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Shedd Institute Travel Benefits

  1. You must speak with a TravelPerks / Dream Vacations agent to receive your additional bonuses and Shedd Institute pricing - Call us at (541) 349-0036.
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Viking Cruises - Explore in Luxury

Viking has perfected the art of small-ship sailing! By designing small ships that carry only 930 guests, Viking ships have more excellent maneuverability, allowing access to destinations that mega-ships can’t reach. Discover why Viking is voted the #1 ocean cruise line every year!

Scandinavian Spaces

Viking designed their ships to honor the spirit of Norway, creating elegant Scandinavian spaces that allow you to feel relaxed and at home while onboard. In the living room, you can find the resident musician playing quietly as you find spacious seating to relax in. In the explorer lounge, you can enjoy a cocktail and socialize while enjoying the view from the 2-story panoramic windows. You’ll be surrounded by Scandinavian design throughout the ship, from the curated library in the living room to Wintergarden, where you can enjoy afternoon tea. Experience the epitome of Nordic elegance with Viking Cruises and embark on a journey that embraces the art of living well at sea!


Viking prides itself on its destination-focused dining, with regional cuisine being their specialty- no matter where you travel. The cuisine is part of the journey! Whether you choose a casual dining experience at the pool grill or settle down for some delicious Italian at Manfredi’s, you’re sure to have a dining experience that satisfies you every time. Viking doesn’t charge for specialty dining experiences, either, so you’ll enjoy every dining venue without a second thought.

Onboard Enrichment

Viking is the thinking person’s cruise! From the moment you step onboard, you’ll be surrounded by the culture and history you expect when cruising with Viking. The curated library onboard is stocked with books about your destinations and history, art, and other cultural information for you to read. Viking resident historians, musicians, and scientists will make their presence known throughout the ship with specialty talks and performances, sharing their expertise with you to enrich your sailing experience.

Onshore Excursions and Viking Cruises

The historical and cultural enrichment doesn’t stop when you’re at port! Viking includes one shore excursion at every port and offers multiple different types of excursions, so there’s something for everyone. Travel is redefined with excursions that focus on local life, the working world, and even getting privileged access experiences. You’ll be able to see your destination in ways you’ve never thought of before!

Viking Cruises to Incredible Destinations!

Viking Ocean travels to over 200 destinations, with itineraries that will take you to the most beautiful places in the world. Here is just a glimpse of where you can travel with Viking Ocean:

  • Scandinavia and Northern Europe
    • Iceland, Greenland, and Canada
    • Scenic Scandinavia
  • The Americas and the Caribbean
    • Canada and New England Scenic Shores
    • The Hawaiian Islands
    • Grand Fjords
  • The Mediterranean
    • Trade routes of the Middle Ages
    • Greek odyssey
  • Quiet season Mediterranean
  • Asia and Australia
    • Komodo and the Australian Coast
    • Southeast Asia and Hong Kong
  • World and Grand Voyages

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From Our Clients...

Worry Free!

"You folks are incredible and your services outstanding! No one does it better."

– Robert C. - Celebrity Cruise, March 2023

Once In A Lifetime Trip

I was talking about TravelPerks during our state presentation, and a member commented that they had booked cruises through TravelPerks and had a fabulous experience! They both said that you guys were super easy to work with and explained everything well and they felt cared for. It's not often we get members interrupting a presentation to put it out there that they had a great experience!

– FOP - Proud Partner

Last-minute Caribbean Christmas Cruise

"We spontaneously decided our family wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise for the Christmas holidays, and with little/no time, turned to TravelPerks Dream Vacations to help select, book and make it happen. We have cruised two times before, with TravelPerks, both times, have been exceptional experiences and this was no different. Matt Kim, my Travel Advisor, was attentive, quickly understood what I was looking for, my parameters, cruise type, our preferences, likes/dislikes and we were able to find and secure the right cruise for us (7 day Norweggian cruise). He gave great suggestions in regard to rooms, room location, meals, excursions, add-on packages and also where we could save money. Leading up to cruise day, we had many questions that came up and Matt answered them all, quickly and expertly. Matt - thank you for making this a wonderful and unforgetable experience for our family!"

– Grace T. - January 2023

Easy to Work With

"We loved how easy it was to work with Montika. She was super flexible and provided us plenty of options, even when we kept switching dates and the amount of people, etc."

– Katie D. - Disney Cruise, March 2023

Spectacular Shore Excursions

"Everything worked out even better than planned. On all three shore excursions we met people in the bus who said they appreciated those excursions and they were far better than the ones offered by the ship. We, too, were impressed with the quality of the excursions and tour guides. The cruise was spectacular and all the arrangements made in advance were spectacular."
– Jayne W. - Norwegian Cruise Line

Assistance every step of the way.

"Although I'm in Florida, Michael Teague assisted us every step of the way. From the beginning of the planning, through the coordinating with family members, getting excursions to fit different family members and even last minute changes to get the best out of this vacation, Michael has been key to us enjoying an amazing family (12) vacation. I will definitely seek him out again!"

– L.F. - March 2023