The Viking Difference®

Posted on 02/28/2024

As the small ship experts, Viking is able to deliver you right to your destination’s doorstep to explore the world in comfort. Enriching excursions, award-winning service, regionally inspired cuisine and inclusive value — these are just a few hallmarks that make The Viking Difference®. From river ships in Europe, Southeast Asia, Egypt, and along the Mississippi to 930-guest ocean ships that sail the world, Viking offers a tremendous variety of itineraries and departures. And our new, purpose-built Expedition ships journey to Antarctica, the Arctic and The Great Lakes.

HIGHLY RATED: Viking has been rated #1 for Rivers, #1 for Oceans and #1 for Expeditions by Condé Nast Traveler and voted at the top of its categories by Travel + Leisure.

NO CHILDREN. NO CASINOS: Viking is specifically designed for the curious, mature traveler.

VIKING INCLUSIVE VALUE: Your fare includes everything you need—and nothing you do not—so all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great journey.

SHIPS DESIGNED FOR EXPLORATION: Innovative ships that are the right size for the experience—with a signature Scandinavian design that never upstages the destination.

THE FLAVORS OF YOUR DESTINATION: Experience the cultures of the destinations you are visiting through its food and wine, and the most al fresco dining. 

FOR THE THINKING PERSON™: Experiences created for the curious traveler designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs. 

ONBOARD ENRICHMENT: Bringing culture and history to life through Viking Resident Historians®, Destination Performances, guest lecturers and more. 

THE VIKING WAY®: offers behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities that set us apart. While we feature the expected and iconic, we also work hard to offer our guests Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access® experiences opening doors to places otherwise difficult to visit.

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