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Why We Love: Viking Ocean Cruises

All-inclusive cruising, incredible amenities, and seldom-visited ports make Viking Ocean Cruises easy to love

At, we’re often asked what cruise lines are our favorites.  While it is hard to pick just one, Viking Ocean Cruises has definitely earned a top spot on our list of favorite cruises. We’re not alone in our love of Viking Ocean Cruises – they were voted #1 cruise line in the world by Travel + Leisure readers two years in a row. Viking ships have garnered rave reviews in a variety of categories, winning accolades for the best cabins, best overall cruise, best ship for first time cruisers, and more. This feat is even more amazing when you realize that Viking just expanded into ocean cruising in 2015! To help you understand what makes Viking so exceptional, here are some of the top reasons why we love Viking Ocean Cruises:

1. All-inclusive Cruising

Viking Ocean Cruises are all-inclusive, providing virtually everything you need to make your cruise experience complete. With Viking, you don’t have to worry about facing tons of extra charges on your voyage. Just look at everything included in your fare:

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  • A balcony in every stateroom
  • One shore excursion included at every port of call
  • Fee-free dining at a wide variety of specialty restaurants
  • 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary beer and wine with onboard lunch and dinner
  • Free unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Top rated spa access

2. All Verandah Staterooms

When you cruise with Viking Ocean, every room has a balcony so you can enjoy breathtaking views as you travel. Accommodations are exceptionally roomy, ranging from the ultra-luxurious Explorer Suites that offer 757+ sq. ft to spread out in, to the surprisingly large 270 sq. ft. Veranda Staterooms. Relax and enjoy the time of your life with lavish touches that include King Size beds with luxury linens, robes and slippers, 24-hour room service, and much more.

3. Unique, Seldom Visited Ports

Viking’s fleet of ocean cruisers are “small ships” with room for only 930 guests. The smaller scale means that Viking’s ships can sail directly into ports that larger ships have to pass over, allowing you to explore a diverse set of ports that you otherwise would be unable to experience. These seldom-visited ports offer a cultural experience that is vastly different from the busy ports that see thousands of cruise ship travelers each day.

4. Cultural Enrichment Opportunities

On Viking Ocean Cruises, you won’t find flashy shows and water slides. Instead, you get to participate in unique experiences and enjoy rich cultural opportunities. Optional behind-the-scenes insights and privileged access immerses you in the culture of the destinations. Viking’s Culture Curriculum offers enrichment opportunities that bring the flavors, sights, and sounds of the countries you visit on board to help you gain a deep cultural understanding of your destinations.

5. Fabulous Destinations

Viking ocean cruises itineraries sail to every destination you’ve been dreaming of visiting! Whether you are interested in exploring ancient civilizations, viewing the Northern Lights, or immersing yourself in the cultural centers of Europe, Viking Ocean Cruises has an itinerary that is perfect for you. Current itineraries explore:

  • Baltic and Northern Europe
  • The Americas and Caribbean
  • Mediterranean & Adriatic
  • Quiet Season Mediterranean
  • Asia & Australia
  • World & Grand Voyages

6. Exceptional On-board Spa

Viking Ocean Cruises offers some of the best fitness facilities on the water. Rejuvenate your mind and body with the healthful experience offered at their unique on-board spa that includes a sauna, relaxing Wintergarden lounge, and an incredible snow grotto that has actual snowflakes!

7. Incredible Value

Once you add up the value of everything that is included in the fare, Viking Ocean Cruises cost far less than you’d expect. Prices start at just $1999 for a Verandah and $3399 for a suite on a 7 days Mediterranean West cruise on Viking Star. You could enjoy a 10 Days Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard Viking Sea, at just $5449 for a suite or $4149 for a balcony. With everything that Viking Ocean Cruises includes in their standard fare, from all verandah accommodations, to free shore excursions in every port, complimentary beer, wine, Wi-Fi, and more, it is easy to see why we love Viking Ocean Cruises!

To book your reservation on Viking Ocean Cruises today, call at 1-888-804-CRUISE(2784)! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use. Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!

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