Cruising Guide

Viking Ocean Cruises

Maritime Travel Perk: $350 USD per stateroom to spend onboard + bottle of wine!

Viking Ocean Cruises, the coastal cruising company that’s a sister to Viking River Cruises, debuted in 2015 with the launch of its first ship, Viking Star. Its second new build, the nearly identical Viking Sea, debuted in April 2016. Blending facilities found on ocean ships and also adding touches that are distinctly river-oriented, Viking Ocean Cruises will have a fleet of six by the end of 2020.

“I’ve had clients cruise with Viking’s new coastal line and they just rave about the experience. Viking Ocean Cruises is a unique addition to the cruise market, combining elements of both river and ocean-going vessels. Each ship carries only 930 passengers, itineraries are very destination-focused, and there are many inclusions such as wine and beer with lunch and dinner. There are few sea days – ships often stay longer in port than the norm – and there’s lots of onboard enrichment, not to mention fabulous food.”

– Tammy MacKay, Manager, Maritime Travel, Kentville, NS


Inside Tip

All cabins have balconies, and with a standard size of 270 square feet (including balcony), they’re larger than the industry average.