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7 reasons why you should experience a Viking River Cruise

23rd July 2014

Is it the choice of inspiring destinations that makes Viking the world’s leading river cruise line? Or is it the carefully crafted itineraries? Is it the fleet of spacious and stylish ships? Or the attention to every detail? Perhaps it is all these reasons why more holiday makers choose to cruise with Viking.

Here's seven reasons why you should discover the world ’s best cities and landscapes , with the world ’s leading river cruise line - Viking Cruises.

175 years of Experience and expertise

When you choose a Viking river cruise you can rest assured that you have chosen the very best. With more than 175 years of experience and heritage, Viking brings you unequalled knowledge, outstanding facilities, and a superior level of service across its fleet of deluxe ships.

A luxury hotel with unrivalled views

Scandinavian influenced designs give Viking ships a calm, contemporary feel. Every cabin is spacious, light and airy, furnished with fine woods and natural, neutral-coloured fabrics to create a restful retreat.

Excellent value

Another Viking hallmark is value for money. The price you pay covers just about everything, so budgeting for your holiday couldn’t be easier. Cuisine, shore excursions, lectures and cultural performances are all included in the price, as is any luxury hotel accommodation that may occurduring the city part of your itinerary. It’s just one of the many ways in which Viking brings you peace of mind.

Service guaranteed

Unlike most river cruise companies, Viking owns and operates all its ships, so you can be sure of the same high quality standard of service and amenities on every single cruise.

Exceptional cuisine

Viking believes that dining should be one of the highlights of your holiday – and one of the most relaxing, too. On a Viking river cruise, you can choose to sit where you like. In a relaxed and

informal setting, you are treated to a dazzling choice of mouth-watering menus, featuring dishes to suit every taste, including local specialities.

The best people

With more that 1500 staff worldwide you can be sure that, at Viking, we will take care of you every step of the way. It is the dedication and expertise of our people that ensures our guestsreceive award-winning service, at all times and in all places.

Accolades and awards

Testimony to the quality of Viking River Cruises are the numerous travel awards the company receives, voted for by both consumers and travel agents, including best river cruise ships with 17 Viking ships were ranked in top spots on the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 Readers’ Poll, including 3 of our new Viking Longships. Viking has now been named "Best River Cruise Line" nine times (2006 to 2014) by this prestigious travel industry publication in their Reader’s Choice Awards. To further Viking’s success, Cruise Critic’s international team of editors again awarded Viking Cruises "Best River Cruise Line" for 2013, noting both the largest fleet of state-of-the-art vessels in the industry, and Viking’s in-depth destination experiences