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Viking Rolf: Explore the storied Rhine River on a Longship
Viking Rolf from Viking River Cruises carries 190 passengers and 50 crew members on one-week cruises from Amsterdam to Basel along the historic Rhine River.
Like other Viking Longships, Rolf 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.
Rolf is a Viking Longship that launched in March 2016 along with Viking Alruna, Egil, Kadlin, Tialfi and Vilhjalm.
Where Viking Rolf sails
Viking Rolf sails the "7 Night Rhine Getaway" out of Amsterdam, calling on such river towns as Cologne and Speyer, Germany, and Strasbourg, France before ending in Basel, Switzerland (or the reverse).
Highlights on board
Passengers can make use of Rolf'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 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
Viking Rolf 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.
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.
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