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Grand Pacific Explorer
17 Sep - 17 Dec
91 Nights
47 Ports
Viking Ocean Cruises

Grand Pacific Explorer

17 September - 17 December 2023
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line


91 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Canada


47 Ports

17 September

Setting sail from 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.

18 September

At sea

19 September

United States: Ketchikan

20 September

United States: Sitka

21-22 September

At sea

23 September

United States: Valdez

24 September

United States: Seward

25 September

United States: Kodiak

26 September

At sea

27 September

United States: Dutch Harbor

28 September - 1 October

At sea

2 October

Russia: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

3-5 October

At sea

6-7 October

Japan: Otaru

8 October

At sea

9-11 October

Japan: Tokyo

12-13 October

Japan: Shimizu

14 October

Japan: Osaka

15-16 October

Japan: Hiroshima

17 October

Japan: Beppu

18 October

Japan: Kagoshima

19 October

Japan: Nagasaki

20 October

At sea

21 October

Taiwan: Keelung (Taipei)

22 October

At sea

23-25 October

Hong Kong SAR China: Hong Kong

26 October

At sea

27-28 October

Vietnam: Ha Long Bay

29 October

Vietnam: Chan May (Hue / Da Nang)

30 October

At sea

31 October - 2 November

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

3 November

At sea

4-5 November

Cambodia: Sihanoukville

6-8 November

Thailand: Bangkok (Laem Chabang)

9-10 November

At sea

11 November

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang)

12 November

Singapore: Singapore

13 November

At sea

14-15 November

Indonesia: Jakarta

16 November

Indonesia: Semarang

17 November

Indonesia: Surabaya (Java)

18-19 November

Indonesia: Benoa (Bali)

20 November

Indonesia: Lombok

21 November

Indonesia: Komodo Island

22 November

At sea

23-24 November

Australia: Darwin

25 November

At sea

26 November

Australia: Thursday Island

27 November

At sea

28 November

Australia: Cairns

29 November

Australia: Townsville

30 November

Australia: Airlie Beach

1 December

At sea

2 December

Australia: Brisbane

3 December

At sea

4 December

Australia: Newcastle (New South Wales)

5-6 December

Australia: Sydney

7 December

At sea

8 December

Australia: Melbourne

9 December

At sea

10 December

Australia: Hobart

11-12 December

At sea

13 December

New Zealand: Dunedin

14 December

New Zealand: Christchurch

15 December

New Zealand: Wellington

16 December

New Zealand: Napier

17 December

New Zealand: Tauranga

18-19 December

Arriving in 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.

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
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.

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.


Grand Pacific Explorer

17 September - 17 December 2023
Call us for prices - you'll never pay more than the price advertised by the cruise line


91 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from Canada


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