Viking Cruises restarts in the Mediterranean with new voyages for vaccinated passengers

   May 7, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Viking Cruises announced it will restart operations in the Mediterranean with new voyages for vaccinated passengers beginning this summer.

Offered as part of the line’s Welcome Back collection, Viking Sea and Viking Venus will homeport in Valletta Malta and sail two different 11-day roundtrip Mediterranean itineraries.

Viking Ocean also announced it is adding more sailing dates in summer 2021 for its Welcome Back cruises around Iceland and Bermuda.

Passengers on the new Malta & Adriatic Jewels itinerary are due to overnight in Valletta, Malta, and then sail to Montenegro and Croatia, visiting Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Sibenik, prior to returning to malta, with a visit to Gozo Island and back to Valletta.

Vacationers on the new Malta & Greek Isles Discovery itinerary will overnight in Valletta and then sail to Greece, visiting Kalamata, Athens (Piraeus), Santorini, Rhodes, and Souda Crete, prior to returning to Valletta.

Viking Venus cruise ship

Viking Sea and Viking Venus will sail the itineraries between July-early October. Delivered last month, Viking Venus is the company’s newest ocean ship. Venus will be named in England on May 17 by ceremonial godmother and British broadcaster Anne Diamond.

The news follows Viking’s recent announcement of Welcome Back ocean cruises in England, Iceland, and Bermuda, starting this month. The line is working on developing additional Welcome Back itineraries in various other destinations, aiming to announce further 2021 voyages as soon as government approvals are given.