Viking Rurik viking-rurik

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.


Food & Drink

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.


Life on Board

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


Get a feel for life onboard the Viking Rurik by browsing through the image gallery. Click on any of the images above to get started.

Viking Rurik Cruises

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.

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Waterways of the Tsars
12 nights aboard Viking Rurik
29th May 2022
Waterways of the Tsars
12 nights aboard Viking Rurik
4th Jul 2022
Waterways of the Tsars
12 nights aboard Viking Rurik
17th May 2022
Waterways of the Tsars
12 nights aboard Viking Rurik
10th Jun 2022
Waterways of the Tsars
12 nights aboard Viking Rurik
16th Jul 2022

Deck Plans Viking Rurik

Browse Viking Rurik's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

Viking Rurik Deckplans

The Viking River Cruises Fleet

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.

Viking Longship Aegir
Viking Longship Alruna
Viking Longship Alsvin
Viking Longship Atla
Viking Longship Baldur
Viking Longship Bragi
Viking Longship Buri
Viking Longship Delling
Viking Longship Egil
Viking Longship Eir
Viking Longship Embla
Viking Longship Forseti
Viking Longship Gefjon
Viking Longship Gullveig
Viking Longship Heimdal
Viking Longship Herja
Viking Longship Hermod
Viking Longship Hild
Viking Longship Hlin
Viking Longship Idi
Viking Longship Idun
Viking Longship Ingvi
Viking Longship Jarl
Viking Longship Kadlin
Viking Longship Kara
Viking Longship Kvasir
Viking Longship Lif
Viking Longship Lofn
Viking Longship Magni
Viking Longship Mimir
Viking Longship Modi
Viking Longship Njord
Viking Longship Odin
Viking Longship Rinda
Viking Longship Rolf
Viking Longship Skadi
Viking Longship Skirnir
Viking Longship Tialfi
Viking Longship Tir
Viking Longship Tor
Viking Longship Var
Viking Longship Ve
Viking Longship Vidar
Viking Longship Vilhjalm
Viking Longship Vili
Viking Mekong
Viking Emerald
Viking Rurik
Viking Truvor
Viking Ingvar
Viking Helgi
Viking Akun
Viking Schumann 2
Viking Astrild
Viking Helgrim
Viking Ofsrid
Viking Torgil
Viking Hemming
Viking Mani
Viking Bestla
Viking Prestige
Viking Sineus
Viking Eistla
Viking Ra
Viking Legend