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Fleet Viking River Cruises offers the world’s largest fleet of river cruise ships. Included in this fleet is the Viking Longships, an award-winning class of river cruise ships.
These ships were built for the maximum comfort of Viking passengers. Each ship displays a uniquely innovative engineering, cutting edge design, and their overall outstanding quality and elegance.
The Viking Longships was the first class of ship to receive the award of “Best River Cruise Ship.” Completely refurbished and ready to show you the best of the Russian rivers, the Viking Rurik, Viking Helgi, Viking Ingvar, and Viking Truvor will provide you with all the comforts of home with the beauty of nature.
What Nadia Is Saying:
“I recommend Viking Cruises for:
- Price sensitive guests
- Price-oriented 50+ travelers
- Americans, Canadians, Brits, Australians and New Zealanders
It is good to know that Viking Cruises have:
- Highest guest to space ratio
- Highest guest to crew ratio
- No gyms, bicycles or spa services on board
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Nadia Jastrjembskaia, CLIA-certified Cruise Advisor in the Rank of Elite Cruise counselor
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Viking provides guests with a number of spectacular amenities. On a Viking River Cruise, you can expect:
- Exceptional accommodations
- Attentive service
- Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks
- Complimentary Internet service
- In-room infotainment system
Most Viking ships will even have a library full of reading material, games, and puzzles which may be borrowed at no charge.
Onboard entertainment options are available on Viking River Cruises, but may be limited when compared to Ocean Cruises.
Some ships will offer a fitness area, but not all do, so if this is an important feature for you, it might be worth doing some extra research before booking a cruise on a particular ship.
In your room, you’ll also have access to a private safe where you may store any valuable jewelry, cash, or small electronic devices.
Many of the staterooms aboard a Viking ship will even include a flat-screen TV with access to CNN, BBC, and other English-language programming (if satellite transmission is available).
With Viking you’ll even have the option of a premium entertainment package (for a few ships), which includes access to CNBC, National Geographic, and movie channels.
There are also itinerary-specific films that are usually available for your enjoyment.
Suite Exclusive Amenities
One of the biggest upgrades you’ll receive when booking a Viking suite is space.
Though the extra elbow room is often reason enough to upgrade, each suite provides guests with exclusive amenities designed to maximize their cruising experience.
Each suite offers an additional flat-panel TV, one in the sitting area and one in the bedroom, allowing guests to enjoy two separate programs at once, if needed.
All suites also include modern updates that guests are sure to appreciate.
Select suites may also feature heated flooring in the bathroom, as well as a heated mirror that won’t fog up after a lengthy shower.
River Cruise Collection
River Collection is a set of river cruise brochures from the different cruise companies.
In Nadia’s River Collection, you’ll discover:
- 46 brochures
- 12 river cruise companies
New ideas about river cruising all over the world that you even didn’t think about.
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Overall, Viking River Cruises has 30+ different itineraries lasting anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks and they are all designed to give passengers a maximized sightseeing experience.
A number of these itineraries are for the European River Cruises. In addition to the European waterways, Viking also provides a decent list of Asia Itineraries for you to choose from.
If you’re interested in visiting Russia, Viking provides a few itinerary choices for there too.
With Viking you can even choose the Egypt Itinerary and explore the “Pathways of Pharaohs.” Viking has future plans to expand its destination choices, being the first European River Cruise company to enter the cruise market in America, eventually offering a Mississippi River itinerary.
Most onshore excursions that go along with the different itineraries seem to be a huge success for Viking passengers, especially when they divide into groups of walkers and non-walkers.
There have been a few complaints about wanting more time for the onshore excursions, however, so when partaking in one, make your plans according to the time constraints (if there are any).
As you might expect, there have also been a few complains about some of the local guides that have been hired by Viking, but since the guides are not Viking employees, it is impossible to tell if this is something you would have to worry about.
It is quite likely that Viking continually hire new guides, so there is a chance you can avoid the experience of having one of the unpleasant ones hired in the past.
Viking staff go above and beyond to provide you with service that is sure to make you smile; their combined expertise ensure that they’ll find a way to meet your every need so that your vacation can be as rewarding as possible.
The English-speaking staff aboard each Viking vessel is trained to the highest standards; Viking River Cruises are the only river cruise company confident enough in their staff to guarantee their award-winning service.
All of the Program Directors employed by Viking have an intimately familiar knowledge of the different destinations and will be available to help you discover and explore each location.
As with anywhere you go, some staff is likely to be more helpful and friendlier than others, though as a whole, most reviews praise the efforts of the Viking staff.
Likewise, there have been minor complaints about the dining staff, but that’s also something you would expect to find anywhere you go.
With Viking River Cruises, you can experience something new with one of their themed departures.
Make your next holiday extra special for you and your family with a Viking vacation.
Viking River Cruises offers Christmas themed cruises that visit a number of Christmas markets with inspiring handcrafted gifts friends and family are sure to love.
Viking even invites you to celebrate thanksgiving, with traditional home-cooked meals, on select November departures.
Each European themed cruise offers a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Visit the charming castles, lush landscapes, and famous windmills with Viking’s Rhine Getaway.
The Romantic Danube themed cruise gives you a chance to discover the grand cities and quaint villages along the Blue Danube.
You’ll love visiting the architectural wonders of Budapest and Bratislava, sailing through Wachau Valley, and taking a tour of the 900-year-old baroque Benedictine abbey in Viking’s Danube Waltz cruise.
Explore the Heart of Germany as you sail through the Main River, one of Europe’s most intimate waterways. On Viking’s Paris and the Heart of Normandy cruise, you’ll love exploring the world’s most romantic city with 6 different guided tour options.
The Grand European Tour offers a wealth of wonderful opportunities including 13 guided tours across 5 different countries.
You can discover the romance of Paris and Prague with Viking’s Cities of Light cruise. Fall in love with the natural beauty of eastern Germany on the Elegant Elbe themed cruise.
You and your family will enjoy the beautiful vistas along the French countryside with Viking’s themed Portraits of Southern France cruise.
Experience the ultimate journey through France with the France’s Finest river cruise.
Wine enthusiasts will love Viking’s wine themed cruise: Chateaux, Rivers & Wine.
If you’re interested in one of the most unique cruising experiences, you’ll love Viking’s Portugal’s River of Gold cruise which will take you to one of Europe’s most pristine destinations.
Staterooms and Suites
When booking a cruise with Viking, there are a number of room options to choose from.
Each room is designed to maximize passenger comfort. The features of each room are the same across Viking’s entire fleet, though not all room options are available on every ship.
Each room, with the exception of the Single Stateroom, comes equipped with a queen-size bed which has an optional twin-bed configuration, if needed.
The Standard Stateroom is designed to accommodate up to 2 guests. This stateroom features a hotel-style queen-size bed.
The stateroom’s only bathroom comes equipped with a shower, but no bathtub. Guests staying in the Standard Stateroom will enjoy individual climate control, an in-room safe, a refrigerator, and beautiful sights from the room’s half-height picture window.
The Single Stateroom is designed to accommodate a single guest. This stateroom features a sofa bed and a small sitting area.
The room’s private bathroom features a standalone shower, but no bathtub.
Each suite also includes individual climate control, an in-room safe, a refrigerator, and a roomy wardrobe.
Guests staying in the Single Staterooms will enjoy the views from the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors which open to a French balcony.
A few, particular rooms may feature windows that cannot be opened, but most will open.
French Balcony Stateroom
The French Balcony Stateroom is designed to accommodate only 2 guests.
This room features a hotel-style queen-size bed and individual climate control. The bathroom comes equipped with a standalone shower, but no bathtub.
Each stateroom also features under-bed luggage storage, an in-room safe, and a refrigerator.
All guests staying in the French Balcony Stateroom will enjoy the awe-inspiring views from the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open up to the French balcony.
The Deluxe Stateroom is designed to accommodate up to 2 guests. This room features a hotel-style queen-size bed and a roomy wardrobe.
The suite’s only bathroom features a standalone shower, but no bathtub. Each Deluxe Stateroom features individual climate control, an in-room safe, and under-bed luggage storage.
Guests staying in a Deluxe Suite will enjoy the beautiful views from the panoramic window.
The Veranda Stateroom is designed to accommodate up to 2 guests.
This stateroom features a hotel-style queen-size bed and a private bathroom; there is a standalone shower in the bathroom, but no bathtub.
Each stateroom also includes access to individual climate control, an in-room safe, a refrigerator, and under-bed luggage storage.
All guests staying in this stateroom will enjoy the views from the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a full-size veranda with outdoor seating.
The Explorer Suite is designed to accommodate up to 2-3 guests.
Each suite includes a private bedroom with a hotel-style queen-size bed and access to a French balcony.
The suite’s only bathroom comes equipped with a large standalone shower, a heated mirror, and heated flooring.
Each suite features a large living room, individual climate control, an in-room safe, and a refrigerator.
All guests staying in this suite will enjoy access to a private wraparound veranda with outdoor seating
The standard Suite is designed to accommodate up to 2-3 guests.
There is a private bedroom in this suite which features a hotel-style queen-size bed and access to a French balcony.
The suite’s only bathroom comes equipped with a standalone shower, a double vanity sink, and a bathtub.
Each suite includes a walk-in closet, under-bed luggage storage, individual climate control, an in-room safe, and a refrigerator.
All guests staying in a standard Suite will enjoy access to a second French balcony off the living room area.
The Junior Suite is designed to accommodate up to 2 guests.
This suite features a hotel-style queen-size bed. The suite’s only bathroom features a standalone shower and a double vanity sink.
There is a quaint sitting area and a writing desk in this suite.
Guests also have access to individual climate control, an in-room safe, and a refrigerator.
All guests staying in this suite will enjoy access to the suite’s full-sized veranda with outdoor seating.
Onboard Activities and Entertainment
With Viking River Cruises, you can enjoy a number of enriching onboard activities.
With hands-on demonstrations and onboard cooking classes, you can learn a little something new with the help of the staffed experts.
Aboard any Viking ship, you’ll have the opportunity to watch traditional dance performances, helping your discover more about the culture embodied by your cruise destination.
Adding even more to your knowledge about the history and culture of each Viking destination, guests also have access to a series of onboard multimedia talks about each location.
Some of these talks may focus on topics such as the castles along the Rhine Valley, the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, or even key words and phrases in the local language.
Most Viking ships feature an Aquavit Terrace; the revolutionary concept and design of this outdoor seating area makes it perfect for a variety of activities.
Enjoy dining al fresco while enjoying the breathtaking views.
The Aquavit Terrace provides the ideal hangout spot to meet up with friends, or even make a few new ones.
There is also plenty of space to relax, making this sunny location the perfect place to curl up and enjoy reading a good book.
Each Viking ship also has a stunning Sun Deck with 360-degree views.
On the Sun Deck, Viking provides passengers with access to shaded sitting areas, allowing guests to enjoy the fresh air without spending too much time directly in the sun.
A ship’s Sun Deck may also feature a putting green, ideal for single-passengers and families alike.
For a more active lifestyle, the Sun Deck also gives passengers access to a walking track.
The Sun Deck on some ships may also feature an organic herb garden and environmentally-friendly solar panels.
While aboard any Viking cruise ship, you’ll also be able to enjoy the ambiance of the lounge and bar area, which provides guests a place to get together and have a few laughs.
Catch up with other passengers after your daily excursions over a drink from the bar.
Or simply hang out in the lounge for some of the onboard enrichment activities and lectures.
Ideal for Viking’s bookworms, most ships also have an onboard library corner for a quiet place to relax during your cruise.
For the shopping enthusiasts, Viking also offers conveniently located boutiques, allowing guests to buy themselves something nice or even bring home a souvenir for a friend or two.
Select ships also feature a light and airy atrium-style lobby that brings in the feel of a fine hotel to the open seas.
Each morning, Viking will treat you to a selection of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, or even fresh fruit and selected cheeses.
For lunch, satisfy your cravings with something from the soup and sandwich bar followed by your choice of entrees.
Make sure you save room for a little something sweet with your choice of delectable desserts. Highlighting each cruise destination, Viking serves a five-course dinner menu options with regional specialties.
For some extra traditional flavor, you can pair your regional dish with some local wine to perfectly complement your meal.
Adding to the Viking dining experience, most onboard restaurants feature a wall of windows, offering guests with beautiful panoramic views during each meal.
Every Viking river cruise offers a number of guided tours. Explore some of the most beautiful locations, learn more about the region’s history, and fall in love with each destination.
Viking River Cruises gives every passenger the opportunity to discover dramatic landscapes, visit historical castles, or simply walk along the streets of a particular city. With Viking, the choice is yours.
Use your time onshore to experience the local cuisine or take a wine tour.
You can explore pristine, unchanged destinations, learn more about the quaint villages and the people that have lived there for centuries, or just admire the enchanting landscapes.
No matter what you choose, each Viking excursion is designed to make memories that will last a lifetime.