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  • Viking-Star-Infinity-Pool - Spend a relaxing afternoon on the Aquavit Terrace on  Viking Star.
  • Viking-Star-Wintergarden - Enjoy afternoon tea in the Wintergarden on your Viking Ocean Cruises sailing.
  • Viking-Star-Restaurant-Bar - Viking Star offers six bar areas where guests can congregate and share stories of their travels.
  • Viking-Star-Atrium2 - The classy and spacious Atrium on Viking ocean ships.
  • Viking-Star-Manfredi - Viking ocean ships feature six restaurants, including Manfredi's, perhaps the best Italian restaurant at sea.
  • Viking-Star-Living-Room - The Living Room on Viking ocean ships includes a sitting area where you can read or just relax.
  • Viking-Star-Spa - Take some time to be pampered in the Spa on Viking Star.
  • Viking-Star-Main-Pool - Lounge spaces abound on Viking's ocean ships, where the main pool features a retractable roof.
  • Viking-Star-Theater - The Theater on Viking Star features live performances related to the cultures encountered on each itinerary as well as enrichment lectures and films.
  • Viking-Ocean-Ship-St-Kitts-1.jpg - A Viking ocean ship approaches St. Kitts in the Caribbean.
  • church-Tallinn-Estonia - Eliza Orthodox Church in Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Viking-Star-Venice - Viking Star seen from the Grand Canal in Venice.
  • Viking-Star-Spa-Snow-Room - You can be chillin' in the Snow Room in the Spa on your Viking ocean sailing.
  • Viking-Star-Explorers-Lounge - Take in the view and do some people watching in the Explorers Lounge aboard Viking Star.
  • viking-sea-baltic.jpg - Cruise on Viking's new ocean ship, Viking Sea, for breathtaking views in the Baltic Sea region.
  • Fira-Santorini-Greece - The scenic cityscape of Fira (or Thira) on Santorini, Greece.

Viking Ocean Cruises: Explore open seas & popular ports

Viking River Cruises, the river cruise line that practically invented the phenomenally popular river cruises market, has now expanded its horizons by launching Viking Ocean Cruises. The company's first ocean vessel, the 930-passenger Viking Star, embarked on maiden voyages in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea in May 2015, followed by sailings in the Mediterranean. Viking Sea joined her in April 2016, and Viking Sky will follow in February 2017. The launch of Viking Ocean Cruises marks the first major ocean line debut in nearly a decade. 

As with Viking's river ships, the focus is more about guests' experiences at the destination ports rather than the time on the ship. Guests typically spent more waking hours in port than aboard the ship. There are also a lot of overnight stays and port visits where the ship doesn't pull out until nearly midnight.

The new ocean ships are mostly all-inclusive in their pricing structure — atypical in ocean cruising. For instance, specialty restaurants are available at no extra charge, and beer and wine are available at no extra charge for lunch and dinner.

The Viking ships also offer a lot of enrichment programs on board. Theaters provide space for performances from local dance troupes as well as lectures from scholars and experts, and on-board cooking classes are available for passengers who want to learn about local dishes.

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Ratings & awards


  • Top Large Ship Ocean Cruise Line, Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards (2016-2019)

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Highlights and what impressed us

  • There is more time in port because of overnights in some ports of embarkation and disembarkation
  • Theaters provide space for cultural immersion from local artists.
  • The ocean ships feature mostly all-inclusive pricing.

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6 Ships
2013 Founded
Ocean Style
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