Viking River Cruises Ships

Viking River Cruises
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Viking River Ship Reviews

Viking Baldur
Ranked #1 of 66 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: ; Passengers: 190
Viking Ingvi
Ranked #2 of 66 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 Mani
Ranked #3 of 66 Viking River Ships
98% 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 Alsvin
Ranked #4 of 66 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 Rurik
Viking Rurik
Ranked #5 of 66 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 Kadlin
Ranked #6 of 66 Viking River Ships
93% Loved It
  • 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 Mekong
Ranked #7 of 66 Viking River Ships
93% 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 Bragi
Ranked #8 of 66 Viking River Ships
93% 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 Skirnir
Ranked #9 of 66 Viking River Ships
93% 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 Lofn
Ranked #10 of 66 Viking River Ships
92% 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 Gefjon
Ranked #11 of 66 Viking River Ships
92% 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 Idi
Ranked #12 of 66 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 Eir
Ranked #13 of 66 Viking River Ships
91% 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 #14 of 66 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 Mandalay
Ranked #15 of 66 Viking River Ships
90% 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 Lif
Ranked #16 of 66 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 Ve
Ranked #17 of 66 Viking River Ships
89% Loved It
  • Pro: Fabulous way to explore Europe's great cities, with a luxury ship to come home to each night
  • Con: The itinerary is so jammed, you have to skip something if you want much downtime
  • Bottom Line: An emphasis on the culture and history of European capitals trumps ship amenities
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 190
Viking Vidar
Ranked #18 of 66 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 Kvasir
Ranked #19 of 66 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 Schumann
Ranked #20 of 66 Viking River Ships
89% Loved It
  • Viking Schumann specializes in Elbe River cruises
  • Cruise fares include shore tours
  • All cabins are outsides
  • Launched: 1991; Passengers: 124
Viking Skadi
Ranked #21 of 66 Viking River Ships
88% 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 Kara
Ranked #22 of 66 Viking River Ships
88% 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 #23 of 66 Viking River Ships
87% 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 Prestige
Ranked #24 of 66 Viking River Ships
87% 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 Modi
Ranked #25 of 66 Viking River Ships
87% 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 Jarl
Ranked #26 of 66 Viking River Ships
87% 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 Eistla
Viking Eistla
Ranked #27 of 66 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 Vili
Ranked #28 of 66 Viking River Ships
86% 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 Forseti
Ranked #29 of 66 Viking River Ships
85% 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 Truvor
Ranked #30 of 66 Viking River Ships
84% 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 Legend
Ranked #31 of 66 Viking River Ships
84% Loved It
  • Free shore excursions at each port
  • Large number of cabins with French balconies
  • Regionally influenced cuisine
  • Launched: 2009; Passengers: 189
Viking Mimir
Ranked #32 of 66 Viking River Ships
84% Loved It
  • Pro: Design is modern, sleek, clean; staff goes above and beyond
  • Con: Food is standard and bland; few options for active passengers
  • Bottom Line: This Longship represents the best of Viking: quality accommodations, great service and value
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Torgil
Ranked #33 of 66 Viking River Ships
84% 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 Hemming
Ranked #34 of 66 Viking River Ships
84% 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 Atla
Ranked #35 of 66 Viking River Ships
84% 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 Njord
Ranked #36 of 66 Viking River Ships
84% 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 Rinda
Ranked #37 of 66 Viking River Ships
83% 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 Tor
Ranked #38 of 66 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 Odin
Ranked #39 of 66 Viking River Ships
80% 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 Rolf
Ranked #40 of 66 Viking River Ships
80% Loved It
  • 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 Ingvar
Ranked #41 of 66 Viking River Ships
79% Loved It
  • Viking Ingvar specializes in Russia river cruises
  • Cultural highlights include fortified monasteries
  • All cabins offer river views
  • Launched: 1988; Passengers: 199
Viking Bestla
Ranked #42 of 66 Viking River Ships
79% 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 Magni
Ranked #43 of 66 Viking River Ships
79% 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 #44 of 66 Viking River Ships
78% Loved It
  • Pro: Alfresco dining space offers some of the best views onboard
  • Con: Lack of entertainment leads to early nights
  • Bottom Line: Simple yet elegant vessel that "forces" you to relax
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 190
Viking Astrild
Ranked #45 of 66 Viking River Ships
78% 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 Egil
Ranked #46 of 66 Viking River Ships
78% Loved It
  • 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 Beyla
Ranked #47 of 66 Viking River Ships
78% 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 Delling
Ranked #48 of 66 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 Freya
Ranked #49 of 66 Viking River Ships
77% 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 Fontane
Ranked #50 of 66 Viking River Ships
77% 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 Var
Ranked #51 of 66 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 Idun
Ranked #52 of 66 Viking River Ships
77% 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 #53 of 66 Viking River Ships
72% 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 #54 of 66 Viking River Ships
70% 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
Ranked #55 of 66 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 Gullveig
Ranked #56 of 66 Viking River Ships
63% 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 Hermod
Ranked #57 of 66 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 #58 of 66 Viking River Ships
60% 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 Osfrid
Ranked #59 of 66 Viking River Ships
50% Loved It
  • Scaled-down version of Viking's popular Longships
  • Daily excursions, drinks with lunch and dinner included in the fares
  • Two-room suites
  • Launched: March 2016; Passengers: 106
Viking Alruna
Ranked #60 of 66 Viking River Ships
100% Loved It
  • 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 Vilhjalm
Ranked #61 of 66 Viking River Ships
100% Loved It
  • 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
Viking Tialfi
Ranked #62 of 66 Viking River Ships
100% Loved It
  • 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 Orient
Viking Orient
Ranked #63 of 66 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 Akun
Ranked #64 of 66 Viking River Ships
100% Loved It
  • Part of the only Western-owned fleet in Russia
  • 70 percent of cabins have balconies
  • Refurbished to a high standard
  • Launched: 1990; Passengers: 204
Viking Mayfair
Viking Mayfair
Ranked #65 of 66 Viking River Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Modern decor that blends Egyptian and Western design
  • Open-air swimming pool
  • All cabins offer bathtub and shower
  • Launched: 2010; Passengers: 150
Viking Omar El Khayam
Viking Omar El Khayam
Ranked #66 of 66 Viking River Ships
0% Loved It
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  • One of the largest ships sailing on the Nile
  • All cabins have balconies
  • Has a gym and spa
  • Launched: 2008; Passengers: 160
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