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Viking River Ship Reviews

Viking Ingvi
Ranked #1 of 64 Viking River Ships
98% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Baldur
Ranked #2 of 64 Viking River Ships
97% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: ; Passengers: 190
Viking Alsvin
Ranked #3 of 64 Viking River Ships
97% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Bragi
Ranked #4 of 64 Viking River Ships
96% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 190
Viking Ve
Ranked #5 of 64 Viking River Ships
95% Loved It
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Rurik
Viking Rurik
Ranked #6 of 64 Viking River Ships
93% Loved It
  • Company-owned ship completely refurbished in 2012
  • More time in St. Petersburg and Moscow than ocean cruise
  • Russian language lessons, vodka tastings and program directors
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 196
Viking Hemming
Ranked #7 of 64 Viking River Ships
92% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Portugal's Douro River
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 106
Viking Idi
Ranked #8 of 64 Viking River Ships
91% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Lif
Ranked #9 of 64 Viking River Ships
90% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Mekong
Ranked #10 of 64 Viking River Ships
90% Loved It
  • Intimate experience on a small ship, completely refurbished in 2013
  • Cruise fares include shore tours led by excellent local guides
  • Cruisers get the opportunity to interact with local people and culture
  • Launched: 2002; Passengers: 60
Viking Eir
Ranked #11 of 64 Viking River Ships
89% Loved It
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Hlin
Ranked #12 of 64 Viking River Ships
89% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Gefjon
Ranked #13 of 64 Viking River Ships
89% Loved It
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Mandalay
Ranked #14 of 64 Viking River Ships
89% Loved It
  • Ship specifically designed to explore the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers
  • Opportunity to learn about the local history
  • Gourmet menu including regional specialities
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 60
Viking Lofn
Ranked #15 of 64 Viking River Ships
88% Loved It
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Torgil
Ranked #16 of 64 Viking River Ships
88% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Portugal's Douro River
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 106
Viking Vili
Ranked #17 of 64 Viking River Ships
88% Loved It
  • Pro: Daily shore excursions and most drinks included in the fare
  • Con: No single cabins
  • Bottom Line: An excellent river cruise experience on a stylish ship
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Schumann
Ranked #18 of 64 Viking River Ships
87% Loved It
  • Viking Schumann specializes in Elbe River cruises
  • Cruise fares include shore tours
  • All cabins are outsides
  • Launched: 1991; Passengers: 124
Viking Kara
Ranked #19 of 64 Viking River Ships
86% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Emerald
Ranked #20 of 64 Viking River Ships
86% Loved It
  • Superb, attentive service on land and water
  • Large vessel with more facilities than Europe river cruises
  • Knowledgeable guides lead "free" shore tours
  • Launched: 2011; Passengers: 256
Viking Truvor
Ranked #21 of 64 Viking River Ships
86% Loved It
  • Viking Truvor specializes in Russia river cruises
  • Major renovation in 2013
  • All cabins have river views; two-thirds have private verandas
  • Launched: 1988; Renovated in 2013; Passengers: 204
Viking Prestige
Ranked #22 of 64 Viking River Ships
85% Loved It
  • Cruises Europe's Danube and Rhine Rivers
  • Shore tours at each port included in the cruise fare
  • Riverboat has six single occupancy cabins
  • Launched: 2011; Passengers: 188
Viking Skadi
Ranked #23 of 64 Viking River Ships
85% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 190
Viking Skirnir
Viking Skirnir
Ranked #24 of 64 Viking River Ships
85% Loved It
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Sun
Viking Sun
Ranked #25 of 64 Viking River Ships
84% Loved It
  • One of Viking's newer river ships
  • Sails itineraries in Europe
  • Some staterooms include French windows that open
  • Launched: 2005; Passengers: 198
Viking Modi
Ranked #26 of 64 Viking River Ships
83% Loved It
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Atla
Ranked #27 of 64 Viking River Ships
83% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 190
Viking Kvasir
Ranked #28 of 64 Viking River Ships
83% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Legend
Ranked #29 of 64 Viking River Ships
83% Loved It
  • Free shore excursions at each port
  • Large number of cabins with French balconies
  • Regionally influenced cuisine
  • Launched: 2009; Passengers: 189
Viking Fontane
Ranked #30 of 64 Viking River Ships
83% Loved It
  • Viking Fontane specializes in Elbe River cruises
  • All cabins are outsides, some have French balconies
  • Fares include shore tours
  • Launched: 1991; Passengers: 112
Viking Jarl
Ranked #31 of 64 Viking River Ships
82% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 190
Viking Forseti
Ranked #32 of 64 Viking River Ships
82% Loved It
  • Bordeaux cruising on the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers
  • Huge focus on the wine and food of the region
  • Real balcony cabins, a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 190
Viking Eistla
Viking Eistla
Ranked #33 of 64 Viking River Ships
81% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Mimir
Ranked #34 of 64 Viking River Ships
80% Loved It
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Ingvar
Ranked #35 of 64 Viking River Ships
80% Loved It
  • Viking Ingvar specializes in Russia river cruises
  • Cultural highlights include fortified monasteries
  • All cabins offer river views
  • Launched: 1988; Passengers: 199
Viking Odin
Ranked #36 of 64 Viking River Ships
79% Loved It
  • First of Viking's "Longship" class to launch
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • New level in river cruise comfort
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 190
Viking Neptune
Viking Neptune
Ranked #37 of 64 Viking River Ships
79% Loved It
  • Ship specializes in European river cruises
  • Vessel features contemporary style
  • All cabins are outsides
  • Launched: 2001; Passengers: 150
Viking Njord
Ranked #38 of 64 Viking River Ships
78% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Danube River
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 190
Viking Bestla
Viking Bestla
Ranked #39 of 64 Viking River Ships
78% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Tor
Ranked #40 of 64 Viking River Ships
77% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 190
Viking Rinda
Ranked #41 of 64 Viking River Ships
77% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails France's Seine River from Paris to Normandy
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 190
Viking Beyla
Ranked #42 of 64 Viking River Ships
76% Loved It
  • Pro: Shallow draft allows Viking Beyla to sail the Elbe even when waters are low
  • Con: More compact ship design means no pool, fitness center or spa services
  • Bottom Line: Excellent option for visiting destinations along the Elbe River
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 98
Viking Magni
Ranked #43 of 64 Viking River Ships
75% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 190
Viking Var
Ranked #44 of 64 Viking River Ships
74% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 190
Viking Buri
Ranked #45 of 64 Viking River Ships
74% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails France's Saône and Rhône Rivers
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Freya
Ranked #46 of 64 Viking River Ships
74% Loved It
  • Offers cruises along the Danube
  • Boasts pair of 445-square-foot suites with balcony
  • Alfresco areas with grills on the top deck
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 190
Viking Delling
Ranked #47 of 64 Viking River Ships
73% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Astrild
Ranked #48 of 64 Viking River Ships
73% Loved It
  • Pro: This sleek, intimate ship draws well-traveled passengers who wish to explore destinations on the Elbe River.
  • Con: Despite the ship's ultra-shallow draft, extremely low water levels on the Elbe could disrupt your itinerary.
  • Bottom Line: It's an excellent choice if you want to sail the Elbe on a new riverboat.
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 98
Viking Idun
Ranked #49 of 64 Viking River Ships
72% Loved It
  • Riverboat inaugurated the Longship class in 2012
  • Cruises along the Rhine and Danube
  • Check out 445-square-foot suites with balcony
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 190
Viking Aegir
Ranked #50 of 64 Viking River Ships
71% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 190
Viking Embla
Ranked #51 of 64 Viking River Ships
69% Loved It
  • One of the line's newest Longship-class boats
  • Free shipwide wireless Internet
  • Try your hand at cuckoo clock-making, wooden shoe-carving or glassblowing
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 190
Viking Helgi
Viking Helgi
Ranked #52 of 64 Viking River Ships
69% Loved It
  • Viking Helgi specializes in Russia river cruises
  • Cultural highlights include beautiful cathedrals
  • Eight single cabins are a rare find on river boats
  • Launched: 1984; Passengers: 199
Viking Vidar
Ranked #53 of 64 Viking River Ships
67% Loved It
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Hermod
Viking Hermod
Ranked #54 of 64 Viking River Ships
62% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails France's Saône and Rhône Rivers
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Heimdal
Ranked #55 of 64 Viking River Ships
58% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails France's Saône and Rhône Rivers
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Gullveig
Ranked #56 of 64 Viking River Ships
41% Loved It
  • Tours and most drinks included in price
  • Real balcony cabins; a rarity in river cruising
  • Sails Europe's Rhine and Danube
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Orient
Viking Orient
Ranked #57 of 64 Viking River Ships
100% Loved It
  • Ship specifically designed to explore the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers
  • Opportunity to learn about the local history
  • Gourmet menu including regional specialities
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 60
Viking Mani
Ranked #58 of 64 Viking River Ships
100% Loved It
  • Most excursions included in cruise price
  • Innovative indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace cafe
  • Large number of full balcony cabins available
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Egil
Ranked #59 of 64 Viking River Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Excellent food including regional dishes and "always available" options
  • Friendly, professional crew employed and trained by Viking
  • Shore excursions, drinks at meals included
  • Launched: April 2016; Passengers: 190
Viking Kadlin
Ranked #60 of 64 Viking River Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Insightful daily shore excursions and onboard cultural enrichment program
  • Light, spacious design and airy cabins
  • Drinks included with lunch and dinner
  • Launched: April 2016; Passengers: 190
Viking Rolf
Ranked #61 of 64 Viking River Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Excursions and drinks with lunch and dinner included in the fare
  • Innovative Aquavit Terrace for sheltered alfresco dining
  • Well-equipped cabins -- many with balconies
  • Launched: April 2016; Passengers: 190
Viking Alruna
Ranked #62 of 64 Viking River Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Suites with separate bedrooms and sitting rooms
  • Daily excursions, drinks with lunch and dinner and other extras included in the fare
  • Attentive, English-speaking crew
  • Launched: April 2016; Passengers: 190
Viking Tialfi
Ranked #63 of 64 Viking River Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Destination-intensive itineraries with included daily excursions
  • Varied cuisine with complimentary drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Attractive Scandinavian-inspired design
  • Launched: April 2016; Passengers: 190
Viking Vilhjalm
Ranked #64 of 64 Viking River Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Large number of balcony cabins
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soda with lunch and dinner
  • Culture-rich daily excursions included in the fare
  • Launched: April 2016; Passengers: 190
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Viking River Member Reviews

82% Loved It

We sailed on the Njord this year--Romantic Danube. Our first Viking cruise was on Alsvin in 2015, the Tulips/Windmill cruise. We loved it so much ... Read more
by kjloucks@msn.com
This was my first and most likely only cruise and I was surprised at how great the experience was especially as I am more of a spur of the moment ... Read more
by surfrider66
This was my second cruise with Viking and my experience was as positive this time as the first. We did the Tulips and Windmills trip that included ... Read more
by Dr Marg
Went on the new Viking Gefjon on the Danube Waltz. Loved the locations where we stopped, loved the bus tours around the cities, loved just sitting ... Read more
by Elizabeth Phillips
This was our first European cruise, first river cruise, and first Viking cruise. My spouse and I traveled with another couple (all in our late 50s). ... Read more
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