Gene Sloan USA TODAY
Published 1:19 p.m. UTC Jun 26, 2018
Thinking about an ocean voyage with Viking Cruises? Our latest Cruise Ship Tour, in the carousel above, offers a deck-by-deck look at the line’s newest ocean-going vessel, the 930-passenger Viking Orion.
Unveiled earlier this month in Italy, Orion is the fifth ship for Viking’s fast-growing ocean cruising division, which just debuted in 2015. Founded more than two decades ago as a river cruise company, Viking also operates more than 50 river ships in Europe and sells river trips in Asia.
Like Viking’s first four ocean ships — Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky and Viking Sun — Orion is less than a third the size of the latest megaships from the likes of Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, and it has been designed to mix on-board elegance with a focus on destinations that executives say has been lost across much of the cruise industry in recent years.
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The Viking Orion photo tour is part of our ongoing series of cruise ship galleries. For an inside look at dozens of other passenger vessels sailing the world’s oceans and rivers, click on the links below:
Adventure Canada: Ocean Endeavour AmaWaterways: AmaViola; AmaCerto American Cruise Lines: American Constellation American Queen Steamboat Company: American Queen; American EmpressAzamara Club Cruises: Azamara Quest Avalon Waterways: Avalon Myanmar; Avalon Visionary; Avalon Passion Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line: Grand Classica Carnival Cruise Line: Carnival Imagination; Carnival Inspiration; Carnival Miracle; early icons of the Carnival fleet; Carnival Vista Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Solstice Celestyal Cruises: Celestyal OlympiaCosta Cruises: Costa Diadema; Costa Atlantica; Costa Luminosa CroisiEurope: Elbe Princesse Cruise & Maritime Voyages: Discovery; Astoria Crystal Cruises: Crystal Symphony Cunard Line: Queen Mary 2 Disney Cruise Line: Disney Wonder; Disney Fantasy; Disney Magic; Disney Dream, Fantasy compared Emerald Waterways: Emerald Sky; Emerald Radiance Hapag-Lloyd: Europa 2 Hebridean Island Cruises: Hebridean Princess Holland America Line: Amsterdam; Koningsdam; Westerdam; Rotterdam; Maasdam; Oosterdam Hurtigruten: Midnatsol; Lofoten; Nordstjernen; Fram; Trollfjord MSC Cruises: MSC Meraviglia Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Getaway; Norwegian Escape; Norwegian Sky; Norwegian Joy; Norwegian Bliss Oceania Cruises: Nautica; Sirena; Marina; Insignia Paul Gauguin Cruises: Paul GauguinP&O Cruises: BritanniaPonant: Le Soleal Princess Cruises: Regal Princess; Diamond Princess; early icons of the Princess fleet; Star Princess; Golden Princess Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Seven Seas Mariner; Seven Seas Explorer; Seven Seas Voyager; Seven Seas Navigator Royal Caribbean International: Quantum of the Seas; Anthem of the Seas; Freedom of the Seas; Harmony of the Seas; Symphony of the Seas Scenic Cruises: Scenic Gem; Scenic Sapphire Seabourn Cruise Line: Seabourn EncoreSilversea: Silver Galapagos; Silver Cloud; Silver Cloud (before 2017 makeover); Silver Muse Star Clippers: Royal Clipper Tauck: Inspire; Savor; Emerald UnCruise Adventures: Safari Endeavour; Safari Voyager Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection: S.S. Maria Theresa; River CountessViking River Cruises: Viking Skirnir; Viking Herja; Viking Hild Viking Ocean Cruises: Viking Star; Viking Sea; Viking Sky; Viking Sun; Viking Orion Windstar Cruises: Star Pride; Star Breeze; Wind Spirit
Retired ocean liners, cruise ships and yachts: SS Rotterdam; Royal Yacht Britannia Theme galleries: 10 cruise ship suites that will blow your mind; the last of the great ocean liners; ship christenings with Queen Elizabeth II; Royal ship christenings through the years; 9 most amazing megaships; 25 most beautiful cruise vessels
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