Viking.TV is the award-winning enrichment channel of Viking, the world’s leading exploration company dedicated to providing culturally enriching and destination-focused journeys on rivers, oceans and lakes on all seven continents. Through Viking.TV, we provide free, daily livestreams and on-demand programming designed to introduce our worldwide audience to some of the most fascinating figures in science, art, literature, music and more. We also highlight some of the world’s most iconic and intriguing destinations—many of which can be explored on a journey with us.
Launched in March 2020, as international travel was coming to a halt due to the pandemic, Viking.TV was conceived as a positive way to build community and stay connected with people and places around the world.
Even as the world has reopened and travel has resumed, Viking remains dedicated to delivering enriching content on Viking.TV with an extensive library featuring hundreds of themed episodes, including exclusive interviews, short documentaries, lectures, concerts, Privileged Access tours, wellness content and special events in collaboration with our esteemed cultural and scientific partners such as TED, the British Museum, Highclere Castle and more.
For more than 25 years, Viking has provided culturally enriching and destination-focused travel experiences on rivers, oceans and lakes around the world. Designed for curious travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests The Thinking Person’s Cruise® in contrast to mainstream cruises.
Viking invented the concept of modern river voyages when the company launched in 1997—and now offers itineraries on 18 rivers, including the most iconic rivers of Europe, as well as the Nile, Mekong and Mississippi rivers.
In 2015, Viking reinvented ocean voyages and became the “World’s Best Ocean Cruise Line” in the first year of operation. The company’s award-winning ocean fleet of identical small ships now sails nearly 100 itineraries on all five oceans.
With the launch of Viking Expeditions in 2022, we are perfecting expedition voyages and exploring all seven continents. The company’s two state-of-the-art Polar Class vessels, the Viking Octantis and the Viking Polaris, are now sailing to Antarctica and all five of North America’s Great Lakes. Our expedition voyages were named #1 by readers of Travel + Leisure in their first year of operation.
Viking has more than 250 awards to its name and has been recognized by some of the world’s most prestigious publications for its exceptional offerings. We are very proud of the historic recognition we received in 2023 from the readers of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler—being voted to the top of our river, ocean and expedition categories by both publications at the same time—an accolade no other travel company can claim.