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Viking River Cruises

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About Viking River Cruises

Best-known of the river lines, Viking River provides solid cruises with a great variety of itinerary and cabin choices.

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Viking Idun

7 Night
Rhine Getaway

161 Reviews
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Viking Hervor

9 Night
Treasures Of The Rhine

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Viking Alsvin

11 Night
Cities Of Light

178 Reviews
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Viking Sigrun

9 Night
Tulips & Windmills

57 Reviews
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7 Night
Lyon & Provence

159 Reviews
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7 Night
Danube Waltz

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7 Night
Rhine Getaway

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Christmas On The Rhine

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14 Night
Grand European Tour

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7 Night
Romantic Danube

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Chateaux,rivers & Wine

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Grand European Tour

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Rhine Getaway

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Romantic Danube

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Rhine Getaway

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Viking River Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Viking River cruise ships?

Passengers on Viking River Cruises are generally English-speaking, well-traveled cruise veterans in the 55-plus bracket, although China and Southeast Asia attracts some younger travelers (think 40-plus).

Viking River Cruises is not appropriate for families as all passengers must be 18 years or older to sail.

Do I have to dress up on a Viking River cruise?

Viking River Cruises emphasizes comfort over formality, with most people donning pullovers or button-up shirts, khakis, and blouse and pant or suit pairings. Even at the captain's welcome and farewell dinners, you won't see many men in suits (or even jackets for that matter) or women in fancy dresses. Despite its generally casual feel, jeans and shorts are not permitted at dinner.

Is everything free on Viking River cruises?

No. Viking River Cruises are semi-inclusive, with at least one shore excursion per day, Wi-Fi, bottled water and all onboard meals (in all venues) included in the price of your cruise. Also included is beer, wine and soda at lunch and dinner; these beverages cost extra any other time of the day.

You will need to pay extra for tips, laundry and additional shore excursion offerings. On vessels with hair or spa services, or any retail offerings, you'll need to pay extra for these as well.

What are Viking River’s most popular activities?

River cruising is all about the destinations visited, and excursion are, by far, the most popular Viking River activity. In all ports, passengers have at least one free sightseeing option, with several extra-fee choices as well. Onboard, there are few activities to engage in but the occasional onboard presentation (usually a lecture, or local dance or music troupe) draws a crowd. Evening music (typically a piano player) may or may not be popular depending on the crowd onboard.

Why go with Viking River?

  • Largest -- and best-known -- river cruise line in the world
  • Pricing includes a guided shore excursion in each port of call
  • Ships are new, casual but refined, and comfortable

Best for: People taking their first river cruise who want a choice of cabins, itineraries and availability

Not for: Families or travelers looking for luxurious, all-inclusive river cruises

Viking River Cruises Cruiser Reviews

First Viking cruise, already booked our next

We booked our cruise, air travel and two day pre-package in Budapest through Viking which saved us some serious money as business class rates are ridiculous right now.Our Cruise Director, Katja, and our Program Director, Violetta, kept us informed from the first day on.Read More
S. Dunn

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Ready for another Viking River cruise

There is nothing liked watching the world go by on a Viking Longship I would like to have more free time even if it meant skipping bus rides around towns.My Viking Represenative, Lisa Chase, wlked us through every step.Read More
thk

6-10 Cruises

Age 78s

Mostly good, and lovely staff

Also, please just include “tips” in the price of the cruise.Our cruise director (Waz) was fun, funny, and entertaining.Read More
CJRT

2-5 Cruises

Age 65s

Beautiful time on the Hlin.

Earning a special call out for their outstanding job performance are: Olivia in food service, Anna in room attendance, Andrew as activity director, Eleni and Patryk at the front desk, and Torsten, ship director.The cruise ship is not designed to accommodate children.Read More
Trojans4ever

2-5 Cruises

Age 81s

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