By Viking® · July 2021
Destination focused & culturally enriching.
Sailing through the heart of cities and landscapes with Viking River Cruises, you’ll see things differently. You’ll get closer to iconic landmarks, to local life, to culture treasures. It’s a feeling that only a river can give you, that only Viking can give you. These are journeys that will forever change your perspective on the world and perhaps even yourself. Viking River Cruises. Exploring the World in Comfort.
At Viking, we believe in offering you extraordinarily well-designed cruises that bring you closer to the cultures of the world. You sail into the heart of your destination—where new discoveries are just a short walk from your ship. We have fine-tuned the art of exploring the world in comfort.
From our Viking Longships® on Europe’s rivers to our elegant sister ships on the world’s great oceans and seas, our award-winning vessels have been thoughtfully engineered by nautical architects to bring the outside in. Graceful staterooms and suites were designed with your comfort and serenity in mind, and light-filled public spaces inspire and refresh you throughout your journey.
The Thinking Person’s Cruise® Travel should be more than just a trip—it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. That is why our itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs. Included shore excursions and carefully curated optional tours provide the perfect overview of must-see cultural and historic highlights. But The Viking Way® of exploration goes beyond the expected and iconic, offering Local Life, Working World and optional Privileged Access® experiences. While on board, our enrichment programs bring local culture and history to life, complementing your time ashore.
Our destination-focused approach to river and ocean cruising has earned us a place in the industry as the world’s leading small ship cruise line. In 2020, Viking was once again honored in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards—marking 15 years of recognition. And for every consecutive year since we launched our ocean cruises, Viking has been named the #1 Ocean Cruise Line* by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards. We also received 11 first place honors in Cruise Critic’s 9th annual Cruisers’ Choice Awards, sweeping all major categories, including the newly added Best for River Cruises category.
Sail with Viking and experience a journey of discovery created for curious travelers like you, with true explorer spirits.
*Ship size category: 600–2,199 guests