the best restaurant in Prague followed by a classical concert of symphonic proportions? Perhaps you would enjoy an appointment at the best spa in Cologne to pamper yourself and relax. You may even prefer to explore onshore at your own pace. No matter the request, Viking’s onboard concierge service is always available to assist, making your Viking River cruises journey just that – yours.
What is the secret to Viking's success? Viking has found the sweet spot in offering well-designed hardware at affordable prices. The Viking Longships feature open-and-airy public areas and contemporary Scandinavian design that makes them feel like sleek, floating hotels. They also offer a wide range of stateroom options, from a 150 square-foot lower deck cabin with small windows to 275 square-foot veranda suites with step-out balconies and 445 square-foot explorer suites with a separate living room and bedroom. Originally, Viking cruises only offered Viking river cruises. In recent years, Viking has made a large push to offer the same luxury cruising known on their longships to those interested in Viking Ocean cruises. Expect this level of luxury to expand even further through the 2022 and 2023 cruising seasons with Viking Cruises.
Viking Cruises offers the best itineraries on BOTH the oceans AND rivers of Europe, Russia, and China. Enjoy exciting cities, rich cultural experiences, fine dining, and deluxe accommodations onboard the most modern ships—with everything from meals to shore excursions included in your fare. The award-winning Viking Longships have raised the bar yet again with full-size veranda staterooms, the largest suites in Europe, al fresco dining, and more. Discover why Viking is truly the world's leading ocean and river cruise line.
While the Viking Longships will take you through the sweeping landscapes of Europe, additional Viking vessels will transport you along the exotic waterways of Russia, China, and Southeast Asia. Regardless of where you go, your journey will include award-winning service, all onboard meals, and complimentary internet throughout your voyage. With quality, service, and choice in mind, you’ll have the advantage to make the most out of every moment on your next journey with Viking Cruises.
Viking river cruises for 2022 and 2023 are available for Europe, Russia, China, and Southeast Asia.
Take advantage of Viking River and Ocean Cruises for 2022 and 2023 early booking discounts of up to 2-for-1 cruises plus 2-for-1 air on select sailings.