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Viking River Cruises
River cruising is an experience like no other, offering a totally relaxing way to discover the try heart of Europe, Russia and China. While onboard, you unpack just once in your deluxe river-view stateroom. Then sit back and take in the lovely countryside, dramatic hilltop castles and charming villages as they slowly drift by. Our more than half million satisfied guests can tell you—Viking River Cruises is the best way to journey to the heart of these exciting destinations.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Viking River Cruises
Cruise Vacation Type: River Cruises
This Cruise Line is Rated: 4.5-Stars
This Cruise Line is Worldwide: Yes
This Cruise Line is Best For: Groups, Single adults & Couples
This Cruise Line is All-Inclusive: Yes
This is an Adults-only Cruise Line: No
Minimum Age for This Cruise Line: N/A
Green-Certified Cruise Line: Yes
Spa & Wellness Program On Board: Yes
Highlights of a Viking River Cruise
- Vienna’s elegant boulevards and Hapsburg treasures
- Budapest’s historic Castle District
- The lush vineyards of France
- Storybook villages and hilltop castles of Germany
- The charming windmills of The Netherlands
- Glittering palaces of St. Petersburg, Russia
- Germany’s spectacular Saxon Switzerland region
- Portugal’s rolling vineyards of the Douro Valley
- Ancient temples along Egypt’s timeless Nile River
- China’s breathtaking Three Gorges of the Yangtze
- Cambodia’s sprawling Angkor Wat complex
- Vietnam’s lush and fertile Mekong Delta
There are cruise vacations to suit every budget, from the cost-conscious to the most luxurious. Even more important, a cruise offers the best travel value for your money, because almost everything is included in the upfront price.
Most Cruise Packages include:
- Destinations you’ll visit
- Dining – Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
- Nightly Entertainment
- Daily Activities
- Onboard Service
- Special Programs
What’s Not Included In The Upfront Price?
Below is a description of the things that are not included in the upfront cost of the cruise:
The cost of airfare is not included in the upfront price of the cruise, but is almost always available for an additional charge. We’ll ask you where you are flying from and quote you the cruise line’s price or the best available price.
Alcoholic Beverages & Some Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic beverages are not included in your cruise price, and since soft drinks come over the bar there is charge for them as well. Specialty coffees are also almost always additional. However, Some of our luxury cruises lines may include this feature.
Your personal service staff works hard for you while you’re enjoying your cruise, so please tip them before you disembark. Most cruise lines make it easy for you by automatically adding gratuities to your shipboard account, which is usually about $10 to 12 per person, per day. This amount covers your cabin steward and the waiters and assistants who have served you all over the ship.
Some Dining Options
Alternative dining options are all the rage onboard contemporary ships these days and the cruise lines have a couple of different ways of charging you extra for them. For all restaurants other than the main dining room you should expect to find that reservations are required. There is a fee for that reservation that usually runs from $10-$40 per person and the gratuity for the meal may be additional.
Shore excursions are a very important part of your experience in each port of call, especially if you’ve decided to take the adventure route.
Your ‘welcome aboard’ photo is your first encounter with the ubiquitous ship photographers. They’ll be on hand to capture all the fun and excitement, and then sell it back to you for $20 for each 5 x 7.
Spa Treatments & Salon Services
Arrangements with onboard spas and salons has become one of the hottest new things with the cruise lines in the past few years as passengers are focusing more and more on their well-being.