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The Thinking Person’s Cruise


We all travel to explore, to learn, to understand. At Viking, we believe travel should be more than just a trip―it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That is why our cruise itineraries are designed to help you explore the most intimate nuances of your destination; its food, culture, countryside and customs.

Before You Go

Looking for inspiration and insight before you depart on your Viking voyage? Consult our online filmography, a comprehensive list of movies sure to complement your travel experience. Reading recommendations, cultural profiles and videos help you delve more deeply into your destinations—all produced to provide insight into different world cultures and inspire you to delve deeper once traveling.

On Board

Every detail on board a Viking ship is designed to enrich and enhance your travel experience, helping you fully immerse yourself in the rich cultures you are visiting. From our thoughtfully curated shipwide library and the insights of our guest lecturers and Viking Resident Historians to cooking classes with our chef and wine tastings with our sommelier, Viking helps you connect to your destination in every possible way.

On Shore

The Viking Way® of exploration takes you deeper, offering behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities. While we include the expected and iconic, such as visits to renowned museums and notable landmarks, we also go beyond, offering Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access® experiences in places otherwise difficult to visit.