The notion of civilized camaraderie in elegant surroundings is what inspired us to create the Explorers’ Lounge, where fellow travelers can share their latest adventures. It is the perfect setting to celebrate firsts, whether glimpsing your first fjord or savoring Aquavit. With two-story panoramic windows for maximum views, this is the perfect place to relax and take in the scenery.> Learn More
Your Viking cruise is a journey to new discoveries—and your ship is designed to enhance those discoveries—not only in port, but also on board. The notion of civilized camaraderie in elegant surroundings is what inspired us to create the Explorers’ Lounge, where fellow travelers can share their latest adventures. It’s the perfect setting to celebrate firsts, whether glimpsing your first fjord or savoring aquavit. Here, from expansive, double-height windows, you can take in the spectacular approaches to the Aurlandsfjord or the Golden Horn of Istanbul. Comfortable and elegant, this is the place to unwind over a chilled pint from our extensive Craft Beer Library.
Our ships offer multiple restaurant venues and unique dining experiences, from casual cafés and pool grills to wine-pairing menus and regional specialties. You can indulge your senses at our most refined venue, The Restaurant. Savor the rustic Tuscan cuisine of Manfredi's Italian Restaurant. Sample a delicious array of global and destination-based cuisine at the World Café, featuring live cooking stations and al fresco dining. And so much more.> Learn More
When you understand local food traditions, you gain insight into local culture. At Viking, we believe cuisine is as much a part of travel as seeing the sights; that’s why we feature a sampling of regional specialties. Our restaurants are the perfect setting for your culinary discoveries, offering you choices from American classics and heart-healthy options to authentic regional delights to deepen your connection to your destinations. And since the ultimate “room” is the great outdoors, your ship offers more al fresco dining experiences than any ship at sea. Sample a Venetian risotto while you cruise through Venice; delight in a Turkish meze surrounded by the Bosporus, or enjoy gravlax as you glide through the breathtaking fjords. Because part of your experience is dining in your destination—even when you’re on board.
We believe the best way to understand a country is through enrichment. Each cruise is thoughtfully curated with hand-picked itineraries so you can immerse yourself in history, music, art, cuisine—everything you need to know about your destination. And before you step foot on shore, you will glean insights from history experts and academic luminaries in our theater, chosen by the Viking Enrichment Board.> Learn More
For the Explorer in All of Us
Travel should be so much more than just a trip, and we believe the best way to understand a country is through enrichment. On our cruises, you truly explore your destination—through its food, culture, countryside and customs. Perhaps you accompany the ship’s chef on a trip to a local market; go behind the scenes at a famous theater company; or even view private collections and hidden vaults at world-class museums.
We have a history of providing our guests a way to get below the surface, not just “check off” each port. That’s why our ocean cruises are centered around where you go, not just how you get there—with hand-picked itineraries so you can immerse yourself in history, music, art, cuisine—everything about your destination. In addition, we include excursions led by knowledgeable local guides in every port of call. You learn about the lands through which you travel via enrichment lectures that bring history to life; through cultural adventures; in-depth pre-trip materials; and on-demand programming—all designed to help you experience the most from your travels.
Our main theater features live performances that bring you closer to the culture of our destinations. We also pull back the curtains of our destinations with cinema in our two movie theaters, which show first-run films as well as destination-driven classics. Our theaters are always buzzing with fresh insights from our enrichment talks featuring the history, art, culture and upcoming ports. To keep you in comfort, we have banished uncomfortable theater seating in favor of soft and spacious sofa seating.> Learn More
All the World’s a Stage
Even our theaters connect you to the destinations. Our main venue, The Theater, features live performances that bring you closer to the culture of our destinations. Sometimes, the destination we connect you to exists solely in the realm of an otherworldly theatrical journey, as is the case with beautifully themed shows. We will also pull back the curtains of our destinations with cinema in our two movie theaters, which show first-run films you have not yet seen as well as destination-driven cinema such as "Room with A View," "Roman Holiday," or "Skyfall." And because the intellect also needs to be stimulated, our theaters will always be buzzing with fresh, new insights from our port talks and onboard lectures that feature the history, art, and culture of our destinations. And since we have always promised you will explore the world in comfort, we have banished uncomfortable theater seating in favor of soft and spacious sofa seating.
Swim surrounded by your destination in the glass-backed Infinity Pool cantilevered off the stern. Or experience our Main Pool, complete with a retractable roof, so you can always enjoy the perfect swim. Here, on star-filled nights, enjoy an outdoor movie as you sail under a canopy of stars. And when it is time to relax, try the ultimate Scandinavian tradition with our Snow Grotto and sauna; or a massage in The Spa, named one of the “5 best cruise ship spas” by Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2016.> Learn More
Pools & Spa
Since every part of our Viking ships was crafted to maximize your destination experience, we didn't just create a pool, but instead made it a setting for exploration. Here, you find one of only a few oceangoing infinity pools, designed to give you a sense of swimming right in your destination. Imagine being surrounded by the sun dancing over the Mediterranean as you relax in the glass-backed Infinity Pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern. In the evening, the space transforms into the Aquavit Terrace, where you can dine to music playing and watch the world unfold.
Then there’s our Main Pool, complete with a retractable roof, so you can always enjoy the perfect swim even if the weather should be less than perfect. And on star-filled nights, gather friends for an outdoor movie as you sail under a canopy of stars.
We also reinvented the spa experience; drawing upon the holistic wellness philosophy of Nordic culture. To stimulate your circulatory system visit our Snow Grotto where snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling through chilled air, then invigorate yourself in the sauna, following a centuries-old Nordic tradition. And not only are Viking ships designed for your comfort and serenity, they're also kind to the earth, with hybrid engines; streamlined hulls and bows designed for maximum fuel efficiency; and equipment that minimizes exhaust and meets the strictest environmental regulations.
Located in the Explorers’ Lounge, Mamsen’s is our inviting deli serving traditional Scandinavian fare, whether a snack or light meal. Norwegian cuisine is the specialty, served in a casual atmosphere from early morning to late night.> Learn More
Located in the Explorers’ Lounge, Mamsen’s is our inviting deli serving traditional Scandinavian fare, whether a snack or light meal. Norwegian cuisine is the specialty, served in a casual atmosphere from early morning to late night. The wide array of menu items includes sweet rolls with cloudberry jam, salmon gravlax and traditional open-faced sandwiches. The daily “Waffle Hour” provides mouth-watering treats, complete with sweet and savory garnishes.