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Viking takes you closer to your destination, docking right in the heart of the most fascinating cities…

Immerse yourself in new cultures…

…on board our award-winning river cruises. With sleek Scandinavian design features and all the comforts of a luxe hotel, our ships are built to gently carry you into some of the most incredible cities in the world. You will arrive rested, relaxed and ready to explore.

Travel with ease

Unpack your bags just the once, then settle in and witness the ever-changing landscapes and breathtaking scenery surrounding you. Discover the highlights of the world’s most spectacular rivers — from the Rhine to the Mekong — all right outside your stateroom door.

Thoughtfully designed ships to enhance your journey

Our award-winning Viking Longships have set the new standard in river cruising, providing the most spacious suites on Europe’s rivers — including staterooms with full-size verandas. The streamlined Scandinavian design features and floor-to-ceiling windows create elegant, inviting interiors bathed in natural light. If you’re still craving more of the great outdoors, you can head up to the expansive sun deck or dine al fresco on our Aquavit Terrace.

Because we own and operate our ships, no detail escapes our attention — that’s the Viking difference. We became the number one river cruise line in the world by always putting the needs of our valued guests first, and we will stop at nothing to maintain our high standards. Join us on board and discover why our guests choose to return to our river cruises again and again…

"Viking takes you closer to your destination, docking right in the heart of the most fascinating cities…"

Viking River Cruises

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"Our state-of-the-art Viking Longships offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort..."

Viking River Cruises

Viking is proud to boast the world’s largest fleet of river ships with over 70 vessels sailing the great rivers of the world. From our award-winning Longships in Europe to our custom built vessels that sail the Mekong, Nile and Mississippi our ships are prized for their artfully designed, timeless interiors.

For the purpose of this section, we have focused on our fleet of Viking Longships. For other vessels, please visit our website to see the full details.

Viking Longships

Our state-of-the-art Viking Longships offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full-size verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe. Whichever category you choose, your hotel-style bed topped with European linens and duvets provides the perfect place to turn in after a full day exploring Europe’s great towns and cities. You’ll also feel pampered by bathrooms equipped with heated floors and premium Freyja™ bath products.

Explorer Suite

At 41.3 square metres, our Explorer Suites feature a separate living room with a generously sized sitting area, desk and access to a wraparound veranda with spectacular 270-degree views. A private bedroom with a French balcony gives you space to relax and take in the sweeping vistas of your destination. The Explorer Suites are our largest staterooms on board.

Veranda Suite

At 25.5 square metres, our Veranda Suites feature a private bedroom with a balcony so you can relax in comfort. The spacious bathroom is complete with anti-fog mirrors, and the adjacent separate living room offers a generously sized sitting area as well as a small desk. The fullsize veranda right outside the glass door provides fantastic views of the ever-changing scenery.

Veranda Stateroom

At 19 square metres, our Veranda Staterooms feature ample storage space, a 40” flat-panel TV, a spacious bathroom, as well as a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door that opens onto a full-size veranda.

French Balcony Stateroom

At 12.5 square metres, our French Balcony Staterooms are comfortable, airy and designed with an understated elegance in mind. Featuring ample storage space, a 40” flat-panel TV and a spacious bathroom, these staterooms also include a floor-to-ceiling glass door that opens to a railing.

Standard Stateroom

At 13.9 square metres, our Standard Staterooms offer all the comforts and conveniences for an enjoyable journey. They feature ample storage space, a 40” flat-panel TV and a spacious bathroom.

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"Destination-focused dining. Every meal is bursting with fresh, local flavours..."

Viking River Cruise

There is no better time or place to tantalise your tastebuds than when you’re travelling, which is why our talented chefs are dedicated to creating unique dishes that reflect the destinations you are visiting, as well as some timeless classics.

Locally Sourced Ingredients

Provençal lemons, Hungarian paprika, artisanal cheese from Lyon and freshly picked dill from our onboard herb garden — these are just some of the tasty elements that inspire our chefs to create a range of authentic dishes. Of course, these creations are best paired with a glass of wine from the local region.

Everyday Luxury

On a Viking river cruise, every meal is a special occasion. Feel the weight and texture of our quality linen tablecloths and napkins, and delight in the sparkling glassware and fresh flowers adorning your table. Villeroy & Boch, Iittala and Marimekko tableware complement the Viking dining experience perfectly, as will the wonderful company of your fellow travellers.

Regional Cuisines

Our signature “Taste of…” events introduce you to the flavours of the local region. For example, the “Taste of Germany” event features pretzels and sweet mustard, bratwurst and Kölsch beer. These occasions also provide the perfect opportunity for you to mingle with the other guests on board.

Impeccable Service From Morning To Night

Enjoy our attentive world-class table service in the chic Restaurant as you sail into your next port. Start your morning with à la carte breakfast, enjoy a warming soup and a light salad at lunchtime, then settle in for a multi-course fine dining experience in the evening.

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"Onboard Enrichment. Bringing history and culture to life"

Viking River Cruise

World-Class Guest Lecturers

From authors and archaeologists to former diplomats and news correspondents, these experts will shed light on your destination’s art, music, architecture, geopolitics and more.

Destination Performances

Each Viking itinerary includes one or more destination performances representing an iconic art form from that region — whether it is Portuguese fado music, Viennese opera or a ballet recital at St. Petersburg’s famous Mariinsky Theatre.

Cooking Demonstrations

Take the flavours of your favourite destinations home with you. Our cooking demonstrations will show you how to recreate a variety of regional treats and beverages — from a traditional Austrian apple strudel to a delicious German Rüdesheim coffee.

Port Talks

Informative multimedia presentations covering the must-see landmarks, history and culture of your next destination will have you feeling prepared and ready to start exploring.

Wine Tastings

Let us introduce your palate to a wide selection of sensational regional wines, as well as some vintages crafted by our own Viking vintner.

Craft Demonstrations

Learn about the time-honoured traditions of local artisans, from glassblowing and lace making to silkscreen printing and wooden shoe making.

Classical & Regional Musicians

From local ensembles to acclaimed choirs, we invite a wide range of talented musicians on board our ships to perform for you. Let these sounds lift your spirits and soothe your soul.

"The Thinking Person’s Cruise. Created for curious, discerning travellers — just like you"

Viking River Cruise

To Travel Means To Discover, Learn And Grow. At Viking, we believe travel should be more than just a trip — it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That’s why our cruise itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, traditions, cultures and customs.

Before you travel, we provide you with everything you need to prepare for your journey — from filmographies that inspire wanderlust, to informative and enlightening reading materials.

Ashore, you might accompany your ship’s chef to a local produce market, step behind the scenes at a famous theatre company, tour a glassblower’s workshop, or view private collections and hidden vaults inside a world-class museum — the possibilities are endless.

Onboard activities are also designed for the thinking traveller who is eager to learn. Viking offers informative lectures on history and art, as well as cooking demonstrations, musical performances and restaurant menus inspired by local cuisines. We take every opportunity to bring your destination to life.

Connect with like-minded travellers on board our ships. Each space has been designed to put you in touch with your surroundings and create a relaxed atmosphere where you can mingle with your fellow guests. By the end of your journey, our hope is that you will feel infinitely more connected — both to your destinations and to your newfound friends.