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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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  • Who goes on Viking River cruise ships?

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Viking Idun
Viking Idun

7 Night
Rhine Getaway

157 Reviews
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Viking Rolf
Viking Longship (Photo: Viking)

7 Night
Rhine Getaway

170 Reviews
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Viking Mississippi
Viking Mississippi (Image: Viking River Cruises)

14 Night
Upper Mississippi Explorer

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Viking Egil
Viking Egil (Photo: Viking River Cruises)

7 Night
Danube Waltz

136 Reviews
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MSC Cruises

10 Night
Passage To Eastern Europe

158 Reviews
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14 Night
Grand European Tour

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14 Night
Grand European Tour

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7 Night
Romantic Danube

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7 Night
Romantic Danube

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New Orleans & Southern Charms

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Rhine Getaway

215 Reviews
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Rhine Getaway

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Grand European Tour

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Paris & The Heart Of Normandy

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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

Egyptian history in a nutshell

the small boat trip to the village was worth it.On a small "taxi" boat you go through some marshlands and get close to local birds and other wildlife (no crocodiles).Read More
Nameless One

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 69s

Magical Rhine River Experience

The program director did a marvelous job of coordinating our excursions so that we made the most of our time in the historic and charming ports of call along the Rhine.This was our first time taking a river cruise and we are anxious to sign up for the next one - and definitely with Viking.Read More
UKRambler

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 67s

One of our most memorable trips ever!

We liked the idea of the river cruise so that we could see a lot and avoid transferring luggage throughout our trip.This was our first Viking cruise and our first trip to this part of Europe.Read More
Carolina_80

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 67s

The best way to experience the Nile

Our cruise included two nights at the Cairo Fairmont at the beginning of the trip and one night at the Cairo InterContinental at the end, and these were top notch as well.It's hard to imagine a better itinerary than the one organized by Viking.Read More
Mr.Bill1

few6-10 Cruises

Age 71s

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