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Viking Helvetia Review

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77% 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 28 Reviews
   Not as advertised
November 2013

The cruise was well planned and well executed with well appointed and impeccably clean cabins; or "staterooms" as they are termed. With a few notable exceptions, the staff were friendly and efficient although slightly overly familiar towards what ...continue


   basel to amsterdam 11/16-11/24
November 2013

We boarded the Helvetia in Basel and were met at the airport by the Viking reps. You did not have to touch your bags as they took them from you and you next saw them at your door. Check in was a breeze. The ship was about 6 years old and showed ...continue


We are experienced travelers. Who are not really keen about cruising. This trip from Basal to Amsterdam became one of the best experiences we've ever had.

While I've read horror stories (few and far between) they are ...continue


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