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Viking Magni
Viking Magni
Viking Magni

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

115 Reviews
Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Bragi
Viking Bragi
Viking Bragi

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Baldur
Viking Baldur
Viking Baldur

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Idi
Viking Idi
Viking Idi

7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Skadi

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Baldur

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Mimir

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

89 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Mimir

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Hild

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Sigyn

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

5 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Gefjon

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Ingvi

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Sigrun

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

2 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Hlin

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Ve

9 Night
Tulips & WindmillsDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Sigyn

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Atla

7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Vidar

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Lif

22 Night
European SojournDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Modi

14 Night
Grand European TourDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Bragi

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Skadi

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Idi

7 Night
Romantic DanubeDetails

Leaving:Regensburg
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Kadlin

7 Night
Danube WaltzDetails

Leaving:Passau
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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Viking Hervor

7 Night
Rhine GetawayDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Viking River Cruises
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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

Amazing sites, beautiful ship, wonderful memories!

WARNING! This review is long. After reserving this cruise almost two years ago, we (group of 8) were a bit concerned if our cruise down the Nile on the Viking Ra scheduled to begin on March 6, 2020, would be... Read More
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Kirklulu

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Cities visited great, rest not so much

Never having been to Europe before nor done a river cruise decided on the Romantic Danube cruise at end of December. We have done a number of ocean cruises but this was our first river cruise. Having heard so many... Read More
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Natslive

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Impartial Review - Pros and Cons - YOU decide!

I went with my parents for Christmas vacation. I will list the pros and cons. Pros: -The ship is well heated -The rooms and showers are clean -They will bend over backwards to accommodate you -Some... Read More
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Rotheme1

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Christmas markets Rhine cruise - Incredible Experience

We had done several Viking river and ocean cruises but had wanted to experience the Christmas Markets. The trip met and exceeded our expectations! Viking, as always, has the best service but the crew were especially... Read More
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Richard-Maine

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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