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Viking Helvetia Review

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70% of cruisers loved it
  • Cruise the Rhine River in comfort
  • Shore excursions and Wi-Fi included in the fare
  • Sun deck offers panoramic views of passing landscape

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Viking Helvetia Overview

Viking River Cruises' 198-passenger Viking Helvetia debuted in 2006. The ship plies the water of the Rhine River between Amsterdam and Basel, visiting ports like Cologne, Koblenz and Breisach, gateway to Germany's Black Forest.

Here's what you can expect onboard:

The ship has 99 outside cabins, with 37 featuring French balconies. The majority of cabins are 170 square feet; there are 10 smaller cabins that clock in at 151 square feet. Cabin amenities include TV, safe, hair dryer and bottled water (replenished daily). Electricity on the ships is 220V, but each cabin will have one or two 115V razor plugs available, generally in the bathroom.

Viking Helvetia has four decks, including a sun deck with shaded area. Interior spaces include a lobby atrium, an observation lounge with bar, an open-seating dining room, a boutique and a library. There are a few computers for passenger use.

Fares include shore tours and free Wi-Fi.


Viking Helvetia Member Reviews 32 Reviews

I was very disappointed in the cruise. I had been looking forward to it based on reviews read but they did not tell the whole story it seems. The ship is old and does not always function properly. The air conditioning in our room (311) was non ...continue


My husband and I (early 50s) and two adult sons (early 20s) traveled in May on Viking's Helvetia from Basel to Amsterdam. It a second Viking cruise for my husband and I, a first for the kids.

We were in lower level cabins and were quite ...continue


   A disappointing cruise
May 2014

We booked the cruise to coincide with our Golden Wedding Anniversary. Viking cruises are not cheap. This cruise on the Rhine worked out at over £500, per day, for the two of us. We expected, I think quite rightly, a degree of luxury for ...continue


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