West Indies Explorer – Viking Oceans Cruise


West Indies Explorer – Viking Oceans Cruise

Call on a new port every day

Set sail on a roundtrip voyage from San Juan to explore the colorful Caribbean. Start deep in the heart of this tropical paradise and avoid the long sea days associated with most Caribbean cruises—allowing you to visit more ports and spend more time discovering rich island cultures. Immerse yourself in the British, French and Dutch cultures of the Lesser Antilles as you cruise azure waters from Tortola and St. Lucia to Dominica, St. Martin and St. Thomas.
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*Expires 31st July 2024

Expired on Wednesday July 31st, 2024


Expired on Wednesday July 31st, 2024

Day 1: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Transfer to your ship and settle into your stateroom. San Juan is a city of white-sand beaches, lush rainforests and inspiring Spanish colonial architecture. Compact and elegantly planned, Old San Juan spans the centuries. El Morro fortress has been standing watch over San Juan Bay since the 16th century and its formidable cannons peer out to sea. The streets of the centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Site are paved with steel-blue adoquín stone, used to ballast the Spanish galleons that brought settlers here. These colorful, narrow byways lead to picturesque multihued facades and townhouses with neoclassical balconies.

Throughout San Juan, there is evidence of the city’s Spanish influence. Centuries-old, two-story houses line the streets of the Old Town, many of them brightly hued with pastel facades. Some of the city’s most historic structures have been transformed into cultural venues. In the stately Ballajá Barracks, built to house troops in the mid-1800s, the Museum of the Americas chronicles the region’s heritage. The metallic-blue 16th-century La Fortaleza, once a defensive citadel, is the oldest continually used executive mansion in the Americas, today home to the city’s governor.

Shore Excursions


Admire the monuments and plazas of historic Old San Juan at sunset during a guided walk. Enjoy sweeping views of the bay and the governor’s mansion at the Plazuela de la Rogativa, which commemorates the city’s miraculous evasion from sacking by the British during the 16th century. Pass the San Juan Gate, an impressive remnant of the three-mile-long wall that once encircled the city. Admire the historic, neoclassical-style Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, the oldest cathedral in the US. Stroll to the Plaza de Armas, where you will view the Four Seasons Fountain and its four 19th-century marble statues. During your walk, you will pause for refreshments and take in the spectacular sunset views over the Caribbean Sea. After your tour, return to your awaiting ship.


Explore the important monuments and plazas of historic Old San Juan by foot. Begin your guided walk over the quarter’s cobblestone streets at Fort San Cristóbal, the largest fortress built by Spain in the New World, where you can pause for photos of the mighty citadel and its stunning Caribbean backdrop. Enjoy sweeping views of the bay and the governor’s mansion at the Plazuela de la Rogativa, which commemorates the city’s miraculous evasion from sacking by the British during the 16th century. Pass the San Juan Gate, an impressive remnant of the three-mile-long wall that once encircled the city. Admire the historic, neoclassical-style Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, the oldest cathedral in the US. Stroll to the Plaza de Armas, where you will view the Four Seasons Fountain and its four 19th-century marble statues, then return to your ship.

The British Virgin Islands, a territory of the Crown, is comprised of more than 50 islands and cays lined with white-sand beaches and blanketed with emerald-green hills. Its main islands—Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke—host thriving cultural centers, market towns and remnants of the sugar plantation days. The British Virgin Islands’ capital, Road Town, is a tranquil haven for yachts and fishing boats bobbing on a harbor overlooked by rainforest-clad hills. A drive along Tortola’s steep roads lead to secluded beaches, hidden coves and breathtaking vistas.

Shore Excursion


Relax on “island time” during this laid-back excursion to some of Tortola’s most scenic spots. Meet your guide and board an open air safari bus, heading out of Road Town via Fort Hill and climbing through lush brush. Connect with Ridge Road, which forms a spine along Tortola’s uppermost heights, with breathtaking views of azure waters and blankets of green everywhere you look. Stop for photos and admire spectacular views of the British Virgin Islands; you will also pass a vivid mural painted by local artists which depicts scenes of life after the islands’ emancipation from slavery in 1834. Next, continue west and descend to Cane Garden Bay, where you can relax on a palm-lined beach of crystal clear water and white sand. Enjoy a refreshment here along with free time to swim or grab a snack or drink at the restaurant and bar. Later, return to your ship in Road Town.

St. Kitts is lush with unspoiled vistas and old sugarcane fields. Together, St. Kitts and its neighboring island of Nevis comprise the smallest independent country in the Americas. Home to vervet monkeys, banana trees and coconut palms, St. Kitts’s coastal road leads to white-sand beaches and calm bays. The compact capital and main port, Basseterre, is one of the oldest towns in the eastern Caribbean, dotted with Victorian and Georgian architecture. At Independence Square, locals gather to exchange gossip in the shade of stately 18th-century buildings.

Shore Excursion

Enjoy an overview of the capital of St. Kitts and Nevis and get an up-close look at the island’s colonial splendor. Drive with your guide into Basseterre, one of the oldest towns in the eastern Caribbean. Admire impressive Victorian and Georgian architecture and view important landmarks such as the Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower and Independence Square, once a slave market and today host to a picturesque fountain and a centuries-old church. Later, stop at the Fairview Great House and Botanical Garden. At this 300-year-old colonial property, you will explore perfectly preserved rooms, including the original kitchen with its volcanic stone and brick oven and the bathing room with its sun-warmed bath. Learn the traditional method for roasting peanuts, followed by a tasting. Then, follow the stone bridge to the lush tropical botanical garden, where many of the plants date back to the 1700s. After free time, you will return to your ship.

St. Lucia boasts some of the Caribbean’s most idyllic beaches, many near its capital of Castries. This paradise is so seductive that the British and French fought over it for 150 years. The British finally triumphed in 1814. Today, St. Lucia is a sovereign nation, but it is still part of the British Commonwealth. The island has a rich artistic heritage: the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Castries is adorned with lush murals painted by a local artist and batik artisans keep a cherished tradition alive in their shops.

Shore Excursion


Marvel at the glorious mountain and seaside landscapes of St. Lucia’s northern half. Begin with a brief tour of Castries before ascending to the suburb of Morne Fortune for sweeping views of the city, its picturesque harbor and the distant island of Martinique. At the Morne complex, see the Inniskilling Monument, erected to honor the British regiment that overtook the French in 1796. This is also home to the University of the West Indies and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Later, a drive along hillside country byways past small communities will lead to La Guerre and spectacular views of the Marquis Estate, once the largest banana plantation on the island. Continuing on, enjoy views of Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island before stopping at the resplendent estate at Stony Hill, a private home. You can stroll its lush tropical gardens and enjoy a cool refreshment before returning to your ship.


Let warm Caribbean breezes carry you to one of St. Lucia’s most exclusive resorts during our private outing. Board your vessel near our berth and sit back as your catamaran skims the azure waters, taking in the magnificent vistas of Marigot Bay. As you cruise along the coast, the magnificent Pitons appear, a pair of towering conical peaks standing watch over the sea. Dock at Soufrière Bay and take a short motor coach ride to the Ladera Resort, nestled in the midst of a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop to savor a delicious lunch at the award-winning Dasheene Restaurant before rejoining your vessel for a cruise along the coast to a scenic bay. Here, you may use your free time to swim or relax on the shoreline and soak up the sunshine. Finally, you will sail back to Castries and your awaiting ship.


Embark on a journey of well-being during a yoga and tai chi session with practitioners Jimmy and Ellen James. The Jameses have more than 40 years of combined experience in teaching yoga and tai chi, and a passion for sharing their practice and healthy lifestyle with others. Upon arrival, receive a warm welcome from your hosts and head to the Lotus Chi Garden for an introduction to tai chi. In an open air studio surrounded by lush greenery and chirping birds, Ellen and Jimmy will take you through simple routines that will rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. After class, join them on the balcony of their home, where you can talk more about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle while sipping on a cup of freshly made herbal tea and snacking on homemade cakes and sandwiches. Later, bid farewell to your hosts and return to your ship.

Barbados is rich in British history and spectacular sandy beaches. Home to the Commonwealth’s third-oldest parliament, Barbados is often called “Little England” for its lasting British influence. Bajans, as islanders are known, exude a hearty love of their small island country and delight in sharing its culture. Cricket matches and afternoon tea are as common here as surfing and sunning on the beach with family and friends. And a bottle of the island’s native Mount Gay Rum, accompanied by a conkie, a pumpkin-coconut cake steamed in banana leaves, are never far out of reach.

Shore Excursion


Discover the charms and natural beauty of Barbados during a panoramic drive across the island. Board your motor coach and set off along the island’s famous west coast, or “Platinum Coast,” renowned for its clear waters and golden-sand beaches dotted with villas of the rich and famous. Pass through Holetown, the site where the British first landed in 1625 and the island’s oldest city, and Speightstown, a bustling seaport. Continue inland to Farley Hill National Park, home to the ruins of an impressive 19th-century mansion nestled in a mahogany forest atop a hill overlooking the rugged coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy time for a leisurely stroll through its verdant gardens full of exotic plants and trees, and stop to admire sweeping views over the island’s eastern shores, before beginning your journey back to your ship.


Discover more about sustainable food production and enjoy an exclusive dining experience at Local & Co. Gain insight into the mission of the Walker’s Reserve, an eco-destination with a focus on food security and organic farming. After, head to Local & Co., an independent eatery dedicated to promoting a sustainable approach to food, where author and Chef-patron Sophie Michell brings a wealth of experience from leading Michelin Star restaurants. Enjoy a cocktail and canapés as Chef Sophie introduces you to the day’s menu. You will watch as she explains what she is preparing and the ingredients she is using in her dishes, some of which come from Walker’s Reserve. Then, take your seat to savor the delicious flavors during your three-course farm-to-table lunch. As a parting gift, you will be presented with a special memento along with a recipe card, before returning to your ship.

Dominica is celebrated for its mountainous rainforests and rare flora and fauna. Its compact capital of Roseau boasts a collection of French and English colonial architecture, and the city’s Botanical Gardens are rare in the Caribbean for their central urban location. Outside the city, the Caribbean of yesterday unfolds through the island’s indigenous Kalinago. Nine volcanoes bring heat to the island’s boiling lakes and sulfur springs. The island’s centerpiece for nature lovers is Morne Trois Pitons National Park, named for its triple-peak mountain.

Shore Excursion


Discover vibrant Roseau during a scenic guided tour of this charming Caribbean capital. Drive through the “City of Verandas,” one of the widespread examples of Creole vernacular architecture found throughout Roseau, while your knowledgeable guide provides lively commentary on the city’s history. Visit Abilities Unlimited, a local craft workshop that helps the visually impaired learn skills and earn an income by producing baskets and other craft items. Learn how the center supports its workers and get to know some of their stories. Make a brief stop at the Botanical Gardens, where your guide will point out plants of interest such as banyan trees and David the Goliath, a giant African baobab tree toppled by Hurricane David in 1979. Enjoy panoramic views of Roseau and the countryside from atop Morne Bruce, then drive past landmark buildings en route to your ship.


Join a Dominican icon during a home-hosted visit and discover the secrets of Creole cuisine. Alix Boyd Knights enjoyed a long career as the Speaker of the House of Assembly. Knights was honored with the title of Madam Speaker Emeritus in recognition of her years of public service. She continues sharing her knowledge with professionals following in her footsteps. Recently retired, her passion for food has become her renewed focus, which she demonstrates while opening the doors to her humble home, inviting you to learn more about Dominican life and cuisine. Using fresh, locally sourced produce—some of which comes from her own garden—she will create a seasonal menu which you will assist in preparing. Savor your creation along with a glass of rum punch or juice while enjoying views from her veranda. Afterward, you will bid farewell to your host and return to your ship.

Blanketed with tropical forests that lead to sheer cliffs overlooking azure waters, Antigua has a rich past as a naval outpost of the royal Crown. It is the largest of the Leeward Islands and one of the most British in the Caribbean. Today, Antigua and neighboring Barbuda, along with several smaller islands, comprise an independent country. Its capital, St. John’s, has been an administrative center since 1632, and the baroque twin bell towers of the cathedral attest to a long British influence. The nation boasts a powder-sand beach for every day of the year.

Shore Excursion


Uncover Antigua’s British-flavored past and lush landscapes as you travel to the heart of the island. Drive with your guide into the tropical countryside, passing picturesque everyday villages and gently rolling hills. At English Harbor, used by the British fleet in the 18th century, you will take in fantastic coastal views from Shirley Heights Lookout, 446 feet above the sea on a sheer cliff. This was the principal British fortification. Back at the harbor’s edge, stop to explore Nelson’s Dockyard, one of the Caribbean’s most celebrated sites. The yard was named for Admiral Horatio Nelson, who commanded the navy here for three years. It is the last remaining Georgian dockyard still in use today. Explore the Admiral’s Inn, the excellent museum and the art gallery. Admire the sleek yachts tied to the old stone quay while enjoying a drink here before returning to your ship.

St. Martin is a fascinating mix of France and Holland and the island has been shared by the two nations since 1648. The early economy relied on cotton, tobacco, salt and sugar. A large salt pond remains, once harvested by the Dutch East India Company for trade. Today, the Dutch side of the island, anchored by its capital, Philipsburg, is dotted with resorts and casinos. The renowned Rotary Lookout Point offers stunning panoramic views of the Simpson Bay Lagoon and surrounding islands. Further north, the 1.5-mile swath of white sand at Orient Beach is ideal for sunbathing.

Shore Excursion


Discover an island straddled by two nations and the charms of Marigot, the capital of the French St. Martin. This Caribbean gem—the world’s smallest inhabited island with two sovereigns—is shared by France and The Netherlands. Drive through the colorful port city of Philipsburg, passing island landmarks such as the Great Salt Pond and Hope Hill, en route to Marigot. Just four streets wide, it exudes the quaint, romantic character of a small village. Enjoy free time to explore independently; browse the outdoor flea market or pause for refreshments at an inviting pavement café. Stop at Lucas Bay and marvel at the views over the stunning beach, a favorite spot for free divers. Continue your drive past Grand Case, a quaint fishing village, and see Cole Bay as you stop at the famed Rotary Lookout Point for sweeping views of the glimmering sea and neighboring islands.


Create your own fragrance with help from professional perfumers in this private class in a charming French village. The French are renowned for their perfumes, and this excursion gives you the opportunity to invent your personal scent … in the heart of the Caribbean. You will transfer to Grand Case, a seaside town in French St. Martin, where the specialists of Tijon Parfumerie invite you into their laboratory. For 90 minutes, you will experiment with an instructor’s guidance to create three 55-ml bottles; you can take your favorite creation home with you. The possibilities are endless, as you will be mixing and matching 300 different oils to formulate a perfume that is uniquely yours. Once you have selected your favorite, you will name it, label it and bottle it. By class’s end, you will have learned how perfumes are made, and you will leave with a gift bag of Tijon products.

St. Thomas is a rich blend of colorful architecture, stunning beaches and intriguing history. Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro was born here in 1830 and his childhood stone house is nestled on Charlotte Amalie’s Main Street. In Pissarro’s day, a significant Jewish community flourished here. The 1833 St. Thomas Synagogue, perched on Synagogue Hill, is the second-oldest on US soil. Nearby, Danish bankers and merchants who helped build St. Thomas kept multihued houses on Government Hill, some of them now gloriously restored.

Shore Excursion


Take a scenic drive along one of the most breathtaking routes on St. Thomas. Much of the island’s beauty lies in its endless undulating hills spilling down to stunning bays shining in a hundred shades of blue connected by a curving ribbon of roadways hugging emerald-green slopes—affording paradisiacal Caribbean views. Drive with your local guide, making frequent stops to take it all in. The pinnacle of your excursion is the world-famous Mountain Top, 2,100 feet above sea level. Browse the shopping area amid festive Caribbean music and purchase a tot of fine locally produced rum or try the original banana daiquiri, said to have been invented here. From the observation deck, enjoy spectacular views of Magens Bay and the British Virgin Islands. If you would like, your driver-guide can drop you off in downtown Charlotte Amalie, where you may peruse the shops before returning to your ship on your own.

San Juan’s Old Town boasts 500 years of history, colonial architecture and a relaxed, timeless appeal. The city’s massive fortresses capture the history of Puerto Rico; El Morro and Castillo de San Cristóbal’s cannons, ramparts and layered defenses have guarded the walled city for centuries. One of the earliest structures in Old Town, La Casa Blanca, was both its earliest fortress, built in 1521, and home to its earliest ruling family, the de Leóns. Today, it is a historical monument and museum dedicated to depicting 16th- and 17th-century exploration and culture. After breakfast, disembark your ship and journey home.

*Shore excursions vary by each itinerary and are subject to change.

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

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*All fares and offers are for new bookings made between 31 May – 31 July 2024. Deposit is due within 3 days to confirm a booking. Must pay in full 120 days prior to departure. Prices include port charges and shipboard gratuities. Viking Cruises reserves the right to correct or revise pricing or dates throughout the season. Conditions apply. Price listed above are subject to seasonality and availability, and may change without prior notice.

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Cruise fares listed are cruise only in Australian dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Cruise fares listed are valid for Australian and New Zealand residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings only as of 31 May 2024, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Past Guest Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Early Booking Discount fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions of the Passenger Ticket Contract which may be viewed elsewhere on this website. Full brochure fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking or your travel agent. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for deposited cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Complete terms and conditions may be found in the Passenger Ticket Contract.

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  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas  & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Complimentary access to The Nordic Spa & Fitness Center.
  • Self-service launderettes
  • Alternative restaurant dining at no extra charge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Onboard gratuities



  • King-size Viking Explorer Bed with luxury linen
  • 42″ flat-screen LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand
  • Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated floor, anti-fog mirror & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Direct-dial satellite phone & cell service
  • Security safe
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Ample USB ports

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