The high standards of the Viking River Cruise Company providing opportunities for an entertaining and enriching travel perfectly match with the quality of the Viking service.
It includes everything to make a tour enjoyable and carefree.
The Viking fleet numbers twenty state-of-the-art ships accommodating from one hundred to two hundred and fifty passengers. They feature all the modern comforts comparable with those of a five-star hotel. The cozy outside cabins are provided with an individually controlled air-conditioning, a bathroom, shower and facilities, such as a television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and safe. Panoramic windows, sun decks and promenades allow guests to watch the delightful views of the cities and villages located along the greatest rivers of Europe and Russia - the Rhine, the Danube, the Moselle, the Maine, the Rhone, the Po, the Dnepr and the Volga - along which the Viking ships cruise. In the inviting bars and restaurants aboard the ships you will be served the most refined dishes, including local specialties, by polite and attentive personnel. These public places are meant not only for meals - their intimate atmosphere is favorable for pleasant talks and making new acquaintances. Lapse into relaxation and reflections in the lounge or the library, where you will not be disturbed by anyone. If you like to luxuriate in a sauna, you will not have to give up this habit during the vacation: the sauna on the ship is not a bit worse than that you are used to. Certainly, even in a cruise you cannot stop thinking of your dearest and nearest and you would like to make a surprise for them on your arrival - it is not a problem, in the small souvenir shop lots of pretty things reminiscent of the voyage are available. In addition, there is also a medical centre and a laundry service. No difficulties exist when you are onboard the Viking River ships.
Due to the Viking fleet and Viking service, you will not have to worry about such things as transportation, meals, safety, accommodation and additional expenses on excursions. The packages include everything in one price. With English-speaking guides provided, you will listen to lectures and see demonstrations. Every day the ships will call at some port, and you will have an opportunity to go on a sightseeing tour in the city. Sometimes the stops are made at night, and then the temptation to plunge into an exciting night life and experience the national color will be too great to stay onboard the ship.
The cruises are planned in the way that the guests should learn as much about the countries, cities and villages they are passing as possible, and even onboard the ship you should be imbued with the specific cultural and historic spirit of the these places.
The high standards of the Viking service have been set and kept by experienced and knowledgeable specialists in the cruise and hospitality industry, among the members of the Board were: Torstein Hagen, Founding, Chairman; Charles Duro; Robert G. Ehrnrooth; George B.Loudon; Christer S. Salen and Nitin Mehta.
Care and a personal attitude are the fundamental principles of the Viking service.