Viking Ocean Cruises

Grand Pacific Explorer

Grand Pacific Explorer
Auckland to Vancouver

This epic 93-day cruise combines Australia & New Zealand, Komodo & the Australian Coast, Bangkok, Bali & Beyond, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, Far Eastern Horizons and North Pacific Passage.

This 93-day cruise combines Australia & New Zealand, Komodo & the Australian Coast, Bangkok, Bali & Beyond, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, Far Eastern Horizons and North Pacific Passage. Bridge oceans and continents on our most epic Pacific itinerary yet. Overnight stays in 13 ports help you immerse yourself in a fascinating array of cultures and let you embrace endless opportunities to get to know locals from East to West. It is an enriching journey unlike any other.

06/30/2023 through 03/07/2025
06/30/2023 through 06/07/2025

Day 1 Auckland
Day 2 Auckland
Day 3 Rotorua
Day 4 Napier
Day 5 Wellington
Day 6 Christchurch
Day 7 Dunedin
Day 8 Scenic Sailing: Foveaux Strait
Day 9 Sail the Tasman Sea
Day 10 Tasmania
Day 11 Scenic Sailing: Bass Strait
Day 12 Melbourne
Day 13 Sail the Gippsland Coast
Day 14 Sydney
Day 15 Sydney
Day 16 Newcastle
Day 17 Sail the Australian Coast
Day 18 Brisbane
Day 19 Sail the Australian Coast
Day 20 Whitsunday Island
Day 21 Townsville
Day 22 Cairns
Day 23 Sail the Coral Sea
Day 24 Thursday Island
Day 25 Sail the Arafura Sea
Day 26 Darwin
Day 27 Darwin
Day 28 Sail the Timor Sea
Day 29 Komodo
Day 30 Lombok
Day 31 Bali (Benoa)
Day 32 Bali (Benoa)
Day 33 Surabaya, Java
Day 34 Semarang
Day 35 Jakarta, Java
Day 36 Jakarta, Java
Day 37 Sail the Java Sea
Day 38 Singapore
Day 39 Kuala Lumpur
Day 40 Sail the Strait of Malacca
Day 41 Scenic Sailing: Gulf of Thailand
Day 42 Bangkok
Day 43 Bangkok
Day 44 Bangkok
Day 45 Sihanoukville
Day 46 Sihanoukville
Day 47 Scenic Sailing: Gulf of Thailand
Day 48 Ho Chi Minh City
Day 49 Ho Chi Minh City
Day 50 Ho Chi Minh City
Day 51 Sail the South China Sea
Day 52 Hue (Chan May)
Day 53 Ha Long Bay
Day 54 Ha Long Bay
Day 55 Sail the South China Sea
Day 56 Hong Kong
Day 57 Hong Kong
Day 58 Hong Kong
Day 59 Sail the East China Sea
Day 60 Taipei
Day 61 Sail the East China Sea
Day 62 Nagasaki
Day 63 Kagoshima
Day 64 Beppu
Day 65 Hiroshima
Day 66 Hiroshima
Day 67 Osaka
Day 68 Shimizu
Day 69 Shimizu
Day 70 Tokyo
Day 71 Tokyo
Day 72 Tokyo
Day 73 Scenic Sailing: Tsugaru Strait
Day 74 Sapporo (Otaru)
Day 75 Sapporo (Otaru)
Day 76 Sail the Okhotsk Sea
Day 77 Sail the Okhotsk Sea
Day 78 Sail the North Pacific Ocean
Day 79 Sail the North Pacific Ocean
Day 80 Sail the North Pacific Ocean
Day 81 Cross the International Date Line
Day 82 Sail the Bering Sea
Day 83 Dutch Harbor
Day 84 Scenic Sailing: Gulf of Alaska
Day 85 Kodiak
Day 86 Seward
Day 87 Valdez
Day 88 Scenic Sailing: Yakutat Bay
Day 89 Scenic Sailing: Glacier Bay
Day 90 Sitka
Day 91 Ketchikan
Day 92 Scenic Sailing: The Inside Passage
Day 93 Vancouver, British Columbia

Kuala Lumpur

Wacky architecture, cultural contrast, call it what you will: In “KL,” as this town is widely known, it is not unusual to, say, see a modern skyscraper situated next door to a centuries-old shophouse. It’s one of the things that make Kuala Lumpur unique.

Superficially, KL may appear to be a modern Asian city of gleaming skyscrapers, but it retains much of the character and local colour which has been so effectively wiped out in cities such as Singapore. It has plenty of colonial buildings in its centre, a vibrant Chinatown with street vendors and night markets, and a bustling Little India.

The real heart of KL is Merdeka Square, the site of the city’s parades and celebrations and home to a 95m (312ft) high flagpole. In colonial days, Malaysia’s administrators used the square for cricket matches, but it was also here that Malaysia’s independence was declared in 1957. On the eastern side of the square is the moorish Sultan Abdul Samed
Building, topped by a 43m (141ft) high clocktower. KL’s magnificent railway station is built in a similar moorish style, with its full quota of minarets, cupolas, towers and arches, and may be construed as a delightful example of British colonial humour. The Petronas Towers building is less decorative but impossible to miss. It’s almost half a km (1640ft) high and is one of the tallest structures in the world.

The picturesque, striped onion-domed Masjid Jame (Friday mosque) is set in a grove of palm trees overlooking Merdeka Square and is neatly reflected in the new mirror-glass office building nearby. Just south of Jami Masjid are the teeming streets of KL’s Chinatown – a crowded, colourful area with the usual melange of signs, shops activity and noise. At night the central section is closed to traffic and becomes a brightly lit, frantic night market.

Budget hotels and hostels can be found in Chinatown and Jalan Pudu Lama. Mid-range hotels are concentrated in Chinatown and on Jalan Bukit Bintang. The night market in Chinatown is the most interesting place to eat in the evening.


Newcastle is the capital of the Hunter Valley Region, in New South Wales. Located on the east coast of Australia, the Hunter Region encompasses a land area of approximately 31,000 square kilometres and a resident population of around 544,000 people. Newcastle’s population is estimated at 132,000 people. Getting to and from Newcastle is simple. From Sydney, it is a comfortable 2 hour drive (Sydney is 171 kilometres to the south); 30 minutes by air and two hours by passenger train (there is a regular hourly service). There are also direct flights from Brisbane and Canberra. Newcastle is the gateway to the Hunter Valley and is now a very different place to the time when steel and coal industries were the main source of employment. Long gone are the smoky grey industrial images – they have been replaced with elegantly restored historic buildings; picturesque parks and gardens; an extensive selection of restaurants boasting cuisine from around the world; and the natural beauty of its white sandy beaches and harbour. There is a wide selection of magnificent art galleries and museums; nightclubs and eateries; and extensive shopping facilities. The long list of natural attractions
within easy access of the city includes everything from wilderness areas, rainforests and beaches to world famous vineyards. The green rolling hills of Australia’s oldest winemaking region are studded with restaurants, guest houses, and of course, the vineyards where more than twenty varieties of grape ripen slowly in the warm summer sunshine to produce some of Australia’s finest wines. Lakes, beaches, rivers and bays, combine with lush countryside to make the Hunter
region surrounding Newcastle almost unlimited in its appeal.


Sapporo, (säp-pô´rô) city (1990 pop. 1,671,765), capital of Hokkaido prefecture, SW Hokkaido, Japan. One of Japan’s most rapidly growing urban centers, Sapporo is famous for its annual snow festival. It was the site of the 1972 winter Olympics. Food processing, lumbering, woodworking, and printing are the major industries.


Semarang, (se-mär´äng) city (1990 pop. 1,250,971), capital of Central Java prov., N Java, Indonesia, at the mouth of the Semarang R. An important port, it is one of Java’s major commercial centers. There are textile and shipbuilding industries, and tobacco, sugar, rubber, coffee, and kapok are exported.


A booming city of over 3 million, Surabaya offers many good hotels, shopping centers and entertainment. Its well stocked zoological garden include several species of Indonesian fauna like “orang utan”, komodo dragon and a collection of nocturnal animals.

03/07/25 - 06/07/25

Starting At $40,994

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  • Suite$85994.00
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03/07/25 - 06/07/25

Starting At $53,299

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  • Balcony$53299.00
  • Suite$111799.00
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