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Explore North & Central America

Whether you're dreaming of exploring the Caribbean, Alaska, Canada and America's east coast, the Great Lakes or the Mississippi, take to the water with a Viking ocean, river or expedition cruise to discover the best of North and Central America.

From north to south, east and west, this is a region of immense diversity, vast landscapes, rich flora and fauna and incredibly unique cultures. Forget the umbrella drinks, kiddie pools and casinos. Instead, celebrate the diverse cultural heritage—British, Mayan, Tlingit, Spanish, African—of the Americas and the Caribbean with a Viking cruise, whether you choose an ocean, river or expedition voyage.

DISCOVER THE AMERICAS BY OCEAN, RIVER OR EXPEDITION CRUISE

North & Central America MapChoose a Caribbean ocean cruise from Miami or San Juan and sway to the rhythm of a steel drum band under palm trees on a white sand beach. Think vibrant island cultures like St Lucia, Barbados, Aruba and Puerto Rico. Or discover Central American locales like Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Belize, best reached via one comprehensive Southern Caribbean cruise itinerary. Don't miss the Panama Canal - an incredible feat of engineering that can only truly be appreciated from the perspective of a Panama Canal cruise, where you can almost touch the sides of this man-made marvel.

If it's Alaska and Canada you seek, the ultimate way to explore the wilderness and wildlife of this snow-capped landscape is on a Viking ocean cruise, sailing between Vancouver and Seward via the Inside Passage. Enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of your private veranda as you explore mountain-ringed seaside towns, pristine wilderness and misty fjords; and keep an eye out for bears, whales, eagles and otters.

From Montreal to Cape Cod, New York to Florida, for an indepth exploration of the diversity of the east coast of America and Canada, choose a Viking New England or Eastern Seaboard ocean cruise, that hugs the shoreline and showcases the vibrant colours of autumn, when this region truly comes alive.

Explore the Great Lakes of North America - the largest freshwater ecosystem on earth - and immerse yourself in outstanding natural beauty and historic cities while sailing on Viking's brand-new expedition ship, Viking Octantis. This little known, unspoiled wonderland is steeped in First Nations traditions, verdant old forests and wildlife such as moose, bears and beavers.

Or follow in the footsteps of Mark Twain and discover the mighty Mississippi, from New Orleans to St Paul. Tap your toes to the rhythm of blues, jazz and folk music while sampling the delights of true southern hospitality. Enjoy it all from the comfort of Viking's brand-new river ship, Viking Mississippi. When she sets sail in 2022, she will set a new standard for American river cruising as the newest, largest and most modern ship on the Mississippi.

CRUISE NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA WITH VIKING

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