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Viking River Cruises operates 18 vessels in some of the world's most magnificent places. Gourmet cuisine, superb service from the staff, and knowledgeable Program Directors enhance your experience on every sailing.

Viking River Cruises operates 18 vessels in some of the world's most magnificent places. The company's ships are sleek and well-appointed, with fine wood furnishings and spacious public areas. Staterooms have windows, most of which open to passing vistas, and some have French balconies. Gourmet cuisine, superb service from the staff, and knowledgeable Program Directors enhance your experience.

At least one port a day is visited on every Viking river cruise itinerary. Viking owns docks in many of the cities it visits, and passengers are able to disembark in the heart of town without waiting in lines or taking tenders to shore. English-speaking local guides lead tours ashore, but you can also explore on your own.

Accommodations, most meals on and off the ship, some beverages and all shore excursions are included in Viking's cruise price. Viking also features an Old World Highlights program, with authentic folkloric entertainment, lectures, cultural arts demonstrations and language lessons provided onboard and ashore.

Viking River Cruises offers vacations in Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, China, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Viking Legend

Part of Viking's European fleet, The Viking Legend offers an elegant luxury cruise experience with big-ship comfort.


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Viking Prestige

The Viking Prestige offers European itineraries and can accommodate up to 188 guests. Enjoy luxuriant staterooms and a panoramic, 360-degree sun deck.


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Viking Emerald

Cruise the Yangtze River on Viking Emerald, a state-of-the-art river cruise vessel. Accommodating 256 guests with full verandas, hotel-style beds in every spacious suite and stateroom, public areas bathed in light and an English-speaking crew, Viking Emerald is one of the most sophisticated river ships sailing the region.


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Viking Freya

This new energy-efficient vessel will take you across some of Europe's hottest destinations.


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Viking Idun

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Idun is the Norse goddess of spring, rejuvenation and eternal youth. She is the custodian of the golden apples of immortality which the gods must eat to preserve their youth.


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Viking Njord

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Njord is the Norse god of the wind, as well as the sea, and was worshipped by Viking fishermen and traders who invoked his name to calm the waters and protect their ships.


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Viking Odin

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Father of the Norse gods, Odin is the god of wisdom and is associated with magic and prophecy. He also brings victory in battle. Odin is often pictured with long gray hair and beard, cloak and floppy hat to disguise himself as he travels among ordinary people. He seeks his knowledge far and wide, even trading an eye for a drink at the giant Mimir’s Well of Wisdom.


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Viking Aegir

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

In Norse mythology, Aegir is the giant god of the sea, and he personifies the power of the ocean. The Vikings were skilled sailors; they understood the beauty and the danger of the sea, and they both worshipped and feared Aegir.


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Viking Embla

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

In Norse mythology, Embla was the first woman to be created, the mother of the human race. The god Odin and his brothers made Embla, along with Ask, the first man, from two tree trunks found on the seashore. Embla and Ask were then given Midgard, the world of humans, as a place to live and call home.


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Viking Douro

This stylish and innovative ship which includes a panoramic sun deck complete with pool and jacuzzi travels through the Douro River.


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Viking Bragi

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Bragi is the Norse god of poetry, music and eloquence. Plucking his harp and singing sweetly, he can charm all creatures, even the flowers and the trees. His tongue is carved with runes, ancient Norse symbols, and through his poetry, Bragi keeps the stories of the gods alive.


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Viking Atla

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The beautiful giantess Atla is the Norse goddess of water. She is the daughter of Aegir and Ran, god and goddess of the sea. Atla is one of the nine wave maidens who lives at the bottom of the sea, watching over the World Mill that continually turns with the seasons to bring the earth and its people fertility and harmony.


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Viking Jarl

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Jarl is a noble Norse warrior renowned for his strength and intelligence. According to Norse legend, Heimdal disguised himself as a human named Rig, and leaves his post at the gateway to Asgard, where he is guarding the gods, to travel the earth where he fathered three children: Thrall (serf), Karl (freeman) and Jarl (earl).


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Viking Baldur

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Baldur was everyone’s favorite, loved by both gods and mortals. Baldur was believed to be indestructible. So impervious to injury was he that, at banquets, guests used to amuse themselves by hurling objects at him. Nothing, it seemed, could harm him. Yet the malicious trickster Loki discovered that the one thing that could kill Baldur was mistletoe. He tricked Hodur into throwing a sprig of mistletoe at the beautiful and good Baldur, fatally wounding him.


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Viking Buri

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Buri is the first god in Norse mythology. He was created, not by a mother or father, but by a giant frosty cow named Audumbla. As she licked the salty blocks of ice in Ginnagagap, the shape of a man, Buri, was formed and she nourished him with her milk.


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Viking Delling

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

His name means “dayspring” or “shining one,” and in Norse mythology, the god Delling is the father of the day. According to legend, Delling is married to Nott, the goddess of the night, and together they have a son, Dagr. Odin placed the three of them in the sky, so that they may ride across it with their horses and chariots every 24 hours.


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Viking Gullveig

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Her name means “gold branch.” This beautiful, beguiling Norse sorceress loves and desires nothing more than gold. When she leaves the realm of the Vanir gods and travels to Asgard, home of the Aesir gods, in search of gold, Gullveig talks of nothing else. Worried by her gold-lust, the Aesir cast her into the fire three times. Each time she rises from the flame brighter and more beautiful. When she then returns to the Vanir, they vow to avenge her mistreatment, and so begins the fabled war between the worlds.


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Viking Heimdal

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Tall and handsome and known for his purity of heart and mind, Heimdal is the ever-vigilant guardian of the gods. Heimdal is blessed with extraordinary sight and hearing. He can see for 100 leagues and can hear the grass growing. His horn, Gjallarhorn, can be heard throughout heaven, earth and the lower world.


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Viking Kvasir

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The Norse god Kvasir is born out of peace. When the two warring factions of the Aesir and the Vanir agree to form a truce, they do so with each god spitting into a bowl and stirring the saliva. From this, Kvasir, a new god of knowledge is created. Kvasir embodies all the gods’ knowledge. So great is his knowledge that there is no question he cannot answer.


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Viking Skadi

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The giantess Skadi is the Norse goddess of winter. She is also associated with hunting and skiing. When her father is slain by the gods, Skadi straps on her armor and weapons and heads to Asgard, home of the gods, to avenge his death.


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Viking Rinda

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Beautiful and headstrong, Rinda personifies the hard, frozen earth. She is the daughter of Billing, king of the Ruthenians, and wife of Odin, father of the gods.


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Viking Magni

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Son of the mighty Norse god Thor, Magni is believed to be the one god stronger than his father. He is so strong that he is the only one besides Thor to be able to lift Mjolnir, Thor’s mighty hammer.


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Viking Lif

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Her name means simply "Life." In Norse mythology, Lif and the male Lifthrasir are two mortals who are foretold that they will survive Ragnarok, the end of the world as it is known, by hiding in the forest of Hodmimir. After the flames have abated, Lif and Lifthrasir emerge to discover that everything has been destroyed, and it is up to them to begin anew and repopulate a fertile new world.


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Viking Idi

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Idi, the frost giant, is the brother of Thjazzi and Gangr, and the son of Olvadi who was extremely rich in gold. When Olvadi died, he left such a vast amount of gold that no scale could measure it. To divide their inheritance, Idi and his brothers each take as much gold as their giant mouths will hold.


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Viking Alsvin

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

According to Norse legend, Alsvin is one of the two horses that pulls the sun across the sky in a chariot driven by Sol. The name Alsvin means "very swift." The other horse is called Arvakr, whose name means "early riser."


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Viking Bestla

This new energy-efficient vessel will take you across some of Europe's hottest destinations.


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Viking Eistla

This new energy-efficient vessel will take you across some of Europe's hottest destinations.


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Viking Ingvi

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

In Norse mythology, Ingvi is the son of Odin, father of the gods. Ingvi (sometimes spelt Yngve) is a divine ancestor of the legendary Scandinavian dynasty, from whom the earliest historical Norwegian kings claimed to be descended from.


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Viking Sineus

Completely refurbished in 2014, our Viking ship in Eastern Europe offers exceptional ambiance with all the comforts of a fine hotel. Enjoy spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and beautiful public spaces on board an elegant ship that sets a new standard of river cruising excellence in the region.


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Viking Hermod

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Son of Odin, father of the Norse gods, and Frigg, goddess of motherhood and marriage, Hermod is the swift and nimble messenger of the gods who is famous for his bravery.


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Viking Mekong

Built specifically to cruise the Yangtze and Mekong Rivers, our classic river cruise vessels meet the latest international standards of comfort and elegance. With outside verandas, hotel-style beds in every spacious stateroom and suite, public areas bathed in light, design elements that reflect the cultures of the region, and an all English-speaking staff, these river ships are the most distinctive sailing the region.

Explore the sights and sounds of one of the most scenic regions in the world while enjoying the comfort and elegant romance of our ship in Southeast Asia, specifically built to navigate the Mekong River.


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MS Esplanade

This luxury cruise will take you through the Nile River as you enjoy its featured amenities.


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Viking Mandalay

This beautifully handcrafted ship will take you through the Irrawaddy River, one of the most scenic and fascinating regions in the world.


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Viking Truvor

More than 20 years ago, Viking began sailing the storied waterways of Russia. Today, our fully refurbished, elegant Russia fleet sets new standards of excellence in this region. Complete with hotel-style amenities, they feature spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and refined public spaces.

Truvor, whose name means "our faithful," took charge of Izborsk, an area near what is now Russia’s border with Estonia, controlling these lands for Kievan Rus.


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Viking Ingvar

More than 20 years ago, Viking began sailing the storied waterways of Russia. Today, our fully refurbished, elegant Russia fleet sets new standards of excellence in this region. Complete with hotel-style amenities, they feature spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and refined public spaces.

Son of Rurik, Ingvar was born around 875 AD and succeeded Helgi as Grand Prince of Kiev and took control of the ever-expanding empire. He also ruled for around 30 years and carried the conquests of Kievan Rus further, forging east and undertaking campaigns against Persia, Constantinople and Bulgaria.


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Viking Helgi

More than 20 years ago, Viking began sailing the storied waterways of Russia. Today, our fully refurbished, elegant Russia fleet sets new standards of excellence in this region. Complete with hotel-style amenities, they feature spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and refined public spaces.

A prince and a prophet immortalized in Russian literature, Helgi was a Viking of adventure and of legend. In the early 10th century, Helgi inherited the ancient Russian empire Rus founded by Rurik, believed to be his brother-in-law.


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Viking Rurik

More than 20 years ago, Viking began sailing the storied waterways of Russia. Today, our fully refurbished, elegant Russia fleet sets new standards of excellence in this region. Complete with hotel-style amenities, they feature spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and refined public spaces.

With understated elegance and trademark Viking interiors, this is the very best ship on Russia’s waterways today. Fully refurbished for the 2012 sailing season, Viking Rurik offers private verandas on every stateroom on the upper and middle decks!


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Viking Var

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The Norse goddess of oaths, Var is a truth seeker. She oversees all agreements and contracts, particularly marriage vows made between men and women, which were known as várar in Old Norse. Hence, she is the goddess of betrothal.


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Viking Torgil

Viking has four ships custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.

An alleged son of the Danish King Harald, Torgil sailed westward to Bretland (Wales and western England), Portugal and Ireland. According to Viking history, he and his brother Frode were the first Northmen to conquer Dublin. Torgil lived to be king of Dublin for many years.


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Viking Tor

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Tor, a version of the name Thor, is a son of Odin and god of the sky and thunder. Strong and powerful, he is the protector of gods and people and is usually depicted wielding his mighty hammer, Mjolnir.


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Viking Hemming

Viking has four ships custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.

Hemming was a Danish king for only two years, but his reign helped shape the future of Franco-Danish relations immeasurably. He was best known for signing the Treaty of Heiligen with the Frankish emperor Charlemagne in 811.


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Viking Forseti

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The Norse god of justice, Forseti, radiates the light of truth. He is eloquent, wise and, most of all, a fair and persuasive mediator. Forseti presides over all disputes of gods and men, giving all a proper hearing.


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Viking Hlin

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The task of the Norse goddess Hlin is to protect and shelter humankind. She is also the goddess of consolation and brings comfort and solace to those who grieve, kissing away their tears. Hlin is deeply compassionate in an unsentimental way, and a wise teacher. Thanks to her guidance, we learn how to honor our dead, and integrate their love and wisdom into our daily lives.


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Viking Kara

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

In Norse mythology Kara is one of the Valkyries who are also known as swan maidens or wish maidens. Legend says that if you can capture and hold a swan maiden or her feathered cloak, you can extract a wish from her.


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Viking Akun

More than 20 years ago, Viking began sailing the storied waterways of Russia. Today, our fully refurbished, elegant Russia fleet sets new standards of excellence in this region. Complete with hotel-style amenities, they feature spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and refined public spaces.

Akun, nephew of Viking ruler Rurik, was among the signatories of the 944 Rus-Byzantine Treaty who were named in the Russian Primary Chronicle.


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Viking Astrild

Boasting many of the same popular design elements of our Viking Longships, our new Elbe ships feature state-of-the art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. The other classic, intimate ships feature deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Their customized hulls and engines are specially built to navigate the historic Elbe river.

Classical mythology has its cupid. In Nordic culture, it’s Astrild who sets hearts afire. The delicate lilt of her name first caressed the ears of literature lovers in the 17th century, when Swedish poet Georg Stiernhielm introduced her to northern Europe in his writing. She remains a fabled figure who spreads love, passion and affection.


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Viking Beyla

Boasting many of the same popular design elements of our Viking Longships, our new Elbe ships feature state-of-the art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. The other classic, intimate ships feature deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Their customized hulls and engines are specially built to navigate the historic Elbe river.

Beyla is a servant to Freyr, Norse god of virility. She looks after his realm with her husband Byggvir. Because of her association with Freyr’s farm, Beyla personifies agriculture and the seeds from which crops grow.


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Viking Alruna

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The daughter of Kjárr of Valland, Alruna (Ölrún in Old Norse) was one of three Valkyries spinning linen on the shore of Wolf Lake, when they were spotted by three brothers who lived nearby. Alruna and Egil, one of the brothers, lived together for seven winters, until Alruna flew off to battle, never to return.


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Viking Egil

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Egil is one of the most memorable Vikings to appear in the Old Norse sagas. Combining courage and brawn with high intelligence, Egil embodied ethicality and composed intricately beautiful poetry. Today, Egil personifies the Viking spirit to travel to the unknown world.


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Viking Eir

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The goddess Eir is by many accounts “the best of all physicians.” But scholars differ on the capacity in which she used her power. Some depict her as a goddess of healing, tending to the sick and the war-wounded. Others view her as a horse-riding Valkyrie who rides into battles to decide which soldiers die and which live.


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Viking Gefjon

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Gefjon is credited with the creation of the Danish island of Zealand. When the ruler of Sweden offers her all the land she and four oxen can plow in a day and a night, she transforms her four sons into beasts of burden. Together, they uproot a swathe of earth from the mainland and deposit it into the sea, creating Zealand. This act of might earns Gefjon respect among gods.


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Viking Kadlin

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Kadlin was the daughter of Rolf, a Norse nobleman who conquered and ruled over the Viking principality that became known as Normandy. Kadlin married King Bjolan of Scotland.


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Viking Lofn

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The Norse goddess Lofn is so gracious that the mightiest of gods melts to her will. Even Odin himself, the chief god of Norse mythology, gives Lofn permission to arrange marriages. Whether the love that impassions men and women is right or wrong or approved by others does not concern her. Rather, she longs to nurture adoration at its purest, even if it means arranging marriages that are taboo.


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Viking Mani

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

In Norse mythology, the gods banish Mani and his sister Sol to the heavens because their father was so arrogant as to name them “moon” and “sun.” There, they guide their namesake orbs across the sky, counting the years for humankind.


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Viking Mimir

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Mimir is said to have gained wisdom and knowledge by drinking from the Well of Wisdom. He is so wise that when the great tribes of Vanir and Aesir gods are at war, the Vanir tribe calls on him for counsel. But, incapable of translating his words of guidance, they behead him and send his head back to the Aesir tribe. Odin, the Aesir chief, embalms Mimir’s head with herbs, casting a spell that empowers it to speak and share secrets. Thus, Mimir guides Odin through the war until the two tribes of gods unify into one.


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Viking Modi

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Modi is the son of Thor, the most powerful of the Norse gods. Though he inherits his father’s brute strength, he is also known for his fearlessness. Boundless courage emboldens his physical strength all the more.


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Viking Rolf

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

One of the oldest of all Nordic-Viking names, “Rolf” came from “Hrodwulf,” a Dark Ages appellation when mostly pagan names tended to extol virtues. One of the most famous kings of antiquity, Rolf gained renown in warfare by assembling the most celebrated warriors of the North, known as Rolf’s Twelve Champions.


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Viking Skirnir

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Skirnir is a humble servant of the gods. When the lovesick Freyr, god of sunshine and prosperity, falls in love with the beautiful goddess Geror, he sends Skirnir to woo her. The coy goddess refuses Skirnir’s advances until he threatens her with his mystical wand. But Skirnir is smart; for delivering Geror, he requires that Freyr give him his powerful sword as a reward.


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Viking Tialfi

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

In Norse mythology, Tialfi was the son of Egil and a champion runner. He became a slave to Thor, the god of thunder, after eating one of his goats. On a journey with Thor, Tialfi stopped to run a race against the young giant Hugi. The giant was an illusion and the embodiment of thought; and since no one can run faster than thought, Tialfi lost.


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Viking Ve

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

In creation mythology, the Norse god Ve is crucial. Together with his brothers Odin and Vili, he slays the primeval being Ymir, thus ending the rule of giants. The triad of brothers creates heaven and earth from the body of Ymir.


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Viking Vidar

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Loyal to a fault, the Norse god Vidar avenges his father Odin’s death. A collector of shoe leather discarded by mortals, he adds each of the leather shards to his own sole.


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Viking Vili

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

In Norse creation mythology, Vili and his brothers Odin and Ve rise up and slay the primeval Ymir, who had ruled the realm with his race of giants. The brothers then form heaven and earth from Ymir’s flesh, blood, bones and hair.


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Viking Orient

An intimate luxury cruise ship that runs its course in the river cruises of Asia. Spacious rooms, unique programming, and all-inclusive cruising.


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Viking Osfrid

Viking has four ships custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.

Osfrid co-led the first recorded mission from Norway to England at the command of Harald I, King of Norway. Harald corresponded with Athelstan, King of Wessex, and the Norwegian king dispatched Osfrid and Helgrim to sail to England.


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Viking Hild

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Also known as Hildr, the great and powerful Norse goddess Hild was one of the legendary Valkyries.


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Viking Herja

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

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


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Viking Ra

Owned and operated by Viking, Viking Ra was specifically built to navigate the Nile. She was completely stripped down to her steel frame and reconfigured to be a modern, elegant vessel, launched in 2018. Fully reimagined to international standards and Viking design specifications, she is now an all-suite, state-of-the art ship with the clean, elegant Scandinavian design for which Viking is known. Accommodating just 52 guests, she offers the ultimate in comfort.


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Viking Vilhjalm

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Vilhjalm Langaspjót, or William I Longsword as he is also known, was the half brother of Kadlin and the son of “Rolf the Ganger,” a Viking chief and first Duke of Normandy. Following in his famous father’s footsteps, William ruled Normandy from 927 until 942.


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Viking Einar

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

A strong warrior, Einar wrested control of the Orkney and Shetland Islands from Danish warlords in the late 9th century after his brother Hallad was unable to hold his ground there. The dynasty that he founded ruled the archipelago until 1470.


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Viking Sigrun

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Sigrun is the leader of a band of nine Valkyries, the horse-riding women who descend upon battles to decide which soldiers die and which live. She dies from sadness after her lover Helgi is slain by her brother Dagr, and is later reborn as a Valkyrie herself.


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Viking Sigyn

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Wife of the mischievous god Loki, Sigyn is the goddess of fertility and bonds. Dedicated and loyal, she stays with her husband during his final punishment, when Odin’s son Vali kept him bound to avenge the death of his brother.


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Viking Tir

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The son of Hymir, Tir is the god of heroic glory who sacrificed his hand to tame the evil wolf Fenrir. Fenrir agreed to allow the gods to bind him in magical silken ribbon only if one of them placed his hand in his mouth. Tir volunteered, and Fenrir bit his hand off.


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Viking Ullur

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Stepson of Thor, Ullur is the god of the hunt, known for his great skill as an archer. He is also a wily wizard, able most notably to cross the seas without the use of a vessel but, instead, upon a length of bone resembling a ski on which he has cast a spell.


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Viking Vali

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

The son of Odin and the giantess Rind, Vali was conceived strictly to avenge the death of Baldur, another of Odin’s children. To achieve this, Vali grows into manhood in just one day, developing courage and perfecting his marksmanship with the bow and arrow.


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Viking Helgrim

Viking has four ships custom built to sail Portugal's Douro River, with state-of-the-art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Like our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with sweeping river views.

Helgrim co-led the first recorded mission from Norway to England at the command of Harald I, King of Norway. Harald corresponded with Athelstan, King of Wessex, and the Norwegian king dispatched Helgrim and Osfrid to sail to England and deliver Harald’s gift of a fine ship.


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MS Antares

The Viking-operated MS Antares is a classic ship, your floating oasis as you immerse yourself in ancient Egypt. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a spacious, state-of-the-art vessel with a refined, understated ambiance. Her spa facilities, Sun Deck, pool and revitalizing amenities provide a serene haven from which to explore this culturally rich destination. Accommodating just 62 guests, MS Antares offers the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.


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Viking Fjorgyn

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Norse mythology’s Mother Earth, Fjorgyn has been associated with the start of the growing season, when Norway’s soils were nurtured for planting seeds. She was the mother of Thor, the mighty thunder god and son of Odin. As such, she was also an adversary of Odin’s wife Frigg.


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Viking Gersemi

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Daughter of Freya, the goddess of love, and the god Od, Gersemi is associated with great riches and beauty. Her name, along with the name of her sister Hnoss, translates into “treasure.” Gods and mortals alike envied her for her strength and serenity.


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Viking Hervor

Our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined Scandinavian design and understated elegance. Thoughtfully engineered to get you closer to your destination, they provide unprecedented levels of comfort, including spacious staterooms with full-size verandas, the largest suites on Europe’s rivers and the most al fresco dining.

Valkyrie Hervor’s dedication to Odin during wartime is illustrated by her well-known story. During a time of peace, she was spinning flax by a lake when the blacksmith Volund came along and took the fair-haired woman as his wife. After they were married for seven years, Hervor was called to battle and never returned.


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Viking Kari

Boasting the same popular design elements as our Viking Longships, our Viking Seine ships feature state-of-the art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Plus, these ships feature customized hulls and engines specifically built to navigate the historic Seine River.

Eldest son of the ancient giant Fornjot, Kari was the god of the north wind, capable of carrying great Viking longships across vast waters. He is associated with the very breath of life, providing air for the lungs of mortals and teaching people how to use song to heal themselves and others.


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Viking Radgrid

Boasting the same popular design elements as our Viking Longships, our Viking Seine ships feature state-of-the art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Plus, these ships feature customized hulls and engines specifically built to navigate the historic Seine River.

Radgrid was one of the legendary horse-riding Valkyries, the handmaidens of Odin, the father of the gods. These long-haired, beautiful women descended from the skies into battles to decide which soldiers lived and which died. Radgrid’s name translates into “truce of counsel,” suggesting her great power in determining the fate of mortals.


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Viking Skaga

Boasting the same popular design elements as our Viking Longships, our Viking Seine ships feature state-of-the art engineering, deluxe accommodations and streamlined Scandinavian interiors. Plus, these ships feature customized hulls and engines specifically built to navigate the historic Seine River.

Astride her horse, the Valkyrie Skaga flew into battle to determine which soldiers would live and which would die, escorting the dead to Valhalla, the kingdom of the gods. There, the warriors prepared to fight in the ultimate battle of Ragnarok, which would all but destroy the mythological realm so it could flourish again.


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Viking Osiris

Owned and operated by Viking, Viking Osiris is a brand new vessel, the most upscale ship in Egypt. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a state-of-the-art vessel—designed in the clean, elegant Scandinavian aesthetic for which Viking is known. Accommodating just 82 guests, she offers the ultimate in comfort.


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