Viking slashes prices on 2025/26 departures via Explorer Sale

Viking Octantis with zodiacs, kayaks and Special Ops fleet in Antarctica.
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Viking’s Explorer Sale is now on, providing value across the cruise line’s river, ocean and expedition voyages on 2025/26 departures.

    Travellers are invited to cash in on these limited-time offers available on all new bookings made before 28 March 2024.

    Explorer Sale highlights:

    • Included return economy flights to Europe on 2025 and 2026 river journeys and to Southeast Asia on 15-day river journeys;
    • Up to $3,000 flight credit per couple on 2025 & 2026 ocean voyages;
    • Savings of up to $4,000 per couple on select 2025 & 2026 expedition voyages.

    “Viking’s Explorer Sale comes at the perfect time for travellers planning their trips in 2025 and beyond. With many of Viking’s 2024 sailing dates sold out on popular itineraries, booking early ensures the best value and widest possible choice of sailing dates and stateroom categories” said Michelle Black, ANZ managing director Viking.

    “2025 introduces new sailing dates for our fastest-ever selling ocean itinerary – Malta, Morocco and the Mediterranean—which proved so popular when it launched in 2023 that it sold out in weeks.

    “Our new From the Arctic to Antarctica expedition voyage is on many a traveller’s wish list. This epic pole-to-pole expedition for modern-day explorers sails rugged landscapes, stunning fjords, towering glaciers and immense icebergs between the ends of the earth.”

    Ocean highlights:

    • 16-day Malta, Morocco & the Mediterranean roundtrip from Barcelona is priced from $11,995 in a Veranda stateroom, with up to $3,000 flight credit per couple on new 2025 & 2026 bookings.
    • 29-day Mediterranean’s Iconic Shores from Barcelona to Istanbul or v.v. is priced from $19,995 in a Veranda stateroom, with up to $3,000 flight credit per couple on new 2025 & 2026 bookings.
    • 29-day Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Beyond from New York City to Bergen or v.v. is priced from $24,995 in a Veranda stateroom, with up to $3,000 flight credit per couple on new 2025 & 2026 bookings.

    River highlights:

    • 23-day European Sojourn from Amsterdam to Bucharest or v.v. is priced from $15,695 in a Standard stateroom, with included return economy flights on new 2025 & 2026 bookings.
    • 15-day Magnificent Mekong from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh or v.v. and priced from $13,595 in a French Balcony stateroom, with included return economy flights on new 2025 & 2026 bookings.
    • 15-day France’s Finest from Paris to Avignon or v.v. is priced from $10,495 in a Standard stateroom, with included return economy flights on new 2025 & 2026 bookings.

    Expedition highlights:

    • One sailing only in 2025 of this 87-day From the Arctic to Antarctica from Nuuk to Ushuaia, priced from $111,495 in a Deluxe Nordic Balcony stateroom, with savings of up to $4,000 on new bookings, included Business Class air, ground transfers, Silver Spirits Beverage Package and complimentary Visa service.
    • 13-day Antarctic Explorer from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is priced from $17,295 in a Nordic Balcony stateroom, with savings of up to $2,000 on new 2025 & 2026 bookings.

    (Featured Image: Viking Octantis with zodiacs, kayaks and Special Ops fleet in Antarctica – Viking)

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