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Gourmet Cuisine to complement your cruise
Dining is a very important highlight of any travel experience, but especially with Viking. Our chefs create a variety of delicious offerings featuring European, Russian and Chinese specialties—adapted for Western tastes—with fresh seasonal vegetables and soups prepared throughout your cruise.
Variety to Suite Every Palate
For breakfast, choose from a delectable array of European pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, smoked fish, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. Or you may prefer a hot dish, such as an omelet made just the way you like it. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or choose an entrée and dessert from the day’s luncheon menu.
For dinner, a five-course gourmet menu awaits—with regional specialties like Viennese schnitzel or Barbary duck. On our China cruisetours, enjoy one of celebrity chef Martin Yan’s Chinese delights, as well as favorites like roast beef or poached salmon. And if none of these meet your preference, then grilled steak, chicken and Caesar salad are always available as dinner options—all prepared in our state-of-the-art onboard kitchens.
Local Culinary Specialties
If an itinerary has included meals ashore, you visit restaurants carefully selected by Viking’s in-country staff—where you can sample regional favorites, like Peking duck in Beijing or a traditional German lunch in Rothenburg. And wherever you sail, enjoy treats reflecting your itinerary, like Dutch cheese sampling, French wines and quiches or Russian tea time. These culinary delights are a central part of experiencing any region’s culture.
Casual Dining in Elegant Style
Our restaurants are designed for single-seating meals—and you can sit anywhere you like. Dining is always an elegant experience, with crisp table linens, sparkling china and crystal, contemporary cutlery and special touches like flowers. And of course, impeccable service!
Silver Spirits, Our Premium Beverage Package
Your meals are always accompanied by hot tea, iced tea or coffee, while cocktails, wine, beer, coffee drinks and soda are available on a per-drink basis.
We also proudly offer our Silver Spirits premium beverage package, which covers a selection of premium wine, beer, espresso drinks, soft drinks, juices and mineral water for the duration of your cruise, plus cocktails and a bottle of sparkling wine—all for one package price. We also offer a nonalcoholic package, for those who would like unlimited soft drinks and juices. Ask about Silver Spirits when making your reservation, or ask at the reception desk on board.