Viking Longship Odin on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary
Viking Longship Odin on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary

Viking has announced its 2019 Ocean & River Voyages, which combine a river cruise with an ocean sailing.

“Our guests are experienced travellers who appreciate immersive cultural experiences, while also exploring the world in comfort,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.

“Only Viking can provide a destination-focused voyage that marries the river and sea into a single, unified journey.

“With one flight, our guests can experience both of our award-winning cruise products, making it even easier for them to explore the world.”

The company’s first two combination cruises will allow guests to sail through the heart of Europe on an award-winning 190-guest Longship, as well as sailing the high seas on one of Viking’s award-winning 930-guest ocean ships.

The first sailing is in June 2018 on the Rhine and Viking Shores & Fjords cruise, a 15-day itinerary between Basel and Bergen exploring six countries and 15 ports, from £4,495pp.

Debuting in May 2019, the 22-day Grand European & Viking Fjords itinerary will sail Budapest to Bergen, combining Viking’s 15-day Grand European Tour cruise on the Rhine and Danube Rivers between Budapest and Amsterdam with the eight-day Viking Shores & Fjords ocean itinerary, which sails the North Sea, between Amsterdam and Bergen. Prices from £5,910pp.

The cruise line will also offer additional departures in 2019 of the Rhine & Viking Shores & Fjords combination itinerary.

For more information, visit vikingcruises.co.uk.