Onboard Features

Activities & Services

Let the Viking staff treat you to personalized service, fine wines, and delicious, regional cuisine. Engage in immersive cultural activities, such as hands-on demonstrations, cooking classes, traditional dance performances, and local tastings. While on board, you can take advantage of a wide array of amenities, from the onboard Concierge to ship-wide Wi-Fi.

It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to the guest's satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the full fare.

  • Bath Amenities/Toiletries
  • Bath Robes
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (and/or Other Beverages)
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Stateroom Movies
  • Minibar and/or Refrigerator
  • Private Safe
  • Showers and/or Bath Tubs
  • Sitting Area
  • Slippers
  • Television / Radio

  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Library

  • Classes and Workshops
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
  • Local Entertainment

  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
  • Concierge Desk
  • Laundry Service (nominal fee)

  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Casual Dining Venue(s)
  • Dining Style: All Casual
  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and/or Farewell Dinner

  • Internet Access - For guests' convenience, all Viking ships have Internet access, as follows:

    • Ships in Europe, Russia and Ukraine - There is free Wi-Fi available, so you can bring your laptop and get online at any time. Alternatively, each ship has a few computers for guest use; there are desktop machines in Russia and laptops in Europe that guests may use free of charge. Guests who bring laptops to Russia may wish to bring a LAN cable for use in their stateroom; this may work a bit better than the wireless LAN in rural areas along the river.
    • Ships in China - There is an Internet caf? with desktop stations for guest use, free of charge. There is no onboard wireless network in China or Southeast Asia, so you will not be able to get Internet service on your personal computer while on the ship, although you may be able to do so during hotel stays.
    • Please note - Shipboard service may be unreliable during certain parts of the journey. The Internet connection functions via cellular service or satellite downlink, and there may be times when reception is not possible and/or when the connection is quite slow. For this reason, it is recommended that guests use the internet connection checking and sending email only, and not for downloading large files or watching video online.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs - Guests must report any disability requiring special attention while on their Viking Cruises itinerary to Viking at the time the reservation is made. All vessels and motorcoaches are equipped to European standards. Most transportation services, including the vessels and motorcoaches, are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps. Viking will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor is it responsible for any denial of services by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Viking cannot provide individual assistance to a vacation participant for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motorcoaches and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need such assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well being. The guest assumes the full risk of use and of any prohibitions imposed by vendors. Motorized scooters are not typically suitable on international cruises and cannot be accommodated.

    Guests who have any medical, physical, or other special needs should contact Viking River Cruises directly at 1-877-668-4546 (1-877-66VIKING) with additional questions, and to obtain a copy of Viking's Policy Statement.

  • Pregnancy Policy - Viking reserves the right not to accept passengers who are in an advanced state of pregnancy either upon commencement of or at any time during the river or ocean cruise.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required - Viking will make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs. Every meal has vegetarian options on the menu, and chefs are able to prepare low-salt or gluten-free cuisine. Guests requiring special diets, such as diabetic or low-cholesterol meals, must alert Viking Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d? when on board, and the chefs will make make reasonable efforts to fulfill these requests.

  • Smoking Policy - All Viking ship interiors, staterooms, and verandas are non-smoking. Each ship has an outdoor smoking area, generally on the sun deck.

Ship Destinations

Viking Legend visits these amazing destinations. Click to view sailings.

Ship Staterooms

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Ship Deckplans

Upper Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite - AA
  • French Balcony Stateroom - A
  • French Balcony Stateroom - B
  • French Balcony Stateroom - C
  • Standard Stateroom - D
  • Standard Stateroom - E
  • Single Stateroom - CS
Upper Deck

Middle Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite - AA
  • French Balcony Stateroom - A
  • French Balcony Stateroom - B
  • French Balcony Stateroom - C
  • Standard Stateroom - D
  • Standard Stateroom - E
  • Single Stateroom - CS
Middle Deck

Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite - AA
  • French Balcony Stateroom - A
  • French Balcony Stateroom - B
  • French Balcony Stateroom - C
  • Standard Stateroom - D
  • Standard Stateroom - E
  • Single Stateroom - CS
Main Deck

Departure Ports

Featured Sailings

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Experience
Ship Staff

Danube Waltz Cruise

| Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Linz, Passau
The ship was very clean and the staff were excellent and very friendly. There were excellent activities at night and the included tours and extra tours we took were excellent; especially the local guides. This cruise only gives you a taste of the various locations.

Viking Legend

| Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany
perhaps best river cruise of 3.

Excellent River Cruise

| Danube River cruise
For people whose looking for a comfortable and relax cruise, the river cruise is where you would like to be. Viking did a good job. We really enjoyed the entire cruise, the staff's friendliness, courteousness, made us feel at home. We will surely take Viking for our next cruise. T

July 8th Danube River

| Budapest to Passau
First river cruise for us, this will be hard to top! Great food on board, busy days walking, and many sights to see. Fun traveling companions that we met on board and shared stories with. Highly recommend this way of seeing many cities and cultures along the river. Wished it could have been longer...

Wonderful Trip

| Passau, Vienna, Melk, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague
We enjoyed this Viking cruise very much!

Danube Cruise

| Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Melk, Linz, & Passau
FYI: One of the lecturers on the cruise ship stated that if he was a travel agent that he would inform his clients that the best cruise months on the Danube would be April or October. Not only is the air travel cost less, but most importantly you will avoid the masses of travelers in the port cities. He stated that this has become a problem in the summer months. While there were six cruise ships in Passau during our visit, he informed us that there would be up to 25 on a given day in the summer.

Danube Waltz - not for the (very) young!

| Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, cursing the Wachau river valley, Melk, Linz (Cesky Krumlow), Passau
Overall, a lovely cruise, but not for anyone looking for nightlife. I knew it was an older crowd, but I expected folks to be in the Lounge after 11 pm! Getting up every morning at 7:30 am isn't really my cup of tea either, so maybe the problem was me, not the cruise. The only other complaint was the sound of the drain in our Main (bottom) deck bathroom - it sounded like a jet engine while draining. I suppose if you're 75 and hard of hearing it won't bother you, but I wouldn't have tolerated it while my husband was showering without my white noise machine. For the good, there was a lot - the food was incredible, the staff is amazing, the itinerary was good (though maybe a tad strenuous? 5 countries in 7 days is a workout!), the included excursions were very good (just too early! maybe offer a morning and afternoon excursion?), and the ship was in very good condition. The amenities were nice (Freya) and the towels were lovely (big and fluffy). The QuietVox system they use on the excursions were pretty good, although there seemed to be a lot of background humming (feedback?) when the guides used their headsets (though I felt bad when they had to hold up their unit and speak into it along with holding up the group sign as well!). The cabin was small, but we expected it, and there was plenty of room for all of our stuff. The ship never seemed crowded with only 180 passengers onboard. Our cabin steward, Sasha, was great as were our favorite waiters, Javon and Renee, maitre d' George was very attentive, cruise director David was lovely and personable, musician and singer George was very entertaining. We enjoyed it enough to buy future cruise credit coupons, but it will probably be another year before we will do another river cruise (where I am scheduled for 3-4 ocean cruises already).

The beauties of the Danube

The alpine beauty of Bavaria and Austria takes your Danube river journey to new heights. Visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle and Salzburg’s Old Town. Then sail the Danube past villages, vineyards and the Wachau Valley to the cultural capitals of Vienna and Budapest.