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10 Night
Russia & The Baltic Sea

Leaving:
Stockholm
Visiting:
Stockholm, Stockholm ... see more
Ship:
Viking Sky
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Stockholm
  • Day 2
    Stockholm
  • Day 3
    Stockholm
  • Day 4
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 5
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    Tallinn
  • Day 8
    Visby
  • Day 9
    Bornholm
  • Day 10
    Copenhagen
  • Day 11
    Copenhagen
Ship Details

Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

Cons

Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

Bottom Line

A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

Reviews

Viking Sky Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

12 Night
In Search Of The Northern Lights

Leaving:
London
Visiting:
Stavanger, Bodo ... see more
Ship:
Viking Star
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    London
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Stavanger
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Bodo
  • Day 6
    Tromso
  • Day 7
    Tromso
  • Day 8
    Alta
  • Day 9
    Alta
  • Day 10
    Narvik
  • Day 11
    Cruising
  • Day 12
    Bergen
  • Day 13
    Bergen
Ship Details

Viking Star - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

One of cruising's most beautiful small ships

Cons

No casino and no amenities for families with young kids

Bottom Line

Terrific value for money on port-intensive cruises

Reviews

Viking Star Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

How many cruise companies can build an entirely new line and style of ship, simply because loya...

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

10 Night
West Indies Explorer

Leaving:
San Juan
Visiting:
San Juan, Tortola ... see more
Ship:
Viking Sea
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    San Juan
  • Day 2
    San Juan
  • Day 3
    Tortola
  • Day 4
    St. Kitts
  • Day 5
    St. Lucia
  • Day 6
    Barbados
  • Day 7
    Dominica
  • Day 8
    Antigua
  • Day 9
    St. Maarten
  • Day 10
    St. Thomas
  • Day 11
    San Juan
Ship Details

Viking Sea - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Destination-focused ship with superb dining and service

Cons

Lack of entertainment features like casino might turn off some

Bottom Line

Inclusive cruise provides immersive experience without high-end luxury pricing

Reviews

Viking Sea Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

Viking Sea, the second oceangoing ship from longtime river cruise stalwart Viking, is a stunnin...

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    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

17 Night
South America & The Chilean Fjords

Leaving:
Santiago
Visiting:
Santiago, Puerto Montt ... see more
Ship:
Viking Jupiter
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Santiago (Valparaiso)
  • Day 2
    Santiago (Valparaiso)
  • Day 3
    Pacific Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 4
    Puerto Montt
  • Day 5
    Chilean Fjords
  • Day 6
    Amalia Glacier (Skua Glacier)
  • Day 7
    Punta Arenas
  • Day 8
    Ushuaia
  • Day 9
    Cape Horn (Cruising)
  • Day 10
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 11
    Stanley
  • Day 12
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 13
    Puerto Madryn
  • Day 14
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 15
    Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
  • Day 16
    Montevideo
  • Day 17
    Buenos Aires
  • Day 18
    Buenos Aires
Ship Details

Viking Jupiter - Viking Ocean Cruises

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Viking Jupiter Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
0.0/5

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  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

10 Night
Russia & The Baltic Sea

Leaving:
Copenhagen
Visiting:
Copenhagen, Bornholm ... see more
Ship:
Viking Sky
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Copenhagen
  • Day 2
    Copenhagen
  • Day 3
    Bornholm
  • Day 4
    Visby
  • Day 5
    Tallinn
  • Day 6
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 7
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 8
    St. Petersburg
  • Day 9
    Stockholm
  • Day 10
    Stockholm
  • Day 11
    Stockholm
Ship Details

Viking Sky - Viking Ocean Cruises

Pros

Inclusive ship that visits unique destinations

Cons

Ship lacks big-ticket nightly entertainment

Bottom Line

A beautiful ship that offers exceptional dining and spacious cabins

Reviews

Viking Sky Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
5.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value5.0

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  • Cabin
    Room with bed and private bathroom
  • Port Taxes & Fees
  • Service Gratuities
  • Most Onboard Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Shore Excursions
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa Services
  • Select Dining
    Main dining room and/or buffet
  • Specialty Alternative Dining
  • Room Service
  • Butler Service
  • Basic Drinks
    Still water, cofee, and tea
  • Soft Drinks
    Soda and Juice
  • Alcohol
    Beer, wine, and spirits
  • Specialty Coffee Drinks
    Including smoothies and blended drinks
  • Specialty Fitness Classes

** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

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Viking Ocean Cruises, the coastal cruising company that's a sister to Viking River Cruises, debuted in April 2015 with the launch of its first ship, Viking Star. Blending facilities found on ocean ships and also adding touches that are distinctly river oriented, Viking Ocean Cruises is growing rapidly, launching one or two nearly identical ships every year, with options for new ships through 2027.

Viking Ocean Awards

Editors’ Picks Awards

2018 Best Itineraries
2018 Best Spa
2018 Best Value for Money
2017 Best Spa
2017 Best Value for Money
2016 Best Value for Money
2016 Best Spa

Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

2018 Top-Rated Baltic & Scandinavia Cruise Lines
2018 Top-Rated British Isles & Western Europe Cruise Lines
2018 Top-Rated Western Caribbean & Riviera Maya Cruise Lines
2018 Top-Rated Western Mediterranean Cruise Lines

Top Viking Ocean Ships

Onboard

Viking Star has more facilities than Viking's river vessels which makes sense because the cruise line is not limited by river-specific bridges and tides (The brand's river-going Longships have capacity for 190 passengers.)

On the ocean cruise ships, there are 11 dining venues, a Nordic-influenced spa, two pools (one with a retractable glass roof and the other, located aft, with an infinity edge) and numerous cocktail lounges. Other features include a promenade deck that wraps all the way around the ship, a top-deck Explorers' Lounge with nearly 360-degree views, and a fitness center and sports deck. Almost as notable are the amenities Viking Ocean Cruises' ships will not have: casinos and a kids clubs.

All cabins have balconies and, with a standard size of 270 square feet (including the balcony space), they're larger than the industry average. Larger accommodation categories include the 338-square-foot Penthouse Veranda, 405-square-foot Penthouse Junior Suite and 757-square-foot Explorer Suite.

Like its river brethren, Viking Ocean Cruises' ships feature the popular Aquavit lounge and terrace for alfresco dining and cocktails. The ocean ships also have a similar Nordic design theme, which emphasizes natural woods, naturally lit spaces and contemporary decor. Other shared traditions include complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, a selection of included-in-fare shore excursions, and free wine and beer with lunch and dinner.

Viking Ocean Cruises also takes a page from the rivers' playbook when it comes to creating itineraries that are destination-focused. Sailings combine marquee ports and out-of-the-way stops, with few sea days. Often, ships stay longer in port than the norm. The line brings onboard both destination experts -- who can speak on topics ranging from culture to geography -- and resident historians, who give lectures as well as host in-depth roundtable discussions and meet with passengers individually. The ships' chefs create menus inspired by each cruise's region.

Fellow Passengers

Passengers are generally English-speaking, well-traveled cruise veterans in the 55-and-older age bracket. They're active and want an itinerary packed with ports and ample time for meaningful exploration. Children younger than 18 are not allowed onboard.

Viking Ocean Fleet

Viking Ocean Cruises, which debuted in 2015, currently has a fleet of five 930-passenger ships, with the possibility of 11 more identical ships to come through 2027. Viking Star, the first, launched in April 2015. It was followed by Viking Sea (2016), Viking Sky and Sun (2017), and Viking Orion (2018). Viking Jupiter will launch in 2019. The ships are designed by SMC Design of London. Rottet Studio in Los Angeles handles the interiors.

In addition, two "special" Viking ships will be delivered in the spring 2021 and 2022. While details of what makes these ship different is yet to be announced, they will be built by Vard Holdings Limited -- a subsidiary of cruise-ship-building shipyard Fincantieri -- which specializes in LNG-powered and expedition-type vessels.

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