Published 11/09/2019 at 5:33 AM PDT
By OREGON TRAVEL DAILY STAFF
(Portland, Oregon) – Two famed cruise lines around the world have recently announced their trips through various parts of the globe in 2020, which include jaunts through the Pacific Northwest. Royal Caribbean International will take visitors around Alaska, Washington State and Canada, while a new ship from Viking Cruises will wander the Viking homelands, northern Europe as well as the Mediterranean.
Royal Caribbean International has begun to unveil its lineup of adventures for 2021-22. For the second consecutive year, Royal Caribbean will bring three ships to the region – each featuring the brand’s first line of spa staterooms - and offer varying 7-night itineraries sailing from Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia; and Seward, Alaska.
The ship Ovation will sail the Last Frontier as the largest ship in the region. The Quantum Class ship’s series of 7-night cruises roundtrip from Seattle include destination highlights such as state capital Juneau and Skagway, Alaska.
Radiance is set to embark on 7-night, jaw-dropping itineraries between Seward and Vancouver. Guests will enjoy exhilarating sights, from Hubbard Glacier to the Inside Passage.
Vacationers looking to take in the stunning scenery of Canada can sail roundtrip from Vancouver aboard Serenade on 7-night adventures that include time in Ketchikan, Alaska and cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord.
Before and after the Alaska season, Serenade and Radiance will island-hop and visit Kailua, Hilo and Lahaina, Hawaii. Radiance’s 10-night itineraries – from Honolulu, Hawaii or Vancouver – will each offer a late-night call in Lahaina, while Serenade’s 11-night sailing from Honolulu features an overnight stay in the far-flung locale.
For more information on Royal Caribbean’s 2020-21 Alaska itineraries, visit RoyalCaribbean.com.
Viking Cruises recently announced its seventh ocean ship, Viking Venus®, will join its award-winning fleet in early 2021. The newest 930-guest sister ship will spend her maiden season sailing popular itineraries in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, including British Isles Explorer, In Search of the Northern Lights, Viking Homelands and Into the Midnight Sun.
Viking will also expand its offerings in the Mediterranean and this fall announced five new itineraries that include stops in Istanbul, marking the company’s return to the iconic city. The new 8-day Ancient Mediterranean Treasures will sail between Athens and Istanbul, with overnight stays in both cities. Guests looking for an extended experience in the region can choose a longer versions of the itinerary, including the 15-day Ancient Adriatic Treasures, which sails between Venice and Istanbul; the 15-day Ancient Mediterranean Antiquities, which sails between Rome and Istanbul; the 22-day Iconic Mediterranean Treasures, which sails between Barcelona and Istanbul; or the 29-day Mediterranean’s Iconic Shores, which also sails between Barcelona and Istanbul and includes stops in Montenegro and Croatia.
Beginning in April 2021 and sailing on Viking’s award-winning 930-guest all-veranda Viking Sky®, guests embarking on the new Ancient Mediterranean Treasures itinerary or its longer combination cruise options will witness the origin of civilization while cruising the fabled Aegean Sea.
For additional information, contact Viking at 1-855-8-VIKING (1-855-884-5464) or visit www.vikingcruises.com.
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