The Insider’s Guide to

Viking River Cruises

Intimate Ships
Diverse Itineraries
Cultural Immersion

Why Viking

With 23 cultural partners, Viking river cruises provide fascinating insights about each destination you'll visit, essentially immersing you in each region, with a focus on local culture, music, food, crafts and more. In Europe, Viking’s Longships are specially designed to fit under small bridges and can traverse narrow canals, giving you a wide range of rivers and itineraries to choose from.

Many river cruise lines offer five-star service but include a hefty price tag, while Viking offers a high-quality, four-star product, still with many inclusions, at a more reasonable rate. And here's an interesting fact, each of their 10,000 staff members are hand-picked by the Viking management team, to ensure exceptional service. And with a 90% staff return rate, you can expect the same great service on every voyage.


Grand staircase in one of Viking's longships

Intimate Ships

Viking has the most extensive fleet of river cruise vessels, designed to navigate the world’s great rivers. This large fleet provides you with convenient access to many of the world's sought-after destinations and experiences. Viking’s river ships are tailored toward adults, so you must be at least 18 to sail. They also offer free laundry facilities and a complimentary spa.

Viking longship sailing down a river past a castle on a cliff

Diverse Itineraries

With sailings to Europe, Russia, Asia, Egypt, the Upper and Lower Mississippi, and beyond, Viking river cruises offer a truly diverse itinerary selection.

Cruise guests dining al fresco on Viking's Aquavit Terrace

Cultural Immersion

Viking river cruises give you the unique opportunity to explore beyond common roadways, so you can get a more authentic experience of both the lands that you'll visit and the fascinating people who call it their home.


Viking river cruise ships are thoughtfully designed for each region they travel.

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