Viking Spirit

4.8/5 |
Expand your horizons on comfortable, state-of-the-art ships, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way. Each sister ship carries only 930 guests and is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports. The fleet features understated elegance and modern Scandinavian design.
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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
  • Private Safe
  • 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
  • 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

Deck 9

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 9

Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 8

Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 7

Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 6

Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 5

Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 4

Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 3

Deck 2

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 2

Deck 1

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck 1

Deck A

Stateroom Key

  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV1
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV2
  • Penthouse Veranda Stateroom - PV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV1
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV2
  • Owner's Suite - OS
  • Explorer Suite - ES1
  • Explorer Suite - ES2
  • Explorer Suite - ES3
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS1
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS2
  • Penthouse Junior Suite - PS3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV3
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV4
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV5
  • Deluxe Veranda Stateroom - DV6
  • Veranda Stateroom - V1
  • Veranda Stateroom - V2
Deck A

Featured Sailings

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Experience
Ship Staff
Dining/Food
Entertainment
Activities
Staterooms
Itinerary/Ports
Value

Viking spirit

| Paris Normandy river cruise
Ship docked a few minutes from Effie's tower. This was a great central location for walking around Paris .

Our First Viking River Cruise

| Normandy
It may have been the itinerary along the Seine, but the cruise just didn't match other river cruises and cruise lines we have experienced. The highlight was Normandy. The food, which we expected to be outstanding, was just so-so. We ordered steak, and we were told you will get it the way it is cooked - I like it medium-rare, but it was well done. On other cruise lines, the entertainment is great considering the small ship size; this ship only had a single piano player. We loved the cruise director; she was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. The entire staff was friendly and very helpful.

Cruise to New Zealand and Australia

| Dunedin, Hobart
Over all, the trip was a once in a lifetime for us as we are 82 and 87. We are thoroughly happy with Viking as a whole but after experiencing the ocean cruise, we prefer the river cruises. It seems the included tours included more varieties.

Cruise of a Lifetime!

| Western Mediterrean
This was a wonderful cruise on a brand new ship with an attentive staff and great cabin amenities. The food was wonderful and the Spa facilities exceptional. I especially loved the free laundry facilities available on each deck. Viking communication could be improved as the itinerary change in Barcelona was made before I booked and I was not made aware of this change prior to booking. We also weren't informed of the terminal change for departure in Barcelona which lead to a long taxi ride trying to find where Viking was docked. Also we booked a Penthouse Deluxe Veranda cabin and were told the refrigerator would be stocked with alcoholic beverages and replenished every day. This was not the case in our cabin. But aside from these few details I would most definitely book with Viking again and will recommend to others

Viking Mediterrean Cruise

| Med Cruise: Spain, France, Italy
What a truly wonderful vacation! The ship is well designed with many areas to enjoy. Staff was always pleasant and helpful. Highly organized staff so that boarding and leaving the ship was smooth and painless. Excursions were a pleasure despite the stifling European heat. Multiple dining options with a wide variety of well prepared food. Fabulous spa massage and a couple of visits to the spacious, immaculate gym. Overall this was such a wonderful experience I have difficulty finding anything to criticize. Anyone looking for a first class cruise experience should book a Viking cruise!

Komodo& the Australian coast

| Indonesia and Australia
Would like to we visit the area again Maybe a little more time in some of the ports, they probably don't have complete control and are govern by the ports schedules

Orion

| Australia, New Zealand
Cruise was great. One free tour per tour was great. Service,food, friendliness of staff , size of ship & organization was great.

the land down under

| Australia and New Zealand
We had a fabulous cruise on the Viking Orion in Australia and New Zealand. Most days we took advantage of the included tour in the morning, then went sightseeing/exploring on our own in the afternoon. Delectable food is always available on board, so we frequently returned to the ship for lunch, then started out again. Viking offers a free shuttle to town if the ship docks farther than easy walking distance, so that was a huge convenience. "Port talks" the evening before were helpful to give us an idea of what to do and see, and now, Viking provides a list of books to read prior to embarkation to make us knowledgeable about our destination, which makes the trip all the more meaningful.

Viking orion

| Australia
One the best of our cruising. Wonderful staff. Great venues. A little short on storage space, but it worked.

France at its Finest

Begin in France’s legendary capital of Paris, then travel along the Seine through the Norman countryside to the historic Normandy beaches before returning to Paris. Transfer to Chalon-sur-Saône to embark on the second half of this grand tour of France, finding artistic inspiration in the colors and sunlight of Burgundy and Provence.

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