Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Viking River Cruise

There are countless reasons why you’ll love exploring the world on a Viking river cruise. Here are just ten…


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No one offers
more choices

As the world’s leading river cruise line, only Viking gives you more ships, more destinations and more flexibility across Europe, Russia and Asia.

Where do you want to go?

Everything you need at a great value.

A river-view stateroom; all meals on board; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner service and a guided excursion in each port are just some of the great benefits you can enjoy with Viking. And they are all included in the cost of your cruise.

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Elegant ships

Soft restful hues; warm, natural woods and fabrics, light-filled open spaces and an unflinching eye for detail are the hallmarks of our award-winning Viking Longships.

Seeing is believing.

Step out in style

See more, do more,
learn more

Discover more about the people, culture, history and cuisine of every destination. You will spend more time in each place and enjoy informative lectures and port talks, cooking demonstrations and lively Destination Performances to bring history and art to life on board. All included of course.

What’s going on?

Travel made convenient

Reserve roundtrip transoceanic flights with Viking Air to enjoy convenience and a great value. At no extra cost, we provide transfers between your airport and ship or hotel. Plus, if you purchase our all-inclusive Travel Protection Plan, your air travel is covered by the policy as part of your Viking itinerary.

Fly from home

You’re in safe hands

No other river cruise company has more experience. Our expertise has been honed over two decades. Our fleet of innovative ships is the largest in the world. Our English-speaking staff is employed and trained by Viking.

The biggest and the best fleet

Go with the flow
or go your own way

You can do as much or as little as you want on a river cruise with Viking. Join the included guided excursion in each port of call to see the main sights. Choose from a selection of fascinating optional tours to explore more. Or head out on your own with the assistance of our onboard Concierge, who can furnish you with everything you need to discover each destination your way.

See more, do more

People like you,
like Viking

Sophisticated, pleasant, friendly. The ambience on board a Viking river ship is very much like the kind of guest we attract.

Meet like-minded travelers

The food is so good

Which river cruise? It’s all a matter of taste. Which is exactly why more people choose Viking every time. Fresh, delicious, beautifully cooked and served food is one of the real highlights, morning, noon and night. From regional specialities to always available American classics, we promise to take your taste buds on a journey of discovery, too.

What’s cooking?

Where next?


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