Viking’s Explorer Sessions for agents and their clients are already looking like attracting a bumper audience, spread over 31 events from 28 February to 4 July.
Viking is introducing three new itineraries to China in 2024.
They range from 10 to 20 days and explore cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Each itinerary also includes a domestic sailing off China’s coast that highlights rarely-seen destinations and ports to which only Viking has access.
Viking has released its India and Europe Grand Passage itinerary, journeying between Mumbai and Barcelona and vice versa. Sailings of the new itinerary are limited, with two departures scheduled in December 2024 and January 2025.
Viking has released its 2023-2025 Expedition brochure featuring the expedition vessels Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris. The brochure highlights Viking’s latest expansion into the Arctic region and additional departure dates on popular voyages.
Viking has announced 99 new departure dates for its Egypt river voyage. With the current season almost sold out, the popular 12-day Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary now has increased availability in 2024 and 2025.
Viking has released its 2024-2025 ocean voyages season, including two new itineraries.
Viking’s new 32-day Grand Australia Circumnavigation takes in a combination of beauty and culture as it circumnavigates Australia from Sydney return, encountering iconic natural wonders and lesser-known cultural gems, as well as Indonesian highlights in Komodo and Bali.
Airlines and airports are likely to have sorted out many of their ‘pinch points’ by the time the Australasian cruise season ramps up later this year, says Matt Grimes, senior vice president fleet operations with Viking.
He says that from comments on social media it is evident that it is the air sector that is putting a lot of people off at the moment.
Viking has launched its 25th Anniversary Sale, featuring exclusive offers on all 2023 and 2024 river cruises and a selection of its most popular 2023 and 2024 ocean and expedition voyages. Offers are valid for new bookings until 31 October 2022.
Viking’s 23-day European Sojourn, from Bucharest to Amsterdam or vv is on sale and priced from A$9,995 per person twin share cruise-only on selected departures for new bookings made between 5 August and 31 October 2022.
The itinerary visits eight countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe while cruising the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Highlights include Budapest, Vienna and Bulgaria.
Viking’s 13-day Antarctic Explorer itinerary from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia to Buenos Aires is priced from A$19,995 per person, including savings of up to A$8,000 per couple.
The client visits the La Boca barrio and Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires then heads to the glaciers, snow-covered landscapes and icebergs and an area teeming with penguins, seals, whales and other wildlife.