Viking Awards

Viking Awards

Condé Nast Traveler

CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 17 YEARS OF RECOGNITION

In 2022 Viking was named both the #1 River Line and the #1 Ocean Line in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

This is the second year in a row that Viking has scored higher than all other cruise lines in both of these categories.

Viking is honored to have scored in the top of the list every year since the river category was introduced, including also being voted the #1 River Cruise Line in 2020, 2018 and 2017.

Travel + Leisure

TRAVEL + LEISURE

WORLD’S BEST AWARDS — 18 YEARS OF RECOGNITION

In 2022, Viking was named both the #1 River Line and the #1 Ocean Line by Travel + Leisure readers in their annual World’s Best Awards, marking 18 years of recognition since 2004.

Viking was also named the #1 River Line on Travel + Leisure’s 2012 and 2015 World’s Best lists.

In 2015, Viking earned the highest score of all river and ocean lines in the magazine’s annual World’s Best List.

Viking was also named the #1 River Line on Travel + Leisure’s 2012 and 2015 World’s Best Lists.

 

CRUISERS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 2019

CRUISE CRITIC

CRUISERS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 2019

In 2019, Viking was rated the #1 River Cruise Line in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Awards with Viking Vidar and Viking Lofn taking first and second place respectively. The Cruisers’ Choice Awards name the best cruise ships in the world, based solely on ratings submitted with member reviews published on the Cruise Critic website.

EDITORS’ PICKS AWARDS — 9 YEARS OF RECOGNITION

CRUISE CRITIC

EDITORS’ PICKS AWARDS — 9 YEARS OF RECOGNITION

For nine consecutive years Viking has been honored with awards including “Best River Cruise Line,” “Best New River Ships” for the Viking Longships, “Best River Cruise Itineraries,” “Best Enrichment,” “Best Shore Excursions,” and “Best for First-Timers.” Cruise Critic states, “In an expanding river market, Viking continues to reign.”

USA Todays

USA TODAY

10 BEST READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 6 TIME WINNER

For the sixth consecutive year, Viking was named “Best River Cruise Line” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Nominated by travel experts and voted on by travelers, Viking was recognized for its “all-inclusive cruises, outside staterooms, WiFi, wine and beer with meals, shore excursions in every port and signature Culture Curriculum program.”

CRUISERS’ CHOICE DESTINATION AWARDS — 2018

CRUISE CRITIC

CRUISERS’ CHOICE DESTINATION AWARDS — 2018

In 2018, Viking was rated one of the top European River Cruise Lines in Cruise Critic’s Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards highlight the world’s best destinations and cruise lines, based solely on member reviews published on the Cruise Critic website.

AFAR

AFAR

TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 2020, 2019, 2017

Viking was honored once again as the #1 river cruise line in AFAR magazine’s 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Travelers chose Viking for its included daily cultural enrichment and destination-focused experiences.

The Points Guy

THE POINTS GUY

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 2021, 2020

In 2021, readers of The Points Guy, a website dedicated to honoring excellence in the travel industry, named Viking “Best River Cruise Line” highlighting the destination-focused itineraries and upscale ship design. In 2020, Viking was also recognized as the “Best Small Ship Cruise Line” for both our River and Ocean cruises.

Town & Country

TOWN & COUNTRY

CRUISE AWARDS — 2016

In the 2016 Town & Country Cruise Awards, Viking Longships were awarded “Best for Suites” and “Best for Design.” Town & Country editor remarked, “The simple Scandinavian design of Viking’s nearly 50 newly built Longships makes the best use of space we’ve seen.”

Cruise Fever

CRUISE FEVER

Cruise Fever fans named Viking “Best River Cruise Line” for the third year in a row in the 2017 Cruise Fever Fan Awards.

PORTHOLE

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2008

Viking has been honored five times by Porthole Cruise Magazine readers, with awards including “Best River Cruise Line” and “Best River Ship.”.

CRUISEREPORT.COM

EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 2016, 2012, 2007, 2006

CruiseReport.com honored Viking River Cruises with “Best River Cruise Accommodations” in their 2016 Editors’ Choice Awards. Previously, Viking has been named “Best River Cruise Line” three times, and in 2012 was named “Best Way to See Russia.”

TRAVELAGE WEST

TRAVELAGE WEST

WAVE AWARDS — 12 TIME WINNER

In 2021, Viking was awarded “Most Creative New Virtual Programming” for Viking.TV, our award-winning, enrichment program that has been providing valuable content to our travel partners and guests from the comfort of their own homes since it’s launch in 2020. Viking has also been named “Best River Cruise Line” eleven consecutive times (2006 to 2016) by this prestigious travel industry publication in their WAVE Awards.

TRAVEL WEEKLY

TRAVEL WEEKLY

READERS CHOICE AWARDS — 16 TIME WINNER

Viking has now been named “Best River Cruise Line” sixteen consecutive times (2006 to 2021) by this prestigious travel industry publication in its Readers Choice Awards. Viking Tor and Viking Magni were also awarded “Best River Cruise Ship” in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence logo

LUXURY TRAVEL ADVISOR

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE — 6 TIME WINNER

In 2019, Viking was recognized for the third consecutive year as the first and only cruise line to win both rivers and oceans categories in the prestigious luxury trade awards: Best Luxury River Cruise Company (for the sixth time) and Best Luxury Ocean Cruise Company (for the third time).

RCA 2021 winner logo

RECOMMEND

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS — 13 TIME WINNER

For the thirteenth time since 2006, Recommend magazine awarded Viking “Best River Cruise Line” in its Readers’ Choice Awards.

FODOR'S TRAVEL

FODOR’S TRAVEL

WORLD’S BEST CRUISES — 2016, 2015

Viking was honored on Fodor’s Travel 10 Best River Cruises for 2016, and in 2015 received the “World’s Best Cruises for 2015” award for its Legends of the Rhine.

MONEY MAGAZINE

SEATRADE CRUISE NEWS

CRUISE AWARDS — 2011

The River Cruise Innovation Award was presented to Viking in 2011 for our innovative Viking Longships.

This was the first award presented to “a company, organization or individual who has provided an exceptional service, or product or initiative in the river cruise sector.”.

MONEY MAGAZINE

MONEY MAGAZINE

BEST IN TRAVEL — 2017

In search of the “Best Cruises for Your Money,” Money magazine named Viking River Cruises the “Best River Cruise Line”

for providing “the greatest choice of waterways, ports, and cruising dates…” while also offering exceptional value.

World Cruise September 2022

Starting from
$290/DAY
INCLUDES:
  • FREE Business Class Air 
  • FREE Transfers
    (Ground transfers to and from the ship; private car transfer for Owner’s Suite or Explorer’s Suite)
  • FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
  • FREE Silver Spirits Package (more details)
  • FREE Wine, Beer & Soft drinks
    (w/ onboard lunch & dinner)
  • FREE Specialty Coffees, Teas & Bottled Water
  • FREE Specialty Dining
  • FREE Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge3
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE One excursion in each port
  • FREE $2,600 Shore Excursion Credit (per person)
  • FREE $1,300 Shipboard Credit (per person)
  • PLUS ADDITIONAL $1,300 Shipboard Credit
    (per person for Viking Explorer Society Members)
  • FREE Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center
  • FREE Enrichment Lectures
  • ALL Taxes & Fees
  • FREE Visa Service2
  • FREE luggage shipping services for embarkation4
  • FREE Self-service launderette available to all guests; laundry, dry cleaning, shoe shine and pressing available based on stateroom category
Featured World Cruise Voyages

121

DAYS

NIGHTS

Viking World Journey
Los Angeles to London
Jan 8, 2023

Viking Neptune
FREE 2-Night Pre Cruise
Veranda starting from:
$
$71,495 CAD
PER PERSON
FREE Business Class Air*, Transfers, Taxes & Fees
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138

DAYS

NIGHTS

Viking World Cruise
EuropeFt. Lauderdale to London
Dec 20, 2023

Viking Sky
FREE
Europe
Deluxe Veranda starting from:
$
$85,795 CAD
PER PERSON
FREE Business Class Air*, Transfers, Taxes & Fees
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138

DAYS

NIGHTS

Viking World Cruise
EuropeFt. Lauderdale to London
Dec 23, 2023

Viking Neptune
FREE
Europe
Deluxe Veranda starting from:
$
$89,695 CAD
PER PERSON
FREE Business Class Air*, Transfers, Taxes & Fees
Save up to $**

121

DAYS

NIGHTS

Viking World Journeys
Los Angeles to London
Jan 6, 2024

Viking Sky
FREE 2-Night Pre Cruise
Veranda starting from:
$
$71,495 CAD
PER PERSON
FREE Business Class Air*, Transfers, Taxes & Fees
Save up to $**

121

DAYS

NIGHTS

Viking World Journeys
Los Angeles to London
Jan 9, 2024

Viking Neptune
Hanoi Thailand
FREE 2-Night Pre Cruise
Deluxe Veranda starting from:
$
$83,195 CAD
PER PERSON
FREE Business Class Air*, Transfers, Taxes & Fees
Save up to $**

100+ Voyages Also Available

Viking's newest collection of voyages brings 100 plus Itineraries and Ports. These future cruises are selling out fast.

CALL 1-866-765-WAVE (9283) FOR DETAILS

The Viking Difference
Destination focused and culturally enriching. Discover what makes Viking the world’s leading small ship cruise line.
AWARD WINNING SHIPS

Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.

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ASHORE ADVENTURE

Enjoy included excursion in every port, fascinating insights into Local Life during excursions that reveal the rhythms of daily living in your destination, arranged exclusive entry for Viking guests to cultural treasures all around the world. Visit seldom-seen collections with before- and after-hours access to world-class museums and more.

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INCLUSIVE VALUE

Viking's cruise fare includes everything you need—and nothing you do not. Enjoy Cultural Curriculum®, Meals including regional specialties, Most al fresco dining at sea, Walking track & sports deck, 24-hour Guest Services, Welcome Cocktails & Farewell Reception, Curated library, Viking Service Guarantee

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Welcome Back to the World

Message from Viking Cruises Chairman

On December 8, 2020, Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen introduced the new Viking Health & Safety Program and discussed the research that has informed the basis for Viking’s protocol enhancements.

Adventure Around the World

Viking cruises is pleased to spotlight a collection of new ocean voyages for travelers who are ready to get back out into the world—and for loyal guests who are eager to return to the familiar comfort of Viking’s small ships.

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-765-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-796-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-361-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-635-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-645-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
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Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
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Explore Viking Ocean Cruises

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.

2024 Viking World Journeys Savings:
Offer applies to new bookings from July 19, 2021 - September 30, 2022. A deposit of 20% is due with 7 days of booking; pay in full by May 15, 2023. Prices are in CAD dollars and for CA residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. Viking World Journeys Value Offer with included benefits expires September 30, 2022.

FREE roundtrip business class air from select gateway cities. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. 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. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. 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 USD 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. Book by September 30, 2022. Offer expires September 30, 2022.

Cruise Connections reserves the right to correct errors & omissions. All offers, rates & sailings subject to change & availability at the time of booking. Promotion is capacity controlled and may be pulled out at any time without prior notice. Certain restrictions apply. BPCPA #28364
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August2022wc

Starting from
$309/DAY
INCLUDES:
PLUS: DOUBLE PAST GUESTS DISCOUNT
Past Viking Guests receive an EXTRA up to $800/couple discount. Call for details.
Up to FREE Int’l Air*
  • REDUCED DEPOSIT for only $25 per person*
  • Reduced Int’l Air starting from $799*
  • FREE Transfers
  • FREE Upgrade (Deluxe Veranda Stateroom)
  • FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
    (value up to $)
  • FREE Silver Spirits Package (more details)
  • FREE Wine, Beer & Soft drinks
    (w/ onboard lunch & dinner)
  • FREE Specialty Coffees, Teas & Bottled Water
  • FREE Specialty Dining
    (select voyages)
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE Shipboard Credit
    (up to $1,000 CAD/stateroom)
  • FREE Enrichment Lectures
  • ALL Taxes & Fees
  • PLUS Travel Insurance
    Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption
    NO AGE LIMIT
    PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVED
    NO MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE

    See: Insurance Coverage Summary / Resolution Policy

PLUS: DOUBLE PAST GUESTS DISCOUNT
Past Viking Guests receive an EXTRA up to $800/couple discount. Call for details.
Up to FREE Int’l Air*
All Viking Ocean World Cruise Voyages

100+ Voyages Also Available

Viking's newest collection of voyages brings 100 plus Itineraries and Ports. These future cruises are selling out fast.

CALL 1-866-765-WAVE (9283) FOR DETAILS

The Viking Difference
Destination focused and culturally enriching. Discover what makes Viking the world’s leading small ship cruise line.
AWARD WINNING SHIPS

Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.

View More

ASHORE ADVENTURE

Enjoy included excursion in every port, fascinating insights into Local Life during excursions that reveal the rhythms of daily living in your destination, arranged exclusive entry for Viking guests to cultural treasures all around the world. Visit seldom-seen collections with before- and after-hours access to world-class museums and more.

View More

INCLUSIVE VALUE

Viking's cruise fare includes everything you need—and nothing you do not. Enjoy Cultural Curriculum®, Meals including regional specialties, Most al fresco dining at sea, Walking track & sports deck, 24-hour Guest Services, Welcome Cocktails & Farewell Reception, Curated library, Viking Service Guarantee

View More

Welcome Back to the World

Message from Viking Cruises Chairman

On December 8, 2020, Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen introduced the new Viking Health & Safety Program and discussed the research that has informed the basis for Viking’s protocol enhancements.

Adventure Around the World

Viking cruises is pleased to spotlight a collection of new ocean voyages for travelers who are ready to get back out into the world—and for loyal guests who are eager to return to the familiar comfort of Viking’s small ships.

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-765-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-796-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-361-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-635-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-645-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-645-WAVE (9283)

Limited Time Offer! CALL TODAY!
1-866-361-WAVE (9283)

Explore Viking Ocean Cruises

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.

2024 Viking World Journeys Savings:
Offer applies to new bookings from July 19, 2021 - September 30, 2022. A deposit of 20% is due with 7 days of booking; pay in full by May 15, 2023. Prices are in CAD dollars and for CA residents only. Additional restrictions may apply. Viking World Journeys Value Offer with included benefits expires September 30, 2022.

FREE roundtrip business class air from select gateway cities. Air prices are per person based on cruise/cruisetour check-in date and include transfers. Air seats are limited; airfares are subject to change until full payment of air is received. 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. Air does not have to be purchased to get cruise/tour offer. 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 USD 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. Book by September 30, 2022. Offer expires September 30, 2022.

Cruise Connections reserves the right to correct errors & omissions. All offers, rates & sailings subject to change & availability at the time of booking. Promotion is capacity controlled and may be pulled out at any time without prior notice. Certain restrictions apply. BPCPA #28364
Are you covered?
Travel with Peace of Mind
Call us about our unique Travel Insurance Program
  1. NO AGE RESTRICTION
  2. PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVED
  3. NO MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE
Card image cap
Are you covered?
Travel with Peace of Mind
Call us about our unique Travel Insurance Program
  1. NO AGE RESTRICTION
  2. PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVED
  3. NO MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE
Subscribe
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Complimentary 2-Night Pre Cruise in Los Angeles