Friday, October 20, 2023

Viking

Photo Credit: APB/Pixabay




  • Fleet 2 Expedition Ships, 11 Ocean Ships & 76 River Vessels
  • Founded 1997 in St Petersburg, Russia 
  • Marketing Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA
  • Operating Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland
  • Purchased KD River Cruises of Europe (2000)
  • Sails Caribbean, China, Europe, Egypt, North America, Russia, South America & Southeast Asia
  • Sails Rivers in China, Egypt, Europe, Russia & Southeast Asia
  • Viking Ocean Formed in 2013



Nuuk, Greenland. Photo Credit: Jimmi/Pixabay




  • Adults Only Cruise Line
  • Ages 18+
  • Average Age Onboard 55 - 75
  • Couples
  • Destination Focused Cruise
  • Enrichment Focused Cruise
  • High End Vibe
  • Milestone Celebrations
  • Multigeneral Groups
  • North Americans
  • Professionals
  • Retired
  • Secondary Education Achievement
  • World Cruise



Floralis Genérica (Plaza de las Naciones Unidas) Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Aires. Photo Credit: 3345557/Pixabay




Good to Know
  • All outer gear and clothing are provided for Viking Expeditions sailings.
  • Approximately 14 - 45 days prior to sailing your travel documents are electronically provided.
  • Arctic and Antarctica requires a Medical Questionnaire signed by their physician per guests.
  • Automatic Service Gratuity ("hotel and dining charge") of $17/PP daily to final bill. Amount varies by stateroom category.
  • By 2013, spent $400 million in marketing via direct mailing, television, trade marketing and the web.
  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • Currency onboard is USD.
  • Dining and spa reservation access tends to vary by stateroom category booked.
  • Disembarkation time varies by port arrival and customs clearance.
  • Drinking age onboard is 21/+.
  • Evening attire is "elegant casual".
  • Embraces "no nickel-and-diming" philosophy.
  • Embarkation time varies by stateroom category booked.
  • Excursion reservation access tends to vary by stateroom category booked. Usually between 60 - 100 days prior to sailing.
  • Gratuity of 15% is added to bars and restaurant beverages.
  • In 2013, christened 10 ships in one day the 16 ships over 2 days in 2014 earning mention in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • No cork fee.
  • No imposed limits of beer, champagne, spirits or wine you may take onboard.
  • No traditional Loyalty Program.
  • Only cruise line in the world to offer a balcony on every ocean ship.
  • Smaller restaurants require reservations.
  • Stateroom cabins tends to have both 110 volt (SA) and 220 volt (European) outlets.
  • Viking Expeditions debuted in January 2022.
  • Viking Expeditions offers kayaks and military Pro Zodiacs.
  • Viking Expeditions sailing the Grand Journeys and Great Lakes itineraries offers 2 6 persons seat in water submarines.
  • Viking Ocean sails Americas, Asia, Australia, Baltic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, New Zealand and Northern Europe.
  • Viking Expeditions 378 guests and Viking Ocean 930 guests,
  • Viking Octantis sails to Antarctica and the Great Lakes. 
  • Viking Polaris sails to Antarctica and the Arctic.
  • In 2022, expanded Viking River in the USA along the Mississippi River.
  • Viking River lacks fitness centers.
  • Offers a 3.3% discount on payments made with eCheck, an electronic debit to your checking account.
  • Requires a Guest Information Form (GIF) completion per guests.
  • Requires passports validity of 6 months beyond return.
  • Select ships offer self service launderette.
  • Smoking is not permitted ashore on Antarctica and Svalbard.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the balcony or stateroom.
  • Viking Ocean offers production theatre shows and fresh popcorn.



Antartica. Photo Credit: jodeng/Pixabay




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Now, for the Do-It-Yourself Travelers, you may book your Viking ExpeditionsViking Ocean & Viking River next sailing directly on our website, Louvet Travel. Receiving all the personalized care that our valued Clients experience! Truly your one source for all your questions. 




Cozumel, Mexico. Photo Credit: Michelle Raponi/Pixabay




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