As Viking Cruises continues to expand from the rivers to the oceans of the world, its fleet expands as does its future itineraries. The Viking Star and Viking Sea are already plowing ocean waters, and the Viking Sky and Viking Sun will follow in early and late 2017 respectively. Six ships are planned to launch in total through 2020, and the fifth has now been named Viking Spirit for a 2018 debut.
In 2017 and 2018, 10 new itineraries will be offered, adding over 30 new ports of call. Itinerary highlights will include Europe and the Americas as well as the Caribbean and even Cuba. In fact, Viking Sun’s maiden voyage in December 2017 will be a 141-day world cruise, also featuring Cuba and sailing from Miami to London across five continents, 35 countries and 66 ports.
“As we continue to grow our fleet, we have more opportunities to offer guests new and different options for experiencing the Viking way of destination-focused cruising, an approach that is completely unique in the industry,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “Our guests are experienced travelers who are curious about the great art, history and cultures of the world, which is why we design our ships and itineraries to help immerse them in the destinations they visit.”
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Besides the world cruise, the 10 new itineraries, ranging in length from eight to 22 days, are outlined below:
Trade Routes of the Middle Ages – (From Bergen to Barcelona on Viking Star; September 2017, May 2018): The 15-day sailing will trace trade routes of the Middle Ages, departing Norway. Seven countries and 10 ports will highlight Amsterdam, Paris, and two calls each in England, Portugal and Spain. Veranda staterooms start at $3,999 per person.
Venice, the Adriatic and Greece – (From Venice to Athens on Viking Sun and Viking Spirit; October 2017, July-August 2018): The eight-day itinerary will feature the Adriatic Sea coast from Italy to Greece, beginning with an overnight stay in Venice. Ports will include stops in Croatia, Montenegro and more in Greece. Veranda staterooms start at $2,499 per person.
South America and the Caribbean – (From San Juan to San Juan on Viking Sea and Viking Sky; October-December 2017, January-March 2018): The 11-day voyage covers the southernmost Caribbean and even the northern part of South A
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