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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 Buri
Viking Buri

7 Night
Lyon & ProvenceDetails

151 Reviews
Leaving:Avignon
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Ve
Viking Ve

9 Night
Tulips & WindmillsDetails

107 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Baldur
Viking Baldur

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

130 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Tir
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9 Night
Tulips & WindmillsDetails

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

128 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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11 Night
Pharaohs & PyramidsDetails

Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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11 Night
Paris To The Swiss AlpsDetails

175 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

165 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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11 Night
Christmas On The Rhine & MoselleDetails

175 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

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

128 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Chateaux,rivers & WineDetails

198 Reviews
Leaving:Bordeaux
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Heart Of The DeltaDetails

12 Reviews
Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

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

21 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking River Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

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

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Ship's crew couldn't have been any better

I do appreciate Viking not nickel-and-diming passengers for every little thing, like a bottle of water at the start of a day's excursion.It would also be helpful if there were options for those a little less physically capable of long walks and stairs.Read More
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afpkv

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Fabulous crew and ship

The food was excellent and the desserts exceptional.The breakfast was exceptional.Read More
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LionMom75

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Viking had the cruise and tours so very well organized. Everyone on the ship was so nice, fun and helpful

Even the day of departure to the return home they had Viking staff at the airport to help us get our tickets, get our luggage checked in and make sure we knew where we were going to get to our flight, very helpful.Everything about the precruise, the cruise and the after cruise were great.Read More
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lsobkowiak

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Will definitely do this again

One city looked great and I wanted to skip my excursion and do my own thing, and they were very accommodating for that.The site excursions are well planned, and the crew is great about making changes (one excursion was not available and they organized a replacement).Read More
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npaler01

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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