Onboard Enrichment

Onboard experiences designed to optimize onshore discovery.

  • World-Class Guest Lecturers

    Complement your onshore experiences with our onboard lecture program, designed to shed light on your destination’s art, architecture, music, geopolitics, natural world and more. They are hosted by a wide range of experts, from authors and archaeologists to former diplomats and news correspondents, eager to share their knowledge with you.

  • Viking Resident Historians

    Our faculty of historians provide an enhanced level of enrichment, delivering high-level historic, iconic lectures specific to your journey, supplemented by roundtable discussions, where you can engage in a smaller, more intimate group setting; and daily “office hours” for one-on-one time with guests.

  • Destination Performances

    Each Viking itinerary includes one or more Destination Performances representing the most iconic cultural performing arts of the region—whether it be Portuguese fado, with its melancholy melodies and poignant lyrics; traditional Greek dancing; or Italian opera.

  • The Kitchen Table

    At our onboard cooking school, experience firsthand how our world-class chefs bring distinct, local flavors from market to table. On sea days, learn to cook dishes highlighting an upcoming destination. On port days, handpick ingredients at a local market, then learn how to prepare regional dishes and create elegant three-course presentations. This is a one-of-a-kind optional opportunity to shop, cook and eat with the masters.

  • Port Talks

    Amsterdam. Bergen. Venice. San Juan. Vancouver. Tokyo. Sydney. Gain an overview of your next day’s port of call through informative multimedia presentations covering the history and culture of your destination, as well as highlights of must-see landmarks. And feel prepared for each new day of exploration with a deeper understanding of the places you will visit.

  • Munch Moments

    Through an exclusive relationship with Oslo’s Munch Museum, Viking has been granted the digital rights to the entire collection of Norway’s most famous artist, Edvard Munch. Our “Munch Moments” bring the magic of this master expressionist on board, with a daily, interactive event that showcases several pieces of his great art curated by theme each afternoon in the comfort of The Living Room.

  • TED Talks

    Viking is proud to partner with TED, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to spreading bold new ideas and sparking conversation. Curious minds watch TED’s short, powerful talks focused on the arts, history, geography, science, longevity and more to gain a deeper understanding of the world. TED Talks are screened on board our ocean fleet and are also available on stateroom televisions.

  • The Met: Live in HD

    A Peabody Award and two-time Emmy winner, the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD takes you beyond an ordinary visit to the opera. During this Privileged Access filmed performance under the starlit “sky” of The Theater, you will enjoy the world-class production intercut with backstage interviews, costume and set changes, and insight into technical details.

  • Destination Insights

    Join us for a special series of short films, screening in our small cinemas and on your stateroom television, intended to inform you about the iconic destinations and little-known gems you will be visiting. This series provides insights and information intended to deepen your understanding—and enjoyment—of the time ahead, and perhaps encourage you to engage with your destinations in a way you otherwise would not have.

  • Viking Art & Design Guide

    Should you wish to familiarize yourself with your ship before traveling, you can download our free Viking Voyager app before you go. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of our Scandinavian public spaces, with insightful commentary from your host, Karine Hagen. Once on board, you can use the app to enjoy a self-guided tour of our Nordic art collection, covering a broad spectrum of genres and eras.

  • Viking Resident Musicians

    Bringing classical music alive, our resident pianist, guitarist, violinist and cellist perform calming classical compositions throughout the ship. We hope you will find yourself transported by the chamber music of the Viking Resident Musicians and enjoy some of the benefits of classical music—lifting your spirit, soothing your soul and adding to your onboard enrichment.

  • Viking Curated Libraries

    Our onboard libraries were curated by Heywood Hill, an independent London bookseller and Royal Warrant holder, who dedicated hundreds of hours to understanding the unique, inquisitive nature of our guests. From art to history to destination-focused reading, each book was hand-selected to enhance your experience, both on board and at your destination.