Viking: What’s New in 2024 and Beyond

With the start of the new year around the corner, let’s take a look at the latest and greatest and what’s on the horizon for Viking.  


Luxury cruise line Viking’s curated selection of new itineraries bring guests to the world’s most prestigious destinations, from the sun-kissed coasts of Amalfi to the heart of Paris (ideal for the 2024 Olympics) and onward to the untouched beauty of the Arctic. In addition, Viking is slated to unveil new sister ships, adding to its world-class fleet and offering an unmatched journey that allows guests to experience the Viking difference.  

River voyages 

New itineraries 

– Viking launched a special 12-day voyage to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord and the historic battles of Normandy with the new Paris & D-Day 80th Anniversary voyage from London to Paris with departure dates running from March through November 2024. Due to strong demand, Viking will also offer the London, Paris & D-Day itinerary starting in 2025.  

– With increased interest in extended voyages, Viking added a new 15-day river voyage, Lyon, Provence & the Rhineland, that combines a sailing on the Rhine River with one in Southern France beginning March 2024. 

New ships 

– Viking recently announced an expansion of its river fleet in Southeast Asia with the new Viking Tonle. Designed for the Mekong River, the 80-guest vessel will join its identical sister ship, the Viking Saigon (debuted in 2022) and will sail between Kampong Cham, Cambodia and Mỹ Tho, Vietnam as part of Viking’s popular 15-day Magnificent Mekong itinerary. The ship is currently under construction and is scheduled to debut in October 2025. 

– With strong demand on the Nile River, Viking will add two additional sister ships, the Viking Hathor and the Viking Sobek, which will be delivered in 2024 and 2025, respectively. By 2025, Viking will have six ships on the Nile, offering the largest and most elegant fleet, by far.  

– In 2025, Viking will also welcome a new Viking Longship on the Seine River. This identical sister ship will join the company’s current fleet of four Viking Longships sailing the river, docking in the cruise line’s exclusive location in the heart of Paris, near the Eiffel Tower, offering an exceptional experience for travelers and coincide with the Paris Summer Olympics in 2024. 

Ocean voyages 

New itineraries 

– Beginning in 2024, Viking will introduce the Iconic Iceland, Greenland & Canada itinerary. This 15-day voyage will immerse guests in striking natural beauty and volcanic landscapes, while delving into the rich history of Viking exploration, allowing for leisurely strolls through the charming streets in ports of call.  

– The Malta, Morocco & the Mediterranean itinerary will make its inaugural voyage in late 2024. The roundtrip journey from Barcelona spans seven countries in 16 days, featuring visits to UNESCO-designated sites, North African cities, the Alhambra palace and other scenic wonders.  

– Viking is set to unveil the Viking World Voyage I in 2025. The colossal 180-day adventure traverses the globe, encompassing 37 countries on an unforgettable voyage across six continents.  

– Setting sail in 2025, Viking will embark on a new adventure with the Grand Australia Circumnavigation itinerary. The 32-day sailing takes guests on a voyage around Australia, offering the chance to uncover a harmonious blend of iconic natural wonders, lesser-known cultural gems, and captivating histories in cities such as Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne. The itinerary includes exploration of Indonesian treasures Komodo and Bali.  

New ships

– In late 2024, Viking will welcome a new sister ship to the Ocean fleet, the Viking Vela. 

Expedition voyages 

Longitudinal world cruises 

– In 2023, Viking launched the new intercontinental Longitudinal World Cruise collection, with expedition ships sailing between Antarctica and the Great Lakes. On these epic voyages, guests will achieve more travel milestones in a single journey than most people accomplish in a lifetime – from the heart of North America through engineering marvels like the Welland and Panama Canals, into the Chilean fjords and finally to Antarctica. Upcoming new 2024/2025 itineraries: Longitudinal World Cruise IV and Longitudinal World Cruise V. 

Antarctica and the Arctic 

– Viking announced three new summer season expedition voyages in the Arctic set to debut in July 2025. The new itineraries range from 13 to 27 days and explore the polar north in Canada and Greenland. More specific itinerary information is available online: Into the Northwest Passage, Canada & Greenland Explorer and Canada & the Northwest Passage. 

– More recently, Viking announced another wave of new itineraries in Antarctica for the 2025 season. The new 87-day From the Arctic to Antarctica itinerary will expand offerings to the “White Continent,” sailing from Nuuk, Greenland to Ushuaia, Argentina. 

Contact us for additional information and to book your voyage with Viking.

Also read: Cunard announces exclusive Queen Anne shore experiences

Leave a Reply