By Staff Writer
Viking Cruises has launched its 2020-2021 Ocean Cruises brochure, featuring more than 10 brand new itineraries, over 10 new extensions and a new destination when Viking returns to Turkey.
The lineup’s selection of itineraries trace the history and culture of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations along the Adriatic, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. The vessel will visit the ports in Greece, Croatia, Italy, and after a five year absence, three incredible Turkish destinations: Troy (Canakkale), Ephesus (Kusadasi) and Istanbul.
New extensions in Europe will additionally be offered, with locations in Turkey and South America. Guests can extend their stay in Istanbul with a visit to the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar; opt for an additional three nights pre or post cruise in Cappadocia to witness the ancient cave community; or explore the stunning wildlife and scenery of the Galapagos even further by adding five nights.
“Our new Viking Ocean Cruises brochure will inspire Australian cruisers to plan their next culturally enriching travel experience, to take them beyond highlights and sights and allow them to fully immerse themselves in a destination by learning about its history and culture,” said Michelle Black, Viking’s managing director, AUNZ.
New ocean itinerary highlights include:
- Ancient Mediterranean Treasures: 8 days, Istanbul to Athens via Troy (Canakkale), Ephesus (Kusadasi), Rhodes and Crete.
- Greek Odyssey: 11 days, Athens to Athens via Crete, Santorini, Rhodes and Ephesus (Kusadasi).
- Ancient Adriatic Treasures: 15 days, Venice to Istanbul via Croatia, Montenegro and Greece.
- Ancient Mediterranean Antiquities: 15 days, Istanbul to Rome via Turkey, Greece and Italy.
- Iconic Adriatic Antiquities: 15 days, Venice to Rome via Croatia, Montenegro and Greece.
- Mediterranean Antiquities: 15 days, Athens to Barcelona via Italy and France.
- Iconic Mediterranean Treasures: 22 days, Istanbul to Barcelona via Turkey, Greece, Italy, Monaco, France and Spain.
- Adriatic and Mediterranean Sojourn: 22 days, Rome to Venice via Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Turkey.