Viking River Cruises

Viking Spirit

Sailing Dates:

Viking Spirit

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 Spirit Facts
Year built: 2001
Length: 375 ft
Width: 37.4 ft
Draft: 4.9 ft
Decks: 4
Crew: 39
Passengers: 150
Cabins: 75
Deluxe Cabin: 63
Standard Cabin: 12
Dining

Fine dining aboard Viking Spirit

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:

  • 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.


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