Chefs prepare crowd-pleasing classics as well as focusing on “destination-focused dining” that delves into the local cuisine of each region where the ship sails.
Complimentary beer, house wines, and soft drinks are provided with lunch and dinner, along with 24-hour access to coffee and tea. A premium “Silver Spirits” beverage package is available for an extra fee.
Ocean and expedition vessels offer a range of restaurants, from casual to sophisticated, with plentiful outdoor dining spaces on all ships. Complimentary 24-hour room service is offered on ocean and expedition voyages.
Each Viking cruise features science, history, nature, or culture lectures by learned speakers, plus daily port talks informing passengers about the next day’s destinations.
Resident historians and guest lecturers are wise travel companions who are happy to answer questions and provide insights throughout each journey.
A variety of music, dance, and other cultural and artistic performances are tied to locations on the itinerary, and onboard classical musicians serenade passengers with chamber music throughout ocean and expedition cruises. Other onboard entertainment options might include cooking and artisan demonstrations, wine tastings, and more.
Viking.TV produces a wealth of special programming for guests to watch in the comfort of their own staterooms, including destination films, TED Talks, interviews, lectures, and more. A variety of other in-room TV shows and movies are also available.
On expedition ships, the eye-popping, panoramic, Aula auditorium hosts daily entertainment and information sessions, while ocean ships offer shows and lectures in a spacious theater, plus the Torshavn nightclub for cozy, after-dinner drinks and live music.
Fitness & Recreation
Ocean and expedition ships offer indoor and outdoor pools, along with free access to their Nordic Spa facilities, complete with swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, cold plunge pool, steam room, and frosty Snow Grotto.
Guests can also choose from a menu of Scandinavian-themed spa treatments for an additional fee. The fitness center is available at no extra charge, and includes treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, weights, and a dedicated space for yoga and Pilates. Personal trainers can customize your workout for an extra charge. Each ship’s upper-level Sports Deck is designed for walking, lounging, and playing outdoor games including mini-golf, bocce ball, and shuffleboard.
Sun Decks on Viking’s river vessels have walking tracks, and some also offer swimming pools.