Viking River Cruises

average ship rating
3.8
332 Reviews

About Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises, with a whopping 81 ships, primarily of the unique Viking Longship design, has the most river cruise vessels of any fleet in the world. Viking makes it easy to see entire regions with little planning or effort.

Sort by:
Filter by:
1 - 30 of 79

Viking Emerald

Price: $$    Ship Size: S

MS Mayfair

Price:    Ship Size:

Viking Alsvin

Price:    Ship Size:

Viking Bestla

Price:    Ship Size:

Viking Beyla

Price:    Ship Size:

Viking Buri

Price: $$    Ship Size: S

Viking Danube

Price:    Ship Size: S
Sails to:

Viking Delling

Price: $$    Ship Size: S

Viking Douro

Price: $$    Ship Size: S
Sails to:

Viking Eistla

Price:    Ship Size:
Sails to:
Europe

Viking Europe

Price:    Ship Size: S
Sails to:

Viking Fontane

Price: $$    Ship Size: S

Viking Forseti

Price: $$    Ship Size: S

Viking Heimdal

Price:    Ship Size: S

Viking Helvetia

Price: $$    Ship Size: S

Viking Hemming

Price:    Ship Size: S

Best For

Those who want to see Europe, Russia, Asia, or Egypt with some help and guidance, and relatively little effort.

Not For

People who like to explore on their own, or those who like to change their itineraries spontaneously. 

We Love

  • The bright, airy design is modern with plenty of windows that let in lots of light.
  • Help yourself to a cappuccino — along with flavored Italian syrups and cookies — any time of day.
  • Free guided tours use local guides with headsets who walk you through both history of and modern-day introductions to the destination, offering insight from the perspective of someone who lives there.
  • In-cabin bath products include a full line of L’Occitane toiletries.
  • Optional tours include some impressive experiences, such as the choice to blend your own cognac in Bordeaux.
  • The outdoor grill restaurants offer a casual option (think hamburgers and Caesar salads) for when you don’t want to sit through multicourse lunches and dinners in the main dining room.

We Could Live Without

  • Viking, along with the other river cruise lines, has crowded Europe’s most popular waterways to the extent that you now must expect to tie up alongside other vessels in popular ports.
  • Wi-Fi is complimentary but often slow.
  • Only Viking Emerald has a gym and a sauna, and only Mayfair and Omar el Khayam have a hot tub and spa, along with a sauna.
  • The food doesn’t always celebrate the destination with as much dedication as we would like to see.
  • The ship features local performers entertaining on some evenings, of varying degrees of talent.

Service and Staff

89% Loved it!
"The staff were wonderful -- professional yet friendly. They looked after our every need." Read More

Embarkation and Disembarkation

83% Loved it!
"both were very easy and very different from our ocean cruises. a very pleasant surprise. really appreciated being able to leave luggage on..." Read More

Ship Quality

77% Loved it!
"The ship was the perfect size -- not too big, but it had everything that you could possibly need or want. It was always spotlessly clean." Read More

Destinations and Excursions

75% Loved it!
"I believe we were able to see all the major points between Budapest and Amsterdam" Read More

Food and Dining

70% Loved it!
"The food was amazing and we were pleasantly surprised that there were always simpler options available for those who weren't as adventurous." Read More

Cabin / Stateroom

69% Loved it!
"We expected our room to feel smaller, but it was very spacious and comfortable." Read More

Entertainment

40% Loved it!
"We were surprised at the great entertainment - piano music every night and regional dancing and singing at various ports." Read More

Onboard Activities

38% Loved it!
"Just right. I especially enjoyed the lace making demonstration." Read More

Children's Programs

11% Loved it!

There are currently 13 discussions about Viking River Cruises. Join the Discussion

*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top