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 a round-Australia tour to showcase the ships that are making waves everywhere.
Viking Sun, the newest addition to Viking’s industry-leading ocean fleet, is on its 141-day world cruise from Miami to London. It will be the first time in the company’s 20-year history that a Viking Ship will reach Australia.
Viking will begin home-porting from Sydney in December 2018, with new-build Viking Orion spending three months of the year cruising between Sydney and Auckland.
“Previously guests had to fly to Europe to experience Viking,” says Michelle Black, Viking Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. “We’re thrilled that Australians will be able to experience the Viking difference right from their doorstep, exploring the natural wonders and dynamic cities in our own backyard.”
With the arrival of Viking Jupiter in 2019, the company will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line in the world.
Viking’s unique cruising concept includes a no children policy, destination-focused itineraries, free Wi-Fi and a free shore excursion in every port.
Their state-of-the-art, all-verandah ocean ships are engineered at a scale that allows central docking in most ports. With a focus on cultural immersion, Viking has moved away from onboard casinos in favour of a choice of 10 dining venues at no extra cost.
Guests can relax in the stunning, glass-backed infinity pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern and enjoy the popular Spa including Snow Grotto, based on the holistic wellbeing philosophy of Nordic culture.
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