Blue Water Holidays
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Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500
Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises

As the UK's leading river cruise specialist, Blue Water Holidays has worked with Viking River Cruises since 2002.

Viking River Cruises operate the largest fleet on the rivers of Europe, with thoughtfully designed itineraries, enlightening shore excursions, state-of-the-art ships, fine cuisine, excellent service and remarkable value, perfect for both first-time and more experienced cruisers. A wide choice of itineraries throughout Europe includes flights from a range of regional airports, free Wi-Fi and drinks with lunch and dinner.

Award-winning Longships feature Scandinavian influenced design, giving a calm and contemporary feel. The revolutionary Aquavit Terrace provides an outdoor seating and alfresco dining option, whilst the casual and elegant main dining room offers contemporary cuisine and regional specialities. Most of the comfortable and airy cabins have a full or French balcony from which the ever-changing scenery can be admired.

Cruise Collection 2020 / 2021

About Viking River Cruises

Your choice of cabin style

Viking River Cruises operate a fleet of more than 60 stylish and comfortable ships worldwide. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the ever-changing scenery and every cabin has a riverside view. The Sun Deck gives 360 degree views of the scenery whilst the lounge also offers superb views.

The award-winning Viking Longships have a Nordic-inspired design and are named after ancient Viking gods, goddesses and heroes of mythology. The Longships also offer in-room entertainment and complimentary Wi-Fi access shipwide (restrictions apply). Most Longships also feature an Aquavit Terrace where glass doors can be rolled aside so you can enjoy a meal alfresco. Viking's newest ships on the Douro also feature a small rooftop pool.

Viking's fleet of ships offer a choice of en-suite cabins. Choose a cabin with a picture window, a French balcony with sliding glass doors, or a sit-on private balcony - all with complimentary bottled water, bath products and modern amenities. All cabins are spacious and elegantly designed.


Enjoy a sumptuous buffet-style breakfast with hot dishes cooked to order, fresh pastries, cereals and fruit. Choose to eat lunch onboard in the restaurant or enjoy a light snack in the lounge. Guests on the Viking Longships can also dine on the Aquavit Terrace. At dinner, enjoy a four or five course dinner in the ambient restaurant. The dress code for dinner is smart casual - no jacket is required. The restaurants also have an open-seating plan so you can choose where and with whom you wish to dine with. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Onboard amenities

In addition to the spacious lounge and open-air sundeck with its 360 degree views, most Viking ships have a well-stocked library. Free wireless Internet is available.

English-speaking staff provide friendly, award-winning service, and Viking's onboard Concierge can handle your every request.

Shore excursions

You can look forward to at least one shore excursion almost every day - all included in the cost of your holiday. Led by expert English-speaking guides, the tours give you a deeper understanding of the places you are visiting. Quietvox tour headphones ensure that every word of the commentary is clear and audible. Enjoy entertaining talks, cooking demonstrations and lively dance performances as each destination is brought to life. In many places, the ship will be moored until late or overnight so you can step off and explore after dinner.

Included flights and transfers

Flight inclusive packages from the UK are fully bonded with the CAA's ATOL scheme so your money is protected. Included in the price is return travel from up to 14 regional airports at no extra charge, airport taxes, transfers, and hotel accommodation where specified in the itinerary.

Selected Europe itineraries are available with rail travel on Eurostar's premium service. Itineraries are also available without travel for those who prefer to make their own travel arrangements.