Viking River Cruises

Viking Neptune

Sailing Dates:

Viking Neptune

Viking Neptune, Viking Pride and Viking Spirit are sister ships that set the bar for river cruising in Europe when they were launched in 2001. They feature a beautifully designed layout of public areas and a wraparound deck that allows guests to enjoy scenery in the open air any time they wish, even during canal lock transiting or while sailing under low bridges; each ship accommodates just 150 guests in spacious staterooms, most with windows that open. See Europe on an elegant, versatile river cruise ship.

Conde Nast Traveler Readers Poll Best Small Ship and Top River Cruise Ship

Ship Features
  • 75 comfortable outside staterooms (63 deluxe, 12 standard)
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area
  • Observation lounge and bar with panoramic windows
  • Restaurant with panoramic views
  • Onboard boutique
  • Library
  • Free shipwide wireless internet service
  • Walk-around, open air promenade deck
  • Laundry service

Viking Neptune Facts
  • Year built: 2001
  • Length: 375 ft
  • Width: 37.4 ft
  • Draft: 4.9 ft
  • Decks: 4
  • Crew: 39
  • Passengers: 150
  • Staterooms: 75
Activities

Cultural Highlights

To complement your onshore excursions, take part in Viking's Cultural Highlights-immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:

  • French cuisine workshop
  • Traditional performances of folk music and dance
  • Tastings of local cheeses, coffees, liqueurs and other delicacies

These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.

Culture Curriculum

Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Learn about:

  • French cuisine and winemaking
  • Joan of Arc in Rouen; the papacy in Avignon
  • Key artistic movements that took place in France
  • Roman ruins in the south of France
  • The beaches of Normandy
  • Key words and phrases in the French language

These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.


Dining

Fine dining aboard Viking Neptune

Our chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, European specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of our passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from our selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrees and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a five-course gourmet menu with regional specialties. You can also select from our regional wines to perfectly complement your meal. And wherever you sail, you will find enhancements reflecting your itinerary-it is all part of experiencing the local culture.


Staff

The Viking standard

We have high standards for the English-speaking crews on board our ships. We personally recruit all of our staff members, from your stateroom steward and waiters, to hotel managers and Program Directors. Proprietary training programs are implemented by our Swiss management team to ensure we always provide the level of service you would find in a fine hotel. The Viking team brings you a level of expertise other companies cannot match.

We manage everything

Best of all, there is no need to do research or make arrangements in advance. We take care of all the details—transportation, reservations, entry fees and more. You return home enriched with wonderful memories.


Services

Services aboard Viking Neptune

While you are aboard a Viking ship, you enjoy myriad services, from shipwide wi-fi service to laundry to complimentary bottled water. See the About Your Trip section of our website for detailed answers to your questions; you can select On the Ship from the dropdown menu for an alphabetical listing of onboard information.

Viking Daily

An onboard daily newsletter, Viking Daily, featuring information about daily activities, shore excursions and tour departure times is delivered to your stateroom every evening.


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