Viking Submarine Safety as of June 23, 2023

Viking’s piloted submarines feature a multitude of safety systems and built-in redundancies in case of failures. They take guests on dives of less than one hour, and never deeper than 300 meters. The training our Submarine Pilots and Surface Officers receive exceeds all recommended industry standards, and regular safety drills anticipating every possible emergency situation ensure that each dive is conducted under the most stringent of safety conditions. Each one of our four submarines has been certified by DNV, one of the world’s leading maritime classification bodies and each of our two Expedition ships carries equipment on board for the very unlikely event that recovery of a submersible from under water should be necessary.

Health & Safety Program Update as of June 5, 2023

In May 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) ended its global health emergency declaration for COVID-19, and the U.S. government lifted many of its remaining COVID-19 requirements. Most countries around the world, including the U.S., have now lifted their vaccine requirements for foreign travelers. In alignment with these recent developments, Viking will not require COVID-19 vaccination for departures beginning on or after November 1, 2023. Viking will continue to require that all guests be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are departing on a Viking voyage on or before October 31, 2023. Experts agree that vaccination continues to be an integral part in protecting against illness. Viking recommends that guests stay up to date with all relevant vaccines, in accordance with their healthcare provider.

For Further Assistance  

If you have any questions or need further information please contact Reservations at 1-877-523-0579 or email, Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM, PT.