Sail 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 know why so many well-traveled passengers choose this luxury line for their vacation. 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 you select, including the always popular “Tulip & Windmills” and magical “Christmas Market” cruises, Viking will bring you up-close and personal to the world’s most fascinating cultures.
Keep your wallet tucked away as Viking River Cruises offers an almost completely all-inclusive vacation. High-end amenities, beautiful accommodations, personalized attention, various dining venues a complimentary shore excursion in each port and WiFi are included in your cruise fare, in addition to wine and beer served with onboard lunches and dinners.
If you want to go where everyone knows your name, simply step aboard Viking River Cruises ships and miraculously, the staff will know it. You’ll receive exceptional service, as all the staff will not only will address you by name, but your needs will seemingly be intuitively known. Expect pampering throughout your voyage as nothing will be overlooked and no detail too small.
Indulge your palate and senses with delicious regional cuisine that will further immerse you in the culture of your destination. 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” introducing you to the food and drink of a region. Onboard restaurants serve the finest world-class fare, with free-flowing wine and beer to accompany your gourmet journey.
Specially designed itineraries provide the maximum time in port for you to immerse yourself in each destination through dining, unique customs, entertainment 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 luxury vacation experience. Offered on every itinerary, complimentary workshops provide insight into your destination with a bevy of features, including creating local dishes and attending in-depth lectures about the region. “Destination Performances” are also included on each sailing and includes a performance that represents that particular locale, such as Austrian opera and Russian ballet.
Innovative Viking Longships accommodate just 190 privileged guests in 95 staterooms and were designed to bring the “outside in” with an open and airy feel. Featuring the most al fresco dining options on Europe’s rivers, huge windows and lots of natural light add to the spacious and sophisticated ambiance. The innovative all-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace at the ship’s bow continues this idyllic setting 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.
Feel free to leave the ball gowns and tuxedos at home, along with the cocktail dresses, jackets and ties. You’re on a cruise with a country club casual dress code so, be comfortable.
Coffee-lovers will be able to get their cup of joe and more at conveniently placed stations, including near the lounge. Push-button machines will instantly produce such hot drinks as cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate and water for tea. Flavored syrups, milk, cream scrumptious cookies and other treats to compliment your favorite hot beverages are also available.
All of these reasons and more are why you should consider traveling with Viking River Cruises. You deserve to enjoy your luxury vacation and this world-class line is ready to help you do just that!