Viking Lofn
2019 Best River
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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. 

Viking Lofn Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Awards

2019 Best River

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Viking Lofn Ship Stats

  • Crew: 50
  • Launched: 2015
  • Decks: 4
  • Passengers: 190
  • Registry: Switzerland
Viking Lofn Ratings
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Viking Lofn Member Reviews

Viking Lofn
Sail Date: Apr 2018
anniversary with our first trip to Europe and first ever river cruise! We were not disappointed with Viking Lofn! We were impressed with the genuine attention to the passengers throughout the trip! Comfortable...Read More
Viking Lofn
Sail Date: Apr 2018
This was our 1st Viking River Cruise. The entire experience from beginning to end was great. Embarkation was seamless. Viking meets you at the airport and takes you to your ship. We loved the atmosphere of the...Read More
Viking Lofn
Sail Date: Aug 2018
I chose this cruise so my wife and I could spend some time with our daughter and her family after the cruise in Basel. All-in-all we were very happy with this cruise and how Viking took care of us. We spent a day...Read More
Viking Lofn
Sail Date: Apr 2018
The staff were wonderful, and the the cocktail staff made me feel like I was in my nieghborhood watering hole. The meals were beyond my expectations and the service was fantastic. The wait staff went out of thir way...Read More

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