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Not Everything for Everyone – Viking Cruises | Jessica Coen

Not Everything for Everyone – Viking Cruises | Jessica Coen

Viking launched for the first time in 1997 with the goal of offering unique and culturally enriching itineraries for guests. Sailing to over 85 countries, all 7 continents, 5 oceans, 21 rivers, 5 great lakes, over 500 ports of call, and with more than 100 ships, Viking is not everything for everyone. Wait? Not everything? That is not the catch phrase that captivates guests to want to come sail away, but Viking has developed a brand that is easily identifiable by those who wish to travel to be enriched and engaged with the local culture with elegance that does not diminish the destination. So, what does “Not Everything for Everyone” look like? I am so glad that you asked – let’s begin!   

Rather than standing out for what they do, Viking choses to stand out for what they do not do:

  • No children under 18  
  • No casinos  
  • No nickel and diming the customer  
  • No charge for Wi-Fi  
  • No charge for beer & wine at lunch & dinner  
  • No umbrella drinks  
  • No photography sales  
  • No art auctions  
  • No inside rooms  
  • No smoking 
  • No waiting in lines 
  • No formal nights, butlers, or white gloves

Additionally, specific to the ocean and expedition ships:  

  • No charge for alternative restaurants  
  • No charge for use of launderettes  
  • No entrance fees for The Nordic Spa or Fitness Center 
  • No spa sales pressure 

Setting the standard of travel by what is not offered may seem like a bold statement, but it is illuminated by what they do offer! Viking makes it clear that the guest should not have to pay more every time they want to grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or an excursion ashore. The goal for Viking is to design the voyage in a way that gives you MORE for your money.  

The Viking Inclusive Value 

  • One shore excursion in every port of call, led by a knowledgeable local guide 
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • All on board meals featuring regional specialties & always available classics 
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner 
  • 24-hour specialty coffees & teas  
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites 
  • Enrichment lectures & destination performances  
  • All port taxes & fees  
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase  

Additionally, specific to the ocean and expedition ships:  

  • Complimentary access to The Nordic Spa & Fitness Center 
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge  
  • 24-hour room service  
  • Self-service launderettes  

As a travel advisor, my goal is to find you the vacation that gives you more! One of the best parts about traveling is to gain more from the destination. Viking has the same goal! You can book your vacation today on board this award-winning cruise line and start to experience more!  

More Exploration:  

Guests have the opportunity to experience more days on vacation with Viking. You can add land extension packages either before or after your Viking voyage. The Pre & Post Packages include your stay at a centrally located First-Class hotel, daily breakfast, airport transfers and a dedicated Viking Host who will be your local expert to assist you in planning and personalizing your time. There are several options where one or more tours will be included also. (Image Right: Aschaffenburg, Germany) 

The Viking Way:  

Exploring with Viking will give you a behind-the-scenes insight that guests might not get to experience otherwise. The Viking Way includes visits to renowned museums and notable landmarks while being sure to offer every guest Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access experiences.  

Be sure to check out even more reasons to consider adding more to your vacation! 

The Best Dining at Sea 

Travel Enrichment 

Balcony Staterooms & Suites 

Inclusive Value  

If you are ready to discover iconic cities and riverside villages throughout Europe, encounter varied cultures in North, Central and South America, or follow the ancient trade routes between Europe and Asia then Viking is ready to get you there. Explore the World in comfort!  

Ready to step on board the #1 Ocean Line by Travel + Leisure and the most award-winning river cruise line in the world? Reach out to me or one of our wonderful travel advisors to book your Viking River Cruise or Viking Ocean Cruise today!