Viking River Cruises

Viking Schumann

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Viking Schumann

Viking Schumann and Viking Fontane are small, intimate river cruise vessels with an unusually shallow 80 cm draft, meaning the bottom of the ship is very flat, and has pump jets that minimize the impact of potentially low water levels. These vessels are perfect for the Elbe River, which is very shallow. The intimate cruise ships carry just 112 passengers.

Conde Nast Traveler Readers Poll Top River Cruise Ship

Ship Features

  • 56 comfortable outside staterooms (8 French Balcony, 48 Standard)
  • New French Balcony stateroom is 200 square feet with hotel-style beds and a refrigerator
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area
  • Observation Lounge and bar with panoramic windows
  • Restaurant with panoramic views
  • Onboard boutique
  • Free shipwide wireless internet service
  • Laundry service

Viking Schumann Facts
Year built: 1991
Refurbished: 2011
Length: 311 ft
Width: 36.1 ft
Draft: 3 ft
Decks: 3
Crew: 32
Passengers: 112
Staterooms: 56
Dining

Fine dining aboard Viking Schumann

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.


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:

  • Hands-on demonstrations in cuckoo clock-making, wooden shoe-carving or glassblowing
  • Classes in cooking specialties like apple strudel and Alsatian flammkuchen
  • Traditional performances of folk music and dance, or waltzes by Strauss
  • 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:

  • Dutch Masters or French impressionists
  • Castles along the Rhine Valley
  • The formation of the European Union
  • The life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Wine and cuisine of southern France
  • Key words and phrases in the local language wherever you are traveling

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


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