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Viking expands ocean cruising in Aus

Daisy Melwani

Viking Ocean Cruises has launched 13 new itineraries to roll out between 2017-2019, by then making it the largest small ship ocean cruise line with six 930-passenger ocean ships at sea.

The new itineraries will focus on Australia, Alaska, Asia and the Caribbean, marking big changes for the cruiseline as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017, as well as welcoming two new Longships on European rivers and doubling its ocean fleet to four ships.

“We are super excited to be bringing the Viking Ocean experience to Australian and New Zealand shores. Our ships are like no other, contemporary yet classic, spacious yet intimate. They certainly boast more than their share of wow factors. We’re thrilled to have Viking Spirit based here for summer 18/19,” newly appoited Michelle Black, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand said.

New 2017 – 2019 Itineraries include:
 Australia & New Zealand – (Sydney to Auckland and the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit;
December 2018 – February 2019)
 Komodo & the Australian Coast – (Sydney to Bali or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit;
November 30, 2018 and March 10, 2019)
 Turquoise Seas of the Western Caribbean – (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November
2017 – February 2018)
 Panama & Central America – (Miami to Miami; sailing on Viking Sky; November – December
2017 and January 2018)
 Atlantic Crossing – (Miami to Barcelona; sailing on Viking Sky; March4, 2018)
 Passage to India – (Athens to Mumbai; sailing on Viking Spirit; August 19, 2018)
 Across the Bay of Bengal – (Mumbai to Bangkok; sailing on Viking Spirit; September 8, 2018)
 Capitals of the Far East – (Hong Kong to Beijing or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit, October
7 and October 21, 2018)
 Southeast Asia & Hong Kong – (Bangkok to Hong Kong or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit;
September 23, 2018, November 4, 2018 and April 7, 2019)
 Bangkok, Bali & Beyond – (Bangkok to Bali or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit; November
18, 2018 and March 26, 2019)
 Far Eastern Horizons – (Hong Kong to Tokyo; sailing on Viking Spirit; April 21, 2019)
 North Pacific Passage – (Tokyo to Vancouver; sailing on Viking Spirit; May 5, 2019)
 Alaska & the Inside Passage – (Vancouver to Seward or the reverse; sailing on Viking Spirit;
May – August 2019)



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