JUNE 2023 ISSUE
VIKING HAVE just launched a new campaign offering explorers the chance to save money on their ocean, river & expedition voyages for 2024 and 2025.
The cruise line’s ‘The Heart of Exploring’ initiative includes limited time flight offers of up to $2,000 flight credit per couple on new ocean bookings made before August 28.
“Our campaign concept comes from the premise that Vikings were the original explorers, with curiosity in their blood, and we at Viking have mastered the art of exploring – taking our curious guests into the heart of a destination, making them feel looked after, providing a feeling of contentment,” said Michelle Black, Viking ANZ Managing Director.
“At the heart of Viking lies a profound commitment to guests’ happiness and we love nothing more than taking our guests to new destinations.
“Nothing compares to the feeling of immersing yourself in the history and culture of a new city and allowing that experience to invigorate your drive to explore more.”
Ocean highlights include:
- 13-day ‘Mediterranean Odyssey’ from Barcelona to Venice or v.v. and priced from $8,795 per person in a Veranda stateroom, with up to $2,00 flight credit per couple
- 29-day ‘Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Beyond’ from New York City to Bergen or v.v. and priced from $19,595 per person in a Veranda stateroom, with up to $2,000 flight credit per couple & saving of up to $1,600 per couple available
- 13-day ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ from Bergen to London or v.v. and priced from $8,195 per person in a Veranda stateroom, with up to $2,000 flight credit per couple available
- 15-day ‘Viking Homelands’ from Stockholm to Bergen or v.v. and priced from $9,595 per person in a Veranda stateroom, with up to $2,000 flight credit per couple available.
River highlights include:
- 15-day ‘Grand European’ from Amsterdam to Budapest or v.v. and priced from $4,995 in a Standard stateroom, with savings of up to $6,600 per couple
- 15-day ‘Lyon, Provence & the Rhineland’ from Amsterdam to Avignon or v.v. and priced from $6,895 per person in a Standard stateroom, with savings of up to $4,600 per couple
- 10-day ‘Portugal’s River of Gold’ from Lisbon to Porto or v.v. and priced from $5,995 per person in a Standard stateroom, with savings of up to $2,000 per couple
- 12-day ‘Pharaohs & Pyramids’ roundtrip from Cairo and priced from $9,595 per person in a Standard stateroom, with savings of up to $2,000 per couple.
Expedition highlights include:
- NEW 27-day ‘Canada & The Northwest Passage’ from Nuuk to Toronto or v.v. and priced from $34,995 per person in a Nordic Balcony, with savings of up to $2,000 per couple
- 13-day ‘Antarctic Explorer’ roundtrip from Buenos Aires and priced from $16,995 per person in a Nordic Balcony, with savings of up to $2,000 per couple
- 19-day ‘Antarctica & South Georgia Island’ roundtrip from Buenos Aires and priced from $27,995 per person in a Nordic Balcony, with savings of up to $2,000 per couple.
Viking has also announced three new summer season expedition voyages in the Arctic.
Debuting in July 2025, the new itineraries, which range from 13 to 27 days, explore the polar north in Canada and Greenland, with two of the three voyages visiting the Canadian High Arctic.
The 13-day ‘Into the Northwest Passage’ itinerary sails roundtrip from Nuuk, Greenland and features destinations including the Ilulissat Icefjord and the eastern entrance of the famed Northwest Passage in Pond Inlet, Canada.
Guests can also discover natural beauty and dramatic landscapes during the 15-day ‘Canada & Greenland Explorer’ itinerary, which sails between Toronto and Nuuk.
Those interested in more in-depth exploration can choose the new 27-day ‘Canada & the Northwest Passage’ itinerary, which features additional destinations above the Arctic Circle.
“Our guests are curious travellers who are eager to explore new and different regions of the world, in Viking comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
“From the time of Leif Eriksson and the original Vikings, Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic have fascinated intrepid explorers.
“Today, there is no better way to experience this pristine area of the world than from the comfort of our purpose-built expedition ships.”
Viking’s new 2025 itineraries in the Arctic include:
‘Into the Northwest Passage’ (13 days; Nuuk to Nuuk)
Discover the diverse landscapes and rugged shores of the world’s largest island. Immerse yourself in Inuit traditions as you explore towns dotted with colourful wooden houses.
Head out kayaking on the fjord or enjoy a Zodiac landing and witness displays of nature, from towering peaks to blue-tinged glaciers in the Canadian High Arctic. Sailing dates are available from July through September 2025.
‘Canada & Greenland Explorer’ (15 days; between Toronto, Ontario and Nuuk)
Explore Canada and Greenland’s rugged shores on a journey through one of the most fascinating corners of the world. Sail amid icebergs and witness the wonders of Mother Nature as you immerse yourself in dramatic landscapes.
Learn about the Inuit traditions that still thrive in remote communities and experience the stark beauty of the Arctic beneath the skies of the midnight sun. Sailing dates are available in July and September 2025.
‘Canada & the Northwest Passage’ (27 days; between Nuuk and Toronto, Ontario)
Witness icebergs, rugged lands, icefields and fjords as you embark on a journey through lands rich in marine life in Canadian High Arctic and Greenland.
Get a glimpse of life in Inuit communities and learn about traditions that have sustained for generations. Sailing dates are available in July and September 2025.
Viking is also offering world cruises between the Great Lakes and “the end of the world”.
In September, the Viking Polaris will embark on the ‘Longitudinal World Cruise II’ from Duluth to Ushuaia and the Viking Octantis will also begin her epic journey from Milwaukee to Ushuaia on the ‘Longitudinal World Cruise III’.
The latter cruise will offer guests a variety of travel milestones in a single journey from the heart of North America through engineering wonders like the Welland and Panama Canals, into the Chilean fjords and finally to Antarctica.
Following Viking’s upcoming third season in the Great Lakes, the Viking Polaris will also sail the ‘Longitudinal World Cruise IV’ from Milwaukee to Ushuaia in October 2024.