While the names of the Viking Longships were inspired by Norse mythology, the fully refurbushed Russian ships are named after the first intrepid Viking explorers who becane fouders of the Rus dynasty that for centuries ruled the land we know today as Russia. The reference is fitting, as Viking has deep roots here. Viking River Cruises was born in Russia, with a small fleet of innovative vessels that became the model for contemporary river cruising along Russia's waterways.
Each stateroom is designed with your comfort in mind—from hotel-style beds, spacious wardrobes and full-size bathrooms to amenities including flat-panel televisions with English programming and bottled water. Plus, Veranda Staterooms let you greet the day with a breath of fresh air and a spectacular panorama of the passing countryside.Accommodation
It’s been said that the best way to know a culture is through its food and wine. Both engage your senses and provide a window into the traditions and essence of a land. Viking's trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing a complete culinary experience. The ships’ dining areas are hospitable and inviting; the service is friendly, attentive and personalised. Menu selections include regional dishes and contemporary cuisine to offer a variety of flavours designed to suit any palate.You have choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just in food selection, but also in where and how you enjoy them. Greet the morning with a croissant and cappuccino on deck, or begin your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Have a casual lunch or dinner al fresco, or join friends in the restaurant. Open seating allows you to mingle with the same guests every evening or meet someone new each day.Dining
As with your stateroom, the public areas are designed to make the most of the splendid views. Whether from the sun deck, the Panorama Lounge or the restaurant, a river cruise provides uninterrupted sightseeing, from the time the morning mist rises from the water to when the setting sun announces the end to another remarkable day.Life on Board
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May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Viking River Cruises' Viking Rurik. For more details click on one of the links below.View all Viking Rurik Cruises
Viking River Cruises boasts the most extensive fleet of river cruises vessels, and we are proud to offer you the best ships in each region where we travel. Viking ships are specially designed to navigate the world's great rivers and provide convenient daily access to a plethora of destinations and experiences. Enjoy all the comfort and elegance of river cruising: attentive and professional staff, delicious onboard meals and spectacular scenery from every stateroom and public area.