The world’s leading river cruise line.

Since launching in 2012, our award-winning Viking Longships have set a new standard in river cruising; receiving acclaim for their innovative design, outstanding quality and state-of-the-art engineering. Thoughtfully designed to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort. Plus, energy-efficient hybrid engines and strategically placed solar panels make them the smoothest and ‘greenest’ river vessels in the industry.

On board, you’ll find serene Scandinavian-style spaces, with floor-to-ceiling windows creating elegant and inviting interiors bathed in natural light. In your stateroom you’ll find heated bathroom floors, river views, and those in the spacious suites enjoy a full-sized veranda on which to relax. The Aquavit Terrace, revolutionary in concept and design, is the only outdoor restaurant on any river ship in Europe. Located at the bow of the ship, this beautiful alfresco dining area means you can truly dine in your destination.  

A cruise with us is as much about the destination as it is about the onboard experience, and we provide a complimentary shore excursion in every port of call providing fascinating insights into the countries, cultures, cuisine and history of each destination.

The Aquavit Terrace is the only outdoor restaurant on any river ship in Europe


From the moment you book, to your time on board and all onshore excursions; we ensure our guests are constantly uncovering and connecting with their destination. Known as The Thinking Person’s Cruise, we are committed to providing a cruise experience that focuses on cultural insight and personal enrichment allowing you to immerse yourself in your destination. We pride ourselves on our onboard enrichment program which includes guest lecturers offering presentations and talks specific to your journey to help understand each destination on a different level.

Our Viking Inclusive Value means that our cruise fare includes everything you need. From a complimentary shore excursion in every port of call and our on board enrichment program, to complimentary Wi-Fi, beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, and 24-hour speciality teas and coffee, we give you everything you need to enjoy yourself at no extra charge. From our Captain to our stateroom stewards, Viking staff are dedicated to catering to your every need.

We strive to create a memorable and uniquely Viking experience for all.  For nine consecutive years we have been honoured by Cruise Critic with awards including “Best River Cruise Line,” “Best New River Ships” for the Viking Longships, “Best River Cruise Itineraries,” “Best Enrichment,” “Best Shore Excursions,” and “Best for First-Timers.

While a Viking cruise is not for everyone, it may just be for you.