Viking Lofn Review

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As a Viking "Longship," Viking Lofn has a contemporary, Scandinavian-design feel, with lots of natural light, stripped wood and neutral but sophisticated interiors. It carries 190 passengers in 95 staterooms and uses energy-efficient hybrid engines that are not only ‘green’ but create a quieter, smoother ride.

Viking Longship public rooms include a lively lounge-bar with floor to ceiling windows, where passengers can meet for complimentary tea or coffee during the day as they watch the countryside float by, or for pre-dinner drinks and post-dinner entertainment. The stand-out feature of every Longship lounge, though, is the Aquavit Terrace. This is an outdoor seating area in the bow enclosed with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors that can be completely opened to bring the outside inside during good weather. The Sun Deck on the top of each Longship has plenty of deckchairs and tables, and in good weather there is the chance to eat outside. There are sometimes barbecues served next to the herb garden.

The cabins range from Standard Staterooms below the waterline with small windows, to French Balcony Staterooms, Veranda Staterooms – which have outside verandas with a small table and chairs – and two types of suite. The seven two-room Veranda Suites have a veranda and French balcony while the two Explorer Suites are the largest on river ships. These are at the back of the ship with a private wraparound veranda plus a French balcony in the bedroom area. All cabins are soothingly smokey brown and cream neutral with lots of stripped blond wood.

Food onboard Viking Longships is plentiful and excellent, served with complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks at lunch and dinner. Menus often reflect the regional specialities of the countries being visited, although steak, chicken and salmon are always available. There is waiter service in the main dining room in the evening, with huge buffets for breakfast and lunch. Casual dining is also available on the Aquavit Terrace, but passengers can also take food up to the Sun Deck. Most evening entertainment features local musicians, sometimes dancers and expert lectures on the area’s history and culture.

Viking is an adults-only line; passengers must be 18 to sail.


Passengers: 190
Crew: 50
Passenger to Crew: 3.8:1
Launched: 2015
Shore Excursions: 57

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Where does Viking Lofn sail from?

Viking Lofn departs from Budapest, Passau, and Amsterdam

How much does it cost to go on Viking Lofn?

Cruises on Viking Lofn start from $2,199 per person.

Is Viking Lofn a good ship to cruise on?

Viking Lofn won 1 award over the years.
Viking Lofn Cruiser Reviews

Found a love of Budapest

All that said we just booked a Viking Ocean cruise~! So take the criticism as productive input because for the most part Viking is a superior product.Read More
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couple2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Changing ships and bussing

The dining service was better on the Lofn. The servers on the Lif were courteous, but it seemed they were understaffed. We frequently had to ask for water refills and drinks.Read More
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oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Wonderful River Cruise Through Europe!

This was our first river cruise, and first cruise with Viking. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the Viking Lofn experience. The crew were superb and really aimed to please.Read More
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BVI sail

few6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

September 2023 Riverboat Trip - Amsterdam to Budapest. Great trip but everyone got Covid as did another Viking boat with a similar internary.

Viking attributed it to a "fall cold" that frequently occurs this time of year and encouraged everyone to use the disinfectant dispensers.Read More
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Phila AJ

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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