The Viking Difference: The Thinking Person’s Cruise™.
We travel to explore, to learn, to understand. At Viking, we believe travel should be more than just a trip—it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That’s why our intimate, inclusive cruise itineraries are designed to help you explore nuances of your destination: its food, culture, people and customs.
Activities on Viking Sky
CULTURAL ENRICHMENT. Our Culture Curriculum, an exclusive onboard program, brings local history to life with lectures on history and art; tasting of vintage wines from your destinations; restaurant menus inspired by local cuisine; informative port talks; enriching Destination Performances featuring folkloric shows and musicians playing regional and classical music; and an onboard cooking school allowing guests to learn how to prepare local specialties. Enlighten yourself further with our Library’s carefully curated collection of informative and inspirational books.
Viking Lectures. Our lecture program is designed to shed light on the places you visit. 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.
Our Viking Resident Historian covers the “must-have” historical information about your destinations;
Guest Lecturers provide key insights from their particular area of expertise;
Extraordinary Life Lecturers share remarkable experiences from around the globe.
Dining / Food on Viking Sky
DESTINATION-FOCUSED DINING. Whatever your tastes, Viking Ocean Cruises believes that dining is an important part of your journey. That’s why we celebrate dining both on shore and on our ships. Our ocean vessels put the spotlight on fine dining in The Restaurant, which serves three full meals and the widest selection of culinary options. Our alternative restaurants, the World Café, The Chef’s Table and Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant, serve always available American classics and regional specialties—so you have choices, not just in food selection but where and how you enjoy them.
Entertainment on Viking Sky
Destination Performances. Each Viking itinerary includes a Destination Performance representing the most iconic cultural performing art form 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.
Theater Shows. Whether you’re in the mood for a Viking-exclusive musical, an operatic fantasy or the music of ABBA, our 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.