Exploring your destination’s fascinating culture doesn’t end when you leave each port of call as Viking Ocean offers amazing entertainment onboard.

After nearly 25 years of crafting itineraries for The Thinking Person that span the far reaches of the globe, Viking Ocean has developed a deep understanding of the unique, inquisitive nature of its guests. The result is one of the most in-depth, highly curated onboard educational offerings at sea.

Onboard cultural enrichment

Meanwhile, Viking offers countless activities onboard designed to educate and inspire. These include world-class lectures from authors and archaeologists, artists and trustees of historical societies. They shed light on destination’s art, music, architecture, and more. In addition, tastings of vintage wines and a vast selection of fascinating books expertly curated by London’s prestigious bookshop Haywood Hill also await cruisers onboard.  

Moreover, on every voyage, you’ll be accompanied by a Viking Resident Historian, who provides guests with high-level, invaluable insight into the rich history of upcoming ports. Furthermore, the line’s onboard cooking school lets you experience firsthand how world-class culinary staff bring distinct, local flavors from market to table. The line also reveals recipes of tasty regional treats and drinks.

Onboard art collection

Viking Ocean’s ship interiors are designed to inform. Each of the identical sister ships is adorned with its own unique, specially commissioned art collection. This collection include art pieces from contemporary artists. Additionally, the ships also feature replicas of unique pieces, from oil paintings and photographs to sculptures and tapestries. Moreover, Viking is the proud custodian of the largest private collection of artworks by Norway’s much-loved expressionist painter Edvard Munch. Thanks to the line’s exclusive partnership with Oslo’s Munch Museum. Viking also have the digital rights to the entire Munch Catalogue. This allows guests to enjoy his work with daily digital presentations in the Atrium through our Munch Moments series.

Guests can even download the free Viking Art Guide app for a fascinating self-guided audio tour. It provides insightful commentary from artists, designers, curators and other industry experts.

Concerts and performances

A pianist, guitarist, violinist and cellist reside on Viking ocean ships, performing classical compositions throughout your voyage. In addition, Viking vocalists put on special themed performances such as The Beatles Songbook. Plus, you’ll enjoy destination performances such as an intoxicating Catalan rumba or an intimate Viennese opera.

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