Viking is expanding its presence in the Mediterranean this summer. The luxury cruise line is adding a third ship to sail roundtrip voyages from the Maltese capital city of Valletta.
Viking is adding a third ship to its ‘Welcome Back Collection’. Viking Star will join sister ships Viking Venus and Viking Sea and will sail a new 11-day itinerary: Malta & the Western Mediterranean.
With the addition of this new voyage, vaccinated guests now have three new options for experiencing the Mediterranean between July and early October 2021. Guests on the Malta & the Western Mediterranean itinerary will overnight in Valletta and then sail to Sicily, Italy and Spain, calling in Messina, Naples (Pompeii), Civitavecchia (Rome), Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Genoa and Barcelona, before returning to Valletta. Those on the Malta & Adriatic Jewels itinerary will overnight in Valletta and then sail to Montenegro and Croatia, calling in Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Šibenik, before returning to the Maltese archipelago, with a stop on Gozo Island and finally back to Valletta. And guests on the Malta & Greek Isles Discovery itinerary will also overnight in Valletta and then sail to Greece, calling in Kalamata, Athens, Santorini, Rhodes and Souda Bay, before returning to Valletta.
“Malta’s central position in the Mediterranean, as well as its historic sites and many cultural experiences, make it is an ideal destination for travelers who want to explore the Mediterranean from the comfort of a Viking vessel.” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
Viking ’s Welcome Back ocean voyages sail to England, Iceland, Bermuda and the Mediterranean. The company is restarting its European river operations beginning in July 2021. Just last week, Viking named its newest ocean ship, Viking Venus, and she is currently sailing in England with guests.