Viking Cruise Line has announced a variety of exciting news for 2017, including the addition of 13 new itineraries rolling out over the next three years, the addition of new ships and the celebration of the cruise line's 20th anniversary.
Between 2017 and 2019, Viking Ocean Cruises will introduce sailings to new locations, including Miami, Mumbai, Bangkok, Beijing, Bali, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vancouver, with itineraries lasting anywhere from eight to 23 days. The cruise line also announced that by 2019, Viking will be the largest small-ship ocean cruise line with six 930-passenger ocean ships. By the end of the company’s 20th year (2017), Viking hopes to have welcomed two new Longships onto the rivers in Europe and to have doubled its ocean fleet from two to four ships.
To celebrate the new itineraries Viking is offering U.S. residents an Early Booking Discount on new 2017-2019 itineraries, including 2-for-1 cruise fares and free round trip international air per person, available now through January 31, 2017. Highlights of the new itineraries include:
Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean – Sailing round trip from Miami on the Viking Sky, with sail dates from November 2017 to February 2018, this eight-day itinerary focuses on the culture of the Western Caribbean. Guests will explore the temples of Altun Ha in Belize, the heart of the Mayan Center; walk the steps of Hemingway’s Key West haunts; and swim in the blue waters of Cozumel at Punta Sur. The three country, five port itinerary starts at $2,999 per person.
North Pacific Passage –Sailing on the Viking Spirit from Hong Kong to Tokyo on May 5, 2019, guests of this itinerary will experience the culture and sites of places like Japan, Russia, Alaska and Canada over the course of their 23-day sailing. The path of sailing travels across the Bering Sea, tracing the well-known path of the first human migration to the Americas. In Alaska, guests will sail the famed Inside Passage through frontier towns including Kodiak and Sitka. Pricing starts at $6,799 per veranda stateroom.
Australia & New Zealand – Available December 2018 through February 2019, the Viking Spirit will travel from Sydney to Auckland and the reverse on a 15-day journey to the “Land Down Under.” Guests on the sailing will visit nine ports of call including a variety of coastal cities in Australia and New Zealand. Guests will sip wines of the regions, explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, see Australia’s Blue Mountains and New Zealand’s Mt. Victoria; and get to meet indigenous wild life like kangaroos and wallabies. Pricing starts at $5,799 per person.
Across the Bay of Bengal – The Viking Spirit will set sail from Mumbai to Bangkok on this 16-day journey on September 8, 2018. Guests will visit five unique countries and ports of call in Mumbai, Colombo and Bangkok, among others. Spots visited will include the National Ghandi Museum and traditional Bangkok markets. Pricing starts at $4,499 per person.
Atlantic Crossing – This transatlantic journey will sail for 14 days across the Atlantic Ocean from Miami to Barcelona on March 3, 2018, on board the Viking Sky, sailing to ports of call in Europe to explore sites like the “Garden Island” of Madeira and sites in Florida as well, among many others. Rates start at $2,399 per person.
Passage to India – Sail from Athens to Mumbai on board the Viking Spirit on August 18, 2018. The 21-day itinerary traces the routes of early merchants from Greece to India, with ports of call in six countries including Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Oman. Guests will visit sites like the red sandstone city of Petra, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo and more. Rates start at $5,99 per person.
Other new itineraries available between now and 2019 include Panama & Central America; Capitals of the Far East; Southeast Asia & Hong Kong; Komodo & the Australian Coast; Bangkok, Bali & Beyond; Far Eastern Horizons; and Alaska & the Inside Passage.
For more information on Viking’s new itineraries or to book trips, agents are recommended to call 1-855-884-5464 or visit www.vikingcruises.com.