Viking reveals Australia, Asia and Alaska routes

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Viking Cruises has unveiled 13 new itineraries from 2017 including routes in the Caribbean, Alaska and Australia.

The company will have a fleet of six 930-passenger vessels by 2019.

“Viking will mark major milestones in 2017. We celebrate our 20th anniversary; we will welcome two new Longships on the rivers in Europe; and we will double our ocean fleet to four sister ships by the end of the year,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises.

“Our destination-focused ocean itineraries are built on the same successful principles as our river itineraries – we offer our guests more time in port, enriching cultural experiences and the best-designed ships at sea. Starting later this year, our guests will have even more choices to explore around the world in ‘the Viking way.’”

The new itineraries are as follows:

  • Alaska & the Inside Passage– (Vancouver to Seward or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; May – August 2019) Sailing from Vancouver, Canada, guests will take an 11-day cruise and visit eight ports of call including Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau and Skagway. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £3,744 per person, including two-night hotel stay in Vancouver
  • Australia & New Zealand– (Sydney to Auckland and the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; December 2018 – February 2019) – This 15-day journey includes Unesco World Heritage sites including Australia’s Blue Mountains and Mt. Victoria in New Zealand. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £6,105 per person.
  • Panama & Central America– (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November – December 2017 and January 2018) – This 15-day itinerary includes visits to eight countries While making the roundtrip from Miami, guests will experience the Panama Canal, discover Costa Rica’s famous rainforest and explore Old Town Cartagena’s colonial architecture, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £4,975 per person.
  • Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean– (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November 2017 – February 2018) – This eight-day itinerary explores the temples of Altun Ha in Belize and the heart of the Mayan Center. Sailing roundtrip from Miami, guests will visit three countries and five ports. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £2,445 per person. 
  • Atlantic Crossing– (Miami to Barcelona; sailing on Viking Sky; March 3, 2018) – During this transatlantic journey, guests enjoy dining, taking in the ship’s amenities and relaxing while cruising the Atlantic Ocean. The 14-day sailing will also call on ports in both Europe and the New World, including Florida’s sun-kissed city of glorious beaches and art deco buildings. In Europe, destinations include Madeira and t Barcelona. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £3,475 per person.
  • Passage to India– (Athens to Mumbai; sailing on Viking Spirit; August 18, 2018) – This 21-day itinerary traces the routes of the earliest merchants from Greece to India, with calls in six countries including Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Oman. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £6,315 per person. 
  • Across the Bay of Bengal– (Mumbai to Bangkok; sailing on Viking Spirit; September 8, 2018) – Guests will experience five unique countries on one 16-day journey, including overnight ports of call in Mumbai, Colombo and Bangkok. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £4,365 per person.
  • Capitals of the Far East– (Hong Kong to Beijing or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit, October 7 and October 21, 2018) – Voyage to cities across three countries including China, Taiwan and South Korea. This 15-day journey explores sites including the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China, and the Huaxi Street Night Market in Taiwan. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £5,455 per person.
  • Southeast Asia & Hong Kong– (Bangkok to Hong Kong or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; September 23, 2018, November 4, 2018 and April 7, 2019) – Discover southeast Asia and Hong Kong during this 15-day cruise visiting four countries and seven ports, including two days in Bangkok. Guests continue the journey with ports of call in Cambodia and Vietnam. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £5,405 per person.
  • Komodo & the Australian Coast– (Sydney to Bali or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; November 30, 2018 and March 10, 2019) – During this 17-day sailing, guests will experience 11 ports of call including Indonesia’s Bali and Australia’s Sydney, and the Whitsunday Island near the Great Barrier Reef. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £5,005 per person.
  • Bangkok, Bali & Beyond– (Bangkok to Bali or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; November 18, 2018 and March 26, 2019) – Over 13-days guests will visit Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. From modern Kuala Lumpur’s soaring Petronas Towers, to the history of Jakarta. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £3,945 per person. 
  • Far Eastern Horizons– (Hong Kong to Tokyo; sailing on Viking Spirit; April 21, 2019) – This 15-day sailing takes guests from Hong Kong’s vibrant Stanley Market to Taiwan and Japan. This itinerary calls upon four countries and nine ports, with overnights in Hong Kong, Hiroshima, Shimizu and Tokyo. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £5,605 per person. 
  • North Pacific Passage– (Tokyo to Vancouver; sailing on Viking Spirit; May 5, 2019) – Guests will experience Japan, Russia, Alaska and Canada on this 23-day sailing. Guests will also enjoy scenic cruising through the famed Inside Passage. Inclusive pricing for veranda staterooms start at £7,195 per person.
Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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