Viking Cruises is set to make a huge impact in Australia when the all-new, all luxury Viking Sun arrives this summer.
The Downunder debut will be in February 2018 when the spectacular ship arrives in Melbourne as part of an exclusive, sold-out 141-day world cruise.
Spending two weeks in Australia waters, Viking’s ocean cruise ship, Viking Sun, will stop in seven ports along the east coast and top-end before continuing on to Asia, Russia, Alaska and Canada.
Beginning in Miami, this incredible itinerary includes port stops in Cuba and Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico as well as several South Pacific destinations, including Tahiti, Fiji and New Zealand.
To catch a glimpse of the beautiful cruise liner, the Australian stopovers are:
- 8 February – Melbourne (Day 55)
- 10 February – Sydney (Day 57)
- 11 February – Sydney (Day 58)
- 13 February – Brisbane (Day 60)
- 15 February – Whitsundays – Cid Harbor (Day 62)
- 16 February – Cairns (Day 63)
- 17 February – Scenic Cruising: Great Barrier Reef (Day 64)
- 18 February – Thursday Island (Day 65)
- 21 February – Darwin (Day 68)
Viking’s Australia and New Zealand plans
Viking Cruises is more than just testing the waters here with this voyage.
From December 2018, the cruise line will be dedicating another of its new ships to the Australian and New Zealand market for three full months.
Viking Spirit, the fifth ship to join the fleet in July 2018, will cruise between Sydney and Auckland.
The 15 day sailings will commence in Sydney, continue to Melbourne and Hobart, before crossing the Tasman for the New Zealand portion of the trip. Nine ports, including Wellington and Napier, will be featured.
Bali to Sydney
Recognising the importance Australia plays on the global tourism stage, Viking is offering another fascinating itinerary – this time from Bali to Sydney.
Eleven ports of call are included on this 17-day sailing, with stops ranging from the Komodo islands of Indonesia, Darwin, the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays, as well as Townsville, Brisbane and Newcastle.
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POPULAR VIKING OCEAN CRUISES
When Viking set out to re-invent the ocean cruise experience, its focus was on guest experience and immersive destination highlights.
Ships carry a maximum of 930 guests and like the company’s river cruise journeys, everything is included with no credit card required on board.
And because of their small-ship size, Viking vessels are able to dock in central locations at each port. Viking’s oceangoing ships are the only ones able to sail up the Thames in London for example.
Viking’s all-inclusive value
- One included shore excursion in every port of call
- Ship-wide Wi-Fi
- Access to spa facilities
- Beer, wine and soft drinks with onboard meals
- Other included beverages, such as specialty coffees, teas and bottled water
- Port taxes and fees
- 24-hour room service and alternate restaurant dining
- Self-service laundry
The features above are valued up to $203 per person, per day and all included when you sail with Viking Ocean Cruises.
What Viking is not
Forget Vegas style shows and umbrella drinks, Viking’s approach is one of sophistication and luxury.
Its approach to river and ocean cruising has always been to “reinvent” the experience.
So, on these vessels, it’s only adults, no casinos, no ship photographers or waterslides … just thoughtful and well-designed river and ocean cruise vessels.
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