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  • Viking-Spirit - A Viking river ship on a voyage in Europe. One popular itinerary is a 15-day river cruise from Paris through the Seine to historic beaches in Normandy and back.
  • Viking-Pride-Burg-Maus-Castle - Viking’s Longships have an upper deck for scenic viewing when the weather is fine, but the Aquavit outdoor dining area is equipped with wind screens and heaters for nippy air, and the indoor lounge has plenty of seating and expansive windows.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-Longship-Durnstein - Wine enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to the wine region of Dürnstein, Austria, on a Viking River cruise.
  • Viking-River-Cruises-Emerald-Atrium-Lobby - The marble floors, crystal chandeliers and soaring five-story atrium should make a good first impression when you arrive for your sailing on Viking Emerald.
  • Viking-Longship-in-Melk - Discover the beauty of Austria's historic town Melk on a river cruise aboard the Viking Freya cruise ship.
  • Viking-Frankfurt-night - At night, the skyline of Frankfurt, Germany, is a beautiful blend of old and new.
  • Viking-Passau-Cathedral - Beautiful Passau, Germany, features St. Stephen's Cathedral with its distinctive caps on the bell towers.
  • Viking-Pride-Pfalzgrafenstein-Castle - Sail past the tiny island of Pfalz Island and view  historic Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, built between 1336 and 1340. as you explore the Rihine River aboard  Viking Pride.
  • Viking-Passau-night-market - Bundle up and get in the holiday spirit at the Christmas Market in Passau, Germany.
  • Viking-Neptune-Rheichenstein-Castle - Viking’s signature cruises pass through a storybook land of castles on the Rhine River. Passengers fill the decks to hear tales of romance and treachery during the live narration along the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Viking-Pride-Maus-Castle-Germany - Discover Maus Castle nestled into the hilltops as you travel along the Rhine River aboard Viking Pride. Built in the 14th century, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Viking-Longship-Boppard-Germany - Explore scenic, charming Boppard, Germany, in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a Viking Longship.

Viking River Cruises: Learn, explore & rejuvenate

Viking River Cruises has a fleet of more than 70 vessels that include industry standard-setting Longships, all designed to explore the must-see landmarks of Europe and elsewhere. 

The destination-focused nature of river cruising aboard a Viking ship will take you to the cosmopolitan and smaller ports along the rivers of Europe, Egypt, China and Southeast Asia. You will learn about the cultural offerings — including the history, art, food, music and architecture — of the cities and towns you visit.

All-inclusive pricing, comfortable deluxe accommodations, intimate ships, delicious cuisine, daily guided shore excursions and exemplary service all add up to a memorable vacation.

Viking’s impressive ocean fleet

Viking's entry into ocean cruises has brought wholesale innovation to the sector. The cruise line now has 12 ocean-faring mid-size ships that hold up to 930 passengers.

See where Viking River Cruises ships sail

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  • Viking chefs source local items for each meal whenever they can, and local beer and wine is served at lunch and dinner.
  • Viking ships are Scandinavian in design, with open, airy interiors.
  • A complimentary shore excursion in each port of call is included, led by knowledgeable local guides.
  • There is more time in port because of overnights in some ports of embarkation and disembarkation.
  • Onboard cultural enrichment includes port talks and local performances by entertainers from the regions you visit.

Fast facts

73 Ships
1997 Founded
River Style
Los Angeles HQ

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