With the newly christened Viking Sea now part of its growing ocean fleet, Viking Ocean Cruises has announced the addition of 10 new itineraries to its offerings for 2017 and 2018 sailings. Adding more than 30 ports of call to Viking's portfolio, the new itineraries will explore destinations throughout Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, including Cuba.
New 2017-2018 Itineraries
With sailings from Bergen, London, New York, Puerto Rico, Venice and more, guests can choose itineraries ranging from eight-day to 22-day multi-country sailings. The new itineraries include:
Trade Routes of the Middle Ages – (From Bergen to Barcelona; Sailing on Viking Star, September 2017; May 2018) – During this 15-day itinerary, guests will follow the trade routes of the Middle Ages. Setting sail from Bergen, Norway, guests will explore a total of seven different countries and 10 ports with storied naval histories, including Amsterdam, Paris, and two ports each in England, Portugal and Spain. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $3,999 per person.
Venice, the Adriatic and Greece – (From Venice to Athens; Sailing on Viking Sun and Viking Spirit, October 2017; July – August 2018) – Guests will walk the cobbled streets of four countries and seven cities along the Adriatic Sea coast as they cruise from Venice, Italy, to Athens, Greece. The eight-day itinerary starts with two days in Venice before calling on Croatia, Montenegro and the many ancient sites of Greece. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $2,499 per person.
South America and the Caribbean – (From San Juan to San Juan; Sailing on Viking Sea and Viking Sky, October – December 2017; January – March 2018) – Travelers can experience the Caribbean's most southerly ports during this 11-day itinerary, taking in six countries and seven ports. As guests cruise the Caribbean, they'll take in the ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and historic Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, while also visiting Aruba and Curacao. This itinerary will also call on ports in South America, including Cartagena and Santa Maria, Columbia, and Venezuela's capital, Caracas. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $3,199 per person.
New York, Bermuda and the Western Indies – (From New York to San Juan; Sailing on Viking Sea and Viking Sky, October 2017; September 2018) – Guests will set sail from New York and continue down to the Caribbean during this 15-day cruise, which visits a total of nine countries and ports. Starting in New York, guests will soon be exploring Bermuda, Guadeloupe, St. Kitt's, St. Martin, St. Thomas and more. Adding to the scenic views, guests can explore these port of call's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the way. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $3,599 per person.
Iconic Cities of the Western Mediterranean – (From Barcelona to Rome; Sailing on Viking Sun and Viking Spirit, November – December 2017; January – February, April, July and September 2018) – The French Riviera and Italy's Renaissance treasures take center stage as guests embark on this eight-day Mediterranean itinerary. Guests will explore ports including Barcelona, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo and cities throughout Tuscany, before saying farewell in Rome. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $1,999 per person.
Central American Shores and Cuba – (From Miami to Miami; Sailing on Viking Sun, December 2017) – Guests will experience the diversity of the Western Caribbean during this eight-day itinerary through four countries and five ports. Spending two days in Havana, guests will stroll the colonial streets and engage in authentic Cuban experiences, followed by ports of call in Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize City, Belize. Finally, the cruise visits Key West before returning to Miami. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $2,499 per person.
From the Caribbean to the Amazon – (From San Juan to San Juan; Sailing on Viking Sea, December 2017) – Guests on this 22-day cruise experience a variety of ports throughout the Caribbean and South America, including sailing into the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil. From the jungle along the Amazon River, guests will call on ports including Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and more. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $5,999 per person.
Southern Mediterranean Discovery – (From Rome to Barcelona; Sailing on Viking Star, December 2017; January – March 2018) – An eight-day trip throughout the southern Mediterranean, guests will visit Rome, sample local produce in Sicily and explore medieval structures in Sardinia. Guests will also get a taste of modern-day Tunis and the Casbah of Algiers, before ending their cruise in Valencia and Barcelona, Spain. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $1,999 per person.
British Isles Explorer – (From Bergen to London; Sailing on Viking Sun, May and August 2018) – Exploring the British Isles from north to south, guests on this 15-day cruise will visit ports including the remote Viking outposts of Shetland and the Orkney Islands, the Scottish Highlands, Wales, Dublin, London, Bergen and more. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $5,999 per person.
Italian Sojourn – (From Rome to Venice; Sailing on Viking Sun and Viking Spirit, April and July-August 2018) – Stopping at a total of seven ports between Italy and Croatia, the cruise will begin in Rome and continue on to Naples, where guests will enjoy its world famous culinary delights, Sicily to take in views of Mt. Etna and the Mediterranean, and to discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bari, Italy and Sibenik, Croatia. This eight-day itinerary culminates in Venice. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at $2,599 per person.
Also recently announced, Viking's fourth ship, Viking Sun, will set sail on its maiden voyage in December 2017 for the company's first World Cruise, spanning 141 days and visiting five continents, 35 countries and 66 ports. This itinerary will sail from Miami to London.