Stylish, yet understated. Elegant, yet exceptionally comfortable. The Viking fleet is the river cruise industry’s largest and most innovative — designed to gracefully navigate Europe’s tranquil waters and glide through the continent’s most celebrated cities and small towns, touching more destinations on their voyages than you can encounter any other way. Come explore Europe with us as we set a new standard for travel.
The French Balcony suites provide guests with a Hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), French balconies with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products with Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Guests have the use of a telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily, Individual climate control, Space under bed for storing suitcases, a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers and TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and “View From the Bridge”.
The Category A Cabins provide guests with a two standard size single beds measuring 77 inches x 31 inches, a large picture window (can be opened), a Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products with Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Guests have the use of a telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily, Individual climate control, Space under bed for storing suitcases, a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers and TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and “View From the Bridge”.
These Cabins provide guests with a two standard size single beds measuring 77 inches x 31 inches, a closed picture window (2.95ft x 2.30 ft), a Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products with Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Guests have the use of a telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily, Individual climate control, Space under bed for storing suitcases, a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers and TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and “View From the Bridge”.
It’s been said that the best way to know a culture is through its food and wine. Both engage your senses and provide a window into the traditions and essence of a land. Viking’s trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing a complete culinary experience. The ships’ dining areas are hospitable and inviting; the service is friendly, attentive and personalised. Menu selections include regional dishes and contemporary cuisine to offer a variety of flavours designed to suit any palate.You have choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just in food selection, but also in where and how you enjoy them. Greet the morning with a croissant and cappuccino on deck, or begin your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Have a casual lunch or dinner al fresco, or join friends in the restaurant. Open seating allows you to mingle with the same guests every evening or meet someone new each day.
As with your stateroom, the public areas are designed to make the most of the splendid views. Whether from the sun deck, the Panorama Lounge or the restaurant, a river cruise provides uninterrupted sightseeing, from the time the morning mist rises from the water to when the setting sun announces the end to another remarkable day.
Located at the fore of the upper deck, the Observation Lounge is a terrific place to meet friends before and after meals. Its panoramic windows surround a large sitting area with chairs, small tables and a bar area with barstools; there is a 24-hour tea and coffee station with a fruit basket. The lounge has a projector and screen installed in the ceiling, so slides can be shown, and there is a stereo system and dance floor. The observation lounge also serves as the ship’s library.
Viking know that you travel to explore, to learn, to understand—to gain more insight and appreciation than can be obtained from simply passing through. Every aspect of your time with Viking, from local cuisine offerings to carefully created enrichment programs, is planned to bring you closer to your destination..
Hands-on demonstrations, cooking classes, traditional dance performances, and local tastings. These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.
Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Topics may include the Dutch Masters or French impressionists, castles along the Rhine Valley, the formation of the European Union, the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the wine and cuisine of southern France, and key words and phrases in the local language wherever you are traveling. These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.
Offering ample outdoor space, the Sun Deck boasts 360° views and comfortable shaded seating areas.
Please note: the ship does not feature any children’s facilities.
Viking Cruises welcomes disabled guests but wishes all guests to understand that challenges will exist onboard and during shore excursions. The ocean vessels have elevators, but there may still be thresholds that could make movement difficult. Shore excursions may require movement over cobblestones or up and down stairs; accordingly, a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult since crew availability is limited. Guests need to provide their own wheelchairs, except in an emergency. Motorised scooters are not typically suited on international cruises and cannot be accommodated. Viking does not accommodate animals except for certified therapy or Seeing Eye dogs on our international itineraries.
When you make your reservation, please let them know of any disability that will require special attention while you are on your Viking Ocean Cruise itinerary.
In most cases Viking can accommodate special dietary needs. Every meal has vegetarian options and chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests. Guests requiring special diets (low salt, diabetic, gluten-free and low cholesterol) should alert Viking 90 days prior to departure and remind the Maître d’ when onboard.
Due to the nature of the cruises, Viking do not maintain specific facilities or services for children aboard cruise vessels. On all cruises children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Viking are unable to accommodate children under the age of 12 and reserve the right to limit the number of children onboard any particular vessel between the ages of 12 and 18.
Dress is casual and comfortable, both on board and ashore. Because the weather can be unpredictable, it is best to bring layers—have a sweater or light jacket for spring and summer, and a heavier jacket for chillier months. Rain can happen at any time, so a collapsible umbrella is a “must.” You are likely to do a good deal of walking during shore excursions, so you will definitely want sturdy, comfortable walking shoes; but, since our ships are much smaller than ocean cruising vessels, you do not have to worry about too much walking on board.
There are no “formal nights” on board, but there is usually a Captain’s Welcome Dinner and/or Farewell Dinner; on many itineraries, you will attend a concert, ballet performance or other dressier event. For these evenings, you might like to bring “dressy casual” wear.
Viking offer complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner, plus specialty coffees and teas are available 24 hours a day. For those who would like premium cocktails or wines and spirits, Viking offers the Silver Spirits beverage package. Ask for details onboard or when making your reservation.
All Viking ship interiors, staterooms and verandas are nonsmoking; this policy also applies to e-cigarettes. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area, generally on the Sun Deck.
Tipping & Gratuities for shipboard crew, local guides, and drivers are included in your cruise programs.