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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 Tir
Viking Tir (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

16 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Vili
Viking Vili

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

103 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Rinda
Viking Rinda

7 Night
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

195 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Rinda
Viking Rinda

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

195 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Virgin Voyages

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

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

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

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

98 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
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Oct 9, 2022
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

122 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Danube Christmas DelightsDetails

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

168 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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7 Night
Christmas On The SeineDetails

12 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

Viking River Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Is this Heaven?

No it's Iowa" The small river towns were charming but our time in most parts was a little limited but I anticipate that this will improve as Viking refines their timing.You will find your room to be very nice, clean and to the standards of a typical Viking room.Read More
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dartngnon

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Viking Does Not Live Up to Its Advertising Image

On this cruise there was ONE program director for the entire ship, which has a maximum capacity of 190 passengers!Unfortunately there was one incident in Vienna where the driver drove erratically, hitting speed bumps at speed rather than slowing down, taking us to the wrong drop off location and coming close to striking a bicyclist.Read More
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Fast Alongside

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Great food Terrible Excursions

When you have four bus loads on the tour you feel like cattle being herded.Only a one hour bus ride.Read More
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Vinnyseed

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The Ship was OK and Crew Were Great -But- IF YOU WANT TO GET THERE – DON’T USE VIKING AIR

The american agent talked viking air into at least booking us in premium economy, although we had paid for business class seats.United sure thinks viking air is a travel agency.Read More
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caribbean soul1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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