Viking Launching First-of-their-Kind China Coastal Cruises in late 2024

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Posted on 04/01/2024

All-new cruise itineraries being pioneered by Viking in 2024 offer guests one-of-a-kind access to China in a way that’s never been available before for international visitors, including rarely-seen Chinese coastal sea- and landscapes, exclusive ports of call, as well as iconic cities like Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.

The new voyages range from 10 to 20 days, operating from September to November on the Viking Yi Dun—formerly the Viking Sun—a sister ship featuring the same design and service as all other ocean ships in Viking’s fleet.

The Chinese-flagged Viking Yi Dun will be the first ship ever dedicated specifically to international guests taking domestic sailings in China. Each voyage will offer immersive experiences to introduce guests to the people, history and culture of China, including insightful lectures, Chinese-inspired cuisine and destination experts.

The new coastal sailings pick up from Viking’s 15-year legacy of Yangtze River cruises, that included pre- and post-cruise extensions in Beijing, the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors and other iconic landmarks. As the river cruises did in the past, the new coastal cruises will include a visit to local school children.

New China Coastal Itineraries Include:

About 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 within Viking’s ocean fleet, with 465 staterooms that host 930 guests. Like its sister ships, the Viking Yi Dun features all veranda staterooms, Scandinavian design, light-filled public spaces and abundant al fresco dining options.

About Viking
Viking was founded in 1997 and provides destination-focused journeys on rivers, oceans and lakes pole to pole around the world on its fleets of river, ocean and expedition cruise ships. Designed for curious travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers experiences for “The Thinking Person.”
Viking is the only cruise line to have been ranked #1 simultaneously in River, Ocean and Expedition cruising by two publications.

Image courtesy of Viking

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