Viking Explorer Society

Being a member of the Viking Cruises family allows you to enjoy rich travel experiences and the rewarding benefits of the Viking Explorer Society. Once you take a Viking vacation, you are automatically enrolled in the Viking Explorer Society, meaning you are part of a community of sophisticated travelers, people who like to expand their world view through travel. Travelers like you.

Viking Referral Rewards

Travel is one of life’s great treasures, and sharing it with others increases its value in so many ways. Recommend a river or ocean journey with Viking Cruises to a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague and you can both reap the rewards.

  • REFERRING NEW TRAVELERS IS SIMPLE Recommending Viking is easy, as there is something for everyone. Whether you prefer to travel on your own, with family members or with a few of your closest friends, Viking provides a safe, comfortable environment where you can relax and focus on discovering the world you've come to see. Stateroom arrangements on our river ships are flexible, with beds that can be set up in twin or double configuration. In our open-seating dining rooms, you can spend time with old friends at every meal or sit with new people, a great way to meet like-minded people and future traveling companions.
  • YOU RECEIVE $100 TRAVEL CREDIT ...for each new traveler you refer, that is $200 for each referred couple. Your credits are valid on reservations made within 12 months from date of issue.
  • EARN A FREE CRUISE ...when you refer your 13th friend within a calendar year! See details below.
  • EACH REFERRED PERSON SAVES ...$100 per person on their first trip.
  • HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK? Tell your friends about Viking River Cruises, and give them your customer number. When they call to book their trip, they tell us your name and customer number; you receive your Referral Reward, and they receive a $100 credit on their first trip on the spot.
    Level 1
    New travelers referred: 1-12
    Credits for each new traveler: $100

    Level 2
    New travelers referred: 13
    Travel bonus: one free river cruise valued up to $3,300
  • Once you have received Referral Rewards for 13 new travelers within a given cruise season (a value of up to $4,500), your count resets to zero and you can start earning Level 1 benefits again right away.
  • Please note: Referral Rewards Credit is non-transferable and must be applied to current or future travel booked within 12 months of the issuance date. Additional rules and restrictions apply.
  • To view detailed information about eligibility and restrictions, please download the Viking Referral Rewards guide.

Viking Recipes

Dining is a very important highlight of any travel experience, but especially with Viking. Our chefs create a variety of delicious offerings featuring European, Russian and Asian specialties, adapted for Western tastes. Your meals are prepared to order throughout your cruise, featuring fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits. Now, experience the flavors and aromas of regional specialties from our galley to your kitchen.

Follow Us

Whether you are a Viking Cruises veteran, have booked a trip with us but not yet sailed or are just beginning to consider traveling with us, we want to make sure we can stay connected with you on every step of your journey. Our mission is to ensure that you have all of the information you want and need so you can relax and enjoy scenery.

A great way to do that is connect with Viking Cruises via social media. We have one of the biggest travel-related groups on Facebook, a lively Twitter feed and a loyal audience on Google+ and we'd love for you to join us.

Viking Extras

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