Trying to find back-to-back ocean and river cruise itineraries that magically align is a hard ask, but Viking Cruises has come up with a solution.
This year, Viking announced it will introduce combo cruising for the 2018 summer season, allowing passengers to combine perfectly timed ocean and river cruises.
The first voyage will depart on June 30, 2018, from Basel, Switzerland, travelling to Bergen, Norway.
The 15-day Rhine and Viking Shores and Fjords voyage takes in 11 guided tours and six countries. Highlights including Germany’s Black Forest, Heidelberg Castle and Cologne’s famous cathedral.
During the ocean component on the North Sea, the ship will stop at the seaside village of Skagen in Denmark, and take in Norway’s fjord landscapes, as well as Oslo, history-rich Kristiansand and scenic Flam.
The Rhine and Viking Shores and Fjords itinerary costs from $9895 per person twin share in a standard stateroom with veranda.
The second river and ocean combination is an 18-day Rhine and Amsterdam to Catalonia departing September 29 from Basel.
The voyage visits seven countries with 13 guided tours, including sailing to the Iberian Peninsula, taking in Galician Vigo and Granada, before disembarking in Barcelona.
The combo costs from $10,295 per person twin share in a standard stateroom with veranda.