• Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship - Viking River Cruise

    A peek at the innovative 190-passenger ship of one of America's favorite river cruise brands.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    An airy, modern design beckons cruisers to call their Longship home for a few days.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Aquavit Terrace serves casual entrees and snacks, an alternative to the more formal dining room on the deck below.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Lunch with a view? Yes, please!

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    This covered area of the terrace can be sealed with floor-to-ceiling glass panels during chillier weather.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Hungry travelers can indulge or go healthy -- or both -- with these afternoon desserts in Aquavit Terrace.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Viking's Longships have an asymmetrical layout, which makes it possible to offer staterooms for various budgets. Choose from rooms with standard windows, French balconies, and full-sized balconies.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    A veranda stateroom has a true balcony roomy enough for two.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Enjoy complimentary water delivered to your room daily. (Tip: Bring a thermos and fill up before heading out.)

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    The Viking Longship's bathrooms are compact but luxe -- think hardwood floors, special heating, and rain showers.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Celebrating a special occasion? Go all out and book the Explorer Suite, featuring a separate one-bedroom, separate living room, and a wraparound corner balcony.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    The lounge between the staterooms and Aquavit Terrace is perfect for morning reading, an afternoon break, or post-dinner drinks. Tip: Guests can stream lectures and performances held here from in-room TVs.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    The dining room on deck two serves three-course lunches and dinner as well as breakfast with both a buffet (and omelette station!) and a regular menu.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Choose a seat, any seat...

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    ...but we particularly like the ones right by the water.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Of course, delicious canard (duck) is a star of a dinner entrée on a Bordeaux sailing.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    There's no reason to say "no" to dessert like this. Ever.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    You won't run out of lounging space onboard. We find that these areas by the staircases are also good spots for hopping onto the WiFi network.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    A little porthole window adds a subtle, tasteful reminder that this is a cruise after all.

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    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    Great views aside, the top deck also boasts an herb garden for the chefs and fun distractions like mini golf.

  • Christine Wei

    Aboard a Viking River Cruise Longship

    It's a christening tradition to smash a bottle of champagne before a new ship sails. If the bottle breaks, it'll be smooth sailing. If it doesn't, better try again... Bon voyage!

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