Sunday, 18 May 2014

VIKING OCEAN CRUISES TO TRIPLE SIZE OF NEW FLEET

Viking Ocean Cruises has announced it will launch two additional ocean ships, bringing the total number of ships in its new fleet to three. Viking Sea and Viking Sky will both debut in 2016 and will join the 930-passenger Viking Star, which is currently under construction and will set sail in early 2015. All the ships will sail in Scandinavia and the Baltic; and the Western and Eastern Mediterranean – as well as two new itineraries for 2016 that explore the British Isles.
                In addition to voyages in Scandinavia and the Baltic; and the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, Viking will launch two new itineraries exploring the British Isles for 2016:
·         Into the Midnight Sun (15 days; Bergen – London) – Cruise the deep-cut fjords of the fabled Norwegian coast. Sail into the northernmost reaches of the Arctic Circle, where the midnight sun illuminates spectacular vistas 24 hours a day. Trace the path of Vikings from Nordic splendour to Scottish wonder. This unparalleled journey follows in the wake of great explorers, from the ancient merchant streets of Bergen to tiny hamlets nestled in magnificent fjords; from the far-north beauty of Nordkapp to the remote outposts of Scotland’s Shetland and Orkney Islands. It all culminates in glorious Edinburgh, where medieval splendour mingles with classic beauty. Prices start from £4099pp including a £500 pp EBD*
·         Baltic Jewels & the Midnight Sun (29 days; Stockholm – London) – Viking’s most sweeping Scandinavia itinerary combines Viking Homelands and Into the Midnight Sun. On this 29-day cruise, enjoy 21 ports in 10 countries, including Baltic gems, Norway’s magnificent fjords and overnight stays in Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Bergen.  Prices start at £6499pp including a £500pp EBD*

Viking Cruises 020 8780 7995 www.vikingcruises.co.uk.

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