Resembling more of a small ocean cruise ship than a river
ship, the Viking Truvor carries 210 guests through the rivers of Russia in
luxury. Along with its sisters, the Akun, Ingvar and Helgi, it is fitted with
over 100 staterooms and four spacious suites, and features a substantially
“foreign” design to the rest of the Viking fleet.
The Viking Truvor features only two areas that travellers
can go to for their dining. While still having the same concept, passengers
will notice that the areas are branded differently. First is the Neva
Restaurant. 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.
The ship loses the Aquavit Terrace but still retains the Bar
which is known as the Panorama Bar. The Bar is an incredibly relaxing place for
passengers to gather on the classy evenings for fine wine and conversation.
The Viking ships 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.
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 and the ship also loses the
Walking Track normally found on the longships, there is plenty of time on land
during excursions or even a stroll to exercise and partake in a number of