The famous icons of Viking Cruises, the Longships are
described as floating hotels for their luxurious accommodation and service.
Specially designed to traverse the many rivers of Europe and Asia, they have
space to accommodate 190 passengers, creating a comfortable and intimate
atmosphere for all on board.
The Longships have been highly regarded for
providing an extraordinary service both on water and on land with its
excursions, and the Viking Longship Atla is no exception to this.
The Longships have three areas on board that travellers can
go to for their dining. The main area is the Restaurant on the middle deck. The
casual elegance of the Restaurant is a defining point of Viking’s river
cruises, providing outstanding views of the scenery with its panoramic windows
and specially prepared regional specialties on fine china.
An extraordinary privilege available exclusively to Viking
is the Aquavit Terrace. This calm and serene environment is perfect for passengers
to gossip over a cup of tea or coffee.
Situated at the bow of the ship in an
outside area, the Aquavit Terrace allows passengers to take in the cool open
air on a hot day, while still being covered during the less fortunate days by a
remote controlled roof.
Lastly is the Bar in the observation lounge next to the
Aquavit Terrace. This can be considered as an inside extension to the Terrace,
and is where passengers gather on the classy evenings for fine wine and
The Viking Longships are designed more for the culturally
invested and traditional travellers. As such, there are a number of
demonstrations, cooking classes and dance performances on board.
talks and lectures regarding the history of places you visit, from the Dutch
Masters or French impressionists to the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus
Included in these talks are tastes of the local wines and cuisines as
well as lessons in key words and phrases of different languages. All of which
are enhanced by the exemplary excursions on land.
In the times where you are just looking to sit back and
relax, there is a Library and internet room for the literary travellers to
partake in. While there is no fitness suite/gym, the ships have a Walking Track
on the Sun Deck, so the athletic individuals can exercise around the ship while
having a 360-degree view of the surroundings.