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 Bragi
Viking Bragi

7 Night
Rhine Getaway

157 Reviews
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Viking Mississippi
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7 Night
New Orleans & Southern Charms

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Viking Mississippi
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11 Night
America's Heartland

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Viking Vidar
Viking Vidar

22 Night
European Sojourn

146 Reviews
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Rhine Getaway

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Rhine Getaway

171 Reviews
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Mississippi Delta Explorer

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Romantic Danube

162 Reviews
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Grand European Tour

118 Reviews
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Paris To The Swiss Alps

196 Reviews
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7 Night
Danube Waltz

162 Reviews
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Christmas On The Danube

162 Reviews
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Cities Of Light

196 Reviews
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Danube Waltz

174 Reviews
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Rhine Getaway

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Viking River Cruises 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 Cruiser Reviews

Bus Tour not River Cruise.

Viking may be “voted” best river cruise but l’m not sure about that.Need to care care of frequent cruisers a bit better We probably Won’t Cruise with Viking again.Read More
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letsnotbs

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 67s

Epic Adventure Among the Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Thank you Viking for making every effort to safely see our friends and family return home.This was our fourth Viking River Cruise and it was over the moon wonderful.Read More
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Scivias

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 72s

Mississippi river cruise

The food was great and the two large dining venues and staggered excursion departure times do a good job of separating guests so you never really felt like you were traveling with nearly 400 other people.We loved the WWII museum and think it would be great if they could increase the time allowed for this excursion.Read More
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TravelingRocks

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 64s

A fabulous trip with a near miss!

Last but not least, every that ran smoothly about the outgoing air portion of the trip, did not turn out to be case for the trip home.I don't know about anyone else, but I felt it was worth every penny.Read More
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Helmut Decker

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 66s

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