Passports, Visa & Travel Documents

Viking will send you a number of notifications via email as your departure date nears, including your booking confirmation, payment receipts and, if you purchased your air travel from Viking, logistical information about your air travel and transfers. You will also receive links to short cultural videos that illuminate your destination, a link to your itinerary’s thoughtfully curated reading list and filmography, and other information that complements your journey. Be sure your email account is set up to receive communications from Viking so that these messages can find their way to you.

Obtaining Your Travel Documents


If you are traveling with us to China, Russia, Egypt, Jordan or Southeast Asia, you will need a visa. As a service to guests, visas are available from an independent third party upon request. If you would like to obtain your visa through our partner, please visit their website and download a visa kit. Complete and return the forms to the visa company in a timely manner so that you will have your documentation in time to travel. The timing is explained within the kit instructions. Should you decide to obtain a Russian visa directly instead of using the kit, you will need to contact Viking Cruises for an Invitation Letter using the link provided. Anyone who wishes to obtain their own visas for Southeast Asia should make sure to get a single-entry visa for Cambodia and a double-entry visa for Vietnam (Vietnam and Cambodia e-visas may not be used with this itinerary). This will enable travel to Vietnam, to Cambodia and back to Vietnam during the course of the itinerary. Note: Viking River Cruises accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas nor for advising guests of visa or other immigration requirements.

Generations Visa Service
Russia/China Invitation Letter


Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Your passport’s expiration date must be at least six months after your return from your trip; if it is not, you should renew your passport.

Passport Application

Distribution of Travel Documents

Tickets and other travel documents will be issued approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. Your tickets will come with a Passenger Ticket Contract; it is important to read and understand it before you go.

2017 Passenger Ticket Contract (US & Canada)

Viking Travel Protection

From $319 Per Person
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Part A BenefitsMaximum Benefit Amount
Cancellation Penalty Waiver (for Specified Reasons)Cash Refund Up To Trip Cost
Enhanced Cancel For Any Reason Penalty WaiverTrip Cost

Part B BenefitsMaximum Benefit Amount
Trip Interruption150% of Trip Cost
Missed Connection$3,000
Trip Delay (Up to $300 Per Day)$1,500
Accidental Death and Dismemberment$25,000

Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
Accident and Sickness Medical Expense$100,000
Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation$100,000
Baggage and Personal Effects$3,000
Baggage Delay$1,000

Enhanced Cancel for Any Reason Penalty Waiver

Purchase the Viking Cruises Travel Protection Plan within 14 days of your inmal deposit/payment for your trip, and receive the Viking Cruises Enhanced Cancellation Waiver Benefit that allows you to cancel your Viking Cruises travel arrangements before your scheduled departure for any reason and receive a Viking Cruises Voucher for the cancellation penalty amount.

The Viking Cruises Enhanced Cancellation Waiver does not cover cancellation penalties associated with air or other travel arrangements that are not provided by Viking Cruises. This Cancel For Any Reason Waiver is provided by Viking Cruises and is not an insurance benefit underwritten by Arch Insurance Company.

Please Note: Pre-Existing Conditions exclusion is waived if this Travel Protection Plan is purchased wtthin 14 days of the initial trip deposit or added within 14 days of final payment when full trip payment is required at time of booking. Travel vouchers issued cannot be applied to multiple bookings. The Cancellation Penalty Waiver and Enhanced Cancel For Any Reason Penalty Waiver Benefits of Part A are provided by Viking Cruises and are not insurance benefits underwritten by Arch Insurance Company. For New York Residents Only: 1) The Part A Cancellation Penalty Waiver is replaced by a Trip Cancellation Benefit underwritten by Arch Insurance Company; and 2) The Enhanced Cancel For Any Reason Penalty Waiver provided by Viking Cruises may be purchased separately without purchase of the Travel Protection Plan.

The Part B Travel Insurance Benefits are underwritten by: Arch Insurance Company, Jersey City, N.J. and all Plan Benefits are administered by: Trip Mate, Inc. (in CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency).

Benefits are described on a general basis only. There are certain restrictions, exclusions and limitations that apply to all coverages and services. This advertisement does not constitute or form any part of the Plan Description or any other contract of any kind Plan benefits, limits, and provisions may vary by state Jurisdiction. Please note: In the event you cancel your trip, the cost of the Travel Protection Plan is not a refundable expense. To review full plan details online, go to:


Enjoy the convenience of paying for your trip by e-check (also known as EFT or electronic funds transfer). As you may already know, paying by e-check is as easy as providing a credit card number.

  • You may use e-check to pay for your Viking cruise or cruisetour, and for airfare. Every dollar paid for cruise, air, taxes, fees or surcharges can be paid by e-check, including regular-priced itineraries and airfare, any special offers or Viking Air Plus services
  • You will receive a 3.3% discount and there is no fee for this service
  • E-check payments can be made in My Viking Journey