Most cruise lines now offer some form of online check-in through their website. Viking Cruises' "MyVikingVoyage.com" is the website where Viking guests can customize their upcoming vacation through a very organized set of web pages. After we received our booking number for our Viking Longship Alruna sailing, we were invited to visit MyVikingVoyage.com to set up a new account.
The home page of MyVikingVoyage.com is a summary of the cruise itinerary and other pertinent information. You can easily select your shore excursions from the list of included excursions as well as optional (for a fee) excursions. A shopping cart mechanism allows you to select all optional excursions for the trip, then pay at the end. The cost of the excursions is very competitive with other cruise lines. When you click the More Info button for an excursion, a window pops up with a complete description of the activity including the activity level, a very helpful feature for those with mobility issues.
Excursions are scheduled for morning, afternoon or evening and some are long enough to cover two time periods. Fortunately,the system will alert you if you attempt to book an excursion that conflicts with another previously selected excursion (see example above).
On all Viking cruises (river or ocean), your cruise fare includes at least one excursion in each port, so many may not find it necessary to book any optional excursions. The included excursions make a Viking River/Ocean cruise a great value.
At any time, you can review your Calendar to see what you have planned for each day of the journey.
Viking recommends that you use the website to pre-book excursions as space may be limited. Even included excursions should be pre-booked to ensure availability.
You can order Viking's optional Silver Spirits Premium beverage package, which appears to be one of the most generous and affordable beverage programs we have seen. For about $30 per person/per day, you can enjoy unlimited cocktails, premium wines, beers and juices and receive a bottle of sparkling wine. It should be noted that Viking includes complimentary red and white wine with lunch and dinner each day. Also, their bar menu has some of the most competitive drink prices in the industry.
The MyVikingVoyage.com website is an easy-to-navigate site and a great way to plan out your Viking cruise in advance. It is one of the nicest cruise line websites we have seen to date. Now that we have booked our excursions, we are really getting excited to sail with Viking River Cruises again!