We launched Viking Ocean Cruises to reinvent the category. And it didn’t take long for us to rise to the top. If you prefer an elegant, serene ship ambiance, more time in each port and an inclusive experience complete with exquisite dining and thoughtfully curated shore excursions, the world’s best ocean cruise line was created for you.
At Viking Cruises, we create excursions that enhance your understanding of everyday life in the world’s best destinations. From intimate home visits and folkloric performances to architectural achievements, our shore excursions take you beyond familiar landmarks to explore the hidden secrets of intriguing lands and cultures.
Gulleik Svalastog grew up near the coast of Norway and dreamed of the day when he would be captain of his own ship. Now, after years of nautical experience on a variety of vessels, he says he has saved his best sailing experience for last: commanding the new Viking Star.
Viking Star®—the premier ocean ship from Viking Cruises—makes its debut from dry dock to water on June 23, 2014, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Venice. Experience the “Float Out,” a major construction milestone, of this state-of-the-art vessel with Viking chairman Torstein Hagen and ship godmother Trude Drevland.