Passports, Visa & Travel Documents

Viking will send you a number of notifications via email as your departure date nears, including your booking confirmation, payment receipts and, if you purchased your air travel from Viking, logistical information about your air travel and transfers. Be sure your email account is set up to receive communications from Viking so that these messages can find their way to you.

Distribution of Travel Documents

Tickets and other travel documents will be issued approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. Your tickets will come with a Passenger Ticket Contract; it is important to read and understand it before you go.

Passenger Ticket Contract (US & Canada)


Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Your passport’s expiration date must be at least six months after your return from your trip; if it is not, you should renew your passport.

Passport Application

Travel Protection Plan

For your convenience, Viking offers a Travel Protection Plan administered by Trip Mate (a Generali company). This may help protect your travel investment, your belongings and most importantly, you from many unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, including costs of circumstances that may arise from any illness (including COVID-19*). The Travel Protection Plan includes a non-insurance Cancel For Any Reason Waiver (provided by Viking), Travel Insurance Benefits (underwritten by Generali- U.S. Branch) and Assistance Services (provided by Generali Global Assistance). Payments are for the full Travel Protection Plan, which is made up of the Part A Non-Insurance Cancel For Any Reason Waiver, and Part B Insurance Benefits, and Assistance Services (a separate fee for Assistance Services is included in the Plan Payment). Individuals looking to obtain additional information on the plan fees, may contact Trip Mate at Insurance benefits in the Plan are subject to limitations and exclusions, including an exclusion for pre-existing conditions. Plan benefits, limits and provisions vary by state/jurisdiction and not all coverage is available in all states. To review full plan details online and Important Disclosures, go to:

Protect Your Investment Now

*COVID-19 is treated the same as any other sickness. The plan requires a sickness to be “examined and treated by a physician”. We consider all PCR or laboratory tests to have been administered by a physician.

Pay by echeck and Save

Enjoy the convenience of paying for your trip by echeck (also known as EFT or electronic funds transfer). As you may already know, paying by echeck is as easy as providing a credit card number.

  • You may use echeck to pay for your Viking cruise or cruisetour, and for airfare. Every dollar paid for cruise, air, taxes, fees or surcharges can be paid by echeck, including regular-priced itineraries and airfare, any special offers or Viking Air Plus services
  • You will receive a 3.3% discount and there is no fee for this service
  • Payments can be made in My Viking Journey
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