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Viking River Cruises

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About Viking River Cruises

Best-known of the river lines, Viking River provides solid cruises with a great variety of itinerary and cabin choices.

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Viking Mississippi
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7 Night
America's Heartland

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Viking Idi
Viking Idi

11 Night
Cities Of Light

178 Reviews
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Viking Idi
Viking Idi

11 Night
Christmas On The Rhine & Moselle

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Viking Idi
Viking Idi

11 Night
Paris To The Swiss Alps

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14 Night
Grand European Tour

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9 Night
Portugal's River Of Gold

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Pharaohs & Pyramids

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Romantic Danube

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Paris To The Swiss Alps

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Christmas On The Rhine & Moselle

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7 Night
Rhine Getaway

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Rhine Getaway

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Lyon & Provence

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Rhine Getaway

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Grand European Tour

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Viking River Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Viking River cruise ships?

Passengers on Viking River Cruises are generally English-speaking, well-traveled cruise veterans in the 55-plus bracket, although China and Southeast Asia attracts some younger travelers (think 40-plus).

Viking River Cruises is not appropriate for families as all passengers must be 18 years or older to sail.

Do I have to dress up on a Viking River cruise?

Viking River Cruises emphasizes comfort over formality, with most people donning pullovers or button-up shirts, khakis, and blouse and pant or suit pairings. Even at the captain's welcome and farewell dinners, you won't see many men in suits (or even jackets for that matter) or women in fancy dresses. Despite its generally casual feel, jeans and shorts are not permitted at dinner.

Is everything free on Viking River cruises?

No. Viking River Cruises are semi-inclusive, with at least one shore excursion per day, Wi-Fi, bottled water and all onboard meals (in all venues) included in the price of your cruise. Also included is beer, wine and soda at lunch and dinner; these beverages cost extra any other time of the day.

You will need to pay extra for tips, laundry and additional shore excursion offerings. On vessels with hair or spa services, or any retail offerings, you'll need to pay extra for these as well.

What are Viking River’s most popular activities?

River cruising is all about the destinations visited, and excursion are, by far, the most popular Viking River activity. In all ports, passengers have at least one free sightseeing option, with several extra-fee choices as well. Onboard, there are few activities to engage in but the occasional onboard presentation (usually a lecture, or local dance or music troupe) draws a crowd. Evening music (typically a piano player) may or may not be popular depending on the crowd onboard.

Why go with Viking River?

  • Largest -- and best-known -- river cruise line in the world
  • Pricing includes a guided shore excursion in each port of call
  • Ships are new, casual but refined, and comfortable

Best for: People taking their first river cruise who want a choice of cabins, itineraries and availability

Not for: Families or travelers looking for luxurious, all-inclusive river cruises

Viking River Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Interesting and a bit exhausting

The river cruise ends in Trier, and I thought we were getting on a high speed train to Paris, but they take you by bus which takes well over six hours with two brief stops.Unlike the Amsterdam to Budapest cruise, you are put up at a hotel in Zurich for two days at the beginning and two days in Paris at the end.Read More
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beachcomberbill

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Danube Eastern Europe

Countries visited, cruise ship and crew were totally outstanding; the weather however was miserable from start to finish, cold wind and rain mist every day!Cruise director Michal was superb in every category as were the Hotel director and maitre ‘d.Read More
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oji01

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Quick review great cruise April 23

Viking guide on bus took us to check in and everything from there was great.Several Viking greeters met us and about 10 minutes later were on bus with 8 others to boat.Read More
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GoGAdawgsWin

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Disappointed

this gave us respiratory issues for the entire cruise.This cruise was a big disappointment.Read More
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1Grantcouple

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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