Viking will expand its fleet with 23 new ships by 2030 in a major drive to cement its position as the world’s leading cruise line.

The line will add 13 new river ships by 2026 and 10 new ocean ships by 2030. This will take its total fleet to 115 – up from 92 – and challenge Carnival Cruise Lines which currently has over 100 vessels in ten different cruise line brands.

But Carnival doesn’t offer the same diversity over Ocean, river and expedition.

Viking will have an increased fleet of European longships and across Egypt, Mekong and Mississippi rivers, two new purpose-built expedition ships and 10 ocean going ships – all identical ships built in Viking’s minimalist and Scandi-chic style.

The line most recently launched a Mediterranean to Mumbai sailing.

The Aquavit Terrace buffet as a primary dining feature in Viking ships.
Viking Longship Aquavit Terrace buffet

The expansion will mean an increase in the choice of a diverse range of itineraries for guests, said Michelle Black, Viking ANZ Managing Director.

“With the same layout and small ship design features to their sister ships, we have the capacity to take more guests to the places the bigger ships cannot.

“The identical ships offer familiarity to our guests with all-veranda staterooms, understated elegance and Scandinavian design in line with their sister ships, which will deliver the quality and consistency in experience that’s expected from our guests.”

Viking ships  line up in the North Sea Canal, Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Viking Longship Mani, Expeditions ship Viking Polaris and Viking ocean ship Venus on the North Sea Canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

They will be the only cruise line globally offering river, ocean and expedition voyages that traverse seven continents.

Viking currently offers 174 itineraries ranging from eight to 180 days with 103 ocean voyages, 41 river and 30 expedition journeys across Europe, Oceania, Southeast Asia, North and South America, the Arctic and Antarctica.

New itinerary highlights include Grand South Pacific & Australia, Jewels of Australia & AsiaAsia to Europe Grand PassageIndia and Europe Grand Passage and Australia, Asia & the Mediterranean.

Itineraries on the new Viking ships:

Grand South Pacific & Australia – Los Angeles to Sydney – 40-days

  • Cosmopolitan Los Angeles heads straight for Hawaii, before traversing the blue waters of the South Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia. Delve into indigenous cultures and discover these beautiful islands. Tour the eastern side of New Zealand before cruising the Tasman Sea and Australian coastline into Sydney.

Priced from $22,245 for a Deluxe Veranda Stateroom with up to $2,500 flight credit per couple**. Departing 6 January 2024.

Jewels of Australia & Asia – Sydney to Singapore – 28-days

  • Witness an ever-changing landscape of modern cities and natural wonders. Begin in Sydney, before traversing charming seaside towns and pristine islands. Immerse in nature in Komodo National Park, explore Indonesia’s temples and Bali’s iconic and hidden treasures. Travel Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets and relax on Thailand’s white sandy beaches before reaching cosmopolitan Singapore.

Priced from $17,045 for a Deluxe Veranda Stateroom with up to $2,500 flight credit per couple**. Departing 15 February 2024.

Bangkok's Wat Pho golden spires await guests of Viking cruise line.
Bangkok’s Wat Pho golden spires

Asia to Europe Grand Passage– Singapore to London – 55-days

  • A maritime odyssey and tapestry of cultures and landscapes. Discover Sri Lanka’s colonial history and Goa’s Portuguese heritage. Experience the Levant’s ancient ports, Istanbul’s Byzantine treasures, the “birthplace of democracy” in Athens, and Rome, the “Eternal City.” Admire Barcelona’s iconic architecture, Paris’s romantic ambience and London’s royal past.

Priced from $35,245 for a Deluxe Veranda Stateroom with up to $2,500 flight credit per couple**. Departing 13 March 2024.

The Sri Lanka Pinnawala elephants are a sight to behold.
Sri Lanka Pinnawala elephants

India and Europe Grand Passage – Mumbai to Barcelona – 35-days

  • Traverse age-old trade routes of the Mediterranean and Arabian Seas. Sail along France’s southern coast, explore Italy’s Renaissance treasures and discover Athens, the “birthplace of democracy.” Explore ancient civilisations and indulge in the rich hospitality and desert landscapes of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Oman, before enjoying lively culture in Mumbai.

Priced from $24,295 for a Veranda Stateroom with savings up to $1,600 plus flight credit up to $2,500 per couple**. Departing 16 December 2024.

Australia, Asia & the Mediterranean – Sydney to Barcelona – 85-days

  • Embark on a journey to 48 ports across Europe, Asia and Australia. Immerse in France’s scenic southern coast, Catalonian and Tuscan art, the ancient history of Greece, Israel and Egypt, and the cultural diversity of Singapore and Java. Discover Komodo National Park, charismatic Darwin and cosmopolitan Brisbane. Overnights in Bangkok, Mumbai and Venice.

Limited availability remaining. Priced from $64,795 for a Veranda Stateroom with flight credit up to $2,500 per couple**. Departing 20 February 2025.

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