Viking Helvetia Review

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Why Choose Viking Helvetia?

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

Viking Helvetia Overview

Editors' Note: Vikign Helvetia is no longer being used by the company.

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.

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Ship Facts

Ship Stats
Launched:  2006
Decks:  4
Passengers:  198
CDC Score:  Not Yet Inspected

41 Viking Helvetia Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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Member Since 2005
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Sailed October 2014
We booked this cruise along with 5 other couples. We arrived in Amsterdam 4 days early then went on the cruise. We felt totally taken care of the whole time. The food was great, something for everyone. The bar was good not too expensive, ... Read more
Member Since 2014
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Sailed October 2014
This was our first cruise. I did not want to join one of the large ocean going cruise ships with hoards of travelers and this cruise was ideal for someone wanting a much smaller environment. From our original contact with Viking to our ... Read more
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Member Since 2014
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Just returned from a wonderful Rhine River trip on the Viking Helvetia. The food was terrific, and service was superb. Bottomless wine glasses at lunch and dinner were a treat and the "Silver Package" at the bar made imbibing in the ... Read more