The Viking Orion’s staterooms are spacious and elegant, with cozy touches that will make you feel right at home. Every stateroom has a private veranda, with full-length windows designed to maximize natural light. Staterooms start at 270 square feet and are decorated in calming blue, beige, and natural wood tones. The all-inclusive cruise fare means you can enjoy amenities such as unlimited Wi-Fi, a well-stocked mini-bar, and 24-hour room service, all without worrying about incurring extra costs.
Dining & Gastronomy
For a ship of its size, the Viking Orion has an impressive variety of choice in dining. Breakfast and dinner are served in the ship’s main restaurant, which serves a mixture of Scandinavian and American cuisine with salmon featuring prominently on the menu. Dinner is open seating and there are no assigned times, and the service staff are well-equipped to accommodate food allergies and special dietary needs. Lunch takes place in the World Café, a buffet-style eatery with indoor and al fresco seating areas.
There are two specialty dining restaurants on the Viking Orion: Manfredini’s, a stylish Italian restaurant serving hearty meat and pasta dishes, and the Chef’s Table, offering a set of artfully-designed five-course tasting menus. As specialty dining is included in the cruise fare, both of these venues are exceedingly popular, so be sure to make a reservation in advance.
Those looking for an exceptionally elite culinary experience may opt to book The Kitchen Table, a farm-to-table culinary tour where a master chef leads you through markets in local ports and then, in the evening, uses the bounty of the hunt to create artful dishes for dinner before passengers’ very eyes.
Entertainment and Activities
Thrill-seekers look elsewhere – the Viking Orion offers relaxing and educational onboard activities for passengers of sophisticated tastes. Self-styled “the thinking person’s cruise,” Viking ocean cruises are characterized by frequent shore excursions, cultural enrichment experiences, and educational activities.
But there is an element of pampering as well. On the Viking Orion, you can enjoy a unique Nordic wellness experience at the ship’s spa. With a series of saunas and steam rooms, a snow grotto and a thermal suite, hot tubs and plunge pools, you can alternate between hot and cold activities, an invigorating experience designed to improve circulation and detox your body. Those looking for a more relaxing experience might enjoy a Swedish deep tissue massage, a detox scrub, or a classic hair and nail treatment.
The daytime dress code on the Viknig Orion is casual, with guests advised to dress for the weather and to wear comfortable shoes for walking. Evening wear is elegant-casual in the ship’s sit-down restaurants, and jeans are permitted only in the World Café buffet after 6:00 p.m.