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Viking River Cruises is one of the leaders in deluxe river cruises featuring itineraries throughout Europe, Russia and the Ukraine, Egypt and Asia. Viking River Cruises 28 ships offer diverse itineraries, exceptional service, fine cuisine and excellent value.
The staterooms onboard a Viking River cruise ship are elegant and beautifully appointed. They feature large picture windows or balconies, hotel-style beds, comfortable duvets, ample storage, televisions with multiple channels and in-room movies, complimentary bottled water, and internet connection on most vessels.
Ultimately the focus of a Viking River Cruise is the destination. Discovering a destination and learning about its history and culture is what makes it so special. Every Viking River Cruise includes excursions in each port led by experienced guides. These guides provide a true insight into the history and culture of the destination. Viking River Cruises also offer unique optional excursions such as visits to local homes where guests are able to interact with local residents and to gain a better understanding of the perceptions of current and historical events. Onboard a Viking River Cruise the enrichment programs feature lectures on history, politics, language lessons and cooking demonstrations.
Viking Cruises feature sailings in Europe, Russia and the Ukraine, Asia and Egypt. Their European ships sail on many rivers including the Rhine, the Danube, the Moselle, the Seine, the Elbe, the Saône, the Maine, the Rhone and the Waterways of Holland and Belgium. The Viking Russian River Cruises sail on the Volga, Svir and Dnieper rivers. Their Egypt cruises feature the Nile River. In Asia, Viking River Cruise deluxe ships sail on the Yangtze River in China and the Mekong River. Viking Cruises offer over 90 itineraries ranging from 7 to 16 days.
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Viking River Cruises offers deluxe river cruises throughout most of the European rivers as well as offering itineraries throughout Russia and the Ukraine, Asia and Egypt. This vast range of itineraries provide an in-depth opportunity to explore these destinations and to learn about the cultures, histories and insights that make these destinations so interesting.
From the time a guest boards they are warmly welcomed by a friendly and professional English-speaking staff. The exceptional personal service offered by Viking River Cruises has earned them the award for the "Best Small Ships" in Condè Nast Traveler magazine.
Viking River Cruises are a celebration of fine food and regional specialties. Their chefs introduce the local cuisines using the freshest ingredients and regional menus pared with local wines to give a unique perspective into the area that is being visited.
A Viking River Cruise provides guests with a unique perspective of the cruise destination which they are visiting. Their complimentary excursions in each port combined with the experience of the expert guides, on board lectures and guest interactions provide a unique insight into the history and culture of the area.