Stylish, yet understated. Elegant, yet exceptionally comfortable. The Viking fleet is the river cruise industry’s largest and most innovative — designed to gracefully navigate Europe’s tranquil waters and glide through the continent’s most celebrated cities and small towns, touching more destinations on their voyages than you can encounter any other way. Come explore Europe with us as we set a new standard for travel.
Docking Advantage- Viking’s exclusive rights to premier docking locations means you can step into the heart of the city for your included excursion in every port.
Viking Cruises welcomes disabled guests but wishes all guests to understand that challenges will exist onboard and during shore excursions. The ocean vessels have elevators, but there may still be thresholds that could make movement difficult. Shore excursions may require movement over cobblestones or up and down stairs; accordingly, a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult since crew availability is limited. Guests need to provide their own wheelchairs, except in an emergency. Motorised scooters are not typically suited on international cruises and cannot be accommodated. Viking does not accommodate animals except for certified therapy or Seeing Eye dogs on our international itineraries.
When you make your reservation, please let them know of any disability that will require special attention while you are on your Viking Ocean Cruise itinerary.
In most cases Viking can accommodate special dietary needs. Every meal has vegetarian options and chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests. Guests requiring special diets (low salt, diabetic, gluten-free and low cholesterol) should alert Viking 90 days prior to departure and remind the Maître d’ when onboard.
Due to the nature of Viking cruises, they do not maintain specific facilities or services for children aboard cruise vessels. In the circumstances you and all members of your party must be aged 18 or over on or before the day you are scheduled to embark on the cruise vessel.
Dress is casual and comfortable, both on board and ashore. Because the weather can be unpredictable, it is best to bring layers—have a sweater or light jacket for spring and summer, and a heavier jacket for chillier months. Rain can happen at any time, so a collapsible umbrella is a “must.” You are likely to do a good deal of walking during shore excursions, so you will definitely want sturdy, comfortable walking shoes; but, since our ships are much smaller than ocean cruising vessels, you do not have to worry about too much walking on board.
There are no “formal nights” on board, but there is usually a Captain’s Welcome Dinner and/or Farewell Dinner; on many itineraries, you will attend a concert, ballet performance or other dressier event. For these evenings, you might like to bring “dressy casual” wear.
Viking offer complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard lunch and dinner, plus specialty coffees and teas are available 24 hours a day. For those who would like premium cocktails or wines and spirits, Viking offers the Silver Spirits beverage package. Ask for details onboard or when making your reservation.
All Viking ship interiors, staterooms and verandas are nonsmoking; this policy also applies to e-cigarettes. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area, generally on the Sun Deck.
The French Balcony suites provide guests with a Hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), French balconies with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products with Bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Guests have the use of a telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily, Individual climate control, Space under bed for storing suitcases, a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers and TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema and “View From the Bridge”.
The standard cabins provide guests with a river-view stateroom with half-height picture window, hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request, bottled water replenished daily, stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, space under bed for storing suitcases, and a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
The veranda staterooms provide guests with a river-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda, hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows, free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary), 42" flat-screen TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic & more, 110/220 volt outlets & USB ports, telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control, private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request, bottled water replenished daily, stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
As with your stateroom, the public areas are designed to make the most of the splendid views. Whether from the sun deck, the Panorama Lounge or the restaurant, a river cruise provides uninterrupted sightseeing, from the time the morning mist rises from the water to when the setting sun announces the end to another remarkable day.
Located at the fore of the upper deck, the Observation Lounge is a terrific place to meet friends before and after meals. Its panoramic windows surround a large sitting area with chairs, small tables and a bar area with barstools; there is a 24-hour tea and coffee station with a fruit basket. The lounge has a projector and screen installed in the ceiling, so slides can be shown, and there is a stereo system and dance floor. The observation lounge also serves as the ship’s library.
The observation lounge also serves as the ship’s library. The ships’ libraries carry approximately 80 books, in various languages but mostly English, and several games such as chess, backgammon and playing cards.