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Viking River Cruises

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About Viking River Cruises

Best-known of the river lines, Viking River provides solid cruises with a great variety of itinerary and cabin choices.

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Viking Vali
Viking Vali (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

14 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Einar
Viking Einar  (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
Christmas On The RhineDetails

22 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Kadlin
Viking Kadlin (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

167 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Alruna
Viking Alruna (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
Christmas On The RhineDetails

163 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

163 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

113 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

121 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Chateaux,rivers & WineDetails

192 Reviews
Leaving:Bordeaux
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Christmas On The RhineDetails

129 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Nov 22, 2022
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

129 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

151 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

94 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

123 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

103 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

94 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Who goes on Viking River cruise ships?

Passengers on Viking River Cruises are generally English-speaking, well-traveled cruise veterans in the 55-plus bracket, although China and Southeast Asia attracts some younger travelers (think 40-plus).

Viking River Cruises is not appropriate for families as all passengers must be 18 years or older to sail.

Do I have to dress up on a Viking River cruise?

Viking River Cruises emphasizes comfort over formality, with most people donning pullovers or button-up shirts, khakis, and blouse and pant or suit pairings. Even at the captain's welcome and farewell dinners, you won't see many men in suits (or even jackets for that matter) or women in fancy dresses. Despite its generally casual feel, jeans and shorts are not permitted at dinner.

Is everything free on Viking River cruises?

No. Viking River Cruises are semi-inclusive, with at least one shore excursion per day, Wi-Fi, bottled water and all onboard meals (in all venues) included in the price of your cruise. Also included is beer, wine and soda at lunch and dinner; these beverages cost extra any other time of the day.

You will need to pay extra for tips, laundry and additional shore excursion offerings. On vessels with hair or spa services, or any retail offerings, you'll need to pay extra for these as well.

What are Viking River’s most popular activities?

River cruising is all about the destinations visited, and excursion are, by far, the most popular Viking River activity. In all ports, passengers have at least one free sightseeing option, with several extra-fee choices as well. Onboard, there are few activities to engage in but the occasional onboard presentation (usually a lecture, or local dance or music troupe) draws a crowd. Evening music (typically a piano player) may or may not be popular depending on the crowd onboard.

Why go with Viking River?

  • Largest -- and best-known -- river cruise line in the world
  • Pricing includes a guided shore excursion in each port of call
  • Ships are new, casual but refined, and comfortable

Best for: People taking their first river cruise who want a choice of cabins, itineraries and availability

Not for: Families or travelers looking for luxurious, all-inclusive river cruises

Viking River Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Disappointed Traveler

We were able to find some alternative flights that had us leaving Wednesday morning on a 7:10AM flight, but not arriving home until midnight.The response from Viking was to quote the airline contract of carriage saying that if we missed our connection the airline would need to deal with us.Read More
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newmexone

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

No More 5 Star Rating for Viking

Viking could also have secured better itinerary as well as better seat at the same price for us but they fell short of that extra step.The best meal we had on the trip is the lunch Viking paid for us to eat at Peter's Brauhaus at Cologne.Read More
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ZNeuron

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Not what we expected

You rode a bus for longer than the excursion on occassion and due to airline difficulties we lost our first day and due to low tide, could not cruse to the last port of call or go on the excursion I was most looking forward to.Viking also waited to the last possible minute to advise of the low river issues, so canceling would have resulted in zero refund.Read More
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lynnh1000

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Wonderful Danube Discovery

However it was not until the last day that we realized that unlimited Veuve Cliquot and Drappier champagnes were also included in theThe $20 per person , per day , upgraded wine and alcohol package was an excellent value with a choice of 47 wines.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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