The latest entry into ocean cruising – Viking expands from the rivers

ByRick Deutsch

The latest entry into ocean cruising – Viking expands from the rivers

After gaining a stellar reputation for its riverboats, Viking Ocean Cruises has moved smartly to compete in the luxury market.  They have fast-tracked building ships and now have five on the waves.  All ships can hold nearly 1,000 passengers, so they are comparable to the two Crystal ships, the Serenity and Symphony. But stand by for SEVEN more on  the way!

cruise ship

All Viking ships have the same look-and-feel

To the delight of many older passengers, is an 18-year age minimum for children – no more hours of “MARCO – POLO” at the pool. (Egad, how did that ever start?)

Viking’s plan is to remove common attributes found on all ships – NO casino, NO toys, NO climbing wall, NO go cart track – get the idea? Just peace and serenity. Ahhh.

READ: A battle brewing?  Viking goes after the ocean; Crystal goes after the rivers!!

To the delight of mature travelers: a free spa, free internet and all dining is comp. Like beer?  Beer and wine are thrown in for the evening meal. The pool is also serene. They don’t hire bands to play there.

Check this – movies are accompanied by headphones. I can’t wait.

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