Viking Var Cruise Reviews


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    Jan 2013
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Viking Var overview

The innovative Viking Var is one of six new Longships by Viking River Cruises set to sail in 2012. With only 95 cabins and 190 passengers, this intimate 443-foot-long ship offers some exciting new features for river cruise ships including the Explorer Suites - two 445 square- foot suites that feature a separate living room, bedroom and bathroom, as well as a wrap-around veranda. The Aquavit Terrace, a new lounge with retractable floor-to-ceiling windows that can be opened on nice days, offers the perfect spot to relax while enjoying a glass of wine and catching up with friends. Aboard this sleek ship you will also find many environmentally friendly additions such as hybrid engines, solar panels, and an organic herb garden located on the sun deck. With its fine cuisine, exemplary service and culture-rich itineraries, the Viking Var will continue to set the standard in this new age of river cruising.

Viking Var ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.3
  • Children's Programs 4.0
  • Destinations and Excursions 5.0
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.2
  • Entertainment 3.8
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 4.0
  • Service and Staff 4.3
  • Ship Quality 4.4

Viking Var cabins

8 cabin categories.

Oceanview Cabin


(1 Review)
Avg. Size: 143 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $406/night
Balcony Cabin


(4 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 205 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $563/night
Suite Cabin


Avg. Size: 360 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $845/night

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9 Viking Var Reviews

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Memorable Trip by cecilcuppett

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Var / Destination: River Cruises - Europe

Airline cancellations gave rocky start to trip but the remainder of the cruise was fine. The cruise seemed to be more expensive for the travel experiences and quality of food compared to other cruises we have taken.

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NEVER Book with VIKING by JoannFlynn

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Var / Destination: River Cruises - Europe

It was NOT a cruise. It was a sub-par bus tour. I will never book with Viking again.

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Cruising on the Danube by Cruiser67591023

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Viking Var / Destination: River Cruises - Europe

The Viking Var team made my vacation experience one that I'll never forget.  The longship was spotlessly clean and quite easy to move around on.  The public places were roomy, airy, and quite comfortable.  The staff was incredibly attentive and responsive to my particular needs.  The food was incredible and reflected the local culture of each stop we made. This was first trip with Viking and it certainly won't be my last.

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5 Viking Var tips


May 09, 2016

Don't be afraid to ask any questions about the trip to any of the staff. They were so friendly.


May 06, 2017

Don't hesitate to converse with the staff. They give wonderful advice and provide lots of helpful tips. However, be sure to come prepared for all personal health issues as there is not a medical staff on board and they don't have any OTC remedies available.


Sep 18, 2018

Do not use Viking River Cruises

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