Grand Pacific Explorer
24 Feb - 27 May
92 Nights
49 Ports
Viking Ocean Cruises

Grand Pacific Explorer

24 February - 27 May 2019
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line


92 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


49 Ports

24-25 February

Setting sail from Auckland

Auckland offers a buzzing waterfront and a vibrant arts scene, and provides a fascinating introduction to New Zealand's proud cultural heritage. The centre is home to excellent shopping and a number of fantastic restaurants, while the north of the city has a distinctly more laid-back vibe, and to the west is the city's oldest wine region.

Don't miss

It’s not all about the city; there is stunning natural beauty within easy reach, including black sand beaches, islands and extinct volcanic cones.

26 February

New Zealand: Tauranga

27 February

New Zealand: Napier

28 February

New Zealand: Wellington

1 March

New Zealand: Christchurch

2 March

New Zealand: Dunedin

3-4 March

At sea

5 March

Australia: Hobart

6 March

At sea

7 March

Australia: Melbourne

8 March

At sea

9-10 March

Australia: Sydney

11 March

Australia: Newcastle (New South Wales)

12 March

At sea

13 March

Australia: Brisbane

14 March

At sea

15 March

Australia: Hamilton Island

16 March

Australia: Townsville

17 March

Australia: Cairns

18 March

At sea

19 March

Australia: Thursday Island

20 March

At sea

21-22 March

Australia: Darwin

23 March

At sea

24 March

Indonesia: Komodo Island

25 March

Indonesia: Lombok

26-27 March

Indonesia: Benoa (Bali)

28 March

Indonesia: Surabaya (Java)

29 March

Indonesia: Semarang

30-31 March

Indonesia: Jakarta

1 April

At sea

2 April

Singapore: Singapore

3 April

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)

4-5 April

At sea

6-8 April

Thailand: Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

9-10 April

Cambodia: Sihanoukville

11 April

At sea

12-14 April

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

15 April

At sea

16 April

Vietnam: Chan May

17-18 April

Vietnam: Ha Long Bay

19 April

At sea

20-22 April

Hong Kong SAR China: Hong Kong

23 April

At sea

24 April

Taiwan: Keelung (Taipei)

25 April

At sea

26 April

Japan: Kagoshima

27 April

Japan: Nagasaki

28 April

South Korea: Busan

29-30 April

Japan: Hiroshima

1 May

Japan: Osaka

2-3 May

Japan: Shimizu

4-6 May

Japan: Tokyo

7 May

At sea

8-9 May

Japan: Otaru

10 May

Russia: Korsakov

11-12 May

At sea

13 May

Russia: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

14-15 May

At sea

16 May

United States: Dutch Harbor

17 May

At sea

18 May

United States: Kodiak

19 May

United States: Seward

20 May

United States: Valdez

21 May

At sea

22 May

United States: Icy Strait

23 May

United States: Sitka

24 May

United States: Ketchikan

25 May

At sea

26 May

Arriving in Vancouver

Cosmopolitan Vancouver is a city that rewards exploration, an eminently liveable place and an easy gateway to the natural beauty of British Columbia. The culinary scene here is a particular draw, with seafood galore and some fantastic Asian restaurants, and the city has also been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Verdant Stanley Park is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, while Kitsilano's beaches and wooden houses are wonderfully picturesque. Cultural attractions tend to be on a smaller scale than you'd expect from a city of this size, but the thrill of stumbling across one of Vancouver's quirky little galleries is all part of the city's appeal.

Our tip

Canadians call their one-dollar coins “loonies” (because it bears the image of a loon) and their two-dollar coins “toonies” so sort out your vocabulary and talk like a local!

The Ship

Your home from home

Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star in Venice
Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star Deluxe Veranda Stateroom
Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Star main pool with roof open

Viking’s hugely successful river cruise operation is now expanded with contemporary 930 guest ocean ships – six lovely sisters to start with – featuring attractive inclusive pricing and interesting itineraries.

What we love

The airy contemporary style of the ships, with fresh Nordic décor, is most appealing. Add to that the huge choices in dining and other facilities, and veranda staterooms throughout, not to mention included shore excursions and an excellent spa, and you have a winner.

Capacity 930 Guests
Crew 602 International Staff

On Viking it is all about the destination. Back on board, expect to socialise with like-minded travellers, in an easy, spacious and understated hotel style environment.

Year Built 2015 (Viking Star) / 2016 (Viking Sky & Viking Sea) / 2017 (Viking Sun) / 2018 (Viking Orion) / 2019 (Viking Jupiter)
Tonnage 47,800 grt
Length 748 feet
Breadth 95 feet
Cruising Speed 20 knots
More about Viking Orion

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Langham Auckland

Where to stay in Auckland

There are some great luxury lodges within easy reach of the city. In the city itself we like the Langham.

Kayaking in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Around Auckland

About 3 hours north of the city is the Bay of Islands, an area of pristine islands and turquoise water as well as small towns of historic and cultural interest.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

Our favourite hotel in Vancouver

If you’re not committed to the waterfront where the ships come in, we love the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Grizzly bear at Knight Inlet, Canada

Stay a little longer in Canada

If you’ve time, set aside a couple of days to travel to Knight Inlet Lodge for bear viewing.


Grand Pacific Explorer

24 February - 27 May 2019
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line


92 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


49 Ports


Viking Orion of Viking Ocean Cruises

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Why Mundy?

Who we are

Founded in 1970, we have sold more luxury cruises for more years than anyone else in the UK.
Edwina Lonsdale
Matthew Lonsdale
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Susan Dogan, Cruise Consultant at Mundy Cruising
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising

Mundy Cruising was the very first cruise specialist in the UK. We have been making the best cruise holidays even better since 1970.

How? Simply by offering our clients more expertise, more personal service, more unique ideas, more fascinating add-ons, more fabulous freebies and finally (and vitally) more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that on the telephone. But, if you prefer to chat face to face, why not visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street - we'd be delighted to see you.

Mundy Office Wells Steet, W1T 3PP