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Viking announced today that it will be operating a third ship in the Mediterranean this summer.

Viking Star will now join sister ships Viking Sea and Venus in the region, operating a new 11-night itinerary roundtrip from Valletta, Malta called Malta & the Western Mediterranean.

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Viking Venus and Sea in Valletta (Photo courtesy of Viking)

The itinerary begins with an overnight in Valletta before heading to Sicily, Italy, and Spain, calling in Messina, Naples, Civitavecchia (the port for Rome), Livorno, Genoa, and Barcelona.

With the addition of this new voyage, travelers now have three new options for experiencing the Mediterranean with Viking from July to early October.

Those on the Malta & Adriatic Jewels itinerary will overnight in Valletta before sailing to Montenegro and Croatia, calling in Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, and Šibenik before returning to the Maltese archipelago for a stop on Gozo Island.

Guests sailing the Malta & Greek Isles Discovery itinerary will overnight in Valletta as well, then sail to Greece calling in Kalamata, Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, and Souda Bay.

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“Once again we thank the government of Malta for being such a supportive destination partner as we begin welcoming guests back on board for ocean voyages,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking.

“Malta’s central position in the Mediterranean, as well as its historic sites and many cultural experiences, make it is an ideal destination for travelers who want to explore the Mediterranean from the comfort of a Viking vessel.”

Today’s news on the addition of another 2021 Mediterranean itinerary follows recently announcements of other Welcome Back ocean voyages in England, Iceland, Bermuda, and the Mediterranean, which began this month. Viking’s European river cruises will resume at the beginning of July.

Viking’s Welcome Back cruises, including these newly-announced itineraries aboard Viking Star, will be open to fully-vaccinated passengers only.

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