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Day 1: Rome Rome(Rome)

Rome is like a living museum, liberally dotted with fascinating ruins, ancient relics and archaeological sites. Centuries are peeled back from the Eternal City with each new vista in this great metropolis of fearsome gladiators and gorgeous art. Vespas, sports cars and nippy Fiats speed past trendy sidewalk cafes, bistros and nightclubs, revealing the Rome of Fellini's La Dolce Vita, while the stark facades of the Stadio Olimpico reminds visitors of Mussolini's attempts to reinvent the architecture of the Caesars.

For a taste of the Baroque, visitors need only climb the famous Spanish Steps, walk through the Piazza Navona or toss a coin into the beautiful Trevi Fountain. Renaissance splendour is best revealed in the Vatican Palace, specifically Michelangelo's efforts on the roof of the Sistine Chapel. From early Christian Basilicas and the Roman Forum to the Colosseum and the Pantheon, the sequence of history trails back to the dizzying heights of the empire.

It may sound like a city of contrasts, but Rome's timeless magic lies in its ability to blend the old with the new. Empires have risen and fallen, old gods have been replaced with the new, but Rome nonetheless remains.

Day 3: Naples Naples(Italy)(Naples)

Italy's third-largest city thrives on the chaos that prevails amid its busy streets. This is the place where pizza was allegedly invented, its restaurants continuing to serve some of Italy's finest cuisine.

Sheltered by the Bay of Naples and dominated by the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, Naples is imbued with the best of nature's bounty. The city juxtaposes superb museums, Renaissance structures and Baroque churches, against crumbling tenement blocks and poor neighbourhoods. Noisy markets sell a collection of items, from high-quality fresh produce to fake designer goods.

Roads are characteristically hectic with gung-ho moped drivers weaving wildly through the streets and frustrating traffic jams clogging the city's arteries. Despite these less refined elements, Naples is a fascinating destination and a great base from which to explore popular attractions like the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The city's transport hub is located around the immense Piazza Garibaldi, on the east side of Naples. Southwest from here is the Piazza Bovio, and branching to the left of it, the Piazza Municipio and nearby Piazza del Plebiscito. On the watery edges are the Molo Beverollo and the Stazione Marittima, the point of departure for ferries. From the reaches of Spaccanapoli, one can explore the historic part of Naples with its numerous palaces and churches.

Day 4: Sailing the Ionian Sea Sailing the Ionian Sea(Sailing the Ionian Sea)

Day 5: Crete Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete(Greece)(Crete)

Situated in the eastern Mediterranean, Crete is by far the largest of the many Greek Islands and offers something for every kinds of traveller.

The island has experienced thousands of years of conquest and habitation and has a complicated and diverse heritage. Sightseers can investigate the remains of the ancient Minoan culture that flourished here thousands of years before Christ. Years of Roman, Venetian and Turkish rule have also left their mark and there are fascinating sights scattered throughout the island.

Its northern coastline is home to busy holiday resorts and a wealth of powdery white beaches where couples and families come to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine. The gateway to the island is the large, modern city of Heraklion, which is not so much an island idyll as a vital commercial centre. Other major holiday resorts in Greece include nearby Malia, lively Agios Nikolaos, Rethymnon with its lovely old town, and Chania, to the west, which known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour and waterfront restaurants.

The wild interior of Crete offers some spectacular mountain scenery drives and many opportunities for hikers and serious cyclists. The White Mountains in the west soar to over 2000m, while the more gentle mountains in the east hide the extraordinary Lasithi plateau in their midst, which is dotted with white windmills. The south coast of Crete is much more remote and rugged than the north. It is crisscrossed with gorges and dotted with unspoilt villages, pretty coves, and secluded beaches.

Day 6: Sailing the Mediterranean Sea Sailing the Mediterranean Sea(Sailing the Mediterranean Sea)

Day 7: Ashdod Ashdod(Ashdod)

Busy Ashdod is not only one of Israel's fastest-growing cities, it's also the country's largest port. Perched on the Mediterranean, it processes more than 60% of the goods imported into Israel. Home to many ancient peoples over the centuries, Ashdod today is a modern, planned city. It's also a convenient jumping-off point for exploring several of Israel's most interesting cities, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Bethlehem.

Day 8: Haifa Haifa(Israel)(Haifa)

Haifa is an attractive seaport and one of the most culturally mixed cities in the country. The Israeli saying 'Haifa works, Jerusalem prays, Tel Aviv plays' hints at the destination's blue-collar roots.

Regarding culture, the Haifa Theatre, the Krieger Centre for Performing Arts, and the Ein Hod artists' colony are all well-established and worth visiting. Haifa also hosts an annual (and well-attended) International Film Festival.

There are many interesting attractions in the city, including a wealth of museums, gorgeous temples and mosques, and sunny, child-friendly beaches. For those fascinated with biblical history, Tel Megiddo, the supposed site of the end of the world, is located about 20 miles (32km) southwest of Haifa.

The majority of Haifa's visitors go there for the amazing gardens of the Baha'í World Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site once known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa. This magical place has a golden shrine and lovingly maintained terraces, and is deemed by Baha'i followers as a 'gift to all humanity'. The beauty of the gardens and the amount of care that goes into their upkeep is both palpable and inspiring. They're one of Israel's most-visited tourist attractions, welcoming over half a million visitors every year.

Day 10: Limassol Limassol(Cyprus)(Limassol)

Then known as Lemesos, Richard the Lionheart visited Limassol during the Crusades to free his betrothed from the Byzantine sovereign. The subsequent wedding party remains legendary, probably why modern Limassol is still a centre of . This lively ambience is aided and abetted by the fact that Limassol is the centre of winemaking on the island.

Today, it's Cyprus's second-largest city with around 200,000 inhabitants. Many people travel to Limassol to enjoy its lovely beaches, sidewalk cafés, and lively nightlife. Visitors can take an evening stroll on the seafront Akti Olympion, followed by a visit to a traditional tavern for live music. The Old Town radiates from the fishing harbour, with narrow streets lined with shops and boutiques.

The foothills of the Troodos Mountains lie north of the city and offer charming country walks that meander through friendly villages. A quick drive to the Kourion, only nine miles (15km) away, also offers historic sites such as The House of Achilles, the Altar of Apollo, and Curium Beach.

Day 11: Sailing the Mediterranean Sea Sailing the Mediterranean Sea(Sailing the Mediterranean Sea)

Day 12: Rhodes Rhodes(Greece)(Rhodes)

Knights once used Rhodes to protect the Christian west from the east. Today, the island remains subject to invasion, though from tourists rather than intruders.

Said to be Greece's sunniest island, Rhodes has a well-preserved and picturesque old city. The legendary Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, guarded its harbour in antiquity. Present-day visitors will find statues of deer. Nevertheless, the old city has plenty of wonders to offer.

The rest of the relatively large island offers miles of beaches, interesting archaeological sites and natural beauty spots. The best beaches are on the east coast. Lindos is especially attractive. Faliraki, on the other hand, is a developed resort area, bustling with young visitors.

Day 13: Mykonos Mykonos(Greece)(Mykonos)

Mykonos is upmarket, fashionable and a favourite among gay travellers. It's quite possibly Greece's most expensive island. Designer shops, perfect beaches, colourful tavernas and throbbing dance clubs are all on offer. That said, trendy crowds and nude beaches have not erased the destination's enchanting traditional flavour.

Sightseers can visit the island's archaeological museum, which displays finds from the necropolis (cemetery) on nearby Rhenia. Day trips to the uninhabited island of Delos are also highly recommended. The UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site was the Aegean's religious centre during ancient times, and features in some captivating myths. Its history is almost as interesting. Visitors can explore the temples and the Avenue of the Lions, and see stunning archaic sculptures in the museum.

Day 14: Athens Piraeus(Greece)(Athens)

Athens exudes a unique charm; its lively character wins over tens of thousands of visitors every year. Street markets vine-covered tavernas souvenir stalls and ancient monuments are dotted among high-rise buildings in this capital city which one out of four Greeks calls home. For tourists the greatest advantage is that most attractions are accessible on foot in the central area around the landmark Acropolis.Athens was named after Athena the Greek goddess of wisdom who according to mythology won the city as prize after a duel against Poseidon. The city can chart its history back thousands of years and is regarded as the cradle of western civilisation; the place where democracy was invented and philosophy art and architecture were refined. After a classical golden age when it was home to Socrates Plato and Aristotle the city declined in the Middle Ages dwindling to nothing but a town with a few thousand residents gathered in the colourful area that is now known as the Plaka until its rebirth as capital of an independent Greece in 1834.Nowadays the city is busy and bustling. While the pollution frantic gridlock and dingy buildings are a striking contrast to the open beauty of Greece's coast and islands Athens is truly the heartbeat of the country and ancient wonders like the Acropolis the Parthenon and the Temples of Zeus and Hephaesus ensure that Athens will always have its attractions.

Expand your horizons on comfortable, state-of-the-art ships, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way. Each sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. The fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.

Unique Feature

The Infinity Pool, one of the first of its kind at sea, gives you a sense of swimming in the heart of your destination. Its glass backing is infused with the spirit of exploration. 

Viking believe the best way to understand a country is through enrichment. On their cruises, you truly explore your destination—through its food, culture, countryside and customs. Perhaps you accompany the ship’s chef on a trip to a local market; go behind the scenes at a famous theatre company; or even view private collections and hidden vaults at world-class museums.

The Restaurant

Breakfast and dinner, welcome to The Restaurant. One of the finest restaurants you'll find. Anywhere. Where the daily changing menus complement the daily changing views. And where you can feast on traditional favourites as well as local specialities, all perfectly prepared and presented. 

Aquavit Terrace

There is nothing like dining in the great outdoors. Big sky. Setting sun and a chance to drink in the fresh air, as well as the views. Step out of The World Café onto The Aquavit Terrace. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is everything you want relaxed dining to be.

World Café

Discover flavours of the east in Copenhagen, the tastes of Tuscany in Sydney, and the freshest sushi in the Amazon jungle. Morning, noon and night, explore a world of taste at the World Cafe. A celebration of foods that make us different, but also bring us together.

Explorers' Lounge

Inspired by the trade routes of Vikings, the Explorers’ Lounge is the ideal place for guests to share their discoveries over an aquavit or a craft beer while sampling fine Scandinavian fare. Central to the Explorers’ Lounge is Mamsen’s, a casual gourmet deli inspired by Norwegian cuisine, from smoked salmon to open-faced sandwiches and locally sourced charcuterie and cheeses. The daily “Waffle Hour” provides mouth-watering samples of the beloved treat.

The Chef's Table

Executive Chef Anthony Mamboussin's dining concept has been impressing guests on every cruise. Five courses, each with a wine pairing, follow a specific theme. Venice Carnival. Sweet and Sour. Asian Panorama. It's a whole new world of discovery. 


Long, laughter-filled dinners don't get better than those in Manfredi's, the Italian grill restaurant. Traditional Tuscan and Roman cuisine (think perfectly cooked steaks, fresh seafood, handmade pastas and an overflowing antipasto trolley) in a warm, contemporary setting. Buon Appetito!

The Pool Grill

When stepping in for lunch is a step too far, tuck into a tasty snack at the Pool Grill. Classic, American-style sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs always hit the spot. Pile on the mustard, dress with pickles, slaw and sauces and wash it down with an ice-cold beer or crisp white wine. Lap it up, it’s all included.


In the Nordic deli, feast on waffles laden with fresh blueberries and cream or gjetjost, Norway's sweet nutty cheese. Or tuck into pancakes covered in cloudberry jam or glistening with lemon and sugar. Flipping marvellous.

The Wintergarden

A good afternoon. A comfy sofa in The Wintergarden. Sandwiches, cakes and scones, and a pot of your favourite blend of tea. The light and airy surroundings and the striking blonde wooden canopy are as delicious as the cream teas.

Private Dining

Because it’s a special occasion. Or just because. Book your table in one of the private dining rooms at Manfredi’s of The Chef’s Table. An intimate setting made even more personal.

24-hour Room Service

Breakfast in bed. Lunch on your private veranda. Late night nibbles. Enjoy room service at any time, without paying any more.

The Wintergarden

When you yearn for serenity, there is no better place on ship than a visit to the Wintergarden. This charming, airy space around the main pool is perfect for relaxing in clean, uncluttered Scandinavian-designed environment. Even here, our focus is on enrichment, as this is the place to witness a tea ceremony, or indulge in an afternoon tea service, complete with hand-selected teas, finger sandwiches and pastries.

Viking Bar

Enjoy a cocktail in the Viking Bar, which is located on the ground floor of the atrium.

The Viking Living Room

The ideal setting for relaxation and conversation, The Viking Living Room draws guests together. Spacious seating, melodic piano tunes, live entertainment and planned activities foster rich camaraderie. And its well-curated Viking Library informs even the best-read traveler. Adorned with nautical touches from Viking days, including the clinker-built bar inspired by ancient longships, it is the most inspired living room at sea.

The Theatre & Cinema

Even our theaters connect you to the destinations.

Our main venue, The Theater, features live performances that bring you closer to the culture of our destinations. Sometimes, the destination we connect you to exists solely in the realm of an otherworldly theatrical journey, as is the case with beautifully themed shows. 

We will also pull back the curtains of our destinations with cinema in our two movie theaters, which show first-run films you have not yet seen as well as destination-driven cinema such as "Room with A View," "Roman Holiday," or "Skyfall." And because the intellect also needs to be stimulated, our theaters will always be buzzing with fresh, new insights from our port talks and onboard lectures that feature the history, art, and culture of our destinations. And since we have always promised you will explore the world in comfort, we have banished uncomfortable theater seating in favor of soft and spacious sofa seating

Explorers' Lounge

Inspired by the trade routes of Vikings, the Explorers’ Lounge is the ideal place for guests to share their discoveries over an aquavit or a craft beer while sampling fine Scandinavian fare. Central to the Explorers’ Lounge is Mamsen’s, a casual gourmet deli inspired by Norwegian cuisine, from smoked salmon to open-faced sandwiches and locally sourced charcuterie and cheeses. The daily “Waffle Hour” provides mouth-watering samples of the beloved treat.

The Shops

There are shops located on Deck 2.

The Spa

Blending the rejuvenating experience of Nordic therapies with the restorative power of the sea, Viking have reinvented the spa experience; drawing upon the holistic wellness philosophy of Nordic culture. To stimulate your circulatory system visit the snow grotto where snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling through chilled air, then invigorate yourself in the sauna, following a centuries-old Nordic tradition.

Bright and beautiful, The Spa is a destination in its own right. A sanctuary for body and soul, float in the gently bubbling water of the hydrotherapy pool, warmed by the sight of flickering flames of a full-length fireplace. Recline on a heated ceramic bed under soft lighting. Chill out in the Snow Grotto. Relax.

Main Pool

The heated Main Pool and hot tub provide a calming oasis in any weather. The retractable roof allows for any-time swims and soaks.

A haven for relaxation, it’s a fun spot to socialize during a day at sea. It’s been thoughtfully designed for lap swims, leisurely wading or enjoying a drink poolside.

By night, it’s a magical setting for star gazing and for viewing our “Movies under the Stars.

Infinity Pool

The Infinity Pool, one of the first of its kind at sea, gives you a sense of swimming in the heart of your destination. Its glass backing is infused with the spirit of exploration.

Fitness Centre

The state-of-the-art gym adds some muscle to your exercise regime, and the breathtaking views help you forget how hard you're working. Our personal trainers offer programmes to inspire you to build enthusiasm for movement and exercise, and have fun too.

Flex and stretch in a yoga or pilates class in a studio space that, like the gym, has floor-to-ceiling windows. Yoga mats sit in a handwoven basket. Gleaming weights invite you to step it up a notch and, everywhere, chilled bottled water keeps you hydrated and refreshed.

Sports Deck

As well as a walking track, the Sports Deck features an outdoor gym and other activities, including mini golf, shuffleboard and quiots. Game on.

The Salon

Head to the hair and beauty salon, because you're worth it, of course. A Viking ocean cruise is all about feeling good, from top to toe.

Deck 9
  • Outdoor Gym & Yoga Area
Deck 8
  • Staterooms
  • Explorers' Lounge (upper level)
Deck 7
  • Main Pool (with retractable roof)
  • Explorers' Lounge (main level)
  • Wintergarden
  • Aquavit Terrace (with al fresco dining)
  • Infinity Pool & Hot Tub
  • Mamsen's
  • Lanai
  • Pool Grill
  • Cinema
  • Pool Bar
  • Owner's Suite
Deck 6
  • Navigational Bridge
  • Staterooms
  • Self-service Launderette
  • 2 ADA Cabins
Deck 5
  • Staterooms
  • Self-service Launderette
Deck 4
  • Staterooms
  • Self-service Launderette
Deck 3
  • Staterooms
  • Self-service Launderette
  • Atrium (top level)
Deck 2
  • Theatre & Bar
  • Cinema 1 & 2
  • Torshavn
  • Shops
  • Atrium
  • Restaurant
  • Wraparound Promenade
Deck 1
  • The Spa
  • Viking Living Room
  • Guest Services
  • Fitness Centre
  • Viking Bar
With their sleek, yacht-style bows and teak promenade decks, Viking’s ocean ships are a million miles from the large liners that sail the seas.

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Cruise Line: Viking Ocean Cruises
Departs: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Duration: 14 NIGHTS
Reference: COAVV221125

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