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Passports, Visa & Travel Documents

Viking will send you a number of notifications via email as your departure date nears, including your booking confirmation, payment receipts and, if you purchased your air travel from Viking, logistical information about your air travel and transfers. Be sure your email account is set up to receive communications from Viking so that these messages can find their way to you.

Distribution of Travel Documents

Tickets and other travel documents will be issued approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. Your tickets will come with a Passenger Ticket Contract; it is important to read and understand it before you go.

2018 Passenger Ticket Contract (AU & NZ)


Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Your passport’s expiration date must be at least six months after your return from your trip; if it is not, you should renew your passport.


Please note: Viking Cruises accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas or providing guidance on immigration requirements, please seek advice from official visa agents or the Embassy for the relevant country of travel.

If you are traveling with us to Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa or Vietnam, you may require a visa.
Guests travelling to the USA require an ESTA:
Guests travelling to Canada the eTA is only required for arrival by aircraft:
Entry by land or cruise ship do not require the eTA even if the cruise finishes in Canada.

As a service to our guests, we have provided the below links to obtain your visa through our visa partners, please visit their website or call them directly. Please complete and return the forms to the visa company in a timely manner so that you will have your documentation in time to travel. Some countries are exempt from visas as covered by Viking Cruises ship blanket visas.

Residents of Australia:
Residents of New Zealand