Viking Cruises is already known for its unique small ship boutique-style cruising, top notch service and the convenience of all-inclusive pricing.
Add an exciting list of international destinations to every Viking Ocean cruise itinerary, and the cruise experience becomes a rewarding one few can match.
Yet another way Viking distinguishes itself from the cruise competition is by offering a wide selection of cultural enrichment programs, both on board and on shore.
Designed to provide guests with information and knowledge, Viking’s cultural enrichment activities deliver invaluable insight into every destination.
Here are the many ways Viking incorporates the local culture into the rewarding cruise experience.
Viking carefully selects their faculty of historians for a level of enrichment that brings a city or region to life. Delivering destination and journey specific information through lectures and small group discussions, Viking guests will learn about the history, culture and traditions of the various stops along the way.
World Class Lectures
Viking’s lecture programs showcase a destination’s art, history, music and geo-politics, as well as the natural environment. Lectures are hosted by experts and can include authors, archaeologists, former diplomats and news correspondents.
TED talks have become popular in the media world for their insightful approach to bold, new topics. TED talks are screened on board Viking’s ocean fleet and on stateroom televisions with fascinating presentations on a wide-range of topics.
Viking itineraries include at least one destination performance. These acts reflect the traditions and heritage of a destination through dance, music and theatre. Examples might include an opera performance in Italy, traditional Greek dancing or Portuguese fado.
Having an exclusive arrangement with Oslo’s Munch Museum, Viking showcases the works of Norway’s most famous artist, Edvard Munch, throughout the ship.
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The Met Under the Stars
No ordinary opera performance, this “Live in HD” production is screened under the simulated night sky of the theatre. The production offers a fascinating look behind the scenes at a Met Opera performance and includes backstage interviews and more.
For an preview of the next day’s port visit, onboard port talks provide multimedia presentations about the history and culture of the destination, as well as an overview of the must see landmarks.
Destination-specific short films provide a revealing look at a city or region and its way of life through quirky stories and personal anecdotes, inspiring visitors to engage with each place in new and interesting ways.
Art and Design Guide
Download this revealing app for behind-the-scenes stories on your ship’s public spaces and art work. Once on board, the app can be used for onboard tours of the Nordic art collection.
Resident Classical Musicians
From the well-known, to the lesser known works of classical music, Viking’s resident pianist, guitarist, violinist and flautist perform uplifting melodies throughout the ship.
The Kitchen Table
What better way to become immersed in the local culture, than through food? Viking’s onboard cooking schools highlight the unique dishes and flavours of a destination, while onshore tours include visits to local markets where the finest ingredients are purchased for the making of regional recipes.
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