Viking River Cruises

When it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises is the world leader. From Europe to Russia, from China to Southeast Asia, we offer cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders of each region. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruisetour along the Yangtze, Mekong or Irrawaddy Rivers. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Elbe or Douro. Our river cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. And a river cruise offers unrivaled convenience - unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer. State-of-the-art ships, comfortable accommodations, regional cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, and exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable journey at an incredible value.

Viking River Cruises' Ships

More about Viking River Cruises

Exploring the World in Comfort
Whether on river or ocean cruises, Viking Cruises offers cruises that are destination-focused and carefully crafted with a mix of cosmopolitan and smaller ports of interest. Ocean itineraries are specifically designed to offer longer hours in port than competitors, including late evening stays and overnights to take advantage of night life in select ports, and river cruise itineraries are similarly planned. Cruises are priced to provide top consumer value by leveraging economies of scale and experienced management, and include such items as shore excursions and wine or beer with onboard meals. The company also ensures a focus on enrichment through shore excursions by local guides, regional foods, and privileged access for in-depth exploration of the destinations. All Viking cruises include the exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that brings history and culture to life through onboard enrichment lectures; language classes; hands-on cooking demonstrations and classes; and local entertainment to complement included shore excursions.

A global corporation headquartered in the United States with main operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the company was established in 1997 by a Scandinavian and Dutch consortium led by Torstein Hagen.

2819 Cruises · 77 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Danube
  • Dnieper
  • Douro
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Elbe
  • Gironde/Garonne
  • Mekong
  • Nile
  • Rhine
  • Rhine/Danube
  • Rhine/Moselle
  • Rhone/Saone
  • Russian Waterways
  • Seine
  • Yangtze

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Reasons to Book

The Viking Way

While they deliver the expected and iconic (such as museums and landmarks), they also go beyond, and on most itineraries we offer a Local Life experience and a Working World experience, as well as an optional Privileged Access experience. For example, they offer a number of home-hosted visits or trips to local markets so their guests can experience Local Life ; they provide experiences like the Kinderdijk windmills near Amsterdam or porcelain factory in Meissen, so guests can gain insight into the Working World ; and they offer the option for their guests to experience Privileged Access to museums, private collections and after-hours events curated especially by Viking such as their exclusive behind-the-scenes tour partnerships with Lobkowicz Palace in Prague, Czech Republic and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Ships Built for You

Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally comfortable. Spacious staterooms and open, public areas keep you in close touch with the world around you.

Cultural Enrichment

Every destination is made more fascinating with daily shore excursions, informative lectures, cooking demonstrations, entertaining performances and more.

Viking Inclusive Cruising

Viking provides you with outstanding value. The price you pay covers just about everything—port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions.

Best Staff & Service
At Viking, they have almost 4,000 of their own professional, English-speaking staff worldwide, all dedicated to making your stay aboard the most memorable possible.

Regional Flights

When you travel with Viking, you can fly from selected regional airports at no extra cost.

Members Club

Viking Explorer Society

Being a member of the Viking Cruises family allows you to enjoy rich travel experiences—and the rewarding benefits of the Viking Explorer Society. Once you take a Viking cruise, you are automatically enrolled in the Viking Explorer Society, meaning you are part of a community of sophisticated travellers—people who like to expand their world view through travel. Travellers like you.

Travel Credit on Your Next Trip – Viking would like to encourage you to join them again by offering credit on your upcoming travel with Viking Cruises. Whether you choose the rivers or oceans for your next journey, you will receive travel credits according to the amount of time that has elapsed since your last Viking voyage. If you reserve within one year, you receive £100 past passenger discount.

Onboard Recognition – You will not want to miss the exclusive Viking Explorer Society members-only cocktail party during your next journey. Mingle with fellow guests, get to know the ship’s staff and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.

The Inside Scoop – Be among the first to be informed about new Viking Cruises itineraries and new ships—so you always have first choice of destinations and departure dates. You will also receive news about special limited-time offers by email and/or regular mail, according to your preferences.

Travel is one of life’s great treasures, and sharing it with others increases its value in so many ways. After you travel with Viking they encourage you to refer a friend to enjoy their fantastic journeys as well. Details about our referral scheme will be sent with your Explorer Society membership pack.