Viking Ocean Cruises Announces New Ports of Call for Its Newest Ship, Viking Sea

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Viking Ocean Wintergarden
Viking Ocean Wintergarden

Viking Ocean Cruises announced (in June) that its newest ship, the Viking Sea, will access five new Norwegian ports of call.  Christened in May, the Viking Sea was recently awarded the highest-available editor rating of five stars by Cruise Critic, marking the second consecutive five-star rating for the company’s expanding ocean fleet. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” Viking’s ocean fleet of 930-passenger sister ships are well-suited for Scandinavian and Baltic itineraries – their size allows for privileged access to smaller ports, getting guests closer to their destinations.

Scandinavian design and heritage are central to the Viking brand and are in the details and understated elegance onboard the new ocean ships. Clean lines, woven textiles and light wood evoke the Viking spirit of discovery and connection to the natural world. Features include:

  • Explorers’ Lounge – In the two-deck Explorers’ Lounge at the bow of the ship, the décor was inspired by ancient Viking trade routes and navigation methods – imagery of star constellations and astronomical maps are complemented by antique globes, astrolabes and sofas with cozy pelts.
  • LivNordic Spa – In keeping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, The Spa onboard is designed with the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia in mind – from the centuries-old tradition of the sauna to a Snow Grotto where snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling through chilled air.
  • Wintergarden– Guests looking for serenity will find it in the Wintergarden. In this elegant space under a canopy of Scandinavian-inspired trellised wood, guests can indulge in afternoon tea service.
  • Dining Choices – Viking’s ocean ships offer multiple restaurant locations and food choices—including The Chef’s Table, which offers a multi-course tasting menu with wine pairings and a new Scandinavian Bistro menu in its rotation, and Mamsen’s, which serves Norwegian deli-style.
  • Scandinavian Art – Guests onboard Viking’s ocean ships enjoy an original art collection that showcases a diverse group of Scandinavian artists, many of whom are Norwegian, and a variety of mediums and approaches.
  • Viking Exhibition –Viking’s ocean ships feature a Viking Heritage Exhibit that contains artifacts and information about the lives and exploration of early Vikings.
  • Onboard Boutique – Redesigned for the launch of Viking Sea, the onboard boutique features a curated selection of Scandinavian products.

The 15-day “Into the Midnight Sun” itinerary provides an in-depth exploration, from the northernmost reaches of Norway to the remote outposts of Scotland’s Shetland and Orkney Islands. The itinerary also visits Edinburgh, London and the Hanseatic League city of Bergen.

If you would like to know more about Viking River Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises or to book a Viking cruise, please contact one of our Cruises-N-More cruise specialists at 800-733-2048 (toll-free USA/Canada), 0-808-189-1292 (toll-free U.K.), 800-076-002 (toll-free Australia) or +1-407-771-4454 direct-dial.

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