Viking was founded in 1997 by Torstein Hagen, with a vision that travel could be more destination focused and culturally immersive.

And for 27 years, Viking has been taking well-travelled curious guests to some of the world's most fascinating destinations. On our journey, we have accumulated more than 450 awards including rated #1 for Rivers, #1 for Oceans and #1 for Expeditions by Condé Nast Traveler in the 2023 Readers' Choice Awards. Viking was rated #1 Ocean Line and #1 River Line in Travel + Leisure's 2022 “World's Best” Awards. No other travel company has simultaneously received the same honours from both publications.

As the Thinking Person's Cruise Line, Viking provide opportunities every day for guests to engage in a destination through its history, art, food, culture, countryside and customs. Our destination-focused itineraries include a shore excursion in every port and an onboard and onshore enrichment program that provides deep immersion in the destination through music and art performances, cooking demonstrations, informative port talks and carefully selected guest lecturers.

Viking ocean voyages explores Scandinavia and Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, Australia and the Americas. With under 1,000 guests and all veranda staterooms, our small ships allow docking in smaller ports, taking our guests closer to their destination. With no kids, no casinos, and everything you need included, we focus on delivering meaningful experiences.

Now exploring all seven continents, from the world's great rivers to its vast oceans and far reaches of the planet, Viking has grown to a fleet of more than 90 state-of-the-art river, ocean and expedition ships taking guests on all over the world in serene Scandinavian comfort.


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Surry HIlls NSW 2010

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