Western Canada & Alaska
The Absolute Best of Western Canada & Alaska
- Fully Escorted Tour
- 2 days on-board the Rocky Mountaineer
- 10 nights on-board Viking Orion
The Vikings are some of history’s greatest explorers. So who better to sail along the world’s final frontier with than Viking Ocean Cruises?
Their mid-sized ships are steeped in Nordic heritage: with crisps lines and neutral colours that are reminiscent of the much-loved Scandinavian design. Around their ships, you’ll find details that blur the lines between destination and ship. Such as a glass-backed infinity pool that offers unobstructed views; indoor-outdoor restaurants that offer alfresco dining; expansive windows and skylights; and a wrap-around promenade deck that allows you to easily move from one side of the ship to the other -so you’ll never miss a breaching whale.
But the Nordic atmosphere doesn’t end with the décor. In the LivNordic Spa, the holistic wellness philosophy of Scandinavia is at the front of everyone’s mind with a hydrotherapy pool and a real snow room. Then in the Wintergarden, guests can indulge in afternoon tea service under a canopy of Scandinavian Tree of Life– a homage to Norse mythology and Yggdrasil. And in the Viking Living Room, you’ll find a geometric garden that was inspired by the wild lichen of Norway’s Finse Mountain Plateau.
Then when you sail into port, you will explore your destination in true Viking style. Their itineraries are designed for maximum time in port, often with late evenings or overnights. Ports include both cosmopolitan cities and “collector ports,” appealing to those with an interest in history, art, music, and cuisine.
Viking Ocean Cruises also pride themselves on being “the thinking persons’ cruise” offering informative talks from local experts and carefully selected lecturers in The Theater.
In 2019, Viking Ocean Cruises are offering cruisers the chance to sail both the Inside Passage and the North Pacific Passage between Russia and Alaska. Iconic ports of call with include Anchorage, Seward, and Juneau - as well off the beaten path ports, such as Sitka and small Far East Russian towns.