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Viking River Cruise
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  • Viking is the world's largest river cruise line
  • Fares include guided shore excursions in each port of call


With two lines, one providing river voyages and the other featuring ocean cruises, similarities onboard ships in Viking's two fleets are numerous. 

Viking River's Longships, the largest and most contemporary class of ships on Europe's rivers, were created specifically for river cruising. Sleekly Scandinavian in design, these 190-passenger vessels feature all-outside cabins, two-room suites, real balconies and several dining venues whose cuisines range from formal to light-fare. The Aquavit Terrace, a special feature of the Longships design, functions as an indoor/outdoor restaurant and lounge. Alfresco dining -- rarely available on river lines -- is so popular with travelers that Viking has added more dining settings. 

Viking's earlier classes of river ships feature all the comforts of home and then some. Many have French verandahs, lounges with panoramic views, well-furnished sundecks and cozy libraries off the aft. Here, again, all cabins have windows to the outside, private bathrooms, TVs, telephones and safes. 

Viking River also operates ships in Asia (along the Yangtze and through the Mekong Delta), Egypt, and Russia. 

The Viking Longships, in addition to following the "green" theme of Viking Legend and Prestige, also have larger suites -- two Explorer suites each offer 445 square feet of space and feature 270-degree views with a private wraparound balcony, while Veranda suites each feature two full rooms with a balcony off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. They each show off a new lounge -- the Aquavit Terrace -- where a portion of the floor-to-ceiling windows can be rolled aside to create an indoor/outdoor seating area. 

On all Viking River cruises, onboard entertainment is designed to help passengers understand the cultures and regions visited. Expect to find lectures, local musicians and themed dinners with regional specialties. 

In its main restaurants, Viking ships offer open seating for all meals, which means you can sit where you like. Breakfast is usually a buffet, while lunch is a combo buffet and off-the-menu meal. Dinner is a more formal, multicourse extravaganza. During the day, diners can find light fare in each ship's lounge (or, on the Longships, the Aquavit Terrace). Soft drinks, beer and wine are served complimentary at dinner. 

Viking offers a range of shore excursions. In every port there's at least one complimentary choice and a selection of more in-depth outings for extra fees. 

Viking's new ocean cruise line, which debuts in May 2015 with the introduction of the Viking Star, will offer something of a hybrid experience. Like the river fleet, the ship will feel airy and spacious, with the simplicity of Scandinavian design. The big difference is that the 48,000-ton, 928-passenger ship, the first of two on order at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard, near Venice, will feature more amenities than its river brethren. These include a lavish spa, multiple dining venues, and a variety of bars and lounges. All cabins will have balconies and, sizewise, its standards are about 20 percent larger than the norm. One unique new twist: The ship's main dining venue will have a wall of windows that can be opened in good weather to create a semi-alfresco experience. 


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