Cruise type: Ocean & River Cruising

Specialty: European River Cruising

Viking Cruises offers cruises that are destination focused and carefully crafted with a mix of cosmopolitan and smaller ports of interest. Itineraries are specifically designed to offer longer hours in port than competitors, including late evening stays and overnights to take advantage of night life in select ports. All Viking cruises include the exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that brings history and culture to life through onboard enrichment lectures; language classes; hands-on cooking demonstrations and classes; and local entertainment to complement included shore excursions.

Cruise Type: Ocean Cruising

Specialty: USA & European Destinations

Just one look at Oasis of the Seas® and Allure of the Seas® lets you know that these ships are unlike anything else out there. With a design that blends the beauty of the open sea and sky with soaring architectural details, there’s plenty to do and see within the seven distinct neighborhoods onboard. Starting in late 2014* the ships will welcome new features and upgrades, including Dynamic Dining, High Speed Internet, new staterooms, debut shops and more.

River and Ocean Cruising main differences:


​​River Cruising
• Small Ship, between 100 - 150 Passengers
• Your on land every day
• Food is served at certain hours
• Free Wi-Fi
• Shore excursions are included


​​​Ocean Cruising

• Big Ship, about 2,500 +

• You may have days at sea

• There are 24 hour buffets

• Shore excursions are additional

Cruise Type: Ocean Cruising

Specialty: Alaska Cruises

Cruise type: Ocean & River Cruising

Specialty: European River Cruising

Seeing the Old World doesn't mean you have to cruise on an old ship. Avalon's remarkable, award-winning fleet is the youngest on the European waterways - significantly younger than the industry average, which means every Avalon ship delivers the largest staterooms, most innovative technologies, inspired designs, and highly desirable features and services. Whether you're reading under designer lighting in a cozy corner of the Panorama Lounge, sipping a cocktail made from premium spirits after dinner, or watching the passing riverscapes as you keep up with your fitness routine in the Fitness Center, you'll experience our passion for details.

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