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Grand Pacific Explorer
21 Feb - 24 May
92 Nights
47 Ports
Viking Ocean Cruises

Grand Pacific Explorer

21 February - 24 May 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line


92 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from New Zealand


47 Ports

21-22 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.

Our tip

Standing 328 metres tall, the Sky Tower offers the best view of the city from the observation deck or from its two restaurants.

23 February

At sea

24 February

New Zealand: Napier

25 February

New Zealand: Wellington

26 February

New Zealand: Christchurch

27 February

New Zealand: Dunedin

28 February - 1 March

At sea

2 March

Australia: Hobart

3 March

At sea

4 March

Australia: Melbourne

5 March

At sea

6-7 March

Australia: Sydney

8 March

Australia: Newcastle (New South Wales)

9 March

At sea

10 March

Australia: Brisbane

11 March

At sea

12 March

Australia: Airlie Beach

13 March

Australia: Townsville

14 March

Australia: Cairns

15 March

At sea

16 March

Australia: Thursday Island

17 March

At sea

18-19 March

Australia: Darwin

20 March

At sea

21 March

Indonesia: Komodo Island

22 March

Indonesia: Lombok

23-24 March

Indonesia: Benoa (Bali)

25 March

Indonesia: Surabaya (Java)

26 March

Indonesia: Semarang

27-28 March

Indonesia: Jakarta

29 March

At sea

30 March

Singapore: Singapore

31 March

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)

1-2 April

At sea

3-5 April

Thailand: Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

6-7 April

Thailand: Koh Samui

8 April

At sea

9-11 April

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

12 April

At sea

13 April

Vietnam: Chan May

Bu Lu river delta near Chan May Bay, Vietnam

14-15 April

Vietnam: Ha Long Bay

16 April

China: Haikou

17-19 April

Hong Kong SAR China: Hong Kong

20 April

At sea

21 April

Taiwan: Keelung (Taipei)

22 April

At sea

23 April

Japan: Nagasaki

24 April

Japan: Kagoshima

25 April

Japan: Beppu

26-27 April

Japan: Hiroshima

28 April

Japan: Osaka

29-30 April

Japan: Shimizu

1-3 May

Japan: Tokyo

4 May

At sea

5-6 May

Japan: Otaru

7-8 May

At sea

9-10 May

Russia: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

11-12 May

At sea

13 May

United States: Dutch Harbor

14 May

At sea

15 May

United States: Kodiak

16 May

United States: Seward

17 May

United States: Valdez

18-19 May

At sea

20 May

United States: Sitka

21 May

United States: Ketchikan

22 May

At sea

23 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.

Don't miss

Grouse Mountain – just minutes from the centre, and reached via the Grouse Mountain Skyride, a one-mile aerial journey for amazing panoramic views of the city, sea and surrounding mountains.

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.

  • All meals
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Speciality tea and coffee
  • An included shore excursion in almost every port
  • Complimentary use of spa facilities
  • Evening entertainment and enrichment talks
  • Free WiFi
  • Gratuities and taxes
  • Return flights from the UK
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

21 February - 24 May 2022
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line


92 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from New Zealand


47 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
Sharon Trigg
Hayley Meades
Cathy Ellis - Cruise Consultant, Mundy Cruising
Helen Fensom
Matthew Lonsdale

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 more peace of mind.

We're happy to do all of that over the phone. 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