Viking Cruises

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Viking Cruises

Viking® offers destination-focused river and ocean cruises to the world’s most fascinating locations on board elegant, state-of-the art ships. With Viking, guests will journey with like-minded travelers on The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help guests explore the most intimate nuances of their destination both on board and ashore—with enriching shore excursions, informative lectures and port talks, engaging Destination Performances, wine tastings and regional cuisine. Plus, Viking Inclusive Value provides guests all they need in one inclusive cruise fare.

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Ships

More than 15 years ago, Viking River Cruises began in Russia. Today, we continue to take you to her great landmarks and welcoming heartland. Cruises in Russia give you the chance to take in the colorful sights of Red Square, the royal retreats of St. Petersburg and quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich.


Explore the world with the Comfort of Viking Cruises. Spend more time at your destination, unpack once on our small luxury ships, enjoy your spacious cabin and unique programming with our all-inclusive cruising. See why Viking is ranked the world's leader in River Cruising.


Explore the world with the Comfort of Viking Cruises. Spend more time at your destination, unpack once on our small luxury ships, enjoy your spacious cabin and unique programming with our all-inclusive cruising. See why Viking is ranked the world's leader in River Cruising.


From your intimate river cruise ship on the Mekong or Irrawaddy or China’s deluxe Yangtze River cruise, you will sail past unforgettable scenery, visit destinations rich in history, enjoy wonderful cuisine and meet the region’s fascinating, friendly people.


More than 15 years ago, Viking River Cruises began in Russia. Today, we continue to take you to her great landmarks and welcoming heartland. Cruises in Russia give you the chance to take in the colorful sights of Red Square, the royal retreats of St. Petersburg and quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich.


These intimate ships were custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.


More than 15 years ago, Viking River Cruises began in Russia. Today, we continue to take you to her great landmarks and welcoming heartland. Cruises in Russia give you the chance to take in the colorful sights of Red Square, the royal retreats of St. Petersburg and quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich.


Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites o


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe..


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites ogn the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


State-of-the-art Viking Longships® offer guests unprecedented levels of comfort, including full verandas and the largest suites on the rivers of Europe.


From your intimate river cruise ship on the Mekong or Irrawaddy or China’s deluxe Yangtze River cruise, you will sail past unforgettable scenery, visit destinations rich in history, enjoy wonderful cuisine and meet the region’s fascinating, friendly people.


Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.


These intimate ships were custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.


Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.


Completely refurbished, the Viking fleet in Eastern Europe offers exceptional ambiance with all the comforts of a fine hotel. Enjoy spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and beautiful public spaces on elegant ships that set a new standard of river cruising excellence in the region.


Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.


Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.


Viking Ocean Cruises boasts a fleet of new, all-veranda, state-of-the-art ocean ships. Each identical sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships,” the fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.


These intimate ships were custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.


More than 15 years ago, Viking River Cruises began in Russia. Today, we continue to take you to her great landmarks and welcoming heartland. Cruises in Russia give you the chance to take in the colorful sights of Red Square, the royal retreats of St. Petersburg and quaint Golden Ring towns like Yaroslavl and Uglich.


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Pluses and minuses

By: baker


Reviewed on: 05 May 2014

The ship is new and public areas well appointed.  However, our room at 135 sq. ft. was way too small and this river boat has a lot of these rooms.The administrative people were for the most part, very good.The food choices, especially at lunch were poor.  The food overall, was average. Excursions were very good. Approximately 30 of us caught an intestinal virus while on this cruise.  There was no warning from Viking and almost all food had to be eaten in the dining areas.  Thus, sick people came into public areas and infected others.

passage to eastern Europe

By: fishwish


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2014

recent trip on Longship Embla (not listed in choices above) on the Danube ,passage to Eastern Europe was an excellent trip.  It was well organized with many excellent tours and activities

Top Flight Travel

By: golfermike


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2014

The "Waterways of the Czars" cruise was a great way to experience Russia.  We traveled on the Viking Helgi and were exceptionally pleased with the service, food and accommodations. The staff was attentive and helpful.  We especially were pleased with our three tour escorts, who continually provided us with a close look at Russian history, culture, politics and daily life.  We also appreciated the tours, which got us into the museums, palaces and attractions ahead of the crowds.  This was our third Viking Cruise and we were not disappointed.

Highly Recommended

By: Metalman


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2014

A trip of a lifetime. From start to finish we were looked after in every way.  The entire staff was friendly, helpful and always there when needed.  Valentin, the Program Director has the best sense of humour and in addition to his extensive knowledge of everything related to the trip set the positive tone for the entire journey.  Claudia the Hotel Manager was ever present to attend to every detail, Captain Estvan Fekete, was very friendly and accomodating to all passengers.  Ludmilla with her cheery smile, Zoltan kept our wine glasses full, Maynard (thanks for the Danish each morning) and Rusty was always ready with orange juice and coffee. They were always nearby in the dining room with impeccible service.  Claudia our room attendant kept everything clean and tidy and even re-arranged our bouquet of flowers part way through the trip. Eva's house keeping staff kept everything spotlessly clean and tidy.Overall just a wonderful holiday.Thank you.

pathways of the Pharaohs

By: fishwish


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2015

trip was Pathways of the Pharaohs. The Ships used were not Viking ships. the review would not let me submit until I choose a ship ,so I choose the first on the list. the names of the ships were The Mayfair on the Nile and Omar el Khayam on Lake Nasser. the Omar el Khayam was a lovely ship and was up to Viking standards. The MS Mayfair ,even though not up to Viking luxury ,was one of the better ones on the Nile. Our tour guide,Hanan,was excellent and very knowledgeable . She saw to all our needs and was very accessible.

Viking provided a wonderful trip

By: Bill2000


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2015

Our trip to Russia with Viking River cruises was very informative and quite enjoyable. Viking gave us a total package; flights, transfers, great itinerary, wonderful food and excellent accommodations. There were times we felt rushed with not enough time to fully experience the tours, but there was a full schedule. Overall we were totally pleased and it was a great trip. Our travel advisor, Linda, told us this was one of the best trips offered and she was correct.

Great Ship

By: Toast


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2015

Our ship was clean, modern and wonderfully kept. Although we had a balcony, we were moored against other boats for a number days, which took away from our balcony time.

All aboard

By: Voyagers


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2017

The Viking ship and crew on this trip as in the past were exceptional. The ship was spotless. The crew, and I mean all the crew members we interacted with, were very friendly, helpful, and well informed. From the Captain to the house keeping staff we were catered to in every respect. The wait staff in the dining room were all great and the Chefs food was authentic to the region we visited and very good. One slightly negative experience was the noise on the lower level where our cabin was. As we passed through the lochs the side thrusters made so much noise it disturbed our sleep. Perhaps I would have selected a room in an upper level had I known. Perhaps some additional acoustic insulation would help. As a whole I would strongly recommend Viking. We had a wonderful voyage to Russia. I will remember it for a long time.

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