European Luxury River Cruises

A Useful Guide to River Cruising

If you ‘re new to river cruising,  I’ve found this quick guide from Viking River Cruises that will steer you in the right direction and reveal all you need to know!

What’s included in the price?


Complimentary drinks including wine with lunch & dinner!

A great deal is included in the cost of a Viking river cruise tour. For your money you get return travel from the UK, river-view stateroom, all on board meals and complimentary beverages including wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, excursions, internet access and much more. On holidays with land stays, your deluxe hotels are also included!

What are the ships like?

An amazing Viking river cruise ship!

Quite simply, like staying  in a deluxe, floating hotel with the highest standard in comfort and design. All the ships are light, airy and wonderfully spacious and panoramic windows throughout make the most of the ever-changing views.

What type of accommodation can I expect?

One of the luxurious staterooms!

Viking’s accommodation, or staterooms as their cabins are described, may take you by surprise. All the staterooms are roomy and light and come with a wonderful river view. They also offer en suite facilities and plenty of storage space. There’s a whole range of different staterooms to choose from, including some with verandas and others with two-room suites!

Is there space to relax on board?

Plenty of space to relax!

Yes, there is plenty of space to relax as every ship offers a choice of public areas where you can sit back and watch the world go by. Chill out on the sun deck. or enjoy a drink in the stylish and spacious lounge. The new Viking Longships even allow you to relax as you dine in the open air on the Aquavit Terrace!

What’s the food like on board?


The food on board a Viking river cruise ship is exceptional. From a sumptuous breakfast and delicious lunch to a five-course dinner, you’ll enjoy the finest cuisine. You’ll be treated to traditional favourites as well as regional specialities and lighter and vegetarian options are also available!

Do I have to dress up for dinner?

Casual Dining in Elegant Style

No, you don’t have to dress up for dinner. One of the things guests love about river cruising is the relaxed dress code even in the elegant but informal restaurant!

Will I get sea-sick?

No sickness -just pure enjoyment!

No, you will not feel sick. One of the many advantages of river cruising is that there is no wave motion, so no sea-sickness. You’re always close to the riverbank to enjoy those wonderful and outstanding views!

How do I get there?

Booking in at the ship’s reception.

All Viking holidays include flights from the UK — with regional flights from selected airports at no extra cost. You will be met at your overseas airport and taken to your ship. At the end of your cruise, you will be taken back to the airport — so there’s no need to worry, everything is taken care of.


I find that this type of information can give complete peace of mind and so hope this has been of great help when deciding on your river cruise – happy cruising!

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