Viking Longship Skadi

4.5/5 |
Viking Longships integrate a patented corridor design* and cutting-edge technology with comfortable amenities that reflect guest preferences and current travel trends. These new features include a revolutionary all-weather indoor/outdoor Aquavit Terrace that reinvents the onboard lounge experience by bringing the panoramic outdoor river scenery indoors with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors, allowing guests to enjoy the views and dine al fresco. Accommodating 190 passengers in 95 staterooms, Viking Longships have a patented layout that allows for two Explorer Suites - the largest river cruise suites in Europe - as well as seven two-room Veranda Suites with a full-size veranda in the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom; 39 Veranda Staterooms with full-size verandas; and 22 French Balcony Staterooms. Additionally, all Longships have sustainability upgrades, such as onboard solar panels and organic herb gardens, and energy-efficient hybrid engines that also reduce vibrations for a remarkably smooth ride.

* Corridor configuration designs U.S. Patent # 1832106-0001 to 1832106-0011.

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Onboard Features

Activities & Services

Let Viking's staff treat you to personalized service, fine wines, and delicious, regional cuisine. Engage in immersive cultural activities, and take advantage of a wide array of amenities, from the onboard Congierge to shipwide Wi-Fi and 24-hour beverage bar.

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
  • Slippers
  • Television / Radio

  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Internet Caf?
  • Library
  • Multi-Level Atrium

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

  • Jogging Track

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

  • Al Fresco Dining
  • All Beverages Included In Cruise Fare
  • Dining Style: All Casual
  • Dining Style: Open Seating


  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Ship Staterooms

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of August 2019. 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

Sun Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite - ES
  • Veranda Suite - AA
  • Veranda Stateroom - A
  • Veranda Stateroom - B
  • French Balcony Stateroom - C
  • French Balcony Stateroom - D
  • Standard Stateroom - E
  • Standard Stateroom - F
Sun Deck

Upper Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite - ES
  • Veranda Suite - AA
  • Veranda Stateroom - A
  • Veranda Stateroom - B
  • French Balcony Stateroom - C
  • French Balcony Stateroom - D
  • Standard Stateroom - E
  • Standard Stateroom - F
Upper Deck

Middle Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite - ES
  • Veranda Suite - AA
  • Veranda Stateroom - A
  • Veranda Stateroom - B
  • French Balcony Stateroom - C
  • French Balcony Stateroom - D
  • Standard Stateroom - E
  • Standard Stateroom - F
Middle Deck

Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Explorer Suite - ES
  • Veranda Suite - AA
  • Veranda Stateroom - A
  • Veranda Stateroom - B
  • French Balcony Stateroom - C
  • French Balcony Stateroom - D
  • Standard Stateroom - E
  • Standard Stateroom - F
Main Deck

Featured Sailings

Ratings & Reviews

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Overall good trip

| Amsterdam, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic - Viking's Grand European Cruise
We weren't prepared for all the necessary tipping of the local guides..... it is difficult to always have enough of the local currency in small amounts. It was not unusual to have 3 - 4 people that required tipping in one day..... several local guides and different bus drivers! Our local guides were EXCELLENT AND SO KNOWLEDGEABLE. You also needed to have small coins to pay for use of the toilets. Be prepared for long lines at the water closets! We were provided maps of our daily excursions and emergency phone numbers for contact if necessary on every outing. Quiet VOXES were great for audio to be able to listen to the guides' narration. We were always provided water to take on daily excursions. We applaud the concierge and cruise director for their choreography of 180+ passengers and getting them to and from daily excursions and onto busses! We had the last state room towards the back of the boat, and would not recommend that, be/c there is constant activity going in and out of the storage room..... the door is always slamming. Beverage center for coffee and tea with cookies is available between dining times. When you return from excursions the staff greets you with little surprise treats of local sampling of beverages, hot towels, etc. Lots of extra attention on many levels.

Skadi

| Prague, Budapest to Amsterdam, extra days in Amsterdam
Other than running aground, which was handled very well by crew and staff. And that was an adventure too. I had a very needed relaxing time.

grand european tour

| Budapest to Amsterdam
An excellent cruise, well organized with a professional and dedicated staff. I would have preferred a bit longer stay in some ports and maybe skipping some, but thats a personnal preference. One downside was the upper deck was closed for about half the trip due to low bridges.

Skadi New Year's Cruise

| Budapest, Durkheim, Melk , Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Passau
I didn't realize that "transfers" in Viking language meant all connections - even train and taxi. Apparently I could have made train reservations through Viking that might have alleviated problems since the Danube was low and the cruise couldn't start at Budapest but Romaron. When I received the e-mail from Viking about the docking change, I called the US number. The people there told me to contact the ship directly. I received only the message that the number wasn't available and they would send an SMS message when it was. For 3-1/2 days it was NEVER available. On the afternoon my cruise began (the 26th) I called the hotel where Viking was meeting people and finally talked with a representative. She took my phone number, the time of my train arrival and said she'd get back to me. Two hours later, I retried to no avail. But they had arranged for a gentleman to meet me at the train - sign in hand, and a personal drive to the Skadi. He had looked me up on Facebook and knew what I looked like as well. Kudos to him.(Of course, if someone had returned my call, I could have gotten off the train in Romaron - 5 minutes from the ship - instead of having an hour's drive in heavy fog. ) Once I arrived at the ship I was well taken care of. The only problems were the low water on the Danube and fog. Otherwise it was a delightful trip. And we could have used a little more time in the ports.

Relax along the Danube River

Explore five of Europe’s most enchanting countries along the storied Danube River; Austria, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. See the range of architectural wonders in Budapest and Bratislava, sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley, and take a tour of the 900-year-old baroque Benedictine abbey at Melk.

 

Norse Heritage

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. To appease her rage, the gods offer Skadi gold, which she refuses. Instead, she demands a god for a husband. The gods agree, but on the condition that she makes her choice by gazing at their feet. Skadi choose the most graceful feet, believing them to belong to the young and beautiful Baldur. But she has chosen Njord. After they are married, Njord and Skadi want to live in their respective homelands, and so agree to separate.

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