Check out pics of the luxurious Viking Neptune

Check out pics of the luxurious Viking Neptune

Travel Weekly recently boarded Viking Neptune to take part in an industry tour of one of the (soon to be) eight Viking ocean ships.

The Viking experience is tailored to those in search of luxury at sea. Designed to feel more like a hotel on water rather than a cruise ship, Viking Neptune spans eight decks (plus a ninth ‘sports deck).

Viking Neptune is an incredible boat, able to cater for 930 guests, it mirrors the rest of the Viking fleet. Key features all positioned in identical places as other Viking ships to give previous travellers the advantage of knowing the in’s and out’s of the ships total 745 feet length.

Nordic Spa. (Image – Travel Weekly)

A standout feature onboard is the Nordic Spa where the “experience draws upon the holistic wellness philosophy of Nordic culture. (Guests can) enjoy the ultimate Scandinavian tradition and invigorate yourself in the Sauna and steam room, then visit our Snow Grotto, a sanctuary of fluffy snow and chilled air,” Viking state on their website.

Once guests complete the sauna and snow room immersion, they are able to relax in the spa or on one of four heated beds in the room to finish the rejuvenating experience.

Heated concrete beds in the Nordic Spa. (Image – Travel Weekly)

Drinks on board are reasonably priced, with a cocktail coming in at $13.50 on average, however, for $25 a day guests are able to enjoy bottomless drinks (anything priced up to $18) and are available at a number of bars positioned throughout the boat.

The Viking Living Room menu. (Image – Travel Weekly)

According to the staff, the Viking experience is about more than making the most of a drinks package. They are classed as ‘small ships’ which allows them access to ports and locations that larger ships can not. There is also a system integrated into every room which allows guests to view the information of the day, ranging from the weather and key points about the current location or, what activities are available on board that day.

One of the many unique experience’s on offer is ‘the Kitchen Table’, which allows up to 12 guests to leave the ship with an onboard chef and head to a local market where they will purchase a range of fresh, local produce. Once back on the ship, the chef will take guests through an extensive cooking class for the afternoon, using what they have just purchased on shore to create a delicious meal and dine in the private Kitchen Table setting.

Viking’s Kitchen Table setting. (Image – Travel Weekly)

Viking Cruises was founded in 1997 and has a range of itineraries across its ocean and river fleet. Viking Neptune is currently on a 137 day one-way trip from Fort Lauderdale to London-Tilbury, calling in at ports in Hawaii, Panama, New Zealand, Indonesia and Greece to name a few.

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