Viking launches two combination cruises for 2019
Viking combines their most popular river and ocean voyages into single, seamless adventure
After strong demand for its first ever combination cruises, Viking has launched two new River and Ocean Voyages for 2019, the new 22-day Grand European & Viking Fjords and the already popular 15-day Rhine & Viking Shores & Fjords. These immersive itineraries combine an ocean and a river cruise itinerary for a once-in-a-lifetime voyage of discovery.
“Our first two combination cruises in 2018 sold very well, which confirmed our expectations that Viking guests would love the opportunity to try two different cruise experiences on the one trip from home,” says Lubica Sibikova, Operations and Product Manager at Viking Cruises. “These enriching journeys highlight the historic treasures, colourful cultures and seldom-seen sights of both inland and coastal destinations. Once we saw they were popular with our guests, we decided to launch more, and are proud to present these new dates & itineraries”.
Passengers reduce their time packing and unpacking, allowing them more time to explore the destinations they visit, while enjoying the value of experiencing both river and ocean cruising with one set of flights. Seamless connections ensure a smooth transition between the two ships, while guests rely on the same, top quality service and experience that Viking pride themselves on.
On The Grand European & Viking Fjords, departing 26 May and 2 June 2019, guests will visit 19 ports from Bergen, via Amsterdam to Budapest, or vice versa. They’ll admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle and sample the food and wine of Austria’s Wachau on Viking’s most iconic river itinerary before settling in for the ocean section of their adventure, setting sail for the beautiful Skagen of Denmark. They’ll visit cosmopolitan Oslo, browse the fish market and fortress of Kristiansand and marvel at the magnificent fjord setting of tiny Flåm on this richly rewarding journey into Scandinavia’s most scenic and fascinating corners. Prices start from $12,990 per person which includes a saving of $2,000 per couple, as well as free flights if booked before 30 April 2018.
On the Rhine & Viking Shores & Fjords, from Bergen to Basel or vice versa (both departing 2 June 2019), guests will tour highlights of the legendary Rhine River, then discover Nordic wonders by sea, experiencing cultured Basel before setting sail for Germany’s storied Black Forest and France’s multicultural Strasbourg. Setting off from Norway’s dramatic fjord landscapes, they’ll journey from vibrant Oslo and history-rich Kristiansand to cosmopolitan Stavanger and spectacularly scenic Flåm, before arriving in historic Bergen, a city with deep Viking roots. Prices start from $10,190 per person which includes a saving of $1,400 per couple, as well as flights for $995 per person if booked before 30 April 2018.
For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 138 747 (Australia) and 0800 447 913 (New Zealand) or visit www.vikingcruises.com.au. To join the Viking Cruises community online, visit www.facebook.com/VikingCruisesTravelAgents/