Viking’s Culture Curriculum® brings local history and culture to life and includes a collection of carefully selected brand partnerships. Viking is pleased to bring you a curated onboard experience to complement your unforgettable experiences ashore.
Viking Lectures: Their lecture program is designed to shed light on the places you visit. They are hosted by a wide range of experts, from authors and archaeologists to former diplomats and news correspondents, eager to share their knowledge with you. Viking Resident Historian covers the “must-have” historical information about your destinations; Guest Lecturers provide key insights from their particular area of expertise; Extraordinary Life Lecturers share remarkable experiences from around the globe.
TED Talks: Viking Cruises has partnered with TED, a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation devoted to making great ideas accessible and sparking conversation. These short, powerful talks are focused on the arts, history, geography, science and longevity to enrich us and promote a deeper understanding of the world. These are screened hourly in our onboard Cinemas and always available on your stateroom television.
Destination Performances: Each Viking itinerary includes a Destination Performance representing the most iconic cultural performing art form of the region—whether it be Catalan rumba, Portuguese fado, traditional Greek dancing, Italian opera, or world renowned Mariinsky Theatre performers from St. Petersburg. Their diverse range of talent includes skilled folkloric performers and classically trained singers from the geographic regions they represent.
Munch Moments: Through an exclusive relationship with Oslo’s Munch Museum, Viking has been granted the digital rights to the entire collection of Norway’s most famous artist, Edvard Munch. Our “Munch Moments” bring the magic of Munch on board, with a daily, interactive event that showcase several pieces of art each afternoon to accompany your pre-dinner cocktail in the comfort of The Living Room. Marvel at this master Expressionist’s breathtaking work on our Atrium screen—including his famous painting The Scream and lesser known works such as Moonlight Over the Sea.
The Met Under the Stars: A Peabody Award and two-time Emmy winner, Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD takes you beyond an ordinary visit to the opera. During this Privileged Access experience under the star-lit “sky” of The Theater, you’ll enjoy the world-class production intercut with backstage interviews, costume and set changes, and insight into technical details.
Theater Shows: Whether you’re in the mood for a Viking-exclusive musical, an operatic fantasy or the music of ABBA, Viking's theater shows are the perfect nightcap. Choose from among La Peregrina, Songscape: An Operatic Fantas, or The Music of Abba—or enjoy all three during your time on board. Or don your 3-D glasses and witness remarkable, up-close acrobatics in James Cameron’s Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. Take a deeper dive into the places you’ve traveled so far to see with our carefully curated documentaries, brought to you by their exclusive arrangement with the BBC, the world’s leading documentary producer.
Destination Insights: Join Viking for a special series of short films intended to inform you about the iconic destinations and little-known gems you’ll be visiting. This series provides insights and information intended to deepen your understanding—and enjoyment—of the time ahead, and perhaps encourage you to engage with your destinations in a way you otherwise would not have.
Viking Art Guide: Should you wish to familiarize yourself with your ship before traveling you can download Viking's free app before you go. Hear behind-the-scenes stories of their Scandinavian public spaces, with insightful commentary from your host, Karine Hagen. Once on board, you can use the app to enjoy a self-guided tour their our Nordic art collection, the finest at sea.