Viking Ocean Cruises

With the launch of its 930-passenger Viking Star in 2015, Viking expanded its successful river cruise brand to deep-water cruising. It has since added the nearly identical ships Viking Sea, Sky, Sun, Orion and Jupiter, with the Viking Venus scheduled to arrive in 2021 and additional ships in the design/build pipeline. Brand hallmarks include modern Scandinavian design, free WiFi, beer and wine included with lunch and dinner, at least one shore excursion in every port and an emphasis on destinations. Viking is expected to detail plans for two expedition-style ships in 2021.

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