While you were catching up on paperwork in the office, some 930 happy travellers were casually cruising into Darwin on Viking Orion‘s very first visit to Australia.

The fifth Viking Ocean ship made her debut this afternoon in Darwin as part of the cruise line’s popular Komodo & the Australian Coast Bali-Sydney itinerary.


Viking Komodo & the Australian Coast Bali-Sydney itinerary

According to the cruise line, travellers were excited to help introduce the vessel to Australia where she’ll visit Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane and Newcastle before reaching Sydney to home port.

Talk about showing off all over Australia!


From 16 December, Viking Orion will spend three months sailing between Sydney and Auckland on Viking’s new Australia & New Zealand cruise route before heading north and recommencing the Komodo & the Australian Coast itinerary in early March 2019.

“Photos and videos really don’t do it justice. Experiencing our ships firsthand makes it easier to understand the Viking difference.”

Michelle Black, Viking Cruises Australia and New Zealand Managing Director

Viking will be hosting a number of ship inspections across Australia and New Zealand and Travel Advisors are keen to get an exclusive look at Viking Orion with over 3,000 having already registered their interest.


“With Viking Orion in Australia, it feels like Christmas has come early,” Michelle added. “We’re thrilled at just how eager our travel partners are to walk through our beautiful new ship.”

Advisors wishing to see the ship for themselves can register here and Viking will confirm their attendance closer to the inspection date.


Are you keen to get on board Viking Orion?