In January 2024 Viking announced three new first-of-their-kind itineraries that will provide guests with exclusive access to China in 2024.
The new voyages range from 10 to 20 days and explore cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Each itinerary also includes a domestic sailing of China’s coast that highlights rarely-seen destinations and ports to which Viking has access, something that has never before been offered for international visitors.
The new voyages will operate from September to November on Viking Yi Dun, formerly Viking Su, a sister ship featuring the same design and service as all other ocean ships in Viking’s fleet.
The Chinese-flagged Viking Yi Dun will be the first ship dedicated specifically to the foreign market to operate domestic sailings in China.
Each voyage will offer experiences to introduce guests to the people, history and culture of China, including lectures, Chinese-inspired cuisine and destination experts.
“We are proud that Viking will be the first to operate domestic sailings in China for international travellers. Our guests are curious travellers who are interested in experiences that broaden their mind—and China, with one of the richest cultures in the world, has been inspiring travellers for centuries,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
“For more than 15 years, our Yangtze River voyages were among our highest-rated itineraries. We brought guests to China’s Yangtze River, to Beijing, to the Great Wall, to the Terra Cotta Warriors and to many other iconic places in this captivating nation. We introduced the real China to our guests, and visiting local school children was always a particular highlight.”
New China Voyages
Wonders of China — 20 days.
Classic China & the Coast — 15 days.
China Discovery — 10 days.
Caption: Viking today announced three new, first-of-their-kind voyages that will provide guests with exclusive access to China in 2024. The new itineraries range from 10 to 20 days and will operate from September to November on the Viking Yi Dun, formerly Viking Sun, a sistership to Viking’s ocean fleet. Pictured here, Viking Yi Dun docked in Shanghai.