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Viking River Cruises

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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 Idi
Viking Idi

7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

149 Reviews
Leaving:Regensburg
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
May 20, 2022
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Viking Tialfi
Viking Tialfi Near The Hungarian Parliament (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

121 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Tor
Viking Tor

7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

141 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Kari
Viking Kari (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
Paris & The Heart Of NormandyDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Paris & The Heart Of NormandyDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Lyon & ProvenceDetails

Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Paris & The Heart Of NormandyDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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9 Night
Holland & BelgiumDetails

Leaving:Antwerp
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

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

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

5 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
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Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
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12 Night
Waterways Of The TsarsDetails

Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Budapest
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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

Not for elderly or handicapped

Boat was good and clean. Food was good, many different choices. Most employees nice and helpful. Activities. DO NOT GO IF YOU CANT WALK FAR. Everything is a good distance away, even to get on a bus..the... Read More
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Zeiger123

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Never Again

When my wife's mother died 5 days before our river cruise, Viking told me the “Risk Free Guarantee” they gave me at booking no longer applied after they canceled our June trip—now we would simply lose all we... Read More
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RAverwater

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Not the experience I expected

Before I start, I’m sorry this is a long review! My sister and I have travelled extensively on European rivers but for various reasons not with Viking until this year. We had planned this trip for several... Read More
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ljbc

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Lights ... History ... Fantastic & Safe

Originally, we booked this second Viking cruise for my hubby's retirement cruise! But with the state of the world ... we were postponed & postponed ... but it all worked out perfectly anyways! The crew of the Idi... Read More
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susanstar88

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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