Hot coffee and tea are free all day. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available to purchase throughout the day and evening. If you are cruising with us from 2012 you will receive complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner and lunch on board. We also provide complimentary bottles of water that are placed in your stateroom each day; additional bottles are available for purchase.
Cuisine & dining room service
All meals aboard are prepared by local chefs under the guidance of our European management team. Meals are open seating during set meal times—no table reservations are accepted. Room service is not available.
Guests requiring special diets such as vegetarian, low salt, diabetic or low cholesterol meals must alert Viking River Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d’ when on board. The chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these requests.
Onboard electricity is 220V; for more detailed information on plugs and adapters click here.
Some ships have fitness equipment, but most do not. Guests enjoy getting their exercise during daily shore excursions, and promenade decks provide opportunities for “power walks” while enjoying the scenery.
Laundry services are available for a fee; we regret that clothes cannot be dry cleaned. Typical lists of laundry charges are available here—please note that prices are subject to change.
Europe laundry list
China laundry list
Russia laundry list
Ukraine laundry list
A page of tips and suggestions is available here.
Our tours and cruises are not physically demanding; however, because of the nature of many of the sites you will be visiting, this tour may not be appropriate for guests with certain medical conditions and physical restrictions. Walking tours are often on uneven ground or cobblestones and may include stairs and steep inclines.
Some ships have elevators and some do not; some ships have split-level decks and/or significant thresholds that could make movement difficult. Guests who have any medical, physical or other special needs should check the fleet information here to gain an understanding of the layout of any particular ship, or contact us directly with any questions you may have.
Smoking is not permitted indoors on any ship.
Viking Daily & on board activities
The on board daily newsletter, Viking Daily, features information about daily activities, shore excursions and tour departure times.