Journey along some of the world’s most storied rivers in understated elegance on the intimate ships of Viking River Cruises, the world’s largest river cruise line. Experience The Viking Difference and you will understand why so many well-traveled passengers choose this luxury line for their travel plans. Its stunning ships glide along on such European rivers as the Danube, Rhine, Elbe, Douro, Volga, Seine and Moselle, as well as the exotic Mekong, Yangtze, Irrawaddy and Nile. Whichever itinerary you select, including the always popular “Tulip & Windmills” and magical “Christmas Market” cruises, Viking will transport you in style to explore the world’s most fascinating cultures.
Keep your wallet tucked away as Viking River Cruises offers an almost completely all-inclusive vacation. What a value! High-end amenities, accommodations, personalized attention, dining venues, most shore excursions and even WiFi are included in your cruise fare, plus wine and beer are
Unparalleled Personal Attention
If you want to go where everyone knows your name, simply step aboard a Viking River Cruises ship and miraculously, the staff will know it. All of the staff will not only will address you by name, but your needs will seemingly be intuitively known. Expect unobtrusive pampering throughout your voyage as nothing will be overlooked and no detail too small.
Entice your palate and senses with regional cuisine. Locally sourced ingredients, such as Hungarian paprika and the famous lemons of Provence, are just some of the ways chefs prepare authentic dishes to coincide with the ports you are visiting. World-class cuisine is served onboard, include the line’s signature “taste of” to introduce you to the food and drink of a region. Onboard restaurants serve the finest world-class cuisine, with free-flowing wine and beer to accompany your gourmet meal.
Specially designed itineraries provide the maximum time in port for you to delve into the culture of each region through tours and more. Special insightful experiences may include accompanying the chef to a local market, getting exclusive access to private collections at world-class museums, ballet performances, culinary events and more.
Onboard, the exclusive Culture Curriculum will also enrich your vacation experience. Offered on every itinerary, complimentary workshops provide insight into your destination with a bevy of features, such as creating a local dish and attending in-depth lectures about the region. “Destination Performances” are also included on each sailing and includes a performance that represents a place, such as a Russian ballet.
Innovative Viking Longships accommodate just 190 privileged guests in 95 staterooms and were designed to bring the “outside in” with an open airy feel. Boasting the most al fresco dining options on Europe’s rivers, as well as huge windows throughout, lots of natural light adds to the airy open ambiance. The innovative all-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace at the ship’s bow continues this theme with panoramic views as you enjoy dining outside. Two incredible Explorer Suites are the largest plying the waterways of Europe and a French balcony is the perfect spot for morning coffee and pre-dinner cocktails.
Casual Dress Code
Leave the ballgowns and tuxedos at home, along with the cocktail dresses and even the jackets and ties. Expect a very relaxed cruise with a dress code encouraging guests to be comfortable,
Coffee-lovers will be able to get a caffeine fix at conveniently located coffee stations, including near the lounge. Push-button machines will instantly produce such hot drinks as cappuccino, latte and more, while quality tea bags are also offered. Syrups such as vanilla and hazelnut are available as well, along with scrumptious cookies and other treats, available 24/7.
Experience all of this and more when you travel with Viking River Cruises and enjoy your luxury vacation on this world-class line.