Viking Cruises has announced the launch of its ocean product line, Viking Ocean Cruises, marking the introduction of the industry’s first new cruise line in almost a decade.
The cruise line will begin sailing with its first vessel, the 930-passenger Viking Star, in May 2015. The ship will embark on maiden voyages in Scandinavia and the Baltic and the Western and Eastern Mediterranean.
Features of the ship include all veranda staterooms, with five room categories available; 14 two-room Explorer Suites; two pools; a spa; the Explorers’ Lounge and Wintergarden; multiple restaurant locations and food choices; a three-deck atrium with musicians playing regional and classical music; the Star Theater; the Viking Piano Lounge; and sustainable features.
An example of itineraries is an eight-day Romantic Mediterranean itinerary which travels from Barcelona-Rome and visits Toulon, Corsica, Monte Carlo, the Tuscan region of Italy, Barcelona and Rome. Prices start from £1,499 per person.
Agent webinars and new online training will be available to agents keen to learn more about the product.
A copy of the brochure can be downloaded at www.vikingcruises.co.uk/oceans