What sets Viking apart from other Ocean cruise lines?
  • New ships, more opportunities: We will continue to grow and plan to double in size by 2028
  • Growing faster: We’ve grown from 400 to 4000 crew members on our Ocean ships since 2015
  • Brand new fleet of small ships: all of our Ocean ships are less than 10 years old, and more planned for the future
  • One main language on board: Viking crew and guests all speak English

At Viking Ocean Cruises you’ll have more opportunities to advance your career to new levels.
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Your career growth is our priority
“I started on Viking Star as a receptionist and I've been promoted to as Senior Receptionist. It's really fullfilling, they give good benefits for the crew, especially the trainings!"
Write your career story just like Girlie’s– our training programs and on-the-job coaching will set you up for success and rapid promotion. In fact, over 85% of our crew members get promoted after 2 contracts. 
Explore amazing places
We travel to over 400 ports across all 7 continents. While on board as part of our crew, you can visit destinations like Alaska, Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Istanbul, London, Norway, Rome and even our World Cruises, which include stops in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Discover open job positions
to join our Ocean crew

We provide you with unique benefits

Competitive fixed monthly salary We make sure you always get the same pay, no matter how many guests are on board
Fixed contracts Our fixed 4/6 month contracts provide job security and a pre planned return date, allowing you to take a relaxing vacation
Loyalty & seniority bonuses Earn bonus pay as you spend more time on board with Viking and advance to senior roles
Onboard health &
life insurance
We take care of your well-being while you travel with us
Free joining ticket
Flights to and from the ship will be organized and paid for by Viking
Free & fast Wi-Fi Unlimited use of our high speed connection
Access to fitness center & crew pool Crew members have exclusive access to our top-notch equipment from 10pm to 6am
Crew welfare program Viking funds events for the crew and shore excursions to visit destinations
Free uniform and equipment
We provide, wash and maintain clothes, shoes, technical equipment
Internal transfers
Opportunities to transfer to River or other Viking cruises
Discover open job positions
to join our Ocean crew
Explore life on board
Ocean ships have a 465-person crew, whereas our Expedition ships have a 256-person crew
Crew members commonly work from 4 to 6 months on board, followed by 2 months off
2-person cabins with TV, storage and unlimited Wi-Fi
Crew-only outdoor lounge and bar
Crew members can access Guest Fitness center in certain hours
New high-tech ship
Crew-only swimming pool
Healthy fresh food options in our Crew mess