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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. 

    • 443

    • Length
    • 2014

    • Built Year
    • 50

    • Crew
    • 190

    • Pax Capacity
    • 9

    • Suites

Sailings

Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Oct 12, 2022VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$8,299
Oct 24, 2022VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,499
Nov 01, 2022VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,699
Mar 13, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,399
Mar 21, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,599
Apr 12, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$10,299
Apr 12, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$5,699
Apr 24, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,399
May 02, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestAmsterdam23$8,799
May 02, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$4,299
May 10, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestAmsterdam15$5,699
May 24, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$8,799
May 24, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$5,699
Jun 05, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,299
Jun 13, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestAmsterdam23$8,299
Jun 13, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,999
Jun 21, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestAmsterdam15$5,499
Jul 05, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$7,299
Jul 05, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$4,999
Jul 17, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,799
Jul 25, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestAmsterdam23$8,299
Jul 25, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,799
Aug 02, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestAmsterdam15$4,999
Aug 16, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$7,999
Aug 16, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$5,299
Aug 28, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,999
Sep 05, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestAmsterdam23$8,999
Sep 05, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$4,299
Sep 13, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestAmsterdam15$5,699
Sep 27, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$8,999
Sep 27, 2023VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$5,699
Oct 09, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,299
Oct 17, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,999
Oct 23, 2023VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,799
Oct 31, 2023VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,599
Mar 11, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,499
Mar 19, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,799
Mar 25, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,799
Apr 02, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,799
Apr 08, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,299
Apr 16, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$4,299
Apr 22, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,299
Apr 30, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$4,599
Apr 30, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestAmsterdam23$8,599
May 08, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestAmsterdam15$4,699
May 22, 2024VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$8,499
May 22, 2024VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$4,699
Jun 03, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,499
Jun 11, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$4,499
Jun 11, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestAmsterdam23$8,299
Jun 19, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestAmsterdam15$4,499
Jul 03, 2024VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$7,499
Jul 03, 2024VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$4,199
Jul 15, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,999
Jul 23, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,799
Jul 23, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestAmsterdam23$7,299
Jul 31, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestAmsterdam15$4,199
Aug 14, 2024VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$7,499
Aug 14, 2024VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$4,199
Aug 26, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$3,999
Sep 03, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$4,799
Sep 03, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestAmsterdam23$8,799
Sep 11, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestAmsterdam15$4,699
Sep 25, 2024VikingViking LifAmsterdamBucharest23$8,499
Sep 25, 2024VikingViking LifAmsterdamBudapest15$4,699
Oct 07, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,499
Oct 15, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$4,299
Oct 21, 2024VikingViking LifBudapestBucharest11$4,299
Oct 29, 2024VikingViking LifBucharestBudapest11$3,599

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2014
  • Length: 443
  • Passenger Capacity: 190
  • Normal Crew Size: 50
  • Staterooms: 95
  • Suites: 9

Dining

All meals aboard are prepared by local chefs under the guidance of our European management team. Meals are open seating during set meal times no table reservations are accepted. Room service is not available. Guests requiring special diets such as vegetarian, low salt, diabetic or low cholesterol meals must alert Viking River Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d’ when on board. The chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these requests.

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of their cruise itineraries, Viking River Cruises does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard river cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. They reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.

Tipping

It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to your satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in your tour price.

Cabins

Category F
Square Footage: 150

Category F

Standard Stateroom size is 150 sq. ft. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), Half-height picture window, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer and bottled water replenished daily, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Individual climate control with space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand, and "View From the Bridge." Located on the Main Deck.




Category E
Square Footage: 150

Category E

Standard Stateroom size is 150 sq. ft. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), Half-height picture window, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer and bottled water replenished daily, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Individual climate control with space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand, and "View From the Bridge." Located on the Main Deck.




Category D
Square Footage: 135

Category D

French Balcony Stateroom size is 135 sq. ft. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Individual climate control, space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand, and "View From the Bridge." Located on the Middle Deck.




Category C
Square Footage: 135

Category C

French Balcony Stateroom size is 135 sq. ft. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Individual climate control, space under bed for storing suitcases, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 115V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand, and "View From the Bridge." Located on the Upper Deck.




Category B
Square Footage: 205

Category B

Veranda Stateroom size: 205 sq. ft. with hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration). Features include: Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Individual climate control, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and "View From the Bridge." Located on the Middle Deck.




Category A
Square Footage: 205

Category A

Veranda Stateroom size: 205 sq. ft. with hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration). Features include: Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Individual climate control, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and "View From the Bridge." Located on the Upper Deck.




Category AA
Square Footage: 275

Category AA

Veranda Suite size: 275 sq. ft with hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration). Suite full-size veranda off the spacious living room, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom, large private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Individual climate control, space under bed for storing suitcases and walk-in closet with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and "View From the Bridge." Located on the Upper Deck.




Category ES
Square Footage: 445

Category ES

Explorer Suite size: 445 sq. ft with hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration). Suite features private wraparound veranda off the spacious living room offers 270-degree views, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom, private bathroom, shower and premium bath products, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Individual climate control, space under bed for storing suitcase, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom. Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and "View From the Bridge." Located on the Upper Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Restaurant

The restaurant seats all guests at tables which vary in size, accommodating 6, 8 or 10 guests per table. The dining room is open seating, so you are free to sit where you like, a great way to make new friends. The atmosphere is casual but elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware.. Located on the Middle Deck.

Recreation

Aquavit Terrace

Aquavit Terrace is a glorious outdoor seating area at the bow of the ship where you can have a casual meal al fresco, meet friends for drinks or read a book, all while enjoying breathtaking views and basking in the fresh air. Located on the Upper Deck.

Recreation

Bar

The bar is lively and inviting - a gathering place for guests to view the scenery, have a drink and catch up on the day with friends. Located on the Upper Deck.

Recreation

Boutique

Forget to bring something? Looking for a magazine or some gift items? The onboard boutique has everything you need to make your voyage comfortable and convenient. Located on the Middle Deck.

Recreation

Cultural Highlights

Tastings of local cheeses, coffees, liqueurs and other delicacies. These in-depth experiences are part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.

Recreation

Hands-On Demonstrations

To complement your onshore excursions, take part in immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore with hands-on demonstrations in cuckoo clock-making, wooden shoe-carving or glassblowing. Located on the Middle Deck.

Recreation

Library

The library has comfortable seating, excellent reading light and lovely panoramic views. Carries approximately 80 books, in various languages but mostly English, and several games such as chess, backgammon and playing cards. Located on the Upper Deck.

Recreation

Observation Lounge

This is where friends meet for a drink or snack, where lectures and movie nights take place. Watch as the glass walls roll silently away to form an indoor-outdoor space where you can enjoy the fresh breeze. Located on the Upper Deck.

Recreation

Walking Track

Enjoy sunshine and fresh air while you take in 360-degree views of the scenery on the walking track. Located on the Sun Deck.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Pre-Departure Test
To ensure your journey is smooth and that you are able to fully enjoy your voyage as planned, we highly recommend that all guests take a pre-departure COVID-19 test, no more than three days prior to beginning your journey.

Purified Air
Enjoy fresh air in your stateroom, knowing that all staterooms on Viking river ships feature independent air handling units that do not share air with other areas of the ship. Take comfort in knowing that the air in the public areas of your ship has also been purified with new short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) lights and high-density filters, which kill 99.99% of all airborne viruses and bacteria.

Medical Services
While every precaution can reduce the risk of illness, we are also prepared for that outcome. Each of our vessels has always had a state-of-the-art Medical Center; those facilities have now been upgraded with more specialized equipment. We have also launched a new 24/7 hotline staffed by doctors, specifically for our river cruises.

Sanitization
Rest assured that the surfaces on your ship will be cleaned and sanitized continuously with daily scheduled deep cleanings. You will notice more hand sanitization stations throughout your ship. And on our ocean and expedition ships, we are using new sanitization robots that utilize UV-C light to treat surfaces in guest and crew public areas—an industry first.

Dining & Entertainment
On your ship, you can expect spacious, airy public areas and abundant options for al fresco dining. Also, on our ocean voyages, as always, you can enjoy complimentary 24-hour room service. Now, more options for spaced seating in all dining venues will allow for physical distancing; there will be additional table service at all bars and lounges; and new capabilities will allow you to watch more live events and enriching content through your in-room entertainment system.

Physical Distancing & Face Masks
Public health experts agree that proper physical distancing and the use of face masks are effective in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Face masks are optional while moving about the ship. Please note: Viking’s Medical Team continually monitors conditions and may deem face masks to be necessary while moving about the ship, based on conditions at the time of travel. While ashore, guests will need to comply with any local guidelines for face masks and physical distancing. Face masks continue to be required for all crew.

Local Partner Training
As part of the Viking Health & Safety Program, we will regularly train every local partner, including motor coach drivers and tour guides. While ashore, Viking’s measures will meet or exceed local guidelines for social distancing and other precautions.

Viking Lif Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 31 reviews about Viking Lif - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
JW
Jaydee
Reviewed on Oct 09, 2019

We have done lots of ocean cruises and one other river cruise before this trip. We had friends and others that told us that Viking was absolutely the best line for River Cruises, so we decided to find out for ourselves. We can honestly say that we enjoyed every aspect of our Viking experience, but honestly have to say based on our other cruise trips, that they are comparable in their accommodations, food and great service, but we wouldn't go so far as to say they are the best as we feel they are over-priced compared to other cruise companies.

FR
Frederick
Reviewed on May 06, 2019

Viking gives exceptional service -- all the way from the on board room cleaning to the organization of the local tours. Remember to tell clients they can use their shipboard credit to pay gratuities! We made out own air reservations in order to get more leg room on flights, and Viking, of course, did not pay for our travel into the city after our arrival, but did include us in the trips to the airport to catch our flights home.

KH
Kathleen

This was my first Viking River Cruise and it exceeded my expectations. I have heard such excellent feedback from friends who have cruised with Viking, that I was concerned I would be disappointed - I was not!

GP
Gerald

This trip was superb! What a joy it was to be aboard a Viking River Cruise ! The attention given to every detail was excellent . Viking ranks excellent in my opinion and Shannon at Affordable Tours carefully and kindly took care of all our requests.

KB
Keith

Cindy has always been very professional with great recommendations. If I can I will always work with her.



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