Starting in 2022, Viking will expand its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of the Viking Mississippi and the Viking Octantis. In January 2022, Viking will launch the Viking Octantis, embarking on voyages to North America’s Great Lakes. The arrival to the Great Lakes will bring the newest and most modern vessels ever to explore this region of North America and will mark a major commitment to local tourism and economic development for the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian province of Ontario. The Viking Mississippi will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi, between New Orleans and St. Paul, bringing modern river cruising to the Mississippi.
Hosting 386 guests in 193 all outside staterooms, the new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by their award-winning Viking Longships® and ocean ships and will feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages. Purpose-built for the Mississippi, the ship’s cutting-edge design, expansive windows and comfortable amenities will make it the first truly modern cruise ship in the region.
Unpack just once on Viking's small, state-of-the-art ships, enjoy your spacious stateroom, and spend more time immersed in your destination. See why Viking is the world’s leader in river cruising.
The new Polar Class 6 Viking Octantis expedition ship will host 378 guests in 189 staterooms and are optimally sized and built for expeditions – small enough to navigate remote polar regions and the St. Lawrence River, while large enough to provide superior handling and stability in the roughest seas. The ships will feature public spaces that are familiar to Viking’s ocean cruise guests but that have been reimagined for expeditions, as well as new public spaces created specifically for expeditions.
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Viking was founded in 1997 with the purchase of four ships in Russia. In 2000, the company purchased Europe’s KD River Cruises in order to grow its fleet, to leverage 40 years of river cruising experience and to acquire rights to prime docking locations in key European cities. The company expanded into the American market in 2000, establishing a sales and marketing office in Los Angeles, California. Since then Viking has grown to be The World’s Leading River Cruise Line, and with the launch of its ocean fleet, it has also become the leader in small ship ocean cruising.
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Domestic air-medical transports average $25,000 and internationally, it can exceed $100,000 but not with the protection of Medjet. Annual memberships are only $260 for an individual or $395 for a family, and Short-Term membersgips start as low as $99. Multi-year, Corporate and Group memberships are also available.
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*PRICE GUARANTEE Once you have paid in full for your trip, you are safe from any additional charges. Airfare increases, currency fluctuations, increased fuel surcharges, new government taxes—none of these will apply to you.
2022/2023 MISSISSIPPI CRUISE AND AIR SAVINGS: Offer applies to bookings made from March 30, 2020 – May 31, 2020. Special cruise fares plus $199 per person air valid on America’s Great River, America’s Heartland, Heart of the Delta, & Southern Celebration. Airfares may vary on other gateways & departures. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise\cruisetour offer. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. Book by May 31, 2020. Pay in full by Dec 31, 2020. Offer expires May 31, 2020.
AIR UPGRADE: Upgrade to Premium Economy air from $199 per person addon or Business Class air from $999 per person addon based on select gateways and dates. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; for more information visit Airline Luggage Restrictions. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers plus all government taxes/fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received. For more information about customized air services and US gateways, visit the Viking Air Plus page.
2022-2023 EXPEDITION CRUISE AND AIR SAVINGS: Offer applies to bookings made from Apr 1 - May 31 2020. Special cruise fares plus Free air valid on 2022 sailings of Caribbean Connections, Great Lakes Explorer, Niagara & the Great Lakes, and Undiscovered Great Lakes. Airfares may vary on other gateways & departures. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise\cruisetour offer. All prices are in US dollars and for US residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. Book by May 31, 2020. Pay in full one year prior to cruise\cruisetour departure. Offer expires May 31, 2020.
AIR UPGRADE: Upgrade to Premium Economy air from $999 per person addon or Business Class air from $3,499 per person addon based on select itineraries, gateways, and dates. Additional airline-imposed baggage charges may apply; for more information visit Airline Luggage Restrictions. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers plus all government taxes/fees of approximately $160 and air fuel surcharges. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full payment of air is received.
GENERAL RESTRICTIONS: Cruise fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement savings are off applicable rates. Cruise fares listed are valid for U.S. residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings only and are subject to availability, may not combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credits and Viking Referral Rewards, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Special fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract which may be viewed elsewhere on this website. Full brochure fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Air promotion applies to roundtrip flights only from select Viking Cruises U.S. gateways and includes airport-to-ship or hotel transfers, air taxes and air fuel surcharges. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking or your Travel Agent. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.
AIR OFFER RESTRICTIONS: Offer expires May 31, 2020.
NOTE: International flights depart the U.S. one day prior to check-in date. Paid Business or Premium Economy Class may require travel in economy on flights within North America or Europe. Premium economy is limited to specific airlines and we may not be able to accommodate based on aircraft type and availability. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights.