5 Reasons to Embark on
a Viking River Cruise

Explore the world from a Viking Longship, and you’ll never see cruising the same way again.

It’s finally here – the long-awaited return to travel that we’ve all been patiently waiting for. Welcome back to setting a course for new horizons, to wandering off the beaten paths of fairy-tale villages, to visiting places you’ve never been and making memories you’ll never forget. Viking is thrilled to set sail again with travelers in tow, and they’ve even created a Welcome Back Collection just for the occasion! But just in case you haven’t already been charmed by the allure of river cruising, we’d like to give you five excellent reasons you should experience it for yourself.

1. Small Ship Experts

Viking Longships are designed to connect you with the spaces around you, from meticulously designed spaces and furniture to large, expansive windows providing gorgeous views in every direction. The Longships’ small size makes it easy to take you closer to your destination, as they can dock in the heart of small towns. Visit ports that larger cruise ships could never reach and discover the hidden gems that most travelers will never find.

2. Destination-focused Dining

Aboard a Viking Longship, you’ll find flavors to suit every palette. The main dining venue, the Restaurant, offers gracious service, complimentary wine and beer, and divine regional cuisine, as well as culinary classics enhanced with locally sourced ingredients so you can explore new cultures through food. Or pair your meal with al fresco dining at the Aquavit Terrace®, a revolutionary space that allows you to get to know new friends over breakfast and lunch as you watch Europe’s picturesque riverscapes unfold before you.

3. Unparalleled Staterooms & Suites

Viking offers a variety of stateroom choices, from the deluxe comfort of the spacious Veranda and French Balcony Staterooms to the Veranda and Explorer Suites. Here, you can enjoy large showers with strong water pressure and clear controls; anti-fog mirrors; and heated floors. These spaces are among the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and provide commanding views, making Viking Longships the most desirable way to travel the waterways.

4. Onboard Enrichment

Complement your onshore experiences with Viking’s eye-opening onboard lecture programs, designed to shed light on your destination’s art, architecture, music, geopolitics, natural world and more. Also, gain an overview of your next day’s port of call through informative multimedia presentations covering the history and culture of your destination. Enjoy Craft and Cooking Demonstrations, as well as Destination Performances representing the most iconic cultural performing art form of the region.

5. Onshore Experiences

Viking provides fascinating insights into Local Life during excursions that reveal the rhythms of daily living in your destination. Taste your way through a culinary tour of Budapest, tour the wine cellars of a Wachau Valley winery, and learn the intricate art of truffle hunting from a local Périgord farmer and his hound. With Viking, you’ll experience each place like a local, tapping into the culture like no other cruise can.

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