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With itineraries in Europe, China and Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Cambodia and Vietnam, Viking River Cruises is the world's largest river cruise line. Discriminating travelers appreciate the small-size ships, spacious river-view staterooms and gourmet, on-board meals. Today, the company boasts the world's largest fleet of deluxe river cruisers, including the newest and most luxurious ships on China's Yangtze River. The company is a multi-year recipient of Travel+Leisure's "World Best" award, and has been named to Conde Nast Traveler's "Gold List" multiple times.

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Viking Ships

  • MS Antares

    MS Antares

    The Viking-operated MS Antares is a classic ship, your floating oasis as you immerse yourself in ancient Egypt. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a spacious, state-of-the-art vessel with a refined, understated ambiance. Her spa facilities, Sun Deck, pool and revitalizing amenities provide a serene haven from which to explore this culturally rich destination offering the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

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  • Viking Aegir

    Viking Aegir

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran and Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, this new vessel offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Aegir - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe's most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Akun

    Viking Akun

    Take an unforgettable journey and discover Russia's treasures on the Viking Akun. With upper and middle deck staterooms boasting private verandas. All accommodations meet the latest European standards of comfort and elegance. Expanded restaurant facilities and beautiful public areas help make Viking Akun one of the finest available river cruise ship in Russia.  

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  • Viking Alruna

    Viking Alruna

    Explore the Viking Longship Alruna deck plans each with award-winning, state-of-the-art. Offering a wide variety of comfortable staterooms and hotel-style amenities, and spacious features such as al-fresco dining areas, cocktail lounges, and scenic observation decks.

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  • Viking Alsvin

    Viking Alsvin

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patented design and luxury. The Viking Longships -Viking Alsvin- provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Astrild

    Viking Astrild

    Viking Astrild was built specifically to navigate the Elbe River. Boasting many of the same popular design elements of the Viking Longships, these vessels feature state-of-the-art engineering, a patented corridor design and deluxe accommodations with streamlined Scandinavian interiors. In addition, the ships feature customized hulls and engines specially designed to navigate this historic river.

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  • Viking Atla

    Viking Atla

    This new vessel offers state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design and luxury. The Viking Longships provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Aton

    Viking Aton

    Viking Aton is a brand new sister ship to Viking Osiris, the most upscale ship in Egypt. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a state-of-the-art vessel—designed in the clean, elegant Scandinavian aesthetic for which Viking is known. Accommodating just 82 guests, she offers the ultimate in comfort.

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  • Viking Baldur

    Viking Baldur

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Baldur - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Beyla

    Viking Beyla

    Viking Beyla feature state-of-the-art engineering, a patented corridor design and deluxe accommodations with streamlined Scandinavian interiors. In addition, the ships feature customized hulls and engines specially designed to navigate this historic river.

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  • Viking Bragi

    Viking Bragi

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. Provides guests with more ways to personalize their trip from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Buri

    Viking Buri

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Buri - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Delling

    Viking Delling

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design and luxury. The Viking Longships -Viking Delling- provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Egil

    Viking Egil

    Viking Longships Egil showcases innovating engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience. Offering Exceptional accommodations aboard the newest, most deluxe river cruise fleet with a choice of stateroom, each offers understated elegance and sweeping river views.

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  • Viking Einar

    Viking Einar

    Viking Einar offer you a choice of stateroom category. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to two-room Veranda Suites, each offers understated elegance and sweeping river views.

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  • Viking Eir

    Viking Eir

    Viking Longship Eir offers an airy ambiance with plenty of big-ship amenities. Verandas are full-sized. Suites, mirroring hotel accommodations, each offer two rooms. The Aquavit Terrace, an indoor-outdoor casual eatery, is a dedicated alternative restaurant. State-of-the-art engineering, with hybrid engines, solar panels and even an organic herb garden.

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  • Viking Embla

    Viking Embla

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran and Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, this new vessel offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Embla - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe's most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Emerald

    Viking Emerald

    Cruise the Yangtze River on Viking Emerald, a beautiful, state-of-the-art river cruise vessel. Enjoy a roomy stateroom, junior suite or Explorer Suite every one boasting sliding glass doors opening onto a private veranda. One of the most extraordinary river cruising vessels in the world.

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  • Viking Fjorgyn

    Viking Fjorgyn

    Viking Fjorgyn sailing the most popular itineraries, award-winning Viking Longship showcasing innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

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  • Viking Forseti

    Viking Forseti

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longship - Viking Skadi provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes thanks to their patent pending design*, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe's most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Gefjon

    Viking Gefjon

    Award-winning state-of-the-art Viking Longships Gefjon, offers a wide variety of comfortable staterooms and hotel-style amenities, and boasts innovative and spacious features such as al-fresco dining areas, cocktail lounges, and scenic observation decks.

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  • Viking Gersemi

    Viking Gersemi

    Viking Gersemi sailing the most popular itineraries, award-winning Viking Longships showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

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  • Viking Gullveig

    Viking Gullveig

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design and luxury. Viking Gullveig provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Heimdal

    Viking Heimdal

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patented design and luxury. The Viking Longships -Viking Heimdal- provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Helgi

    Viking Helgi

    Take an unforgettable journey and discover Russia’s treasures on the Viking Helgi With understated elegance and trademark Viking interiors, this is one of the very best ships on Russia's waterways. Completely refurbished Viking Helgi sets the standard in Russia.

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  • Viking Helgrim

    Viking Helgrim

    Viking Helgrim built exclusively to sail Portugal’s Douro River. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door to two-room Veranda Suites, each offers understated elegance and sweeping river views. Our exquisite Veranda Suites boast private verandas and separate living rooms.

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  • Viking Hemming

    Viking Hemming

    The Viking Hemming vessel is based on the award-winning Viking Longships, offering state-of-the-art engineering, an innovative corridor configuration, deluxe accommodations and Viking's signature Scandinavian decor. With more ways to personalize your trip, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations where you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Portugal and Spain's most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Herja

    Viking Herja

    Viking Herja, award-winning Viking Longships showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

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  • Viking Hermod

    Viking Hermod

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Hermod - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Hervor

    Viking Hervor

    Viking Hervor, step inside the award-winning, state-of-the-art sister ships. Unpack just once and enjoy spacious stateroom, and spend more time immersed in your destination.

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  • Viking Hild

    Viking Hild

    Viking Hild, award-winning Viking Longships showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

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  • Viking Hlin

    Viking Hlin

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patented design and luxury. The Viking Longships provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Idi

    Viking Idi

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design* and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Idi - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Idun

    Viking Idun

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran and Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longships-Viking Idun-provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe's most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Ingvar

    Viking Ingvar

    Take an unforgettable journey and discover Russia's treasures on one of the best ships, Viking Ingvar. All accommodations meet the latest European standards of comfort and elegance, complete with hotel-style beds and amenities. Expanded restaurant facilities and beautiful public areas help make Viking Ingvar the finest available river cruise ships in Russia.

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  • Viking Ingvi

    Viking Ingvi

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patented design* and luxury. The Viking Longships -Viking Ingvi- provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Jarl

    Viking Jarl

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, this new vessel offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design and luxury. The Viking Jarl provides guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Kadlin

    Viking Kadlin

    State-of-the-art Viking Longships Kadlin offers a wide variety of comfortable staterooms and hotel-style amenities, and boasts innovative and spacious features such as al-fresco dining areas, cocktail lounges, and scenic observation decks.

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  • Viking Kara

    Viking Kara

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, this new vessel offers state-of-the-art engineering, patented design and luxury. The Viking Longship - Viking Kara - provides guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Kari

    Viking Kari

    Viking Kari, thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, providing unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, and the largest river-view suites sailing the Seine River.  

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  • Viking Kvasir

    Viking Kvasir

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design* and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Kvasir - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Legend

    Viking Legend

    Viking Legend carries 188 guests on some of their most popular itineraries. This extraordinary vessel has two 337-square-foot suites and 97 staterooms, with French Balcony staterooms on the upper and middle decks and standard staterooms with picture windows on the main deck. Viking Legend is a “green” ship, with hybrid diesel-electric engines producing 20% fewer emissions and reduced noise/vibration.

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  • Viking Lif

    Viking Lif

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design* and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Lif - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Lofn

    Viking Lofn

    Viking Longship Lofn integrates a patented corridor design and cutting-edge technology with comfortable amenities that reflect guest preferences and current travel trends. These new features include a revolutionary all-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace that reinvents the onboard lounge experience by bringing the panoramic outdoor river scenery indoors with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors, allowing guests to enjoy the views and dine al fresco.

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  • Viking Magni

    Viking Magni

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, patent pending design* and luxury. The Viking Longships - Viking Magni - provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Mani

    Viking Mani

    Viking Longship Mani has a cutting-edge technology with comfortable amenities that reflect guest preferences and current travel trends. Viking Mani has a patented layout that allows for two Explorer Suites - the largest river cruise suites in Europe. Additionally, Viking Mani has sustainability upgrades, such as onboard solar panels and organic herb gardens, and energy-efficient hybrid engines that also reduce vibrations for a remarkably smooth ride.

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  • Viking Mekong

    Viking Mekong

    The Viking Mekong is a beautifully handcrafted ship specifically designed to navigate even the most remote areas of the Mekong River. Viking Mekong offers a river view from every stateroom with large windows and personal deck space, and an extraordinarily friendly atmosphere with attentive, English-speaking crew. Explore the sights, sounds and flavors of one of the most scenic and fascinating regions in the world while enjoying the comfort and elegant romance of Viking Mekong.

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  • Viking Mimir

    Viking Mimir

    Viking Longship Mimir offers a choice of stateroom categories with hotel-style amenities. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to two-room Veranda Suites, each offers understated elegance and sweeping river views. Viking Mimir boasts innovative and spacious features such as al-fresco dining areas, cocktail lounges, and scenic observation decks.

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  • Viking Mississippi

    Viking Mississippi

    Hosting 386 guests in 193 all outside staterooms, the new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by our award-winning Viking Longships® and ocean ships and will feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages. Purpose-built for the Mississippi, the ship’s cutting-edge design, expansive windows and comfortable amenities will make it the first truly modern cruise ship in the region.

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  • Viking Modi

    Viking Modi

    While you are aboard Viking Modi, you will enjoy myriad services, from ship-wide Wi-Fi and laundry services. Viking Modi has sustainability upgrades, such as onboard solar panels and organic herb gardens, and energy-efficient hybrid engines that also reduce vibrations for a remarkably smooth ride.

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  • Viking Osfrid

    Viking Osfrid

    Viking Osfrid was custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.

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  • Viking Osiris

    Viking Osiris

    Owned and operated by Viking, Viking Osiris is a brand new vessel, the most upscale ship in Egypt. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a state-of-the-art vessel—designed in the clean, elegant Scandinavian aesthetic for which Viking is known. Accommodating just 82 guests, she offers the ultimate in comfort.  

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  • Viking Prestige

    Viking Prestige

    The Viking Prestige is a beautiful state-of-the-art vessel that transports just 188 guests in deluxe cabins with either French balconies or picture windows. Viking Prestige is a "green" ship, running on hybrid diesel-electric engines that produce less vibrations for a smoother ride. Cutting-edge design, unmatched comfort and environmentally conscious Viking Prestige has it all.

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  • Viking Ra

    Viking Ra

    Float along the life-giving Nile on Viking Ra, enjoying the comfort and style of your elegant, intimate ship, and witness the monuments of ancient civilizations that once flourished on its banks.

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  • Viking Radgrid

    Viking Radgrid

    Viking Radgrid, state-of-the-art ship, enjoy your spacious stateroom, and spend more time immersed in your destination.

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  • Viking Rinda

    Viking Rinda

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, this vessel offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longships provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Rolf

    Viking Rolf

    Viking Longship Rolf showcases innovating state-of-the-art engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

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  • Viking Rurik

    Viking Rurik

    Take an unforgettable journey on one of the very best ships sailing the country's waterways today. Constructed at the famous Boizenburg Shipyard on the Elbe River in Germany, Viking Rurik is the largest and most luxurious ships in Russia when they were built. Now, enjoy private verandas on every stateroom on the upper and middle decks.

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  • Viking Saigon

    Viking Saigon

    Designed to navigate the Mekong River, hosting just 80 guests, Viking Saigon offers understated elegance and has been built to reflect the clean, Scandinavian design principles for which Viking is known. Explore one of the world’s most scenic regions in comfort with outdoor verandas, hotel-style beds and public areas bathed in light, offering panoramic views of your surroundings.

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  • Viking Sigrun

    Viking Sigrun

    Viking Sigrun, a state-of-the-art ship, showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

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  • Viking Sigyn

    Viking Sigyn

    Viking Sigyn sailing the most popular itineraries, award-winning Viking Longships showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

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  • Viking Sineus

    Viking Sineus

    Take an unforgettable journey on one of the very best ships sailing the country's waterways today. Fully refurbished, Viking Sineus carries 196 guests in two 400-square-foot suites and 98 spacious staterooms. All of the accommodations meet the latest European standards of comfort and elegance. An expanded restaurant facility and beautiful public areas add to the pleasure of sailing on this ship.

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  • Viking Skadi

    Viking Skadi

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longship - Viking Skadi provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes thanks to their patent pending design, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe's most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Skaga

    Viking Skaga

    Viking Skaga, sailing the Seine River on a state-of-the-art ship, enjoying your spacious stateroom, and spending more time immersed in your destination.

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  • Viking Skirnir

    Viking Skirnir

    Viking Skirnir expertly carved from steel, wood and stone, and your first - and lasting - impression is of being in a beautiful hotel. Panoramic windows, elegant lighting, original artworks - this beautiful ship reflect Viking's Scandinavian heritage in a style that is contemporary, yet warm and welcoming.

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  • Viking Tialfi

    Viking Tialfi

    Viking Longship Tialfi offers a wide variety of comfortable staterooms and hotel-style amenities, and boasts innovative and spacious features such as al-fresco dining areas, cocktail lounges, and scenic observation decks. Take advantage of wide array of amenities.

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  • Viking Tir

    Viking Tir

    Viking Tir sailing the most popular itineraries, award-winning Viking Longships showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available. Unpack just once on this state-of-the-art ship. Enjoy your spacious stateroom, and spend more time immersed in your destination.

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  • Viking Tor

    Viking Tor

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longships provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe’s most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Torgil

    Viking Torgil

    This new vessel offers state-of-the-art engineering, an innovative corridor configuration, deluxe accommodations and Viking's signature Scandinavian decor. You can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations where you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Portugal and Spain's most remarkable destinations.

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  • Viking Truvor

    Viking Truvor

    Take an unforgettable journey and discover the treasures of Russia on one of the very best ships sailing the country's waterways today. All of the accommodations meet the latest European standards of comfort and elegance, with hotel-style beds and amenities. An expanded restaurant facility and beautiful public areas help make the Viking Truvor the finest ships in Russia.

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  • Viking Ullur

    Viking Ullur

    Viking Longship Ullur offer you a choice of stateroom category. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to two-room Veranda Suites, each offers understated elegance and sweeping river views.

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  • Viking Vali

    Viking Vali

    Viking Vali sailing the Rhine offer you a choice of stateroom category. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to two-room Veranda Suites, each offers understated elegance and sweeping river views.

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  • Viking Var

    Viking Var

    Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longship - Viking Skadi provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes thanks to their patent pending design*, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe's most remarkable destinations. 

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  • Viking Ve

    Viking Ve

    Viking Longship Ve, innovative standards in style, space and comfort with it's name inspired by Norse mythology, the Viking Longship represent a quantum leap in design, elegance and state-of-the-art engineering. Large suites and French balcony in the bedroom featuring floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, deluxe amenities and high-definition in-room entertainment.

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  • Viking Vidar

    Viking Vidar

    Viking Vidar with patented designs for both stateroom configuration and the ship's bow, this vessel has received acclaim for it's cutting edge design, outstanding quality, and state-of-the-art engineering. You can look forward to the most spacious staterooms, with French balconies and full verandas and hotel-style beds throughout.

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  • Viking Vilhjalm

    Viking Vilhjalm

    Viking Vilhjalm offers guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe. Experience personalized service, fine wines and delicious, regional cuisine. Hotel-style amenities, and spacious features such as al-fresco dining areas, lounges and scenic observation decks.

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  • Viking Vili

    Viking Vili

    Viking Longship Vili integrate a patented corridor design and cutting-edge technology with comfortable amenities that reflect guest preferences and current travel trends. With a revolutionary all-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace that reinvents the onboard lounge experience by bringing the panoramic outdoor river scenery indoors with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors, allowing guests to enjoy the views and dine al fresco. 

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Learn More About Viking River Cruises

Viking is a cruise company which was founded in the year 1997. The company successfully bought the KD River Cruises of Europe in the year 2000. This gave a boom to Viking's growth because not only did KD River Cruises increased its fleet to 26 river vessels but also gave it a 40 year experience as a leverage and provided Viking with access to some of the best docks in the key cities of Europe. Viking opened its marketing headquarter in Los Angeles, California in the year 2000. This gave the company a chance to enter the United States' cruising market. After so many successful endeavors like these in such a short time, Viking became one of the World's largest River Cruise Line. All of which happened in less than a decade of it being introduced into the River Cruise industry. The itineraries that Viking offers have always focused on the destinations that will be visited by the cruise. Since, most of Viking cruises operate from Switzerland; it gives a chance to the company to access some of the very best naturally rich destinations located in Europe.

  • Viking is one of the best river cruise tour operator in the World with over two decades of experience in the market.
  • Viking River Cruises is owned by Viking. This company also owns two more tour operating subsidiaries apart from Viking River Cruises. These subsidiaries are Viking Ocean Cruises and Viking Expeditions.
  • The company operates from its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. It has another headquarter in California, USA, which oversees the marketing and advertisement functions of Viking.
  • Viking River Cruises has a fleet of over 76 river vessels, which are all operational and are cruising on the rivers of North America, South America, Europe, Egypt, Southeast Asia and China. 
  • The company has seen very rapid expansion during its initial three years and has seen continuous growth in the years after that. This growth can be assessed by the fact that currently the company has more than 5000 employees around the globe, which is a huge number as compared to other tour operators.
  • The establishment of Viking is a quite unique story of its founder Torstein Hagen who made his money in the Russian private equity markets. He helped a few Russian oligarchs to purchase a shipping company and as a return he received four river cruises from them at a very cheap price. These four vessels were the founding fleet of Viking River Cruises and this is how it all started.
  • Viking is planning to expand its river cruising operations further by introducing Mississippi River of United States of America as one of its cruise destinations. They plan to achieve that by the year 2022.
  • The average passenger capacity on Viking River Cruises is about 190 while the ship with least capacity can accommodate about 52 passengers and their vessel with the highest capacity can accommodate some 256 passenger. Most of their ships have the same length of 135 meters, have some 95 staterooms and carry the Swiss flag.
  • Viking has sponsored a lot of TV programs including Masterpiece Theater by PBS, Sherlock and Downtown Abbey. It also sponsors the National Geographic Channel's scripted series on the life of Albert Einstein called Genius.
  • Viking River Cruises has won many awards by different reader's magazines. These awards are mostly based on the user reviews and they depict the approval ratio of customers for this tour operator. Some of the awards that Viking has won are "World's Best by Travel + Leisure", "#1 River Cruise Line by Conde Nast" and "#1 Cruise Line by Cruise Critic" 
  • Viking also offers air services for its customer's convenience and they can buy their air tickets directly from Viking to match their river cruise dates.

Top Reasons To Choose Viking River Cruises

  • It has been voted as the World's number one river cruise line by Conde Nast Traveler 2020 Readers' Choice Awards with the travelers rating it at 97.37 out of 100 on average.
  • They provide a series of movies, documentaries, reading materials and videos to their guests before their departure so that the guests can have more insight about the cultures and local traditions of their destinations.
  • Viking has always given top priority to their customer's satisfaction and they take into consideration every tiny detail about the cruising experience that their guests are going to have. From their cuisines to their cabin interior everything is designed in a way that you get a feel of the heritage and be able to connect to your destination.
  • The onshore experience by Viking River Cruises offers you opportunities and insights that are not seen by many. While there onshore excursions include most of the famous landmarks and attraction spots, they will also take you to too many appealing points at your destinations that are pretty much hidden from the general public.
  • The ships of Viking River Cruises are carefully designed in such a way that they are compact enough to be docked at many of the smaller towns in Europe so that you don't miss out on anything.
  • They also offer cruises on longer ships that have more luxurious and spacious decks so that the people who like to travel in a more lavish and less crowded cruise ship can have an option to go on a cruise with Viking in their longer ships.
  • Viking ships have been designed to accommodate large windows, beautiful terraces and wide balconies where you can sit and have your breakfast with panoramic view of the sun rising from the horizon.
  • Their cuisines are destination focus and the food that you eat in their Scandinavian designed restaurant is always going to be something from the regional cuisine of your nearby destination so that you know which place you are at right now.

Frequently Asked Questions About Viking River Cruises

  • What kind of trips can I take with you?

    Viking is a river cruise company that offers many types of trips for its customers. These trips may include, but are not limited to, small ship river cruises along the European regions, long ship river cruises, cruises with shorter duration of stay and cruises that have a very lengthy duration of stay. 

  • How much would a tour cost?

    Viking is a luxury cruise operator and one of the World's leading names in the industry which is why a lot of people believe that Viking River Cruises maybe very expensive but that is not the case for many of their regular cruises. The reason for this is because they have been in the business for a long time and have excess to supply that does not cost them too much. On average a river cruise by Viking may cost you somewhere around $2000 to $8000 per person. These prices are for a European tour that takes you on a cruise for almost 8 to 21 days.

  • Can I take my family with the guide and not be stuck with other people?

    Taking a tour guide with you and your family may be possible in the case where there are some extra tour guides available on the ship. Since the tour guides provided by Viking are very experienced and their availability exclusively for your family can not be promised. But if you intimate this request to the company before your tour then they may be able to accommodate you somehow.

  • Can I tell the agent what I want out of the trip?

    This company has a very high customer satisfaction ratio and they give their utmost importance to their customers. They have many programs through which you can let them know about your expectations and desires for the trip.

  • Do they have support that can help me regardless of what time?

    Yes there are many different ways by which you can contact the support staff of Viking and they will definitely respond back to you with in a short while. They have a toll free number and an email address available on their website "contact us" page that you can use to reach out to them.

  • What do the guides do for you?

    Viking River Cruise's tour guides are very knowledgeable and they will guide you about each and everything of your destination. These guides will always be there on your onshore excursions and will help you out in every matter possible.

  • Do they have specialists that are working in each place?

    Yes, their people specialize in the fields in which they work. They have been doing it for many years and have developed a special set of skills that help Viking stand out amongst its competitors.

  • What type of way can you travel when you are traveling through Viking Cruises?

    Viking River Cruises has two more partner companies, Viking Ocean Cruises and Viking Land Expeditions. These three companies together offer you a vast number of options in which you can travel with them. You can either go on a river cruise, an ocean cruise or you can also choose to go to the destination by yourself and let Viking help you out in your land expeditions.

  • Who customizes the itinerary or things you are going to do ahead of time?

    A team of professionals who are expert in customizing itineraries do this job for the Viking. These people have customized too many itineraries before and have the knowhow of creating itineraries.

  • Where do you stay while you are at the destinations?

    Your stay on land is also going to be very decent if you are travelling with Viking because they offer packages that have the cost of staying in beautiful hotels and resorts during on shore expeditions, included in the price.

  • Is there a single supplement that can be used for travelers who are solo?

    Yes, there is a single supplement charged to solo travelers. This charge is not a fixed charge and may change with the passage of time. As of now, Viking is offering a very low supplement charge of only 25% which is available for a very limited time only.

  • On average, what is the group size like?

    Group size in Viking cruises may vary from time to time and cruise to cruise. A typical group on a Viking cruise may consist of 10 to 15 people if you are on a walking tour but if you are on a bus tour then the group size might increase to be between 40 and 50 passengers, which can be a little problematic for those who like to travel with a little privacy.

Viking River Cruises Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 2,061 reviews about Viking River Cruises - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
RK
Robert

Very fun. Learned a lot. Met good people. Had wonderful local guides. Excellent safety.

SC
Soon
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

Viking met and exceeded our expectation. It was our very first river cruise and we're simply blown away with the overall experience. The room was always kept neat and tidy. The food and wait staff were outstanding. All the included excursions were great. Couldn't have ask for a better trip. Another check mark off our bucket lists!

JB
Jacqueline

Our Viking Cruise was nearly flawless. They go out of their way to make sure you have a lovely time. The accommodations are a little plain but most of what you do is off the ship. We loved the comfort of the modern busses and the use of the headsets to hear what the guide was saying made it so easy to catch every word. The guides are the best in the industry. The itineraries were all very interesting. We did not feel that we wasted a minute of our time. The food was excellent and included local recipes along with many other choices. The wine was great and was included with each meal. There was always some kind of entertainment in the evening. The set up on the ship made it possible to easily mingle with other guests.

JF
Judith
Reviewed on Dec 01, 2019

The staff on the Viking Cruise were phenomenal. They were very pleasant, attentive and accommodating. The Program Director, David, was energetic and enthusiastic. He skillfully managed problems that arise that were beyond his control(climate related). He did so in a positive and update manner. Lufthansa Airlines was very disappointing. The loading procedures both here and in Germany were very disorganized. We almost missed a connecting flight! On our return.

JL
John
Reviewed on Dec 01, 2019

The eight day trip through Hungary, Austria, and Germany on the Danube to visit historic sights and the various Christmas Markets was a wonderful experience. The Viking cruise met our highest expectations. Be prepared for a range of temperatures from the 40's to below freezing.


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