Viking Sky

A luxurious all-veranda liner
Exploring the world is an endeavor worth undertaking on the luxurious Viking Sky — especially when sumptuous staterooms come standard with king-sized beds and private ocean-view verandas. 

Like the vessels crewed by its namesake explorers, the intimate Viking Sky was built to navigate smaller rivers and fjords rather than just vast open seas. A voyage on this 930-passenger ship affords access to more exclusive ports that don’t permit larger liners. 

A nearly all-inclusive plan means that you don’t have to whip out your wallet for upscale dining experiences or spa treatments, though the option is always there for those looking to splurge on extras. What stands out most about this luxurious ocean liner is what it doesn’t have: rowdy casinos and crowds of kids. The adults-only experience is an undeniably relaxing one, where your only concern is what to explore at your next port of call.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Most sustenance is included with your stay aboard Viking Sky, but adding on a meal at The Kitchen Table is a must. The experience begins with a shore excursion to collect ingredients for your hyper-local feast that you’ll help prepare back on board the ship.
  • There’s no need to leave the ship for a bit of Scandinavian-inspired pampering. Simply head for the Nordic Spa to soak up classic sauna, steam and Snow Grotto experiences, or indulge in a Swedish massage to work out those travel kinks.
  • Viking strives to make the cruise experience as stress-free as possible, which means no assigned seating at dinner, open dining hours for breakfast and dinner at The Restaurant (the ship’s main dining room), and gratis wine pairings with your meals.
  • Those accustomed to the suite life back on land will find the Owner’s Suite anything but wanting. In addition to the standard heated bathroom floors and private veranda, the 1,448-square-foot accommodation boasts a private library and wine collection curated by Viking chairman Torstein Hagen, a private ocean-view dry sauna and three bathrooms.
  • Located on Deck 2, Torshavn is the ship’s moody cocktail bar where tipples, live entertainment and after-dinner dancing are the order of the day. Be sure to ask about the bar’s tasting classes, where you might learn how to pair indulgences such as brown spirits and chocolate.

Things to Know

  • While there is a noticeable lack of large-scale after-dinner entertainment on the Viking Sky itinerary, many cruisers don’t mind the evening quiet, especially when an early night is the best way to wake refreshed for a day full of shore excursions.
  • All sailings include one complimentary shore excursion per port of call, but additional offerings are available as add-ons. While a walking tour of a particular city may be gratis, a cooking class, kayaking excursion, or guided museum visit may be available as a paid upgrade.
  • Though size is a factor when choosing a stateroom, so are the added perks. Upgrading to a suite affords you immediate access to your stateroom upon embarkation, early booking of shore excursions and priority spa and dining reservations.
  • A full fitness facility is available for those looking to squeeze in a workout between all those fantastic meals, while the quarter-mile jogging track around Deck 2 lets you soak up sea breezes without skipping a beat.

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Viking Sky