Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.

Viking Ocean Cruises' Ships

More about Viking Ocean Cruises

Join Viking as they usher in a new era of ocean cruising by taking the innovative thinking behind their award-winning river cruises and bringing it to the epic setting of the sea. Immerse yourself in your destination with regional cuisine, cultural lectures, a Nordic-inspired spa and magnificent views from spacious public areas. 

Owning and operating the world’s largest fleet of river cruise ships—and now three new ocean vessels—has advantages for their guests. When you cruise with Viking, you benefit from a level of expertise second to none.

1347 Cruises · 14 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • N Europe
  • Transatlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • West US/Mexico
  • Caribbean
  • Far East
  • S America
  • World-wide
  • East US/Canada
  • Antarctica
  • Australasia
  • Alaska
  • Pacific

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Reasons to Book

Exploring the World in Comfort

Whether on river or ocean cruises, Viking Cruises offers cruises that are destination-focused and carefully crafted with a mix of cosmopolitan and smaller ports of interest. Ocean itineraries are specifically designed to offer longer hours in port than competitors, including late evening stays and overnights to take advantage of night life in select ports, and river cruise itineraries are similarly planned. Cruises are priced to provide top consumer value by leveraging economies of scale and experienced management, and include such items as shore excursions and wine or beer with onboard meals. The company also ensures a focus on enrichment through shore excursions by local guides, regional foods, and privileged access for in-depth exploration of the destinations. All Viking cruises include the exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that brings history and culture to life through onboard enrichment lectures; language classes; hands-on cooking demonstrations and classes; and local entertainment to complement included shore excursions.

A global corporation headquartered in the United States with main operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the company was established in 1997 by a Scandinavian and Dutch consortium led by Torstein Hagen.

Members Club

Viking Explorer Society

Being a member of the Viking Cruises family allows you to enjoy rich travel experiences—and the rewarding benefits of the Viking Explorer Society. Once you take a Viking cruise, you are automatically enrolled in the Viking Explorer Society, meaning you are part of a community of sophisticated travellers—people who like to expand their world view through travel. Travellers like you.

Travel Credit on Your Next Trip – Viking would like to encourage you to join them again by offering credit on your upcoming travel with Viking Cruises. Whether you choose the rivers or oceans for your next journey, you will receive travel credits according to the amount of time that has elapsed since your last Viking voyage. If you reserve within one year, you receive £100 past passenger discount.

Onboard Recognition – You will not want to miss the exclusive Viking Explorer Society members-only cocktail party during your next journey. Mingle with fellow guests, get to know the ship’s staff and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.

The Inside Scoop – Be among the first to be informed about new Viking Cruises itineraries and new ships—so you always have first choice of destinations and departure dates. You will also receive news about special limited-time offers by email and/or regular mail, according to your preferences.

Travel is one of life’s great treasures, and sharing it with others increases its value in so many ways. After you travel with Viking they encourage you to refer a friend to enjoy their fantastic journeys as well. Details about our referral scheme will be sent with your Explorer Society membership pack.