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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. Be sure your email account is set up to receive communications from Viking so that these messages can find their way to you.

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.

2018 Passenger Ticket Contract (AU & NZ)


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.


Please note: Viking Cruises accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas or providing guidance on immigration requirements, please seek advice from official visa agents or the Embassy for the relevant country of travel.

If you are traveling with us to China, Russia, or Southeast Asia, you will need a visa. As a service to our guests, visas are available from an independent third party upon request. If you would like to obtain your visa through our partners, please visit their website below. Complete and return the forms to the visa company in a timely manner so that you will have your documentation in time to travel.

Residents of Australia:
Residents of New Zealand

Prior to obtaining a Russian Visa, you will require a Russian Invitation Letter provided by Viking Cruises. Please use the link below for an Invitation Letter application.

Anyone who wishes to obtain their own visas for Southeast Asia must apply for 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, Cambodia and back to Vietnam during the course of the itinerary.

Russia Invitation Letter