Rated the #1 River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler and “Best for River Cruises” by Cruise Critic members, a Viking river cruise is a crowd-pleaser you can rely on.

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Destination-focused. Culturally enriching. Carefully curated. Discover what makes Viking the world’s leading small-ship cruise line.

Sailing Europe’s storied rivers, the award-winning Viking Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true (two-room) suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge, library, and expansive sun deck. The ships feature al fresco dining on the Aquavit Terrace, an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden, and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride.




Viking’s award-winning Viking Longships™ take you closer to your destination with large, expansive windows and the ability to dock in the heart of small towns.

Not every river cruise sails on a longship because Viking custom designs each ship to best fit the rivers it will sail, but every ship incorporates the state-of-the-art craftsmanship of the famed longship.

Ship Design

Award-winning Viking Longships showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, Viking Longships are able to dock in the center of quaint towns, putting you in the heart of your destination.

Suites and Staterooms

Viking Longships provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas and the largest suites on Europe’s rivers. Designed with understated elegance and comfort in mind, these gorgeous ships allow travelers to experience the utmost in luxury and relaxation.

Dining & Entertainment

The Viking onboard experience provides the ultimate in entertainment and dining. Featuring stunning indoor and outdoor dining venues and panoramic views to enrich your travel experience.

The Cruise Destinations


Want to sail the Nile in Egypt or the Yangtze in China? Viking’s vast fleet allows you to reach more destinations than most river cruise lines, making it a great choice for exploring far-flung places. 


An included excursion in every port, plus “The Viking Way” of exploration:

On Shore Experiences

The Viking Way of exploration takes you deeper, offering behind-the-scenes insights and opportunities. While this includes the expected and iconic, such as visits to renowned museums and notable landmarks, Viking also offers Local Life, Working World, and optional Privileged Access experiences in places otherwise difficult to visit.

Local Life

Viking provides fascinating insights into Local Life during excursions that reveal the rhythms of daily living in your destination. Visit a Russian home in the quaint town of Uglich. Taste your way through a culinary tour of Budapest. Meet some winsome children at a Viking-sponsored elementary school in China. This is the ideal way to experience a place like a local.

Working World

Witness the inner workings of a historic Kinderdijk windmill. Tour the impressive wine cellars of a Wachau Valley winery. Learn the intricate art of truffle hunting from a local Perigord farmer and his hound. Glimpsing the world at work helps you tap into its passions and see its people anew.

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