Round The World River Cruise

with a bit of Ocean...


Bryce Read, Travel Agent


This really is turning your dreams into reality.
Hello, I am Bryce Read, an Auckland based Travel Agent. After much interest, seeing every World Cruise sell out I have designed this amazing journey - on Rivers! It combines the 8 most popular Viking cruises into one packaged itinerary and includes just about everything enroute. I am available to assist you every step of the way.

Introducing Viking Founder and Chairman Mr. Torstein Hagen

My 20 years plus experience has formed this adventure with a difference - a Round The World River Cruise - with a bit of ocean. You will visit multiple destinations, and many countries on the one holiday. The delightful cultures of UK, Europe, Egypt, Jordan and USA will be at your fingertips.  Viking is the largest and most award-winning small-ship cruise line in the world, operating River & Ocean ships in all four corners of the globe.

Your Round The World River Cruise includes

9Short-haul flights between cruises
6Nights United Kingdom
5Star hotel stays
2Eurostar transfers Amsterdam to London to Paris
24Hour service from a New Zealand travel agent

I have included everything you need - and nothing you don't

  • Economy Flights from/to New Zealand (Upgrade to Business Class available – Please Enquire)
  • Arrival and departure transfers in every port
  • Cruise accommodation in lead-in categories throughout – (see detailed itinerary below) (Stateroom category upgrades available – Please Enquire)
  • All on-board meals (Including 24-hour room service and alternative restaurants on ocean cruise)
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft-drinks with lunch and dinner
  • BYO Policy (no surcharges)
  • A complimentary shore excursion in every port of call (river and ocean)
  • A selection of shore excursions available for pre-purchase
  • Viking’s on-board cultural curricular programme
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Gratuities and tips for all on-board ship staff
  • Applicable port taxes and government fees
  • 4-night Jordan, Petra, Dead Sea & Amman excursion
  • 2-night Bucharest stay
  • 6-night United Kingdom excursion
  • 1-night Nice stay

Your Viking River Cruise Stateroom Includes

  • River view stateroom
  • King-size bed with luxury linens
  • Ensuite with heated floor*
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Flat-screen TV with complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Premium Freyja toiletries
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Individual climate control, telephone, safe, hairdryer, refrigerator

Your Viking Ocean Cruise Stateroom Includes

  • Private Veranda Stateroom (25 sq. m)
  • King-size bed with luxury linens
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service
  • Ensuite with heated floor
  • Luxury robes, slippers & toiletries
  • Flat-screen TV with complimentary movies-on-demand
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Premium Freyja toiletries
  • Bottled Water replenished daily
  • Mini-bar with soft-drinks and snacks
  • Individual climate control, telephone, safe, hairdryer
Industry-leading Ships
Global-leading Health & Safety Programme
The Thinking Person’s Cruise
The Small Ship Experts
Destination-Focused Dining
Award-Winning Service
On-board Enrichment
Unique Experiences

My hand-selected bespoke one-off package combines the most popular river cruises and one ocean sailing PLUS flights, transfers and hotel-stays where necessary between the various departures in one end-to-end itinerary. I work with the Travel Managers Group Limited, who are independently owned by Flight Centre, and bonded by the New Zealand Travel Agents Association (TAANZ) for your protection. Viking have the most comprehensive wellbeing systems onboard in the travel industry and have introduced a global-leading Health & Safety Programme for your peace of mind.

Your Round The World River Cruise with a bit of ocean
Includes all these cruises PLUS

  • Return Airfares from New Zealand
  • Flights between cruises
  • Transfers to ship or hotel
  • 5 star Accommodation between cruises

To learn more about each cruise and our inclusions see below, and click 'More Details' for each individual itinerary

Fly New Zealand to Cairo16 April 2023

Depart Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch to Egypt for cruise number 1 of this great adventure


Viking Pharaohs and Pyramids
Cairo to Cairo17-28 April 2023
12-days – River
Uncover the ancient secrets of Egypt while experiencing the welcoming culture of today.
More Details
Amman to Amman28 April – 02 May 2023
4-days – Land Package
(Flight Cairo to Amman included)
Continue your travels in the Middle East to scenic, historic Jordan.
More Details
Fly Amman to St Petersburg02 May 2023

Transfer to flight, then join the next cruise in St Petersburg


St Petersburg to Moscow02-14 May 2023
13-days – River – Viking Truvor
See the swirling onion domes and stout towers of Moscow’s Red Square. Share stories at the kitchen table of an Uglich family.
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Fly Moscow to Bucharest14 May 2023

After disembarkation, transfer and fly to Bucharest before your next cruise


Bucharest14-16 May 2023 Accommodation

Stay in enchanting Bucharest before heading off on the next adventure all the way to Amsterdam


Bucharest to Amsterdam16 May – 07 June 2023
23-days – River - Longship
Celebrate folk traditions in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary.
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Amsterdam to London
07 June 2023
London to Paris
13 June 2023

Travel on the Eurostar directly from Amsterdam central to London St Pancras, and  then to Paris Gare du Nord

eurostar transfer

London or UK Tour07-13 June 2023

Stay in our five star London accommodation, or embark on an optional tailor-made itinerary  07-13 June 2023


Paris to Avignon13-27 June 2023
15-days – River - Longship

Enjoy Paris and pay your respects at Normandy’s World War II beaches. Walk in Joan of Arc’s footsteps at Rouen.

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Nice27-28 June 2023 Accommodation

Transfer to and take in 'Nice la Belle' 27-28 June 2023 


Fly Nice to Lisbon28 June 2023

Transfer to and fly to join the Portugal cruise in Lisbon


Lisbon to Porto28 June – 07 July 2023
9-days – River
(Disembark day 9) – Viking Torgil
Experience the renaissance of Lisbon, newly invigorated with trending galleries and restaurants.
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Fly Porto to Istanbul07 July 2023

Transfer to the Istanbul flight where a bit of Ocean will begin...


Istanbul to Venice07-21 July 2023
15-days Ocean – Viking Neptune
Discover Adriatic and Aegean treasures on this journey that combines Venice, the Adriatic & Greece and Ancient Mediterranean Treasures.
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Fly Venice to New Orleans21 July 2023

Fly to the final river cruise from New Orleans, the heart of the Deep South in the USA. 


Americas Great River-viking-river-cruise
New Orleans to St Paul22 July – 05 August 2023
15-days – River – Viking Mississippi

History and culture unfold as you cross the country from north to south on this enriching USA Mississippi river voyage.

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Fly St Paul to New Zealand5 - 7 August 2023

Transfer and fly home to New Zealand, after going Round the World on rivers...



Limited cabins on this curated itinerary

As this is a one-off departure, incorporating many cruises, inclusive of all flights, transfers and additional hotels as needed there are very limited spaces. Viking has already sold out many sailings for 2022. Deposit now to avoid cruises and cabins selling out on the 2023 Viking Round The World River Cruise with a bit of Ocean


Round The World River Cruise
16 April - 5 August 2023

111 Days Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch - Cairo - europe - UK to New Orleans - Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch

Please register your interest in this once in a lifetime opportunity

Come and meet myself, Bryce Read and the New Zealand Viking Sales Manager in Auckland to discuss this one-off departure for all these cruises in 2023.

For your peace of mind, a comprehensive Health and Saftey system onboard

Health and saftey

Listen to Viking Founder and Chairman Torstein Hagen on the procedures Viking have in place across all aspects of onboard life from the moment you  board

My assurance
  • ✓  Bryce Read, Auckland based Travel Agent will be assisting every step of this cruise including  customising additional holiday requirements, personal  changes and amendments, visas where needed, current restrictions and  appropriate individualised Travel Insurance

As the world evolves so may our policies and procedures, but rest assured I will have every aspect of your holiday experience covered and communicated  and, of course - support available from  New Zealand every step of the way

Health and Safety
My Assurance

Reviews and Testimonials


As a Travel Agent for over 20 years I have travelled extensively,  advised, and used my experience and expertise on every facet of the travel scene - airfares, cruises, hotels, tours, cars and trains across the globe, plus a multitude of specialist requirements customised to each individual, plus my own tips and tricks. 
I have encapsulated two decades of knowledge in this one
'trip of a lifetime'
that includes 8 Viking cruises and everything in between once you depart New Zealand on my...
Viking Round the World River Cruise with a bit of ocean.

Here's your opportunity, go exploring!

Neil and Alison

We have both been impressed with the service Bryce has provided. Helpful suggestions for things to do and see, based on his experience and contacts, and going the extra mile to secure bookings when  vacancies have been tight.  The holiday package has been neatly coordinated and finalised so that everything flows. When our holiday was disrupted with Covid, Bryce cheerfully set about dealing with the rebooking and crediting of our bookings.


Picture the scene. I was crying at the bottom of the garden. England had just lost the final of the Euro 2020 cup. I was devastated. I needed to escape. Escape somewhere warm and fun. I also needed to do it immediately. So I called the one man as always delivered for me, in my time of need. That man is Bryce Read. Within 14 days I was drinking cocktails by the pool in Rarotonga. Everyone else told me it couldn’t be done and the flights were booked up for months. But Bryce was able to book us a great all-inclusive package at a top hotel. He even managed to get us a stunning day to day trip to Aitutaki.


I'm finally back in chilly Sydney, but I just wanted to pop you a quick note to say thanks for booking my NZ trip. The accommodation in both places was fantastic and your communication around the flights and accommodation changes was amazing! Made the trip so much easier so thank you!

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