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Viking Sea

The Viking Difference: The Thinking Person’s Cruise™

Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. The fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design. On a Viking ship, you will sail into the heart of your destination, so you can explore up close and in depth. The size of their vessels gives them greater maneuverability, allowing them to dock where the mega-liners cannot, giving you more access to your destination and more time to explore.

Activities on Viking Sea

THE VIKING WAY. With more itineraries in more destinations worldwide, Viking offers behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities that sets them apart from other travel companies. While their included and optional shore excursions cover cultural and historic highlights, they also go beyond, sharing with you The Viking Way with our Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences—opening doors to people and places otherwise difficult to visit.

World-Class Lectures. Viking lecture program is designed to shed light on your destination’s art, architecture, music, geopolitics, natural world and more. They are hosted by a wide range of experts, from authors and archaeologists to former diplomats and news correspondents, eager to share their knowledge with you. These include both Guest Lecturers, providing key insights from their particular area of expertise, and Extraordinary Life Lecturers, sharing remarkable experiences from around the globe.

Dining / Food on Viking Sea

  • THE RESTAURANT. Main dining venue, The Restaurant offers the highest onboard dining experience amid a clean and streamlined Scandinavian design. In an open and inviting atmosphere, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served with sweeping exterior views through all-glass walls—so your destination will always be close by. The menu includes regional cuisine and always available American classics enhanced with locally sourced ingredients, so you can explore new cultures through food.
  • MANFREDI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT. Manfredi’s offers the best of Italian cuisine, whether the farm-inspired heartiness of Tuscany or the famed flavors from the heart of Rome. Subdued, ambient lighting creates a warm and welcoming air in this traditional restaurant, recalling Italy’s beloved trattorias and a rich European heritage. Chianti by the carafe, freshly prepared pastas and generous antipasto are accompanied by fresh seafood and a true spirit of abbondanza. This restaurant’s private dining room provides an opportunity to have an intimate meal with family, business colleagues or newfound friends.
  • THE CHEF'S TABLE. The sommeliers and culinary masters at The Chef’s Table create the perfect pairing of food and wine. During a multicourse tasting, they pour select vintages and serve thoughtfully prepared dishes made for each other. Drawing on the grapes and spices that have been enhancing gastronomic pleasures for centuries, your expert hosts will enlighten every sip and forkful with fascinating commentary as you experience a thrilling synergy of aromas and flavors. This restaurant’s private dining room provides an opportunity to have an intimate meal with family, business colleagues or newfound friends.
  • WORLD CAFÉ. With live cooking, open kitchens and buffet-style meal service, the World Café provides a vibrant interactive experience and a wide range of international flavors in a casual environment. Guests can choose their favorite foods—from the deli, the pasta or wok station, sushi bar or dessert station—prepared and presented in a stylish setting. Dine indoors or al fresco at shaded wood tables on the Aquavit Terrace, both offering stunning panoramic views.
  • AQUAVIT TERRACE. In the spirit of the revolutionary outdoor settings of our award-winning river ships, we’ve created the Aquavit Terrace, providing more al fresco dining experiences than on any ship at sea. Located outside the World Café at the stern of the ship, the inviting terrace is transformed by night into a magical space where your destination is your dining room. By day, it’s a great place to dine and relax in the lounge area around the Infinity Pool.
  • MAMSEN'S. Located in the Explorers’ Lounge and named for “Mamsen,” the Hagen family matriarch, this venue offers Norwegian specialties for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or evening treat. The array of menu items includes Scandinavian pastries and cakes; waffles, according to Mamsen’s recipes, served with either Norwegian goat cheese or jam; salmon gravlax and other open-faced sandwiches; and late-night split pea soup to warm the heart and soothe the soul.
  • WINTERGARDEN. Late afternoon tea—that hallmark of English civility—is served in the Wintergarden. Freshly made finger sandwiches, richly textured scones and decadent desserts are presented on bountiful tiered carts, all from the kitchen of our masterful pastry chef. In this elegant space under a canopy of Scandinavian trellised wood, you can participate in a calming tea ceremony or indulge in an afternoon tea service while enjoying the soft strains of a string quartet. With a park-like setting and panoramic views, it’s an inspiring respite after a day of exploration.
  • POOL GRILL. For a relaxed lunch or an afternoon snack, the Pool Grill serves casual fare prepared to order. Or for a lighter meal, a small salad bar is available. A condiment bar lets you customize your meal to suit your tastes with sides from grilled mushrooms to savory red-cabbage slaw. The poolside atmosphere welcomes lounging and leisurely dips in the water; the nearby Pool Bar offers regional cocktails.
  • ROOM SERVICE. Care to enjoy a quiet dinner in the comfort of your stateroom? A midnight snack? Or perhaps breakfast in bed? For your convenience, they offer 24-hour room service, 7 days a week, with many of their signature dishes to choose from, such as the Chairman’s favorite Norwegian poached salmon with cucumber salad or our classic Caesar salad.

Entertainment on Viking Sea

Destination Performances. Each Viking itinerary includes a Destination Performance representing the most iconic cultural performing art from of the region—whether it be Catalan rumba, Portuguese fado, traditional Greek dancing, Italian opera, or world renowned Mariinsky Theatre performers from St. Petersburg. Our diverse range of talent includes skilled folkloric performers and classically trained singers from the geographic regions they represent.

The Met Under the Stars. A Peabody Award and two-time Emmy winner, Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD takes you beyond an ordinary visit to the opera. During this Privileged Access experience under the star-lit “sky” of The Theater, you’ll enjoy the world-class production intercut with backstage interviews, costume and set changes, and insight into technical details.

Theater Shows. Whether you’re in the mood for a Viking-exclusive musical, an operatic fantasy or the music of ABBA, their theater shows are the perfect nightcap. Choose from among La Peregrina, Songscape: An Operatic Fantas, or The Music of Abba—or enjoy all three during your time on board. Or don your 3-D glasses and witness remarkable, up-close acrobatics in James Cameron’s Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. Take a deeper dive into the places you’ve traveled so far to see with our carefully curated documentaries, brought to you by our exclusive arrangement with the BBC, the world’s leading documentary producer.

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Viking Sea Fast Facts
Maiden Voyage 2016
Ship Class Small ocean ship
Ships Registry Norway
Tonnage (GRT) 47,800
Length 745.4 ft
Beam 94.5 ft
Passenger Capacity 930
Number of Crew 465
Passenger Decks 14
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