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Viking has opened registration in New Zealand for its popular information sessions commencing on Wednesday, 28 Februay 2024, in Warkworth.

The sessions are scheduled to be hosted in 31 locations across both the north and south islands between February and July 2024, from Keri Keri to Invercargill, concluding in Timaru on Thursday, 4 July 2024.

Building on the success of the 2023 season, Steve Parker, Viking Commercial Manager New Zealand, aims to expand access to the information sessions by supporting smaller communities that receive fewer visits.

Viking’s complementary Explorer Sessions provide the perfect opportunity for agents and their clients to learn about travelling with Viking, find inspiration for their next voyage and discover Viking’s award-winning river, ocean, and expedition journeys across seven continents.

Viking Managing Director ANZ, Michelle Black said, “Based on feedback from guests and agents, we have added new regional venues to the 2024 agenda in New Zealand.  Our Explorer Sessions are for guests and agents who are both new to Viking, and returning guests who have explored extensively with us, and are looking for something new or different.”

The 75-minute sessions cover a range of travel topics and include complimentary morning tea or drinks and canapés, providing an opportunity for networking amongst new and previous guests and agents.

“Steve presented an excellent overview of Viking at the Nelson information session. He advocated for travel agent consultation and gave attendees compelling reasons by way of added benefits and customer service. It is well worth your time,” said Jason Kroupa, Kroupa & Bourke House of Travel, Motueka.

Attendees will not only leave the session informed and inspired to book but will also receive an exclusive offer, encouraging them to secure their preferred dates and itinerary with their agent.

“I had a great response from my clients who enjoyed the sessions. I was delighted to have first-time cruisers make a booking after the session,” said Kim Mildon, Travel Managers, Broker.

Black added that this is an excellent opportunity for agents to leverage Viking’s information sessions to educate clients, convert new bookings and earn extra commission. 

Locations include:

  • Warkworth – Wednesday 28 February 2024, The Stables
  • Whangarei – Tuesday 5 March 2024, Semenoff Stadium
  • Kerikeri – Wednesday 6 March 2024, Turner Centre
  • Hibiscus Coast – Tuesday 12 March 2024, Wainui Golf and Function Centre
  • Whakatane – Monday 18 March 2024, Whakamax Movies
  • Tauranga – Tuesday 19 March 2024, Mercury Baypark
  • Rotorua – Wednesday 20 March 2024, Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua
  • Taupo – Thursday 12 March 2024, Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Waiheke Island – Monday 25 March 2024, Waiheke Island Resort
  • North Shore – Tuesday 26 March 2024, Fairway Events Centre
  • Auckland – Tuesday 23 April 2024, The Maritime Room – Function Venues Auckland
  • Hamilton – Wednesday 15 May 2024, The Verandah Cafe & Function Centre
  •  Napier – Tuesday 21 May 2024, Mission Estate Winery
  • Palmerston North – Thursday 23 May 2024, Focal Point Cinema and Cafe Palmerston North
  • New Plymouth – Tuesday 28 May 2024, Plymouth International
  • Whanganui – Wednesday 29 May 2024, Wanganui Golf Club (Belmont Links)
  • Masterton – Thursday 30 May 2024, The Screening Room
  • Dunedin – Wednesday 5 June 2024, Fable Dunedin
  • Cromwell – 12:00 pm, Thursday 6 June 2024, Harvest Hotel
  • Wanaka – 6:00 pm, Thursday 6 June 2024, Edgewater Hotel – Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Kapiti – Tuesday 11 June 2024, Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club
  • Lower Hutt – Wednesday 12 June 2024, Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club
  • Wellington – Thursday 13 June 2024, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
  • Nelson – Tuesday 18 June 2024, Rutherford Hotel Nelson
  • Blenheim – Thursday 20 June 2024, Scenic Hotel Marlborough
  • Queenstown – Monday 24 June 2024, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
  • Invercargill – Wednesday 26 June 2024, Ascot Park Hotel
  • Rangiora – Monday 1 July 2024, Artisan by Rangiora Bakery
  • Christchurch – Tuesday 2 July 2024, Rydges Latimer Christchurch
  • Asburton – Wednesday 3 July 2024, Hotel Ashburton
  • Timaru – Thursday 4 July 2024, Landing Service Conference Centre

Registration is essential as availability is limited, and places are expected to fill fast.

To register please visit

For group bookings of four or more, please email [email protected]