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Why choose Viking River Cruises?

As the destination experts, Viking takes you beyond the sights to explore each fascinating place, it's people, culture, cuisine and language.

River and ocean, a Viking cruise is the ultimate destination experience. You’ll sail on the world’s newest, award-winning river ships, with a choice of river-view staterooms, through Europe, Russia and Asia. And our new ocean cruises sail across Scandinavia, the Baltic and the Mediterranean on the stunning, all-veranda Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky.

Best of all, everything you need to enjoy yourself is included in the price.


Cruise Ships and Facilities

Viking Longships

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

Viking Douro Ships

New for 2014, these intimate ships were custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like the Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.

Viking Elbe Ships

Boasting many of the same popular design elements of our Viking Longships, our new Elbe ships - scheduled to set sail in 2015 - feature state-of-the art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. The other classic, intimate ships feature deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Their customized hulls and engines are specially built to navigate the historic Elbe river.

Viking Russia Ships

Completely refurbished in 2013, the Viking fleet in Russia and Eastern Europe offers exceptional ambiance with all the comforts of a fine hotel. Enjoy spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and beautiful public spaces on elegant ships that set a new standard of river cruising excellence in the region.

Viking Asia Ships

Southeast Asia has so much to offer. Explore timeless riverside landscapes, architecture of ancient cultures and modern world cities in Vietnam and Cambodia or Thailand and Myanmar (Burma). From your intimate river cruise ship on the Mekong or Irrawaddy or China’s deluxe Yangtze River cruise, you will sail past unforgettable scenery, visit destinations rich in history, enjoy wonderful cuisine and meet the region’s fascinating, friendly people.

Viking Ocean Ships

With their sleek, yacht-style bows and teak promenade decks, Viking’s ocean ships are a million miles from the large liners that sail the seas. Take a dip in the Infinity Pool. Take a stroll around the sleek, wraparound deck. Gaze out from the double-height Explorers’ Lounge. Gaze up at the triple- height Atrium. Soak up the sun on your private veranda. Chill out in the Nordic-style spa. Dine in one of the many elegant restaurants. These exceptionally beautiful ships breathe style and comfort at every turn.


Sample Destinations and Itineraries

Elegant Elbe

9 nights, 9 guided tours

Berlin > Potsdam & Magdeburg > Dessau > Wittenberg & Torgau > Meissen > Dresden > Saxon Switzerland > Litoměřice > Mělník & Prague > Prague

Depart: 22 October 2015

Return: 1 November 2015

Ship: Viking Schumann or Viking Fontane


Rhine Discovery

7 nights, 6 guided tours

Amsterdam > Kinderdijk > Cologne > Koblenz & Rüdesheim > Heidelberg & Speyer > Strasbourg > Breisach > Basel

Depart: 12 December 2015

Return: 20 December 2015

Ship: Viking Idi


Romantic Danube

7 nights, 6 guided tours

Budapest > Budapest > Vienna > Melk > Passau > Regensburg > Main–Danube Canal & Nuremberg > Nuremberg

Depart: 12 December 2015

Return: 20 December 2015

Ship: Viking Freya or Viking Njord


Empires of the Mediterranean

9 nights, 7 guided tours

Venice > Pula > Dubrovnik > Kotor > Cruising the Ionian Sea > Santorini (Thíra) > Athens (Piraeus > Ephesus (Kuşadasi) > Istanbul > Istanbul

Depart: 18 March 2016

Return: 28 March 2016

Ship: Viking Star


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