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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 Rinda

16 Night
Capitals Of Eastern Europe

216 Reviews
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Viking Egil

7 Night
Danube Waltz

138 Reviews
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Viking Hild

7 Night
Rhine Getaway

111 Reviews
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Viking Gersemi

9 Night
Treasures Of The Rhine

60 Reviews
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7 Night
Paris & The Heart Of Normandy

40 Reviews
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14 Night
Grand European Tour

151 Reviews
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7 Night
New Orleans & Southern Charms

34 Reviews
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7 Night
Chateaux,rivers & Wine

228 Reviews
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7 Night
Mississippi Delta Explorer

34 Reviews
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7 Night
Christmas On The Rhine

173 Reviews
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14 Night
Grand European Tour

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14 Night
Grand European Tour

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Paris & The Heart Of Normandy

34 Reviews
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9 Night
Treasures Of The Rhine

51 Reviews
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7 Night
Rhine Getaway

157 Reviews
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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

A wonderful experience

An extensive breakfast buffet was available daily, or we could order from the menu.Lunch and dinner were order from the menu and it was possible to dine outdoors at tables on the bow in good weather.Read More
Green Mountain Girl03

2-5 Cruises

Age 73s

first trip of a lifetime

Our one surprise was the size of the room.The ship was just the right size, the food and drink were both magnificent, the crew was friendly and helpful (as well as personable), and the excursions were delightful.Read More
jmcmethodist

First Time Cruiser

Age 76s

Flight problems/ lack of communication

We did an extension to Prague, which was still an amazing trip but the thing that really made the tour very worrisome and will question our next trips with Viking was the lack of communication and knowledge of the Viking personnel regarding our flight back to the US.We were given different times to be at the airport from the representative of Viking in Prague and also I contacted the travel representative in the US , and there was miscommunication.Read More
Emsbom12-

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Best of the Best, Viking River Cruise

We have traveled quite a bit, especially to Europe, so we did not know what to expect from our river cruise.We definitely will be booking another cruise!Read More
Pati Corvette1

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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