Viking Ocean Cruises has opened bookings for its 2017 departures, including the addition of four new itineraries for Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky.
The 2017 program includes sailings on Viking’s most popular itineraries in the Mediterranean, Western Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic.
New Mediterranean & Holy Land Itineraries
Viking is adding sailing dates to its existing itineraries and also creating four new programs ranging from the Mediterranean to St. Petersburg.
New for 2016: Ancient Empires & Holy Lands (15 days; Rome to Istanbul) — This 15-day itinerary offers the opportunity to explore historic destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean and experience some of the sacred sights of the Middle East while traveling through the heart of the Holy Land. Guests will have the chance to spend three days in Israel, making stops in Jerusalem and Haifa, gateways to Bethlehem and Nazareth, and will also be able to explore the ancient cities of Rome, Athens and Istanbul. Introductory 2-for-1 pricing starts at $4,199 per person with discounted airfares from $695 per person.
New for 2016: Bergen to the Bosphorus (15 days; Bergen to Istanbul) — This journey begins in Bergen before cruising south to the Mediterranean, stopping in Paris and Lisbon along the way. Once in the Mediterranean, travelers visit Tunis, Valletta and Athens before concluding the trip in Istanbul. Introductory 2-for-1 pricing starts at $3,699 per person with discounted airfares from $895 per person.
New for 2017: Secrets of the Southern Mediterranean (8 days; Rome to Barcelona) — Guests will set sail through the southern Mediterranean, departing from Rome and continuing on to some of North Africa’s most historically significant destinations, including Tunis and Algiers, home of the Notre Dame d’Afrique. The itinerary also stops in Valletta, Sardinia and Valencia before concluding the trip in Barcelona. Introductory 2-for-1 pricing starts at $1,999 per person with discounted airfares from $595 per person.
New for 2017: Barcelona, the Baltic & Beyond (22 days; Barcelona to Stockholm) — This voyage travels through the waterways of Western Europe and the Baltic, giving guests the opportunity to explore cities such as Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Amsterdam and St. Petersburg. Introductory 2-for-1 pricing starts at $5,999 per person with discounted airfares from $695 per person.