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Viking Venus to sail in 2021

Viking Venus to sail in 2021

Viking's seventh ocean ship, the Viking Venus, will join the fleet in 2021.

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The newest 930-guest sister ship will spend her maiden season sailing popular itineraries in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, including British Isles Explorer, In Search of the Northern LightsViking Homelands and Into the Midnight Sun.

Viking will also expand its offerings in the Mediterranean and is adding five new itineraries that include stops in Istanbul, marking the company’s return to the iconic city. The new 8-day Ancient Mediterranean Treasures will sail between Athens and Istanbul, with overnight stays in both cities. Guests looking for an extended experience in the region can choose a longer versions of the itinerary, including the 15-day Ancient Adriatic Treasureswhich sails between Venice and Istanbul; the 15-day Ancient Mediterranean Antiquitieswhich sails between Rome and Istanbul; the 22-day Iconic Mediterranean Treasures, which sails between Barcelona and Istanbul; or the 29-day Mediterranean’s Iconic Shoreswhich also sails between Barcelona and Istanbul and includes stops in Montenegro and Croatia

New Mediterranean itinerary

Beginning in April 2021 and sailing on Viking’s 930-guest all-veranda Viking Skyguests embarking on the new Ancient Mediterranean Treasures itinerary or its longer combination cruise options will witness the origin of civilization while cruising the fabled Aegean Sea. 

Highlights of the new itinerary include overnight stays in Istanbul, Turkey; opportunities to explore the ruins in Troy (Çanakkale) Ephesus (Kuşadasi), Turkey, exploring the old town of Rhodes, Greece; a visit to Heraklion, Greece, on the island of Crete; and an overnight stay in Athens, Greece.

For full details on the new itineraries, visit

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