Viking Lofn Review

Viking Lofn
Viking Lofn
2019 Best River

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Viking Lofn
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Passengers 190
Crew 50
Passenger to Crew 3.8:1
Launched 2015
Shore Excursions 47

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Viking Lofn Overview

As a Viking "Longship," Viking Lofn has a contemporary, Scandinavian-design feel, with lots of natural light, stripped wood and neutral but sophisticated interiors. It carries 190 passengers in 95 staterooms and uses energy-efficient hybrid engines that are not only ‘green’ but create a quieter, smoother ride.

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Viking Longship public rooms include a lively lounge-bar with floor to ceiling windows, where passengers can meet for complimentary tea or coffee during the day as they watch the countryside float by, or for pre-dinner drinks and post-dinner entertainment. The stand-out feature of every Longship lounge, though, is the Aquavit Terrace. This is an outdoor seating area in the bow enclosed with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors that can be completely opened to bring the outside inside during good weather. The Sun Deck on the top of each Longship has plenty of deckchairs and tables, and in good weather there is the chance to eat outside. There are sometimes barbecues served next to the herb garden.

The cabins range from Standard Staterooms below the waterline with small windows, to French Balcony Staterooms, Veranda Staterooms – which have outside verandas with a small table and chairs – and two types of suite. The seven two-room Veranda Suites have a veranda and French balcony while the two Explorer Suites are the largest on river ships. These are at the back of the ship with a private wraparound veranda plus a French balcony in the bedroom area. All cabins are soothingly smokey brown and cream neutral with lots of stripped blond wood.

Food onboard Viking Longships is plentiful and excellent, served with complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks at lunch and dinner. Menus often reflect the regional specialities of the countries being visited, although steak, chicken and salmon are always available. There is waiter service in the main dining room in the evening, with huge buffets for breakfast and lunch. Casual dining is also available on the Aquavit Terrace, but passengers can also take food up to the Sun Deck. Most evening entertainment features local musicians, sometimes dancers and expert lectures on the area’s history and culture.

Viking is an adults-only line; passengers must be 18 to sail. 

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More about Viking Lofn

Where does Viking Lofn sail from?
Viking Lofn departs from Amsterdam and Budapest.
Where does Viking Lofn sail to?
How much does it cost to go on Viking Lofn?
Cruises on Viking Lofn start from $3,979 per person.
Is Viking Lofn a good ship to cruise on?
Viking Lofn won 1 award over the years, including Best River in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2019 Best River

Viking Lofn Member Reviews

Viking Lofn
Mike R 2018
Sail Date: Jun 2019
My wife and I had a very nice cruise on the Viking Lofn in June, 2019. The staff were excellent, although we had to grin at the cruise director's obvious over-hype on occasion....Read More
Viking Lofn
Sail Date: Apr 2018
We were not disappointed with Viking Lofn! We were impressed with the genuine attention to the passengers throughout the trip! Comfortable, clean boat, nicely appointed without overblown décor....Read More
Viking Lofn
Sail Date: Apr 2018
What a wonderful experience we had with Viking River Cruises aboard the Viking Lofn. It's staff was helpful, friendly, efficient, and alert to our needs/wants while on board and ashore....Read More
Viking Lofn
Sail Date: Oct 2019
We chose this cruise because we had been planning a river cruise for a fews years. Every time we booked one, my husband had an illness (a stroke for one thing) that prevented us from taking the trip. Last August...Read More

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