Viking River Cruises

The #1 River Cruise Line

Offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. Viking River Cruises' intimate, inclusive itineraries are designed to help you explore nuances of your destination: its food, culture, people and customs.

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Small Ship Experts

On a Viking ship, you will sail into the heart of your destination, so you can explore up close and in depth. The innovative, award-winning Viking Longships have set the standard in river cruising: intimate vessels that have all the amenities of a fine hotel, providing the ideal opportunity to comfortably be transported each day to and from your next destination—where enriching discoveries are usually just a short walk from your ship.

The Viking Way

With more itineraries in more destinations worldwide, Viking River Cruises offer behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities that set them apart from other river cruise companies. While the included and optional shore excursions cover cultural and historic highlights, they also go beyond, sharing with you The Viking Way with their Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences—opening doors to people and places otherwise difficult to visit.

Cultural Enrichment

The Culture Curriculum, an exclusive onboard program, brings local history to life with lectures on history and art; tasting of vintage wines from your destinations; restaurant menus inspired by local cuisine; informative port talks; enriching Destination Performances featuring folkloric shows and musicians playing regional and classical music. Enlighten yourself further with their Library’s carefully curated collection of informative and inspirational books.

Serene Scandinavian Spaces

Viking River Cruises have fine-tuned the art of exploring the world in comfort. Their ships have been thoughtfully engineered by nautical architects to bring the outside in with large, expansive windows. Graceful staterooms and suites are designed for ultimate comfort and serenity, and light-filled public spaces inspire and refresh you throughout your journey. They’ve designed their ships down to the most minute detail—from the light and airy Atrium to the relaxing Viking Lounge.

More Stateroom Variety Than Other Ships.

Your private sanctuary on the river. Viking’s innovative thinking and patented design provides you with more choices and a more enriching overall experience than other ships. Each of the spacious staterooms offers deluxe comfort during your river cruise. Whichever stateroom you choose, your hotel-style bed topped with European linens and duvets provides the perfect place to turn in after a full day of exploring Europe’s great towns and cities. And you’ll feel pampered by bathrooms equipped with heated floors and premium Freyja™ bath products.

Destination-focused Dining.

Whatever your tastes, Viking River Cruises believe dining is an important part of your journey, both on shore and on board. The highly trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing an enriching culinary experience, whether you’re savoring authentic regional specialties or American classics. And the ships’ dining areas—from the elegant Restaurant to the Sun Deck and Aquavit Terrace, their al fresco dining area at the bow of the ship—are the ideal setting for hospitable, attentive and personalized service.

Genuine & Thoughtful Service.

At Viking, Swiss-trained, friendly and knowledgeable staff are all devoted to making your onboard stay the most memorable possible. Ships are small and intimate, and every member of staff—from stateroom stewards to the Guest Services team—is dedicated to personally hosting you. Viking River Cruises are quite confident they will exceed your expectations that they have guaranteed their award-winning service—the only cruise line to do so.

Viking Inclusive Value.

Viking firmly believe that you should not have to open your wallet every time you want a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or an excursion ashore. Instead, their goal is to provide you with great value, so they’ve designed their cruises to give you more for your money with a cruise fare that includes everything you need, from meals and beverages to shore excursions and Wi-Fi. That is the Viking Inclusive Value.

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