Viking Herja

Herja – Decider of Fates

In the Prose Edda, the respected 13th-century chronicle of Old Norse mythology, Herja was a mighty valkyrie.

Explore the world with the Comfort of Viking Cruises. Spend more time at your destination, unpack once on our small luxury ships, enjoy your spacious cabin and unique programming with our all-inclusive cruising. See why Viking is ranked the world’s leader in River Cruising. 


Accomodation Types

An innovative and creative departure from traditional ship layout and design, the Viking Longships offer you a choice in stateroom category and configuration. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to the two-room Veranda Suites, each offers casual comfort and excellent river views. Or choose one of two stunning Explorer Suites—the largest on Europe's rivers—with a wraparound veranda providing 270° views.

Whichever Stateroom you choose, the understated elegance and furnishings will provide the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

Explorer Suite (ES)

Exceptional accommodation aboard the newest, most deluxe river cruise fleet includes their spacious Explorer Suites - featuring separate sleeping and sitting quarters, and a wraparound veranda with 270° views. Along with the French balcony and modern amenities, the Explorer Suites provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can enjoy a large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

Explorer Suites also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Explorer Suites are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  • 445 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Veranda Suite (AA)

The Veranda Suites feature two rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. These Suites provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can enjoy a large bathroom with shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

Veranda Suites also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Suites are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.  

  • 275 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Veranda Stateroom (A, B)

Boasting sweeping river views, The Veranda Staterooms are comfortable and airy, with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening up onto to a full-size veranda. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

Veranda Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  

  • 205 square feet

  • Sleeps 2

French Balcony- Cat C & D

The French Balcony Staterooms provide guests with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open out to create a French balcony. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

French Balcony Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  • 135 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Standard Staterooms- Cat E & F

The Standard Staterooms provide guests a river view courtesy of the half height picture window. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

Standard Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  • 150 square feet
  • Sleeps 2


Deck Plans

An innovative and creative departure from traditional ship layout and design, the Viking Longships offer you a choice in stateroom category and configuration. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to the two-room Veranda Suites, each offers casual comfort and excellent river views. Or choose one of two stunning Explorer Suites—the largest on Europe's rivers—with a wraparound veranda providing 270° views.

Whichever Stateroom you choose, the understated elegance and furnishings will provide the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

Sun Deck


  • Shaded Sitting Area
  • Putting Green
  • Herb Garden
  • Walking Track

Upper Deck


  • Internet Room
  • Library
  • Bar
  • Buffet
  • Observation Lounge
  • Aquavit Terrace
  • Explorer Suites (Cat ES)
  • Veranda Staterooms (A)
  • Veranda Suites (Cat AA)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (C)

Middle Deck


  • Shop
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Veranda Staterooms (Cat B)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (Cat D)

Main Deck


  • Standard Staterooms (Cat E)
  • Standard Staterooms (Cat F)


Dining

It’s been said that the best way to know a culture is through its food and wine. Both engage your senses and provide a window into the traditions and essence of a land. Viking's trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing a complete culinary experience.   

Restaurant

Experience complimentary · Cuisine varies

Gaze at breathtaking scenery through the Restaurant’s panoramic windows as you dine on regional specialties and contemporary cuisine. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware at every meal.  

Aquavit Terrace

Experience complimentary · Cuisine casual

Revolutionary in concept and design, this spacious outdoor seating area at the bow of the ship is perfect for having a casual meal al fresco, meeting friends for drinks or reading a book, all while enjoying breathtaking views and basking in the fresh air.

Entertainment

The Bar

Located in the Lounge, the bar is lively and inviting - a gathering place for guests to view the scenery, have a drink and catch up on the day with friends.

Library

Located in the heart of the Upper deck adjacent to the Aquavit Terrace, the library has comfortable seating and excellent reading light. Their ships’ libraries carry approximately 80 books, in various languages but mostly English, and several games such as chess, backgammon and playing cards. Pick up a magazine or board game and enjoy it in the lounge just steps away.

Onboard Boutique

Forget to bring something? Looking for a magazine or some gift items? The onboard boutique on the main deck has everything you need to make your voyage comfortable and convenient.

The Lounge

The lounge has a baby grand piano, where a pianist plays classical and modern melodies during cocktail hour and sometimes at lunch. The music drifts to and through the Aquavit Terrace -a nice accompaniment on warm, sunny days.

The cruise director hosts a variety of informal evening entertainment in the lounge; from pub trivia nights to the cruise slideshow cum sales pitch, it's all done in a spirit of fun and inclusivity. The lounge is also equipped with large pull-down movie screens and surround-sound for movie nights, and regional performers occasionally come onboard to provide additional entertainment. 


Enrichment

Hands-on demonstrations, cooking classes, traditional dance performances, and local tastings. These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.

Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Topics may include the Dutch Masters or French impressionists, castles along the Rhine Valley, the formation of the European Union, the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the wine and cuisine of southern France, and key words and phrases in the local language wherever you are traveling. These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.

Daily Shore Excursions

Most passengers participate in the daily shore excursions included in the cruise fares, and a fair number also opt for the fee-added alternative trips provided by the line. Shore excursions are typically of the basic bus or walking tour variety, but paid-for excursions also include events like wine-tastings and off-ship dinner outings. Prices for these range between 30 and 60 Euros per person. QuietVox headsets with earphones (found in each cabin) are provided for every tour so that everyone can hear what local guides are saying.

Health & Fitness

Sun Deck

Enjoy the sunshine up on the Sun deck with its 360-degree views and shaded sitting area. Guests are also provided with a small putting green and a walking track, for those looking to keep fit.

Kids & Teens

Due to the nature of Viking cruises, they do not maintain specific facilities or services for children aboard cruise vessels. In the circumstances you and all members of your party must be aged 18 or over on or before the day you are scheduled to embark on the cruise vessel.


Useful Information

Dress Code

Dress during the day is casual including shorts (if the season is warm), trousers or jeans and comfortable shoes for walking tours. There are no “formal nights” and recommended evening dress is “elegant casual” such as a dress, skirt or slacks with a sweater or blouse for ladies; for gentlemen, trousers and a collared shirt. Ties and jackets are optional. We suggest you pack comfortable walking shoes, dressier shoes, a collapsible umbrella/lightweight rain gear; items you can layer like lightweight jackets/sweaters; sunglasses, a sun hat/visor, sunscreen; and toiletries including a travel-sized hand sanitizer. Depending on the season and destination, you may also want to add a warm coat, gloves and water-resistant footwear.   

Dietary Requirements

Your cruise typically offers visitation times for the wheelhouse, during which you can ask your Captain questions and see how the ship is steered. Except for these scheduled visits, please don’t enter the wheelhouse unless explicitly invited by the Captain or First Officer. 

Smoking Policy

All Viking ship interiors, staterooms and verandas are nonsmoking; this policy also applies to e-cigarettes. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area, generally on the Sun Deck.  

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of Viking cruises, they do not maintain specific facilities or services for children aboard cruise vessels. In the circumstances you and all members of your party must be aged 18 or over on or before the day you are scheduled to embark on the cruise vessel.

Disabled Facilities

Viking Cruises welcomes disabled guests but wishes all guests to understand that challenges will exist onboard and during shore excursions. The ocean vessels have elevators, but there may still be thresholds that could make movement difficult. Shore excursions may require movement over cobblestones or up and down stairs; accordingly, a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult since crew availability is limited. Guests need to provide their own wheelchairs, except in an emergency. Motorised scooters are not typically suited on international cruises and cannot be accommodated. Viking does not accommodate animals except for certified therapy or Seeing Eye dogs on our international itineraries.

When you make your reservation, please let them know of any disability that will require special attention while you are on your Viking Ocean Cruise itinerary.