Viking Sun

Viking Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.


24-hour Room Service
Beauty Salon
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
Cooking Classes
Fitness Center
Hot Tub
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Movie Theatre
Self Service Laundromat
Specialty Restaurants
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins

Ship Info

What's Included


  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi

  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge

  • 24-hour room service

  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner

  • Access to top-rated spa & state-of-the-art fitness center

  • All port taxes & fees

  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase

  • Self-service launderettes

Not Included

  • Please speak with your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for details.

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
48000 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity

Reviews and Recommendations for Viking Sun


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Food was great, but help lacking

By: marty

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

Let's start by saying I seriously injured my lower left leg when I fell from the last step of the bus transferring us from the airport to the ship The disability seriously affected my mobility throughout the cruise. I attribute a great deal of the blame for the fall to no one helping me get off the bus, as other passengers also complained. The Viking staff, while verbally sympathetic, refused to acknowledge their, at least partial, responsibility for this accident, although the transfer was booked by Viking! Some comments; 1) The food was outstanding both in the regular dining room or the free specialty restaurants. 2) The ship was gorgeous throughout, at least equivalent to a 5-star hotel. 3) We were in a lower category stateroom, whose design, given its decent size, was horrible. For example, in order to get to a set of draws, one had to slide both heavy doors of a closet, almost impossible for my wife. 4) We skipped Marseilles due to terrible currents. No accommodation was made.

Visit to Cuba

By: Sue

Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2017

Great time aboard ship; however be advised if you go on the Havana for a day and a half, you need an adapter for charging your devices. No one told us that so we were stuck. Also be prepared for a long bus ride to and from. Hotel and transportation in Havana was incredible. Great food, ride to dinner in old convertibles and then the show at the Tropicana is not to be missed.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Viking Mediterranean Cruise

By: Kristel Novotny

Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2018

Ship was a great experience. The ships are lovely, clean and the food was great. We like a smaller cruise ship, 900 passengers.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
Not Recommended

Don't go

By: Traveler

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

The Viking Sun is a beautiful ship and very well appointed. The cabin was nice and spacious and didn't feel cramped like most ship cabins. The food was great and the service in the restaurants was very good. Having said that I will not recommend it. The included shore excursions were totally disorganized. The atmosphere on the ship was sterile. There was no welcome reception, nor an orientation to the ship. There was no feeling of comradery as there was nothing organized even on afternoons of cold rainy day when no one wanted to get off. The paid excursions were a rip off. My husband and I travel a great deal and were very disappointed.
Not Recommended

Cruise ship

By: Spilky

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2018

I enjoyed the service from crew. Did not think good compared to my other cruises. Regent ,Oceania and seaborne. Closet space very small.

Outstanding, amazing cruise line


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2018

My husband and I traveled on the Viking Sun from Amsterdam to Bergen leaving July 7, 2018. It is an outstanding ship, roomy, sparkling clean, lovely cabins, impressive public areas, and overall, beautifully designed. The crowning glory, however, was the amazing crew. We were always welcomed and accommodated, always accompanied with a smile. We were totally spoiled and loved every minute of it. We never felt crowded, although there were 900 passengers onboard.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor
Not Recommended

Nice ship. Numerous problems. Viking staff not very helpful.

By: .

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2018

The Sun is quite well appointed. We were in suite 3000. Not the best choice. The Star live theater was below us and noisy bands practiced there daily. Maid service was excellent. At one point our toilet & sinks overflowed with hideous backed-up excrement from below deck. Dreadful. Manfredos was a fine restaurant with great service. The Chef's table was poor. Limited choices & poor/indifferent service. Others were ok. Silver Spirits beverage package isn't worth the upgrade. Viking also made all of our flight arrangements and, when we went to come home, we found ourselves unexpectedly in different rows on the airplane. Three months before our trip we had been sitting side by side as one would expect. Viking's onboard staff tried to pawn the change off on SAS as their problem. I had to spend hours and really get in the Viking staff's faces to even get this semi-corrected, together but in the last row behind the bathrooms on the return flight (thanks a lot).

Viking Ocean


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2018

Excellent ship-new, clean, lots of public space, great veranda stateroom, nice bathroom, great entertainment. what different from Viking River in that the ship anchors or moors in a port, not downtown like a riverboat. Shuttles or motor coaches are always required. Included excursions are generally good, but it does depend on the tour guide. Very active program to rate/review each excursion & guide.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Kellogg

British Isles Viking Cruise


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

Fantastic crew. Wonderful food. Excellent spa and workout area. Entertainment changed each evening and the musical venues were plentiful.
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Whitworth

Balkans Cruise

By: Melanie

Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2018

Nice ship and nice ports of call.
Travel Advisor:  Carolyn Lefleur

Viking Sun, excellent ship and well run

By: Tiki

Reviewed on: 25 May 2019

The Sun is superbly appointed, clean, and well managed. The staff is simply the best. Food and entertainment very well done. We are planning another World Cruise on this ship... that about says it all.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant


By: Louise

Reviewed on: 31 May 2019

Our British Isles Explorer was perfect, our weather was good and we went all of the places I wanted to. The boat is amazing, the port excursions were excellent, and the ship's crew was perfect. I've been on both river and ocean cruises with Viking and have always been please with the accommodations and planning.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs

Cruise Ship

By: Mark

Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

The cruise ship, staff, food and entertainment was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Washington

High Praise for Viking Ocean!

By: Bill W

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2019

Viking not only does a great job but does it in a very comfortable, inviting way—particularly for the over-55 crowd, which is now their sole target. The staff is superb—and the culture is of excellence is throughout! Very importantly, everybody seemed to agree that we got very good value for the price. The included excursions, free wifi, free beer and wine with meals, and no extra charge for specialty restaurants really makes a difference in terms of the total cost. The ship was elegant, the staterooms were roomy and nicely appointed, and the food was very good and varied. And being new, the ship uses technology very well. The Viking Homeland Cruise on the Viking Sun offered up a perfect Scandinavian/Baltic experience and even after two weeks ended much too soon!
Travel Advisor:  Beth Washington

Great cruise on Viking sun - Homelands

By: happycruiser55

Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

This ship is beautiful and always kept spotless. The staff seem to be a happy bunch and go out of their way to be helpful. There are only 930 passengers which allow for many quiet public spaces. The included tours involve a lot of walking and overall we had a great time. Unfortunately, flying to Europe with a U.S.A passport is not a pleasant experience to put in mildly. We had a 2 hour layover in Frankfurt and barely made our connection after going thru immigration twice. We came home flying out of Bergen Norway which is total chaos. Even going business class makes no difference, everyone was on the same line, lots of confusion. Delta uses old planes which make a 10 hour flight very uncomfortable(great service though). The Viking staff at the airport were trying to help and overall I was very impressed with Viking. This was our first Viking cruise and would love to sail with them again. I hope in the near future they have a cruise going R. T out of Florida.

Ship is amazing

By: Mimi

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2019

First time on Viking Ocean Ship. The ship is beyond words. Lovely and so well thought out.

Great cruise on the right-sized ship

By: Nickname

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2019

The ship’s crew that provided service to us personally were all wonderful. The shore excursions desk was not helpful in resolving excursion sign-up issues.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Linda Melnyk-Mattox

We love Viking cruises!

By: Beth & Paul

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

This is our 4th time with Viking and our second Viking Ocean cruise. Their customer service is unbelievable. The food and wines are wonderful, the entertainment is great, and the variety of excursions and activities make it hard to choose what to spend our time on. We look forward to the next trip we will be taking with Viking!

Go Viking!!!

By: Kathy

Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2019

My husband and I will always look first to Viking for our cruise itineraries. We enjoy the river cruises and the ocean cruises. Very nice people sail with Viking.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

a great cruise

By: cruiser

Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2019

The ship was beautiful, the food was delicious (Gained 4 pounds) and the service was outstanding. Someone even remembered me from a cruise last February to Cuba.


By: Nutmegger

Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2020

The ship is new, clean, modern and very well laid out. It has a great passenger space ratio and many features not found on other high level ships: A sliding pool roof enclosure for rainy or cool days/ a spa with complementary sauna/steam room/cold plunge pool/snow grotto. Rear deck infinity pool. Two level observation lounge. Theater with no obstructed views. Slight negatives: Basic rooms are moderate size at 270 sf/ no walk in closet/ nice shower but no tub.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Leonard


By: Jay

Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2020

Viking did everything thing you could ask for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of it’s guests Crew, lectures, entertainment, shore excursions and activities were all available excellent
Travel Advisor:  Dyane Shanahan