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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 Idun
Viking Idun

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

119 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
May 2, 2022
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Viking Baldur
Viking Baldur

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

118 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jul 31, 2022
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Viking Osiris
Viking Osiris (Image: Viking)

11 Night
Pharaohs & PyramidsDetails

Leaving:Cairo
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Apr 12, 2023
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Viking Hild
Viking Hild (Photo: Chris Gray Faust/Cruise Critic)

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jun 12, 2023
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

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

Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Nov 1, 2023
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12 Night
Waterways Of The TsarsDetails

Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Sep 23, 2022
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Oct 23, 2022
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Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jun 5, 2022
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7 Night
Heart Of The DeltaDetails

Leaving:Memphis
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Apr 20, 2024
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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

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

Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
May 11, 2022
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14 Night
America's Great RiverDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jul 22, 2023
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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America's Great RiverDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jun 22, 2024
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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
Sep 28, 2022
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Danube WaltzDetails

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

Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Nov 6, 2022
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Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Bamberg
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Mar 28, 2022
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Heart Of The DeltaDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Mar 4, 2023
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America's Great RiverDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Jun 24, 2023
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Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Mar 14, 2022
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Heart Of The DeltaDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
May 13, 2023
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America's Great RiverDetails

Leaving:New Orleans
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Sep 28, 2024
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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

Absolutely delightful!

There is no “ego” in Viking’s design - every design decision is made with the guests in mind.The Restaurant There are two dining venues on the Viking Longships - the Restaurant and Aquavit Terrace.Read More
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nrosete

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Not what we expect from Viking

As a final fail there were no Viking representatives at the airport in Amsterdam to direct us to the proper area to check into our departure flight.Yes, we understand that Austria closed their borders and certain German states canceled their Christmas markets but Viking was unwilling to allow us to cancel our tour and instead referred us to the travel protection insurance company which of course denied our request as we did not have an 'emergency'.Read More
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Thebestpapa

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Incredible Trip

Another travel company canceled our Christmas Market trip at the last minute and we were lucky enough to book a river cruise in France.We figured, at worse, if we were quarantined during the trip we would be on a beautiful ship watching he France countryside sail past us.Read More
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Christina94063

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was not the Viking style cruise like I remember form pre-covid

Not enough to see to make me want to go back, and then it would only be if we had a better entertainment manager.Immaculately clean, walk out to breakfast and the cabin was finished before we came back to gather our cameras to go on the tour.Read More
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PTBA

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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