When Viking Cruises launched its Viking Ocean Cruises fleet in 2015 its aim was to be destination focused and provide the same All Inclusive level at sea as it does with its river cruises. This means that Viking Star and its sister ships provide a choice of tours in each port as standard. Plus there’s complimentary wine and beer at lunch and dinner, and included in the price are transfers, most speciality restaurants, access to the Nordic Spa and excellent Wi-Fi connection.
Although the focus is on less time at sea and more time in each port – with late nights and overnight port stops at some of the most popular Viking Ocean Cruises destinations – there are plenty of facilities onboard. The choice of bars covers a champagne bar, Viking Piano Bar and calm Wintergarden for coffee in an exquisitely designed white, wood and glass area. Every stateroom comes with a private veranda or you can upsize to a range of forward- or rear-facing suites, deluxe or penthouse veranda staterooms.
For meals, choose from two restaurants or private dining rooms, a World Café and the relaxed Mamsen’s Norwegian café. You can also dine al fresco on the Aquavit terrace. After dinner you might enjoy the ship’s well-stocked library or visit the Star Theatre with bar and two cinema rooms, and then Torshavn nightclub for a few cocktails.
For a bit of relaxation, spend an afternoon in the oasis of calm that is The Nordic Spa, complete with thalassotherapy pool, steam room, hot tub and sauna. Here you can also experience Nordic hot and cold therapy with the first Snow Grotto at sea and a cold plunge pool to dive into after your sauna.
Sleep easy in a comfortable king-size bed with fine cotton linens for the sweetest dreams. Elegant décor and calm colours create the perfect sanctuary (because lazy days are often the best days). Wake up to breakfast in bed (24-hour room service is complimentary). Tune in to the latest technology, with free Wi-Fi and TV with movies on demand. Your generous ensuite has a shower that drenches you, heated floor and fluffy towels to warm you and indulgent lotions to pamper you. Bathroom bliss.
Whichever stateroom you choose, you can look forward to a private sanctuary of understated elegance, one that features all the comforts of home and your own spacious veranda.
Unique and exclusive, the lavish Owner’s Suite is, quite simply, the best accommodation onboard. An incredible 1,448 sq. ft. it offers one-of-a-kind features personally selected by Torstein Hagen, including his favourite wines and recommended reads. As a guest in the Owner’s Suite you will want for nothing.
From 757 to 1,163 sq. ft., Explorer Suites are perfect if you want to push the boat out. Viking's most spacious and luxurious accommodation, these suites feature a large wraparound veranda to take in the incredible views. You can look forward to all the inclusions of the previously mentioned staterooms as well as priority main dining room reservations 90 days before departure, and three guaranteed reservations in each speciality restaurant. There are just 14 Explorer Suites, and it is advised that you book yours early.
Looking for even more space and more treats? At 405 sq. ft. these lovely suites boast all the inclusions of the previously mentioned staterooms. You can also look forward to a welcome bottle of Champagne, and complimentary dry cleaning and laundry service. And you can settle in to your room earlier at 11am, and enjoy priority reservations in the main dining room 80 days prior to departure, as well as three guaranteed reservations in each speciality restaurant. There are only 32 suites in this category, so be sure to reserve yours soon.
If you like a little more space, our Penthouse Veranda is even larger at 338 sq. ft. and features a generous sitting area. You’ll enjoy even more extras, including a mini bar with alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, water and snacks that is restocked daily, and complimentary shoe shine and pressing service. Your room will be available from 1pm, and you’ll enjoy priority reservations in the main dining room 70 days before departure, as well as two guaranteed reservations in each speciality restaurant, also 70 days before departure.
Treat yourself to the little extras that make a big difference. Our Deluxe Veranda Stateroom is the same size as the Veranda Stateroom and offers the same features, as well as a mini-bar of soft drinks, water and snacks that is replenished daily. In-suite binoculars, a coffee maker and luxurious cashmere blanket all add to the pleasure. You can also look forward to priority room availability from 2pm, and preferred choice for dining, with priority reservations in the main dining room 60 days prior to departure, as well as one guaranteed reservation in each speciality restaurant.
Relax in our welcoming and comfortable Veranda Stateroom. At 270 sq. ft. including a 46 sq. ft. veranda, it is wonderfully spacious and inviting. This stateroom features a king-size bed with luxury linens, and a beautifully appointed ensuite with heated floor and indulgent toiletries. Your host of complimentary extras includes soft robes and slippers, flat- screen TV with movies on demand, 24-hour room service, and Wi-Fi. You can check in from 3pm.
The ship offers multiple restaurant venues and unique dining experiences, from casual cafés and pool grills to wine-pairing menus and regional specialties.
Indulge your senses in the ship's most refined venue, The Restaurant.
Savour the rustic Tuscan cuisine of Manfredi's Italian Restaurant.
Sample a delicious array of global and destination-based cuisine at the World Café, featuring live cooking stations and al fresco dining on the AquaVit Terrace.
There is no such thing as a typical evening onboard, nor shortage of entertainment. Whether it’s a cabaret, opera, classical or popular music concert, the theatre is home to an inspiring choice of productions. Film fans can feast on classic movies and the latest blockbusters in one of the cinemas. Or take in the breeze as you take in a film at the open-air cinema.
Enjoy the sophisticated sounds of accomplished musicians as you dine in the Restaurant. Head to the nightclub for some live jazz with an after-dinner drink. Relax in the warm and intimate atmosphere of the Piano Bar. Or dance the night away to your favourite songs. Exploring the world has never been so much fun.
When you yearn for serenity, there is no better place on ship than a visit to the Wintergarden. This charming, airy space around the main pool is perfect for relaxing in clean, uncluttered Scandinavian-designed environment. Even here, the focus is on enrichment, as this is the place to witness a tea ceremony, or indulge in an afternoon tea service, complete with hand-selected teas, finger sandwiches and pastries.
Enjoy a cocktail in the Viking Bar, which is located on the ground floor of the atrium.
Meet friends or relax in comfort with a good book from the Library. The Viking Living Room boasts intimate conversation areas with spaces for planned activities, live entertainment and music.
The main theatre features live performances that bring you closer to the culture of our destinations. They also pull back the curtains of the destinations with cinema in the two adjacent movie theatres, which show first-run films as well as destination-driven classics.
Your Viking cruise is a journey to new discoveries—and your ship is designed to enhance those discoveries—not only in port, but also onboard. The notion of civilized camaraderie in elegant surroundings is what inspired us to create the Explorers’ Lounge, where fellow travelers can share their latest adventures. It’s the perfect setting to celebrate firsts, whether glimpsing your first fjord or savoring aquavit.
Your journey is about feeling good all over. Onboard you’ll find plenty of ways to reconnect with yourself. Mind, body and soul.
Blending the rejuvenating experience of Nordic therapies with the restorative power of the sea, The Spa offers a treatment menu that’s guaranteed to unfurrow your brow and put a spring in your step. A hydrotherapy pool, steam room, snow grotto and hair and beauty salon help you feel your best from top to toe.
Make a splash in the Infinity Pool. Do laps or just lap up the sun in the main pool. With its retractable roof it’s the perfect pool should the weather be less than perfect.
Tai Chi in Tallinn? Pilates in Provence? Staying fit isn’t about breaking records, it’s about whatever makes you happy, and our inspiring choice of classes, state of-the-art gym and outside studio will help restore your vitality.
Viking reinvented the spa experience; drawing upon the holistic wellness philosophy of Nordic culture. To stimulate your circulatory system visit the snow grotto where snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling through chilled air, then invigorate yourself in the sauna, following a centuries-old Nordic tradition.
The main pool is complete with a retractable roof, so you can always enjoy the perfect swim even if the weather should be less than perfect. And on star-filled nights, gather friends for an outdoor movie as you sail under a canopy of stars.
Swim surrounded by your destination in the glass-backed infinity pool cantilevered off the stern.
Viking believe the best way to understand a country is through enrichment. Each cruise is thoughtfully curated with hand-picked itineraries so you can immerse yourself in history, music, art, cuisine—everything you need to know about your destination. And before you step foot on shore, you will glean insights from history experts and academic luminaries in our theater, chosen by the Viking Enrichment Board.
Travel should be so much more than just a trip, and Viking believe the best way to understand a country is through enrichment. On their cruises, you truly explore your destination—through its food, culture, countryside and customs. Perhaps you accompany the ship’s chef on a trip to a local market; go behind the scenes at a famous theatre company; or even view private collections and hidden vaults at world-class museums.
They have a history of providing their guests a way to get below the surface, not just “check off” each port. That’s why their ocean cruises are centered around where you go, not just how you get there—with hand-picked itineraries so you can immerse yourself in history, music, art, cuisine—everything about your destination. In addition, they include excursions led by knowledgeable local guides in every port of call. You learn about the lands through which you travel via enrichment lectures that bring history to life; through cultural adventures; in-depth pre-trip materials; and on-demand programming—all designed to help you experience the most from your travels.
During the day, enjoy one of many cooking classes hosted by a Viking chef that cover a wide range of culinary skills, including baking, cake decoration and Asian cooking. At night, The Kitchen Table transforms into a hands-on dining experience where you and fellow guests can prepare your own dinner and share each other’s creations. An evening of food, wine and fun.