VIKING ANNOUNCES FIRST-OF-THEIR-KIND CHINA VOYAGES
Bookings Now Open for Three Exclusive Itineraries Exploring China in 2024
Viking announces three new, first-of-their-kind China voyages. These itineraries will provide guests with exclusive access to China in 2024. The new voyages range from 10 to 20 days and explore iconic cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Each itinerary features a domestic sailing of China’s coast highlighting rarely-seen destinations and ports—something that has never before been available for international visitors.
The new voyages will operate from September to November on the Viking Yi Dun—formerly the Viking Sun. This sister ship features the same award-winning design and service as all other ocean ships in Viking’s fleet. The Chinese-flagged Viking Yi Dun will be the first ship dedicated to the foreign market to operate domestic sailings in China. Each voyage will offer The Viking Way® of exploration, with immersive experiences to introduce guests to the people, history, and culture of China, including insightful lectures, Chinese-inspired cuisine, and destination experts.
New China Voyages
- Wonders of China— 20 days; Beijing roundtrip. This comprehensive 20-day cruisetour itinerary delivers China’s main highlights. Guests can meet a Tibetan family at their home, walk on the Great Wall and see the Terra Cotta Warriors. Additionally, guests experience the scenic coast of Dongtou and have opportunities to explore Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Shenzhen, a UNESCO city of design.
- Classic China & the Coast— 15 days; Beijing, Xian – Hong Kong (Shenzhen). This voyage combines the experiences of Viking’s 10-day China Discovery voyage with opportunity to see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terra Cotta Warriors, and other iconic landmarks. While sailing China’s coastline, guests can experience a phenomenal diversity in languages, cultures and cuisines.
- China Discovery— 10 days; Shanghai – Hong Kong (Shenzhen). This 10-day itinerary allows guests to experience the Buddhist shrines of Zhoushan and the cliffs of Dongtou, follow the steps of 19th-century European diplomats on Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, or try Cantonese dim sum in Shenzhen.
The Viking Yi Dun
Dedicated specifically to exploring destinations in China, with an onboard experience that complements guests’ discoveries ashore, the Viking Yi Dun is a sister ship in Viking’s award-winning ocean fleet.
Viking’s ocean vessels have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms that host 930 guests. The ships feature all veranda staterooms, Scandinavian design, light-filled public spaces, and abundant al fresco dining options.
From now through January 31, 2024, Viking is offering North American travelers the Discover More sale, with up to free international airfare, special fares, and a $25 deposit. Additionally, both new and returning guests can save on river, ocean, and expedition voyages, including the new coastal China itineraries.
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