Viking Ocean Cruises is doubling down on Scandinavia with three new itineraries that focus on Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
New on the fast-growing line’s website as of this month:
► Majestic Fjords & Vibrant Cities. An 11-night itinerary between Bergen, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark that features stops in Eidfjord, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway; Gothenburg, Sweden; Alborg, Denmark; and Warnemunde, Germany. Initial departure dates are June 16 and Sept. 15, 2018; and May 16, June 20 and July 21, 2019. Fares start at $4,699 per person, based on double occupancy.
► Scandinavia & the Kiel Canal. A 10-night itinerary between Copenhagen and Amsterdam that features stops in Gothenburg, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; Fredericia, Denmark; and Hamburg, Germany. Initial departure dates are June 27 and Sept. 26, 2018; and May 27, April 6 and April 16, 2018. Fares start at $3,999 per person, based on double occupancy.
► Viking Shores & Fjords. A seven-night itinerary that between Amsterdam and Bergen that features stops in Skagen, Denmark; and Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Flam, Norway. A single departure date is set for July 7, 2018. Fares start at $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy.
The voyages will take place on Viking Ocean’s new Viking Sky and its soon-to-debut sister ship Viking Sun. The vessels hold 930 passengers.
Two-year-old Viking Ocean has made Scandinavia-focused voyages one of the cornerstones of its schedule. It already operates 14-night summer sailings between Bergen, Norway and London that center on the coast of Norway. Stops in Norway as well as Sweden and Denmark also are a significant part of the line’s signature, 14-night Baltic itinerary called Viking Homelands.
Viking Ocean also recently unveiled plans for voyages along the Norwegian coast in the winter, when the Northern Lights are visible. That’s a rarity in the cruise world.
Launched in 2015, Viking Ocean is a sister line to 20-year-old Viking River Cruises. It currently operates three ships with five more on order.