by Kevin Griffin writing for cybercruises.com
Viking Ocean Cruises has announced that it will be extending its itineraries to North America and the Caribbean in 2016-17, as well as offering the line’s first Transatlantic voyage with its 930-berth Viking Star.
The 15-night Transatlantic sailing will leave Bergen on September 18, 2016, and visit ports in the Shetlands, the Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland before finishing in Montreal.
Viking Star (Photo Neven Jerkovic at Shipspotting.com)
From Montreal, Viking Star will offer a 13-night voyage along the St Lawrence River, through the Canadian Maritimes and New England to New York.
A 15-night Eastern Seaboard itinerary will then depart New York for San Juan on October 18.
The line’s main winter itinerary in 2016-17 will be 11 nights from San Juan, operating between October 2016 and February 2017 and calling at Tortola, Antigua, St Lucia, Barbados, St Kitts, Guadeloupe, St Maarten and St Thomas.
The return Transatlantic trip will then leave San Juan on February 25, 2017, for Barcelona. Viking Ocean will take delivery of sister ships Viking Sea in 2016 and Viking Sky in 2017.