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What type of Viking cruise is right for you?

Are you ready for an unforgettable travel experience? Look no further than a Viking cruise. They have nearly 100 itineraries across five oceans, and since launching their voyages to Antarctica, you can now explore all seven continents. 

But with three types of cruises to choose from (river, ocean, and expedition), there’s a trip for every kind of traveller. Here is what is unique about each experience, so you can pick the one that’s just right for you.

Why a river cruise?

The Viking Longship Lif on the River Main near the Schloss

Pick a river cruise for your next adventure if you want to be close to all the sights. With prime docking locations along the world’s great rivers, the ship delivers you right to your destination’s doorstep. Their fleet of thoughtfully designed river cruise vessels docks in the heart of town, so you can walk right off and start exploring. And their new Longships bring you closer to the sights. These innovative ships feature premium amenities, river cruising’s first-ever true suites and the most al fresco dining on Europe’s rivers. Plus, all outside staterooms with verandas or French balconies make it easy to enjoy the views from the comfort of your room.

Aquavit Terrace at dawn with breakfast on the table onboard the

Travelling by river, beyond the reach of roadways, you will discover fascinating lands and the people who call them home. You’ll only need to unpack once, and then you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery along the banks as you are gently carried on board an elegant, intimate ship to your next destination. 

Why an ocean cruise?

The Viking Sky in Eidfjord, Norway.

An ocean cruise is perfect if you want to travel the world at a relaxing pace. The small 930-passenger ships give you access to fascinating ports that larger boats cannot reach. Plus, if you want to unwind, they offer some of the largest suites at sea.  

You can visit some of the world’s great cities, such as Venice, London, Hong Kong and Sydney, and seldom-visited ports like Kotor, Montenegro and Scotland’s Shetland Islands, all with enriching cultural discoveries just a short walk from your ship. To give you more time to spend in port, virtually all ports of embarkation and disembarking include overnight stays, and there are fewer days at sea. 

Why an expedition cruise?

Gentoo penguins in Antarctica with the Viking Octantis offshore.

Are you seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to areas less explored? Then you’ll adore an expedition cruise. They are purpose-built for safety and comfort in remote destinations like Antarctica. 

As you won’t want to miss any of the sights, guests can enjoy their kayaks, Zodiacs, Special Operations Boats, and submarines to get closer to natural wonders. 

Viking guest on the sundeck of the Viking Octantis in Antarctica.

You’ll want your camera ready as you explore vast and dramatic landscapes. For example, each summer in the polar regions, you’ll behold monumental glacier-carved fjords, rugged mountain ranges plunging to the sea, in addition to inlets populated by whales, penguins, seals and puffins. Or closer to home, in the Great Lakes, you can see stunning national parks best explored from the water and unique ecosystems of remote wilderness islands. 

Ready to book your next cruise

Book an appointment or call 1-800-267-8713 to speak with a CAA Travel Consultant and plan your ocean, river, or expedition cruise. 

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