Viking Longship Var

4.8/5 |
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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Christmas Cruise

| Nuremberg, Bamberg, W?rzburg, Wertheim, Rothenburg and Frankfurt
Christmas decorations were minimal. should have been more decorations and lights to make the cruise more festive.

The Best Service, The Best Quality

| Budapest-Prague
We have had French chefs, Japanese chefs, Filipino chefs, can we try an American chef? Budapest by night, the Narrows, the Prague extension were great! The quality of the crew cleaning your cabin and waiting your table is the best. The guides are terrific. Punctuality is appreciated. And a good time was had by all.

Blue danube, budapest to nurenburg

| blue danube
Great

Our trip on the Danube

| Budapest, Austria and Germany
We loved Budapest,Austria and Germany. Had some great meals at lunch time in these countries. All transportation and connections were on time.The Var was a very beautiful ship and staff was very helpful and the guides in the countries were all very good.

Set Sail on the Danube River

Explore four of Europe’s most enchanting countries along the storied Danube River; Austria, Germany, Hungary 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 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. From the goddess Var, nothing can be hidden. She is wise but severe, and will not hesitate to punish those who break their vows. Through Var, the word is the will. Var is one of eleven handmaidens that attend Frigg, goddess of marriage and motherhood, and favorite wife of Odin, god of wisdom. Through fidelity and close attention, Var serves her mistress well. Her symbols are the oath ring and hearth fire.

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