Viking River Cruises

Viking Idun


Viking Idun

Designed by legendary naval architects Yran & Storbraaten, the team behind The Yachts of Seabourn, these new vessels offer state-of-the-art engineering, design and luxury. The Viking Longships-Viking Freya, Viking Idun, Viking Njord and Viking Odin-provide guests with more ways to personalize their trip. Choose from a variety of stateroom classes, onboard entertainment options and ship locations from which you can enjoy sailing through the scenery, all the while enriching your time in some of Europe's most remarkable destinations.

Two Explorer Suites feature spectacular 270 degree views with a private wraparound veranda. Veranda Suites feature two full rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. Enjoy the indoor-outdoor Aquavit Terrace at the bow of the ship, or relax on the Sun Deck. These "green" ships, featuring energy-efficient hybrid engines, solar panels and an organic herb garden, were named to honor prominent members of the Norse pantheon. Each ship carries 190 guests in comfortable, understated elegance, with hotel-style beds and amenities like 26-inch flat-panel TVs and in-room refrigerators.

Ship Features
  • 95 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms)
  • All suites feature two rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden and solar panels
  • Aquavit Terrace with a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship and grills for al fresco dining
  • Observation lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views
  • Library corner and onboard boutique
  • Elevator
  • Free shipwide wireless internet service
  • Laundry service
  • Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
  • 40" flat-panel Sony TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand plus CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic and more

Viking Idun Facts
  • Year Built: 2012/2013/2014
  • Length: 443 ft.
  • Crew: 50
  • Guests: 190
  • Decks: 4
  • Staterooms: 95
  • Explorer Suites: 2
  • Veranda Suite: 7
  • Veranda: 39
  • French Balcony: 22
  • Standard: 25
  • Activities

    Cultural Highlights

    To complement your onshore excursions, take part in 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

    Al fresco dining aboard Viking Idun

    Imagine waking as the mist rolls off the river, stopping in the lounge for a frothy cappuccino, and heading out to the Aquavit Terrace to silently cruise through the early morning light. That is one definition of a Viking happy hour. Another one is in the more traditional sense: unwinding in the late afternoon with a pint of beer or glass of wine, chatting with friends and enjoying a delicious light bite. With the Aquavit Terrace equipped with grills and plentiful seating, each of these al fresco "happy hours" will be yours to indulge in.

    Fine dining aboard Viking Idun

    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 Idun

    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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