Viking River Cruises offer more stateroom variety than any other river cruise line. Every stateroom is outside-facing and features large picture windows, meaning that you’ll a constantly changing backdrop and some spectacular views throughout your river cruise.
Whichever stateroom you choose, you’ll enjoy a hotel-style bed topped with European linens and duvets, a bathroom with a heated floor and premium Freyja bath products. There’s also a 40-inch flat-screen TV with complimentary movies on-demand, fridge, safe, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. You’ll also enjoy the services of a stateroom steward as well as twice-daily housekeeping.
For those looking to enjoy the utmost in luxury, the suites on Viking’s Longships are second-to-none. Featuring two full-sized rooms, they’re the largest suites you’ll find on any river cruise ship and offer outstanding river views.
Dining is an important part of a Viking River Cruise. The highly-trained chefs offer a destination-focused menu filled with authentic regional dishes using locally-sourced ingredients. In the evenings you’ll enjoy five-course meals as you watch the passing scenery.
Venues include The Restaurant which serves sumptuous buffets for breakfast, soups and salads for lunch and multicourse dining in the evenings. The Aquavit Terrace is a more casual affair, offering al fresco dining as you sail past some of Europe's stunning destinations. You can also dine on the Sun Deck for a light meal in the sunshine or under the shade of an umbrella. Viking’s open seating policy means that you’re free to sit wherever you like.
On-board your ship you’ll enjoy a cultural enrichment programme designed to help you learn about and enjoy the history and culture of the places you visit. It features guest lectures on art, architecture, music, geopolitics and history, as well as tasting sessions with local wines, informative talks about each port and musicians performing regional and classical music.
You’ll enjoy cookery demonstrations which present recipes for regional delights and craft demonstrations which reveal the techniques of local artisans such as lace making, silk screen printing and wooden shoemaking.
Designed to ensure that you get the most out of your river cruise, Viking shore excursions are your personal ticket to a host of memorable attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll typically enjoy a different excursion on each day of your cruise, planned in partnership with a key organisation and led by an expert, English-speaking guide.
From walking tours of iconic cities and quaint riverside villages to explorations of medieval castles and papal palaces, you’ll experience exactly what makes each area you visit so special. Many excursions offer authentic, first-hand experiences such as sampling the local cuisine, wine-tasting and traditional music, you’ll feel like you’ve truly experienced what life is like in the places which you visit.
Exclusive to adults
Viking River Cruises are only available to those aged over 18. This is due to the cruise line offering little to no facilities for children and the desire to maintain a luxury cruising atmosphere for like-minded travellers to enjoy.
Facilities on-board Vikings Longships include:
- Sun deck
- Walking track
- On-board herb garden
- Shuffleboard court
- Giant chess
- Laundry service