Viking Orion marks her return down under

Agents sample the Viking Difference

Viking Orion recently returned down under for her second Australian season, sailing from Bali on the 17-day Komodo & The Australian Coast itinerary and arriving in Darwin on 15 December, 2019.

Viking Orion in Darwin

Travelling on board was a group of Australian agents, sampling the Viking Difference for the very first time, including the all-veranda ship’s destination-inspired dining, the most high-tech planetarium at sea as well as world class Nordic spa facilities.

The group took part in multiple included shore excursions – all part of Viking’s inclusive value – on a voyage of discovery from Bali to Lombok and Komodo Island in Indonesia before arriving in Darwin.

Viking Orion in Komodo

From the top end, the itinerary explores the east coast of Australia, including Thursday Island, Cairns, the Whitsundays and Brisbane to arrive in Sydney and Auckland, her seasonal home ports, where she will be based for over three months.

Viking Orion will sail into Sydney on 27 December 2019.

Meanwhile sister ship Viking Sun will arrive in Hobart on 7 February 2020, the first of eight Australian destinations during her epic 245-day Ultimate World Cruise, which visits six continents, 51 countries and 111 ports over eight months. When Viking Sun reaches Australian waters, she’ll mark day 160 of her Guinness World Record-setting voyage from London to London, with 10 Australian guests sailing the full itinerary.

Together, the two state-of-the-art 930-guest sister ships will call at 17 different Australian and New Zealand ports, offering 16 overnight stays on our shores.

Lead image: from left, at Manfredi’s on Viking Orion: Ben Piper, Viking; Holly Nation & Luke Nation, Dream Maker Travel; Leon Burke and Greg Cooke, Helloworld Waurn Ponds; Keira Spencer, Viking; Cathy Barnett, Helloworld Cooroy and Peter Barnett.

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