What’s New For Viking in 2024 and Beyond

Viking offers guests exciting new itineraries and ships slated for 2024 and beyond. Viking has something to provide you with no matter what vacation experience you may be interested in, from enchanting river cruises to ocean cruises and even expedition voyages. Viking continues to satisfy new and past guests alike with its award-winning product.

What’s New For Viking in 2024

Viking has more than 250 awards to its name, including being rated at the top of its categories for oceans, rivers, and expeditions by Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. No other travel company has simultaneously received the same honors from both publications.

Viking’s Chairman Torstein Hagen’s clear vision of offering guests a no-nonsense product at a great value continues to find a loyal following. Hagen says this continued growth is about the “Viking Difference.”

Feeling adventurous? You can take an expedition voyage on the new 87-day itinerary from the Arctic to Antarctica. Don’t forget you can also take a cruise closer to home aboard Viking’s first river vessel based in the United States, the Viking Mississippi, for cruises on the Mississippi River. Here is a complete list of exciting details:

River Voyages 

New Itineraries:  

  • Viking launched a special 12-day voyage to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord and the historic battles of Normandy with the new Paris & D-Day 80th Anniversary voyage from London to Paris with departure dates running from March through November 2024. Due to strong demand, Viking will also offer the London, Paris & D-Day itinerary starting in 2025.  
  • With increased interest in extended voyages, Viking added a new 15-day river voyage, Lyon, Provence & the Rhineland, that combines a sailing on the Rhine River with one in Southern France beginning March 2024. 

New Ships: 

  • Viking recently announced an expansion of its river fleet in Southeast Asia with the new Viking Tonle. Designed for the Mekong River, the 80-guest vessel will join its identical sister ship, the Viking Saigon (debuted in 2022), and will sail between Kampong Cham, Cambodia, and Mỹ Tho, Vietnam, as part of Viking’s popular 15-day Magnificent Mekong itinerary. The ship is under construction and is scheduled to debut in October 2025. More details are available in the press release here
  • With solid demand on the Nile River, Viking will add two sister ships, the Viking Hathor and the Viking Sobek, delivered in 2024 and 2025, respectively. By 2025, Viking will have six ships on the Nile, offering the largest and most elegant fleet.  
  • In 2025, Viking will also welcome a new Viking Longship on the Seine River. This identical sister ship will join our current fleet of four Viking Longships sailing the river, docking in our exclusive location in the heart of Paris, near the Eiffel Tower, offering an exceptional experience for travelers and coinciding with the Paris Summer Olympics in 2024. 

Ocean Voyages 

New Itineraries: 

  • Beginning in 2024, Viking will introduce the Iconic Iceland, Greenland & Canada itinerary. This 15-day voyage will immerse guests in striking natural beauty and volcanic landscapes while delving into the rich history of Viking exploration, allowing for leisurely strolls through the charming streets in ports of call.  
  • The Malta, Morocco & the Mediterranean itinerary will make its inaugural voyage in late 2024. The roundtrip journey from Barcelona spans seven countries in 16 days, featuring visits to UNESCO-designated sites, North African cities, the Alhambra palace, and other scenic wonders.  
  • Viking is set to unveil the Viking World Voyage I in 2025. The colossal 180-day adventure traverses the globe, encompassing 37 countries on an unforgettable voyage across six continents.  
  • Setting sail in 2025, Viking will embark on a new adventure with the Grand Australia Circumnavigation itinerary. The 32-day sailing takes guests on a voyage around Australia, offering the chance to uncover a harmonious blend of iconic natural wonders, lesser-known cultural gems, and captivating histories in cities such as Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne. The itinerary includes an exploration of Indonesian treasures Komodo and Bali.  

New Ships: 

  • In late 2024, Viking will welcome a new sister ship to the Ocean fleet, the Viking Vela

Expedition Voyages 

Longitudinal World Cruises 

  • In 2023, Viking launched the new intercontinental Longitudinal World Cruise collection, with expedition ships sailing between Antarctica and the Great Lakes. On these epic voyages, guests will achieve more travel milestones in a single journey than most people accomplish in a lifetime – from the heart of North America through engineering marvels like the Welland and Panama Canals into the Chilean fjords, and finally to Antarctica. Upcoming new 2024/2025 itineraries: Longitudinal World Cruise IV and Longitudinal World Cruise V. 

Antarctica and the Arctic 

Booking Details

Viking River Cruises Longship Aquavit Terrace
Viking River Cruise (Credit: Viking)

From now through December 31, 2023, Viking is offering North American travelers the Holiday Sale, with up to FREE international airfare, special fares and a $25 deposit on all 2026 European river voyages—as well as other river, ocean and expedition voyages.

Be Curious: Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen Discusses Trip to Antarctica

Call Viking toll free at 1-855-8-VIKING (1-855-884-5464) or contact a travel advisor for details. For additional information, contact Viking at 1-800-2-VIKING (1-800-284-5464) or visit https://www.viking.com/. Be sure to watch Viking’s award-winning enrichment channel, visit https://www.viking.tv/.

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John Shallo is the founder and editor of Cruise Addicts. Since 1999 it has been a leading destination for cruise travelers and self professed Cruise Addicts looking for the latest news, ship reviews and travel tips.

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