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Embark on a historic passage

Sail the Mediterranean Sea to the shores of Africa. Immerse yourself in the fabled architecture of Barcelona and the Andalusian charm of Granada. See prosperous Casablanca and the vibrant West African city of Dakar, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Visit coastal Recife and revel in the exuberance of the former Brazilian capital, Rio de Janeiro. Discover the eclectic cities of Montevideo and Buenos Aires, and engage in European-influenced Latin culture.

Embark on a historic passage

Sail the Mediterranean Sea to the shores of Africa. Immerse yourself in the fabled architecture of Barcelona and the Andalusian charm of Granada. See prosperous Casablanca and the vibrant West African city of Dakar, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Visit coastal Recife and revel in the exuberance of the former Brazilian capital, Rio de Janeiro. Discover the eclectic cities of Montevideo and Buenos Aires, and engage in European-influenced Latin culture.

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Day by Day

To learn more about each port of call and our included as well as optional excursions, click on the individual days below.

Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.

Pre & Post Cruise Extensions

More days means more to discover, with extension packages you can add before or after your Viking cruise or cruisetour. Maximize the value of your overseas flight and enjoy additional days to explore your embarkation or disembarkation city, or see a new destination altogether with a choice of exciting cities.

On Southern Atlantic Crossing your Viking Resident Historian is delivering the following iconic lectures:

  • - Explorers—The Age of Discovery
  • - History of Spain
  • - History of Brazil—The Colonial Years to Republic
  • - History of Argentina
  • - History of Western Africa
  • - History of North West Africa
  • - Islands in History
  • - Oceans in Context—History & Inspiration
Map of Southern Atlantic Crossing itinerary