River Cruise Agent
Viking River Cruises operates the world’s largest and best fleet of deluxe vessels built specifically for river travel. With a long heritage in European river cruising, we are the most knowledgeable company in the business. Viking was the first to offer river trips in Russia, and our China management team has decades of experience helping North Americans see China. As a result, more than half a million people have joined Viking on magical, enlightening journeys through these exciting places.
Viking ships are Scandinavian in design, with open, airy interiors by famed maritime architects Yran & Storbraaten. Guests enjoy all the amenities they might expect in a fine hotel, plus expansive, panoramic views throughout.
Every stateroom has an “outside” river view, and most windows on every ship open to the fresh air. Experience the comfort of hotel-style beds with European linens and duvets, and satellite television with CNN and other programming.
Enjoy sumptuous breakfasts and wonderful lunches and dinners with Viking. Created by European and celebrity chefs, our menus combine regional specialties with American fare to delight the most discriminating palate. While meals are casual, open-seating affairs, the atmosphere is always elegant.
Enjoy the same standard of service wherever you sail with Viking—Europe, Russia or China—because we manage it all: nautical, technical, catering, sightseeing and guides. With headquarters in Switzerland and offices in both Russia and China, we oversee these regional shipboard operations.
When you travel with Viking, you can relax knowing that all the details of your experience, both on board and ashore, will be fun and interesting. Our superb Program Directors—and indeed all Viking staff members—are completely devoted to ensuring that every trip you take with us exceeds your expectations.
On every Viking itinerary, expert Program Directors provide background, context and regional perspective. Demonstrations, lectures and workshops supplement on-shore exploration. For 2010, we take you to a wider range of destinations than ever before—which means more cultural traditions, cuisines and wines, games, music and dances to experience and enjoy. This adds up to a personalized, in-depth experience wherever you travel with Viking.
Your fare covers meals, shore excursions, lectures and cultural performances; it also covers hotel accommodations during city portions of itineraries. And when you purchase air travel through Viking, we transfer you to and from the airport, ship and hotels at no additional charge.
Due to our close relationships with air carriers, you can get a great deal on airfare with Viking. And enjoy additional savings by reserving early (Early Booking Discount), traveling with us more than once and referring your friends—you can even earn free travel by putting together a group.
Because we travel along the major rivers of Europe, Russia, China and Egypt, Viking offers the widest possible variety of destinations. Experience world cities like Budapest, Paris, Kiev, St. Petersburg, Shanghai and Cairo, immersing yourself in local culture in the smaller towns along the way.
We have consistently placed high on competitive rankings like Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, Reader’s Choice and Best Small Ships awards; and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best. Meanwhile, travel agents have honored us with awards including TravelAge West’s Editor’s Choice and Travel Weekly’s #1 River Cruise Line. And Viking is featured in National Geographic’s The 10 Best of Everything.