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.
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 conversation.
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.
Viking offers 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 Mozart.
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.