Viking River has been taking well-travelled curious guests to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations for more than 26 years.

On a Viking River journey, we have accumulated more than 250 awards including being the first cruise line ever to be simultaneously named the #1 Ocean Line and #1 River Line in Travel + Leisure’s 2022 “World’s Best” Awards.

From Europe, Egypt, Southeast Asia or the USA – there is simply no better way to get to the heart of these destinations than on a Viking river journey. Moreover, from spellbinding landscapes and storied historic sites to celebrated architecture, fascinating culture and delicious cuisine, a Viking river journey will captivate every interest.

Viking boasts a fleet of more than 70 award-winning river ships. Custom-built to navigate the worlds great rivers they cater from 82 guests on our Egypt ships up to 190 guests on our elegant Longships that sail Europe’s waterways.

Serene Scandinavian Spaces

Viking River ships are custom-built to navigate the world’s great rivers and dock right in the heart of the greatest cities and smallest towns. Relax in understated elegance onboard the award-winning ships, boasting all-outside staterooms, a revolutionary al fresco Aquavit Terrace, inviting interiors bathed in natural light and some of the most spacious suites on the rivers. Simply unpack once and Viking will take care of the rest.

With inspiration pulled from the exploratory spirit of the original Vikings, you’ll encounter the Nordic heritage in every storied space on board Viking ships. Clean lines and warm blonde joinery nod to Viking River’s forbears’ connection to the natural world, while leather and colourful woven textiles recall the patterns of early Norwegian craftsmen.

People enjoying the Aquavit Terrace with a server
Guests enjoying the Aquavit Terrace with a server

The Thinking Person’s Cruise Line

A glimpse into the world of Viking reveals enriching itineraries covering some of the most rewarding and fascinating locations on the planet. They believe travel should be more than just a trip — it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. As the ‘Thinking Person’s Cruise Line’, their itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its art, food, culture, countryside and customs. Whether it’s castles and cathedrals, museums or a UNESCO World Heritage site, every day with Viking is an opportunity for you to discover more.

Viking Inclusive Value

A Viking river journey is exceptional value for money. Vikings doesn’t underestimate the importance of good value, so it includes more with your cruise fare. The line thought of everything, so you can focus on making your time with Viking truly memorable.

What’s included

Riverview stateroom

Guided excursion in every port

All onboard meals

Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Speciality tea, coffee and bottled water

Evening entertainment onboard

Onboard lectures and demonstrations

Unlimited Wi-Fi

Port charges and government taxes

All onboard tipping and gratuities

Airport transfers with Viking Air

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