Viking celebrated the latest milestone in its return to service when guests were welcomed on board in Iceland.
Passengers boarded the Viking Sky in Reykjavík, where the ship will be a home port this summer along with sister ship Viking Jupiter.
Both cruises will sail the new Natural Beauty of Iceland itinerary until early September 2021. The voyage currently underway is the first of 19 round trips from Reykjavik. The eight-day Iceland circumnavigation tours the coastal towns of Akureyri, Seydisfjördur, Heimaey, and more before returning to the capital city.
“On behalf of the entire Viking family of guests and crew, we are delighted to be back in Iceland, and we thank the government for their support as we continue to restart operations,” said Torstein Hagen, President of Viking.
Viking restarted operations in May and has been sailing in England with British passengers since May 22.
On June 15, the company welcomed American guests to Bermuda. In July, Viking will also launch welcome voyages in the Mediterranean with three ocean-going ships based in Valletta, Malta, and will restart its European river operations with itineraries in Portugal, France and along the Rhine.