Viking Orion


Passengers evacuated after fire breaks out on Viking Orion

Passengers were evacuated from the Viking Orion when a fire broke out onboard as it was moored in Sydney Harbour’s White Bay. A Viking spokesperson said, “We can confirm that a small fire occurred in […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Feb 3 2023

Lines promise compensation after three ships fall foul of New Zealand’s tough bio security regulations

Viking Orion arrived in Sydney today after being forced to change itineraries after New Zealand authorities claim to have found “biofouling” on its hull. The vessel is not alone.  Regent Seven Seas Explorer and Coral […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jan 4 2023

Viking Orion sailings in Australia cancelled in early 2022

Viking has cancelled sailings onboard Viking Orion in Australia next year because of continuing uncertainties around cruising in local waters in early 2022. Viking Orion’s other itineraries including Asia and Alaska, Far East and Alaska, […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Aug 20 2021

River cruisers spoilt for choice with new Nile and Mississippi Viking sailings

Viking, owners of the world’s largest river cruise fleet, has launched a bold bid to re-stimulate the Australian market with a bumper brochure featuring two year’s of sailings for the first time. Australians are among […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Feb 12 2021

Viking Orion creates a buzz as it arrives in Australia

Australia’s newest homeported ship, the Viking Orion, is making her way towards Sydney this week – and causing quite a stir among premium competitors. The brand new small ship – she carries 930 passengers – […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Dec 7 2018

Australians leap aboard Viking Ocean to become its second biggest market

Viking’s newest ocean ship, Viking Orion, is on her way to Australia – and local cruisers couldn’t be more delighted. According to the ship’s General Manager Marcel Gademan, Australians are already Orion’s second biggest market […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Oct 5 2018

Only a few cabins left as Australia falls in love with the Vikings

Michelle Black, managing director, Viking Cruises, on board Viking Orion, the ship bound for Sydney. The brand new Viking Orion is cruising in the Med this week, currently treating guests to its own brand of […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Jul 6 2018

Astronaut christens Viking Orion in glamorous Italian ceremony

Viking’s newest ship Viking Orion which will head to Australian waters later this year has been christened in a glamorous ceremony in Livorno, Italy. Orion which will cruise to Southeast Asia and China in August […]

WORDS BY Teresa Ooi . Jun 15 2018

Viking Ocean Cruises adds another six ships to its fleet

The line that conquered Europe’s rivers by sheer weight of numbers, launching so many ship it made the Guinness Book of Records, has now announced a record six new ocean ships. Viking Cruises ordered the […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Mar 8 2018

Viking Orion’s first Aussie season a near sell out – but she’ll be back for a longer stay

The fastest growing small ship fleet on the oceans arrived in Australia this week – and conquered hearts everywhere. Viking is already king of the rivers – 64 longships plying waterways in Europe, Asia and […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Feb 10 2018

Viking Sun arrives in Australia to preview Orion’s three month stay

The Vikings aren’t just coming – they’ve arrived. The fastest growing fleet on the oceans – built by the line which has the largest number of river ships – will dock in Sydney tomorrow on […]

WORDS BY Peter Lynch . Feb 9 2018