Viking Ocean Cruises has announced that a line will enhance a destination-focused cruising to North America and a Caribbean with 5 new itineraries rising in Sep 2016. As a curtsy to a many famous Viking explorer, Leif Eriksson, who set feet on North American dirt 500 years before Columbus, Viking Star will also cranky a North Atlantic – with a new channel that sails from Bergen to Montreal, with stops in a Shetland Islands, a Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland. From Montreal, a award-winning boat will journey a St. Lawrence River and down a seashore of New England to New York, during a rise duration of tumble leaflet in October. Viking Star will afterwards make her approach down a Eastern brink to San Juan, Puerto Rico, that will offer as her homeport for winter Caribbean itineraries. The boat will lapse to Europe in Feb 2017, with a transatlantic sailing from San Juan to Barcelona.
“We have always had a prophesy to reinvent sea cruising – to move destinations behind to a forefront of a channel and to build ships that are designed to assistance a guest improved try their destinations,” pronounced Torstein Hagen, owner and authority of Viking Cruises. “We launched a sea cruises in Europe progressing this year, and only as a Viking explorers before us, we are now looking opposite a Atlantic for new discoveries. Our new itineraries in North America and a Caribbean will offer travelers practice that enlarge their horizons both on and off a ship.”
Some highlights unclude:
NEW for 2016 – In a Wake of a Vikings (15 days; Bergen to Montreal) – Trace a track of Viking Leif Eriksson, environment off from his homeland, Norway, sailing from a aged trading city of Bergen to a country Shetland Islands of Scotland a Faroe Islands, once home to a Viking Parliament. Witness a healthy beauty of Iceland and Greenland; then, as Eriksson before you, land during Newfoundland, where L’Anse aux Meadows reveals justification of Norse settlements. Sail on to Quebec, with explorations of Saguenay and Quebec City, before nearing in Montreal. Introductory 2-for-1 pricing starts during $6,499 per person. Sailing Date: Sep 18, 2016.
NEW for 2016 – Eastern Seaboard Explorer (13 days; Montreal to New York) – Witness a shores of Canada and New England come alive with fall’s colourful hues during this once-annual sailing. From worldly Montreal, journey a St. Lawrence River to French-flavored Quebec City. Learn about Canada’s colonial past in
Saguenay and about a Scottish and Acadian birthright on Prince Edward Island and in Halifax. An overnight in Boston gives we plenty time to revisit a ancestral treasures. Then, suffer a singular channel of a Cape Cod Canal en track to New York City, where you’ll knowledge a highlights of Manhattan. Introductory 2-for-1 pricing starts during $4,999 per person. Sailing Date: Oct 2, 2016.
NEW for 2016 – Eastern Seaboard to a West Indies (15 days; New York to San Juan) – Trace a Atlantic brink of a United States into a Caribbean, job on an array of colourful capitals and sensuous islands. An overnight in New York City lets we take in a gorgeous sights. Then try Newport’s grand mansions and Baltimore’s ancestral riches. Immerse yourself in colonial Jamestown from a pier in Norfolk, and suffer an overnight stay amid a coastal beauty of Port Everglades. Then try a sensuous and sharp-witted Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos, Antigua and St. Thomas. Introductory 2-for-1 pricing starts during $4,999 per person. Sailing Date: Oct 14, 2016.
NEW for 2017 – West Indies to Iberia (18 days; San Juan to Barcelona) – Embark in colonial San Juan, and call on a Dutch side of St. Martin. Then, suffer a resting six-day trans-Atlantic crossing, savoring a offerings onboard Viking Star. You’ll make landfall on a garden-draped Portuguese island of Madeira and
visit a French-inflected Moroccan city of Casablanca before exploring Spain in Cádiz, Valencia and finally, Barcelona. Introductory 2-for-1 pricing starts during $3,299. Sailing Date: Feb 25, 2017.
Christened in May 2015 in Bergen, Norway, a 930-guest all-veranda Viking Star – as good as her dual sister ships underneath construction, Viking Sea (2016) and Viking Sky (2017) – is personal by Cruise Critic as a “small ship,” and is engineered during a scale that allows approach entrance into many ports, so guest have easy and fit embarkation and disembarkation. Highlights onboard Viking Star include:
All Veranda Staterooms: Guests can select from 5 stateroom categories, starting from a 270 sq. ft. Veranda Stateroom, all with private verandas and premium
amenities that embody king-size beds with oppulance linens, vast showers, oppulance toiletries and vast interactive flat-screen LCD TVs with movies-on-demand.
Explorer Suites: The boat facilities 14 Explorer Suites, that are two-room suites trimming from 757 to 1,163 sq. ft. that offer unconditional views from wraparound private verandas as good as a many amenities and privileges of any difficulty onboard.
Two Pool Choices: In further to a Main Pool with a retractable roof needing any-season swimming, a boat facilities a first-of-its-kind glass-backed Infinity Pool cantilevered off a stern, permitting guest to float surrounded by their destination.
LivNordic Spa: In gripping with Viking’s Nordic heritage, The Spa onboard is designed with a holistic wellness truth of Scandinavia in mind—from a centuries-old tradition of a sauna to a Snow Grotto where snowflakes kindly deplane from a roof by cold air. Berlitz Cruising Cruise Ships 2016 named it one of a “5 best journey boat spas.”
Explorers’ Lounge and Mamsen’s: Share a cocktail with friends. Linger over a Norwegian breakfast and a nautical story book. The Explorers’ Lounge and Mamsen’s epicurean deli are located during a crawl and designed in a Scandinavian spirit.
Dining Choices: Viking Star offers mixed grill locations and food choices—from excellent dining in The Restaurant, that serves 3 full dishes and a widest choice of culinary options, and a World Café, that serves general transport and informal specialties—to insinuate dining practice during The Chef’s Table, which offers a multi-course tasting menu finish with booze parings, and Manfredi’s, that facilities creatively prepared pastas and Italian favorites. Additionally, The Kitchen Table focuses on informal dishes from marketplace to table; a Pool Grill specializes in epicurean burgers; afternoon tea and scones are accessible in a Wintergarden; and Mamsen’s serves Norwegian deli-style fare. Furthermore, with mixed choices for outside seating during meals, Viking Star offers a many al fresco dining during sea.
Viking Inclusive Cruising provides value—with any journey transport including a veranda stateroom, seaside excursions in any pier of call, all onboard meals, and all pier charges and supervision taxes. Guests also suffer many nominal amenities as partial of their fare, including: drink and booze with lunch and cooking service; reward dining reservations; Wi-Fi; self-service laundry; entrance to a Thermal Suite in a LivNordic Spa; and 24-hour room service—a value of some-more than $2,400 per integrate for an normal cruise.
From now by Dec 31, 2015, Viking is charity U.S. residents a 2016 Early Booking Discount with adult to $1,000 off 2-for-1 pricing on journey departures, and adult to giveaway comprehensive airfare.
Viking Ocean Cruises, 855-8-VIKING, www.vikingoceancruises.com