Viking River Cruises is the world's largest river cruise line. Its ships sail the rivers of Europe, Russia and China. Viking was the first to offer river trips in Russia. Viking ships are Scandinavian in design, with open, airy interiors by famed maritime architects Yran & Storbraaten. Viking River Cruises' ships average just 150 passengers, and often dock right in the heart of town, providing "walk off your ship" access into Europe. Guided shore excursions in each port of call are included in passengers' cruise fares.
Fellow passengers: Viking River Cruise passengers are generally English speaking well-travelled cruise veterans in the 55+ age bracket.
Viking River Cruises - Destinations
Viking Ships sail along the major rivers of Europe, Russia and China. In Europe, discover grand cities and quaint villages along the Blue Danube. Spend magical days along the Rhine and Main Rivers of central Europe. Discover East Germany’s dramatic landscape with a cruise down the Elbe River.
In Russia, experience the waterways of the Czars, discovering the history and culture of Russia's heartland. You can also discover Ukraine’s colorful culture along the Dnieper River. In China, cruise the wildly beautiful Three Gorges region of the legendary Yangtze, and admire the engineering marvel of the Three Gorges Dam.
Viking offers the widest possible variety of destinations. Experience world cities like Budapest, Kiev, St. Petersburg and Shanghai, immersing yourself in local culture in the smaller towns along the way. With Viking, you explore the places you visit with expert Program Directors who provide background, context and a regional perspective.