Last updated: 11:00 AM ET, Thu November 10 2016

WATCH: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship Viking Cruises Jason Leppert November 10, 2016

WATCH: Viking Ocean Cruises Explores the Caribbean

Photo by Jason Leppert

Viking Ocean Cruises has stretched its legs beyond Europe into the Caribbean for the company’s first time, and the Viking Star is taking guests to the frequented region with renewed interest. In newfound style, Viking is currently embarking on a season of 11-day “West Indies Explorer” sailings roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

We were just onboard for the inaugural run to favorites like St. Thomas and St. Martin as well as unique gems like Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda. From the comfort of an Explorer Suite, we showcase in video – hosted at my Popular Cruising YouTube channel and embedded below – what the tropical experience is like thanks to the line’s great daily free shore excursions and optional ones.

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Whether from the perspective of the Star’s infinity pool high above the waterline or immediately on the ground, there is much to be experienced in the Caribbean in a fresh way thanks to Viking.