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  • Longship-lobby.jpg - The light-filled atrium-like lobby of a Viking Longship.
  • Longship-Lounge-Bar.jpg - Meet like-minded travelers at the lounge/bar on your Viking river cruise.
  • Viking_Longship_Lounge.jpg - Grab a cocktail and chat up new friends in the lounge of your Viking Longship.
  • Viking-Aquavit-Terrace.jpg - Dine outside and take in sweeping river views at the Aquavit Terrace on your Viking Longship.
  • Viking-Longship-Restaurant.jpg - Dine on regional specialties and contemporary cuisine in the casual yet elegant Restaurant aboard your Viking Longship.
  • Longship_Explorer-Suite.jpg - An Explorer Suite on your Viking Longship features separate sleeping and sitting quarters, a wraparound veranda with 270-degree views, a French balcony and modern amenities.
  • Longship-Veranda-Suite.jpg - Relax in the comfy living quarters of a Veranda Suite on your Viking Longship.
  • Viking-Longship-Veranda-Stateroom.jpg - A Veranda Stateroom on your Viking Longship features hotel-style beds, a private bathroom, roomy closets and storage space, and amenities like flat-panel TVs and premium bath products.
  • St-Stephens-Basilica-Budapest - Inside ornate St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary. See it on a river cruise down the Danube.
  • hungarian-national-museum-budapest-hungary - Hungarian National Museum in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Opera-House-Vienna-Austria - The world-famous State Opera House (Wiener Staatsoper) in Vienna, Austria.
  • view-of-vienna - View of the cityscape in Vienna, Austria.
  • palace-Vienna-Austria - Upper Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria.
  • Longship_Koblenz.jpg - A Viking Longship in Koblenz, Germany, gateway to the terraced vineyards and ruined castles of the Rhine Gorge.
  • Viking-Freya-Nuremberg-Christmas1 - Take time to browse at the Nuremberg Christmas Market; this stall sells prune men, a traditional Nuremberg gift.
  • Viking-Freya-Nuremberg-Christmas2 - Nuremberg is well known for its Christmas Market, with Christmas decorations and local delicacies.
  • Viking-Freya-Nuremberg2 - The Sinwell Tower in Nuremberg, Germany, was built in the late 13th century to help protect its castle complex.

Viking Egil: Sailing to storied cities on the Danube

Have you sailed on Viking Egil? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Viking Egil from Viking River Cruises carries 190 passengers and 50 crew members on cruises along the Danube River to destinations that include Vienna and Budapest. 

Egil is a Viking Longship and launched in March 2016 along with sister ships Viking Alruna, Kadlin, Rolf, Tialfi and Vilhjalm. The highlights of your sailing will likely be shore excursions to the castles and medieval buildings in Germany, Austria and Hungary.   

Like other Viking Longships, the Egil features the Aquavit Terrace, which transforms from an indoor to outdoor dining venue as the weather permits. For dining and entertainment, The Restaurant and Bar are the key go-to public spaces. 

Where Viking Egil sails

Viking Egil sails Danube River cruises to Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna, Budapest and other storied destinations.  

 

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Dining

Viking Egil has two restaurants on board: The Restaurant is the main dining venue, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views, and the Aquavit Terrace offers an innovative indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship. Both serve regional specialties and American classics.

Highlights on board

Passengers can make use of Egil's onboard Concierge, complimentary shipwide Wi-Fi and a 24-hour beverage bar. The ship also provides an array of options for cultural enrichment: Take part in immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore to complement your shore excursions. Or participate in hands-on demonstrations, cooking classes or local tastings and watch traditional performances by local singers and dancers.

Presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience. Viking River Cruises has created a series of multimedia presentations where you can learn about the region you are sailing in.

There's no spa or fitness center, but you'll get plenty of exercise walking during the frequent shore excursions.

Features & amenities

  • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden and solar panels; putting green, and walking track
  • The Lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Library corner and onboard boutique
  • Elevator from Middle to Upper Deck only; no elevator access for categories F and E
  • Free shipwide wireless Internet service
  • Laundry service
  • Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
  • 40-inch flat-panel Sony TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more

Staterooms

Several stateroom types and sizes are available, ranging from a standard cabin (150 square feet) to a French Balcony stateroom (135 square feet) to an Explorer Suite (445 square feet with a private wraparound veranda providing 270-degree views). There are 2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms and 25 Standard Staterooms. The 95 cabins are spaced out on three passenger decks and reflect Viking's trademark Scandinavian style: muted tones, pale woods, functional furnishings.

Interested in a cruise on this ship?

Interested in a cruise on this ship? Contact a Cruiseable travel advocate at 1-877-322-3773, or by email, to get additional information and to find the best rates and value for your vacation dollar. 

 

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Fast facts

190 Passengers [?]
50 Crew
4 Decks
2016 Maiden voyage
5,000 Tonnage [?]
443 Length in feet
55 Width in feet (max beam)
17 speed (mph) [?]

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