Viking announced today that it will be resuming operations in the Mediterranean this summer as part of its Welcome Back collection of voyages. Viking Venus and Viking Sea will homeport in Valletta, Malta and sail two different 11-night roundtrip itineraries in the Mediterranean.
The cruise line also announced that it is adding more sailing dates this summer for its Welcome Back voyages around Iceland and Bermuda.
‘Welcome Back’ To The Mediterranean
Passengers on the new Malta & Adriatic Jewels itinerary will overnight in Valletta, then sail to Montenegro and Croatia, calling in Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Šibenik. After that, the ship will sail back to the Maltese archipelago for a stop in Gozo before returning to Valletta.
Guests on the new Malta & Greek Isles Discovery itinerary will also overnight in Valletta and then sail to Greece, calling in Kalamata, Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, and Souda Bay before returning to Valletta.
Viking Venus and Sea will sail the itineraries between July and early October 2021.
“We thank the government of Malta for its support and enthusiasm as we continue restarting operations,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.
“Malta is a fantastic destination, with ancient history, rich culture and a central location in the Mediterranean. We began calling in Malta in 2016 and look forward to welcoming guests back to some of the most historically significant and naturally beautiful areas of the Med—in both the Maltese archipelago, as well as along the Croatian coast, and around Greek islands this summer.”
Other Summer 2021 Voyages
Today’s news follows Viking’s recent announcements of Welcome Back ocean cruises in England, Iceland, and Bermuda beginning in May 2021. The company is actively working on developing more Welcome Back cruises in other destinations, with the goal of announcing more 2021 sailings as soon as government approvals are given.
Those who sail these new voyages will do so under Viking’s new health and safety program, developed in partnership with an international team of medical advisors.
As with Viking’s other announced cruises, all passengers must be fully vaccinated to sail on these 2021 Mediterranean voyages.