Five Good Reasons why you should start planning a Viking Cruise for 2021/22

If you are like our HOOT Cruises team, then you travel to make memories. To create those bite size moments in time that will later on see you through a cold winter night, or cheer you up on a dark day. The joys of exploring new places, meeting new people and tasting new flavours.

Returning home and sharing those travel memories with friends and family takes you right back there again, to that cute little cafe, or that picturesque mountain top.

But the travel part is just a piece of the life journey that keeps us going back for more.The main excitement starts as soon as we start to plan that next overseas adventure.

Don’t lock travel out of your life right now. Jump in with both feet and embrace the joy of dreaming, planning and anticipating that next journey and those new memories yet to be made.

We’ve found five great reasons why you might want to consider planning that 2021-2022 getaway right now, from our good friends at Viking.

Reason Number 1.
Viking’s Risk-Free booking Guarantee, gives you complete peace of mind to plan, knowing you can change your cruise up to 24 hours before your departure – the most flexible policy of any cruise line. But it’s only for a limited time – you must book by 30 June 2020 to benefit. 
Reason Number 2.
You could save up to A$5,000 per couple!
Viking’s incredible cruise offers – including bonus extras like flight credits – are available on a wide selection of their newest and most popular river, ocean and expedition cruise itineraries.
These fabulous offers are on sale until 31 July 2020
Reason Number 3.
Secure your preferred Viking cruise itinerary and departure date? We don’t want you to miss out on those future memories made. Many Viking travellers are forward-planning and re-booking their cancelled 2020 cruises on to dates in 2021. This means some of the most popular itineraries, departure dates and stateroom categories are starting to fill up. 
Reason Number 4.
You can book now and pay later!
Secure your future travel memories now with a small deposit, knowing that payment isn’t required until 120 days prior to your departure. 
Reason Number 5.
Viking offer a more inclusive holiday, with no kids and no casinos on beautiful modern ships that only accommodate 950 guests.
Wine & Beer are included with lunch and dinner, A shore excursion is included in every port and you have free access to the amazing top-rated spa & state of the art fitness centre. (We love the snow room!)
Free onboard wifi, Free Self service launderettes and 24 hour specialty coffees, teas and bottled water mean you are all sorted before you depart!

Why not let one of the most popular Viking itineraries inspire your next adventure? Here are our three favourite options.

Viking Homelands – Sailing the clear waters of Scandinavia and the Baltic on this 15-day cruise. We love this cruise as it encompasses the best of the Baltic combined with the beautiful Norwegian Fjords.
Cruises operate one way between Stockholm and Bergen or v.v
Stockholm. Helsinki, St.Petersburg, Tallin (Estonia), Gdansk (Poland), Berlin, Copenhagen, Alborg, Stavangar, Eidfjord, Bergen

Knowing you have a Free shore excursion in each port makes it really easy to budget for our holiday. Viking also offer a range of additional paid excursions that are great value, for those who wish to pack more in at each place
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North Pacific Passage – This super popular itinerary spans the best of the North Pacific taking in Canada, Alaska and Japan. This 23 Day voyage operates in April and August 2021 and includes 11 Free guided tours.
Tokyo, Sapporo (Otaru), Petropavlovsk- Kamchatsky (Russia), Dutch Harbour, Scenic Cruising in the gulf of Alaska, Kodiak, Seward, Valdez, Scenic Cruising in Yakutat Bay, Icy Straight Point, Sitka, Ketchikan, Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage, Vancouver

We love that this cruise visits some of the smaller less visited destinations in Alaska
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In Search of Northern Lights – This remains one of the most popular Bucket list itineraries and is a real winter wonderland journey and the only time of year to experience this amazing phenomena.
London (Tilbury), Stavanger, Bodo (Just north of the Arctic circle), Tromso, Alta, Narvik, Bergen

With 6 guided tours included you will make memories to last a lifetime. The Dog Sled ride was a fantastic adventure experience and remains a great conversation starter!
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We have recently loaded a vast range of new Viking departures for 2021, 2022 and even 2023 on to our HOOT cruises web site, to provide you with more options than ever before, including brand-new ships, destinations and itineraries.
If you’re thinking of planning your next Viking voyage, we encourage you to contact our friendly HOOT Cruise champions today and we can help you on the first step of your next great travel journey.
Check out the Viking itineraries on our Cruise Finder then for current pricing and best offers talk to our friendly Hoot Cruise Champions, we are happy to help!
 FreePhone: 0800 99 44 88

Just quote your AA SmartFuel or AA Membership Card Number at the time of cruise payment for savings at the pump! This discount will be applied to your AA SmartFuel account within 48 hours. T&C apply

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