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Viking Expeditions draw early acclaim with guests thrilled at the new ships
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Viking Expeditions draw early acclaim with guests thrilled at the new ships

Having recently broken into expedition cruising, Viking continues to celebrate milestones as Viking Octanis continues to make its way through its debut Antarctic season.  The ship’s journey through the Antarctic Circle marked the southernmost point […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Mar 1 2022
Viking floats out its newest ship
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Viking floats out its newest ship

Viking has just floated out their newest ship, Viking Neptune, which can carry up to 930 guests.  The float-out ceremony was held at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard and is important because it means that the ship […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jan 19 2022
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Best Deals on River Cruises for 2022

As the world copes with the effects of the pandemic, the river cruise industry is hoping to start sailing early in the New Year. Select river cruise companies resumed operations earlier this year, but with […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Dec 13 2021
Why now is the best time to nab a cruise bargain - lines slash thousands of dollars off fares
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Why now is the best time to nab a cruise bargain – lines slash thousands of dollars off fares

Cruise operators are offering huge savings to lure customers to use their Future Cruise Credits as research shows that Australians want to travel – but are confused about what is required. The result is that […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 19 2021
Meet the Aussie couple defying the odds and hopping a world cruise next month
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Meet the Aussie couple defying the odds and hopping a world cruise next month

It’s been nearly two years since a cruise ship has docked in NSW and 76 year-old Ken Hodson and his wife Joy don’t want to wait any longer. They are heading from their home in […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Nov 11 2021
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New York to Antarctica? Aussies snap up new Viking Expedition route

Viking’a new expedition ship will sail one of the most fascinating and dramatic culture changes – from New York to Antarctica. Sailing on the new Viking Octantis, the cruise sails two oceans and visits 10 […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Nov 4 2021
Viking on the rise with a new ocean ship and three new itineraries
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Viking on the rise with a new ocean ship and three new itineraries

Viking’s growth of its ocean fleet is continuing with Viking Saturn set to join up come early 2023. The company, which is hugely popular among Australians, plans to have 16 sister ships by 2027, all […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Oct 14 2021
Scenic Azure lights the way as Europe's waterways get back to business
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Scenic Azure lights the way as Europe’s waterways get back to business

Europe’s waterways were this week buzzing with activity as lines like Scenic, Viking and Avalon restarted their engines.  Scenic has resumed its river cruising in style on the Duoro River in Portugal. Scenic is operating […]

WORDS BY Tallis Boerne Marcus . Aug 5 2021
Viking floats out its second expedition ship bound for the Arctic and Antarctica
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Viking floats out its second expedition ship bound for the Arctic and Antarctica

Viking, one of the world’s leading ocean and river cruise lines, is venturing into expedition waters with the launch of two new dedicated vessels that will sail to Antarctica, the Arctic and the Great Lakes. […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 29 2021
Pressure mounts on Australia as international cruising returns to the United Kingdom
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Pressure mounts on Australia as international cruising returns to the United Kingdom

In a massive win for the global cruise industry, international cruises will be able to restart from England from Monday August 2. The move immediately sparked fresh calls for the Australian government to come up […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 29 2021
A slice of Downton Abbey heads to Australia - the new Viking Mars bound for Down Under
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A slice of Downton Abbey heads to Australia – the new Viking Mars bound for Down Under

Viking has revealed details around its newest ocean ship. The 930-guest Viking Mars will debut early in 2022 and she will be heading to Australia. The ship will spend her maiden season sailing itineraries in […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . Jul 16 2021
The new Viking Venus heralds in a restart of cruising
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The new Viking Venus heralds in a restart of cruising

Viking has revealed the name of its newest ocean vessel – the Viking Venus launched this week in an intimate event on the English Channel. British journalist and broadcaster Anne Diamond is the ship’s godmother […]

WORDS BY Bernadette Chua . May 19 2021