Viking River Cruises

When you cruise with Viking you sail with the world’s leading river cruise company, and you enjoy the rewards of more than 175 years of heritage and a level of expertise second to none.

Inspiring destinations, beautifully crafted itineraries, expert tour guides, luxurious ships, fine cuisine, excellent service, remarkable value—Viking's success is defined by all these things, and something else, too: personal attention to every detail.

Viking never forgets that looking after you is why they have become the world’s favorite river cruise line, and why guests return to cruise with them again and again. Indeed, it is the guests who are the greatest ambassadors, making Viking the most honored river cruise line in the world.

 

Awards

The Most Award-Winning River Cruise Line

Viking has 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; and been honored by prestigious international organizations like the World Travel Awards. Meanwhile, travel agents have recognized Viking with awards including TravelAge West’s Best Line for River Cruising and Travel Weekly’s #1 River Cruise Line. And Viking is featured in National Geographic’s The 10 Best of Everything.

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Viking Explorer Society

If you have traveled with Viking River Cruises before, you know that a journey with them is a rich experience indeed. But now Viking travel has become even more rewarding! Once you take a Viking vacation, you are automatically enrolled in the Viking Explorer Society, meaning you are part of a community of sophisticated travelers—people who like to expand their world view through river cruising. Travelers like you.


Travel credit on your next trip

Viking would like to encourage you to join them again by offering you travel credit on your upcoming travel with Viking River Cruises. You will receive travel credits according to the amount of time that has elapsed since your last Viking voyage. If you reserve your next journey within one year, you receive $200 per passenger in travel credit; if you reserve within two years, you receive $100. And you will receive other valuable benefits depending on your membership level—see the Viking Explorer Society Member Benefits chart below for details.


Onboard recognition

You will not want to miss the exclusive Explorer Society members-only cocktail party during your next journey. Mingle with fellow guests, get to know the ship’s staff and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.

You will also be recognized as a member of the Viking Explorer Society with a name tag highlighting your level of membership.


The inside scoop

Be among the first to be informed about new Viking itineraries and new ships—so you always have first choice of destinations and departure dates. You will also receive news about special limited-time offers by email and/or regular mail, according to your preferences.


Keeping up to date

Society members receive Viking's annual calendar.* This beautiful wall calendar is filled with striking photographs of Viking destinations, international holiday information and plenty of room to write important dates—like your next Viking departure.

*Guests who have traveled with Viking in the past 2 years.


Viking Explorer Society Member Benefits


Silver Tier Benefits
(after 1 trip)
• Past Guest Travel Credit
• Members-only onboard cocktail party
• Calendar
• Exclusive Viking Explorer Society phone number

Premier Tier Benefits
(after 3 trips)
Includes all Silver Tier benefits plus...
• Free onboard upgrades (subject to availability)
• Complimentary Viking Air Plus services

 

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Viking Advantages

 

Viking River Cruises—traveling with the best

When you cruise with Viking you sail with the world’s leading river cruise company, and you enjoy the rewards of more than 175 years of heritage and a level of expertise second to none.

Inspiring destinations, beautifully crafted itineraries, expert tour guides, luxurious ships, fine cuisine, excellent service, remarkable value—Viking's success is defined by all these things, and something else, too: personal attention to every detail. It’s the way the bartender has your drink ready for you, at just the right time. It’s the gentle guidance from your Tai Chi master in a lesson you take while sailing along the Yangtze. It’s the handwritten directions from your concierge to the best coffeehouse in Vienna.

At Viking, we never forget that looking after you is why we have become the world’s favorite river cruise line, and why guests return to cruise with Viking again and again. Indeed, it is the guests who are Viking's greatest ambassadors, making them the most honored river cruise line in the world.

If you have experienced the pleasure of traveling with Viking, then you will appreciate what makes a river cruise with Viking so special. And if that experience is still ahead of you, then it is one you are sure to enjoy.

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