Viking Longship Vidar

5.0/5 |
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

Please click on the appropriate deck below for more information.

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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Ship Staff
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Viking Vidar 2018

| Switzerland, Germany, France and The Netherlands
I loved our trip and we got to see some beautiful sights that I never thought I would ever see. We had a great crew who kept us well informed on the places we were going to be visiting.

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| Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Rhine river cruise was our first cruise of any type. We selected a river cruise because we did not want to be on a floating city. We liked the idea of a vacation that was totally handled by someone else and having a smaller vessel to navigate. This trip did not disappoint! The included daily destinations were interesting, informative, and sometimes exhausting! Like I said, "My body doesn't know that my mind is young!". Most days we walked 2.5 miles. One day we included the optional afternoon tour, we walked just over 4 miles. Several days in a row, the walking was on cobblestones or in the castle even more primitive. If you are not used to walking daily, you might want to start a daily walking program to prepare yourself. At the beginning of the trip, you may want to talk to the Activities Director to discuss a good day to schedule a masseuse to come on board and give your calves and feet a good massage! For our route, Cologne, Germany was the perfect stop for this. I say this not to scare you away. I am just being honest for those of us who own who we are (over 50 years old and have the foot problems to prove it). One of the days, we cruised during the day and it was fairy tale castle and church after fairy tale castle and church. Interspersed in all of that was a vibrant landscape that was stunning. I am still amazed at the foothills with grape vineyards growing down the sides. It appeared that every useable space had a use assigned to it. Combined with all of this Andreas (the Vidar Chef) and his kitchen along with the wonderful crew of the Viking Vidar plied us with delicious food, wonderful beverages that we might not have otherwise tried, and wool blankets when needed to enjoy the cruising experience. Jerzee is the ships onboard musical talent. He plays piano, clarinet and saxophone nightly after dinner, as well as, provided relaxing music during the lunch and dinner hours. A particular amazing experience was when the ship had a professional harpist and violinist come on board to provide us with a private concert. It was absolutely beautiful. One last and VERY IMPORTANT note is that our entire experience with the Viking Vidar crew from housekeeping to the Captain, was absolutely fantastic!!!!! All details of our possible wants and needs had been foreseen by the crew. Every single request was met with a smile and a genuine willingness and wanting of the crew to please their guests! This was such a refreshing experience. The service provided was impeccable. Thank you Viking Vidar! The reason I only gave four stars to our Cabins/Staterooms. They are small. It is a sailing vessel so this is to be expected, you might say. Well I say that just like the airlines with their tiny seats, that can and should be changed. True on the ship, we spent the majority of our time either one deck, in the lounge or on an excursion; however if I had not purchased one of the larger rooms, I think I would have gone mad in that tiny space during that short amount of time. Sometimes also, you might just want to hang out in the room and watch everything from the balcony.

Journey down the Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers

Spend days amidst the timeless elegance of Paris and the breathtaking scenery along the Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers. Stay in Paris, then enjoy scenic cruising through the Rhine Valley, famous for its many castles and charming towns. Discover multicultural Strasbourg and explore Basel’s Old Town. A joyful rhapsody

 

Norse Heritage

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. After the wolf Fenrir devours Odin, the loyal Vidar hunts down Fenrir to avenge his father’s death. He secures its lower jaw against the ground with his heavy shoe, pulling on the upper jaw to kill him. This heroic deed has long associated Vidar with loyalty and vengeance.

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