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Viking will continue restarting limited operations with a collection of Welcome Back sailings around Bermuda and Iceland beginning this June. Viking has also added two additional sailings of the England’s Scenic Shores itinerary in June. All of Viking’s new Welcome Back voyages will be available exclusively for vaccinated guests. Reservations for the new Bermuda, Iceland and UK voyages are now open.

For the new Bermuda Escape itinerary, Viking Orion will homeport in Hamilton for 8-day roundtrip itineraries; with the new Iceland’s Natural Beauty itinerary, Viking Sky will homeport in Reykjavik for 8-day roundtrip itineraries. For both itineraries, Viking access both small and large ports in Bermuda and Iceland—and both itineraries will be available for a limited time this summer.

These destinations were chosen specifically because of their popularity among Viking guests, and the company is actively working on developing Welcome Back sailings in a variety of other popular destinations, including Greece, Turkey and Malta—with the goal of announcing further 2021 sailings as soon as government approvals are given.

“No other travel company has implemented the same science-led approach that includes a vaccination requirement for all guests, plus frequent non-invasive saliva PCR testing among all guests and crew,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in a press release statement. Utilizing a full-scale laboratory installed on every Viking ocean ship, all guests and crew will receive quick and non-invasive saliva PCR tests at embarkation and frequently throughout the itinerary.

Today’s news follows Viking’s recent announcement that it would initially restart operations with domestic sailings in England for UK residents on board Viking Venus beginning in May 2021. These initial sailings sold out within a week.

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