Top Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Viking River Cruise
The first time I ever hear about a river cruise was during a binge watching session of Downton Abbey. Viking River Cruises has been a proud sponsor of PBS’s MASTERPIECE series Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge, Sherlock, Poldark, and Indian Summers. Chances are if you’ve watched any one of those series you know the premises of what a river cruise is all about. After taking Viking’s Master River Cruise Expert courses I found out that there is a lot more to Viking than a hit television series!
Here are four reasons why you should consider a Viking River Cruise for your next vacation: All Inclusive – When you go on a typical ocean cruise you pay for extras like Wi-Fi, alcoholic beverages, and more. With Viking everything is included! You read that right everything! Viking designed their cruises to give you more for your money with a cruise fare including: meals, shore excursions, port charges, beer and wine with lunch and dinner, FREE Wi-Fi, and so much more! Intimate Size – River cruise ships are built small to give you an intimate experience. With less than 200 people aboard, passengers don’t feel like packed sardines – you have room to stretch out and breath! Being on a smaller ship allows you to sail into the heart of each city. This means no tendering or taking a bus to the city center – you literally walk of the ship and you’re there to explore the city in more depth. This also means you have much more time in port as well! Cultural Enrichment – Viking wants to fully immerse you into each culture starting with each meal being carefully crafted to showcase local cuisine. You can even go ingredient shopping with the chef at a local market! Need to have special food accommodations? No problem! Viking can accommodate most special food requests. You can even further dive into the local culture through vintage wine tastings and destination performances featuring folkloric shows and musicians playing regional and classical music. Luxurious Longships – Viking’s innovative Longships have set a new standard in river cruising. These Longships are designed for comfort with virtually no engine vibrations or noise. This is great for those worried about seasickness! While they may be small in size, Viking Longships provide countless amenities including: Swiss-trained staff, every stateroom with a river view, hotel-style bed topped with European linens and duvets, and bathrooms equipped with heated floors. The best part of a Viking Longship? You only have to unpack once! **BONUS ** Open Dining – Want to meet and chat with other passengers? Maybe you would rather have a romantic night with just your sweetheart? You can choose to sit wherever you want, with whomever you want, and change it every night!
Want to experience a Viking River Cruise for yourself? Contact Hallie, a Viking Master River Cruise Expert, for more information!