Why Viking

Life on board

Whether on board or in our offices, you are family. At Viking, everyone is treated with dignity and respect. Beyond our company culture, we also offer a range of benefits and rewards.​

Ocean and expedition ships

Our small ocean and state-of-the-art expedition ships travel to over 400 ports across all 7 continents. Crew members work for 6 months, followed by 2 months off.

River ships

Our small Longships explore rivers in Europe, Egypt and Asia, operating primarily from March until December. Crew members work from 6 to 10 months, allowing for longer breaks during the offseason.

Mississippi ship

The Mississippi ship travels along the Mississippi River, between New Orleans, LA and St. Paul, MN on board a new 386-guest ship. Crew members typically work a 10 to 12 weeks on, ​​​​​​​3 weeks off rotation, with up to 13 weeks off annually.​