Viking River Cruises

Viking Sun

Sailing Dates:

Viking Sun

Viking Sun and Viking Helvetia, built in 2005/2006, are specially designed for sailing on the Rhine in comfort and elegance. Higher ceilings give all 198 guests a spacious feeling, and the entire ship is set up for optimal viewing of scenery. In addition to hotel-style beds, French balconies and large picture windows in staterooms, guests can enjoy the sun deck and other open air decks while sailing. The observation deck and restaurant have huge panoramic windows, and the ship's soaring lobby atrium has a seating area with observation windows as well.

Ship Features

  • 99 comfortable outside staterooms (37 French Balcony, 30 Deluxe, 32 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
  • Laundry service

Viking Sun Facts
Year Built: 2004
Length: 433 ft.
Width: 37.4 ft
Draft: 5.25 ft
Cruising Speed: 14.3 mph
Decks: 4
Crew: 45
Passengers: 198
Cabins: 99
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.


Dining

Fine dining aboard Viking Sun

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.


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