VIKING CRUISES SIX MONTH COUNTDOWN TO SYDNEY ARRIVAL
Viking Sun arrives in February 2018 sailing the company’s first-ever World Cruise
10 August 2017 – Viking Cruises’ newest ocean ship, Viking Sun, heads to Sydney for the first time in February 2018, marking the brand’s debut in Australian waters.
The sold out Viking World Cruise from Miami to London will visit Sydney on 10 and 11 February, as part of the 141 day cruise covering five continents, 35 countries and 66 ports. The cruise will visit seven ports across Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, Thursday Island and Darwin before heading to Asia.
“The Opera House and the Harbour Bridge meant the decision to include the iconic harbour city of Sydney on the World Cruise itinerary was unquestionable. It is great to be able to share such a beautiful part of the world with Viking guests,” said Michelle Black, Managing Director Viking Cruises Australia and New Zealand. “Our itineraries are created with fewer sea days and more time in port, than any other cruise line and our selection of curated shore excursions are designed to showcase the best of each port we visit.”
The long-awaited arrival of Viking Cruises in Australia, will see guests admire the iconic Sydney Opera House, visit the historical Rocks district and explore the world-famous Bondi Beach. Plus, optional excursions will see guests explore Sydney’s Inner West, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cockatoo Island or head further afield to the Hunter Valley and Blue Mountains.
Viking will also begin homeporting out of Australia and New Zealand in December 2018 on a brand-new itinerary that will see Viking Spirit, the fifth ship to join the fleet in July 2018, spend three months of the year cruising between Sydney and Auckland. The 15-day Australia and New Zealand cruise will cover nine ports of call including Melbourne and Hobart before crossing the Tasman and stopping at six ports in New Zealand.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Viking Cruises is the leader in river cruising, operating a fleet of 66 vessels that offer destination-focused itineraries. In 2015, the cruise line launched its first ocean ship, Viking Star. By 2022 the company will operate eight 930-guest ocean cruise ships and will be the world’s largest small ship ocean cruise line.
For additional information, contact Viking Cruises at 138 747 or visit vikingcruises.com.au/oceans. To join the Viking Cruises community online, visit facebook.com/vikingcruisesAUNZ.
Notes to Editors:
Viking World Cruise Australian Itinerary
8 February 2018 Melbourne (Day 55)
10 February 2018 Sydney (Day 57)
11 February 2018 Sydney (Day 58)
13 February 2018 Brisbane (Day 60)
15 February 2018 Whitsunday Islands – Cid Harbor (Day 62)
16 February 2018 Cairns (Day 63)
17 February 2018 Scenic Cruising: Great Barrier Reef (Day 64)
18 February 2018 Thursday Island (Day 65)
21 February 2018 Darwin (Day 68)