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  • Sydney Morning Herald: Barcelona food cruise with Viking Cruises

    August 7, 2016 - Look, I know the ship's captain is steering us westwards, my housekeeper doing a sterling job, and the engineers keeping the engines ticking down below. But really, I can't help thinking that the chefs are the most important staff on Viking Sea. They're the people keeping everybody satisfied, and I wonder at the enormity of their task on this ship of 930 passengers.

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  • Financial Review: Why Viking Cruises' second ocean liner is a game changer

    August 4, 2016 - I’m on board the new build Viking Sea for one of her first cruises, Barcelona to London, with stops in Spain and Portugal, before heading up to Normandy in France, then crossing over to London for Viking Sea’s christening on the Thames, where this ship became the largest vessel to be christened on that historic river.

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  • Sydney Morning Herald: Viking Ocean Cruises' award-winning performance

    July 31, 2016 - Only last year, Viking Ocean Cruises became the first new cruise line in a decade to launch a purpose-built ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star. Its identical sister Viking Sea was christened in May this year and four more ships will set sail in 2017, 2018 and 2020. Now the company is winning some of the world's most prestigious awards – most recently it was named the No. 1 Ocean Cruise Line by Travel + Leisure magazine readers in the 2016 World's Best Awards.

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  • Herald Sun: Viking Cruises’ new luxury liner, Viking Seas, for adults only

    July 29, 2016 - Once again the Vikings are taking to the seas, and while their latest luxury liner is a far cry from traditional open-air longboats, don’t be surprised if you find yourself stuck in the snow.

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  • Sydney Morning Herald: Cruising the western edges of Europe with Viking Ocean Cruises

    July 22, 2016 - I've just spent 48 hours tramping through Barcelona: hard to resist a dawn-to-dusk round of sightseeing in this quirky and utterly beautiful city. My ship Viking Sea has lingered in port for two nights, as if reluctant to depart. Now I'm happy with a day at sea to let my sore feet unknot. I sit in Viking Sea's gorgeous Wintergarden in the sun, forking up scones with clotted cream and dithering over the two-page tea menu.

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  • Sydney Morning Herald: Cruise to Malaga, Spain: Old-time charm with a modern twist

    July 22, 2016 - There are few better moments in cruising than when you swipe your ship card through security and disembark into a new port of call. It's early morning, and I've hurried through breakfast aboard Viking Sea, ready for a day's exploration. A coach transfer makes the first part easy, hauling us upwards above Malaga to Gibralfaro fortress, the city's crumbling crown of Moorish walls. Viking Sea lies below in the harbour, a toy ship in a blue Mediterranean bathtub.

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  • Traveller: Scandinavia Spas: How to hit the spa like a Viking

    July 13, 2016 - Fiona Carruthers sailed on one of the ship's first voyages, Barcelona to London, for her grand christening on the Thames – the largest ship ever to be christened there. She highly enjoyed the onboard Spa facilities including the Snow Grotto.

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  • Southern Cross: Cadiz cruise: This year's travel find

    July 10, 2016 - Cadiz may be such a place which he discovered at a three-hour included shore excursion in the morning with a Viking guide to orient and educate him, followed by the whole afternoon to explore at leisure.

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  • NZ Herald: Cruising: See food at sea - eat it

    June 23, 2016 - The see-food-and-eat-it diet is alive and well at sea, discovers Patricia Greig which joint Viking Sea's maiden voyage from Barcelona to London for the ship's christening.

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  • Herald Sun: World’s newest cruise ship Viking Sea, second ocean liner in Viking fleet, christened in Greenwich, London

    May 24, 2016 - "I name you Viking Sea. May God bless you and all who sail on you!" declared Godmother Karine Hagen.

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  • Traveller: The happiest cruise on the sea

    May 20, 2016 - Viking Sea is the second of Viking Cruises ocean vessels; the first, Viking Star, set sail in early 2015. Nearly identical to its predecessor, Viking Sea is a mid-sized ship carrying 930 passengers and recalls Viking's Longship river ships in its decor and friendly informality.

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  • Australian Financial Review: Viking Cruises' first ocean liner makes stately entrance

    August 6, 2015 - Two cruising novices discover that bigger is not better when it comes to ocean liners, writes Michael Visontay.

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