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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 Skadi
Viking Skadi

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

108 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
Mar 25, 2023
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Viking Kadlin
Viking Kadlin (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

156 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Hild
Viking Hild (Photo: Chris Gray Faust/Cruise Critic)

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Idi
Viking Idi

7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

Leaving:Regensburg
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
May 20, 2022
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7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

Leaving:Regensburg
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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12 Night
Waterways Of The TsarsDetails

22 Reviews
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: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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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

5 Reviews
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
Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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9 Night
Tulips & WindmillsDetails

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

Leaving:Budapest
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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12 Night
Waterways Of The TsarsDetails

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

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

Leaving:Amsterdam
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14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
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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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7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

5 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
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

Viking Rhine Cruise at long last.

When arrived at boat in Basel, a guy met us, took our luggage and left us standing about 30 feet above where the boat was and all we saw was slippery steps and no hand rail.The shuttle driver in Cologne could not ready the schedule so we had to sit on a bus for 30 minutes, even though we had a print out from the boat, oh well.Read More
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dillardr

10+ Cruises

An American Cruise in France

I must stress that this was an American cruise in France!Preface and background: This was our 2nd river cruise and our first one on Viking.Read More
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jodyt

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Excellent experience

Thank you to all the staff of Viking Modi our river cruise was one we will not forget in a while.The wait staff at the Restaurant and the lounge was super nice and helpful.Read More
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KamIlyias

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Enjoyable River Cruise from our Bucket List

If a Viking River Cruise is on your Bucket List - go for it!A European River Cruise was a "bucket list" item for us, and it exceeded our expectations.Read More
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GMaCarolK

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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