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Viking Gullveig

About Viking Gullveig

With room for only 190 cruisers, Viking Gullveig offers an intimate experience to some of the most picturesque Viking River Cruise destinations. Step onboard and you’re immediately thrust into an atmosphere of understated elegance and luxury, designed specially by famed naval architects Yran & Storbraaten.

Viking Gullveig is named after the Norse sorceress whose insatiable love for gold started the fabled war between the realms of Vanir and Asgard. Her name translates to ‘goldbrand’, and with a wealth of upscale amenities, her namesake ship does her justice.

The liner is one of Viking River Cruises’ green ships, featuring energy-efficient hybrid engines, an onboard herb garden and solar panels. On the sun deck, you’ll be treated to 360°C views plus a walking track and putting green, while down below are an observation lounge and bar and a restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Aquavit Terrace can be found at the bow of the ship, and is best used for al fresco dining when noshing on gourmet food indoors just won’t cut it. There’s an onboard library for when the going gets quiet, plus free wireless Internet across the ship.

It’s the staterooms that really make a splash onboard Viking Gullveig, as the luxury here comes in all shapes and sizes. Our offers on Viking River Cruises include stays in the standard staterooms, complete with 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium channels. For the most exclusive cruisers, there’s the Explorer Suites. There are only two onboard, and both feature private wraparound verandas, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a complimentary beverage package. There’s no better way to cruise in style.


See What's Inside

An innovative and creative departure from traditional ship layout and design, the Viking Longships offer you a choice in stateroom category and configuration. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to the two-room Veranda Suites, each offers casual comfort and excellent river views. Or choose one of two stunning Explorer Suites—the largest on Europe's rivers—with a wraparound veranda providing 270° views.

Whichever Stateroom you choose, the understated elegance and furnishings will provide the most comfortable river cruise experience available.


Explorer Suite- Cat ES

Exceptional accommodation aboard the newest, most deluxe river cruise fleet includes their spacious Explorer Suites - featuring separate sleeping and sitting quarters, and a wraparound veranda with 270° views. Along with the French balcony and modern amenities, the Explorer Suites provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can enjoy a large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

Explorer Suites also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Explorer Suites are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  • 445 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Veranda Suite- Cat AA

The Verandah Suites feature two rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. These Suites provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can enjoy a large bathroom with shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

Verandah Suites also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Suites are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  • 275 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Veranda Stateroom- Cat A & B

Boasting sweeping river views, The Verandah Staterooms are comfortable and airy, with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening up onto to a full-size veranda. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

Verandah Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  • 205 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

French Balcony- Cat C & D

The French Balcony Staterooms provide guests with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open out to create a French balcony. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

French Balcony Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  • 135 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Standard Staterooms- Cat E & F

The Standard Staterooms provide guests a river view courtesy of the half heigh picture window. These Staterooms provide guests with hotel-style beds measuring 79 inches x 63 inches, with optional twin-bed configuration. Guests can expect a private bathroom with a shower and premium bath products, with bathrobe and slippers available on request.

Standard Staterooms also provide guests with a telephone, small refrigerator and a safe for belongings. Bottled water is replenished daily and the rooms are fitted with individual climate control to suit any passengers requirements.

There is plenty of space under the bed for storing suitcases as well as a roomy wardrobe complete with wooden hangers. The Staterooms are fitted with 220V and 110V power points and a Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”.

  • 150 square feet
  • Sleeps 2

Sun Deck

  • Shaded Sitting Area
  • Putting Green
  • Herb Garden
  • Walking Track

Upper Deck

  • Internet Room
  • Library
  • Bar
  • Buffet
  • Observation Lounge
  • Aquavit Terrace
  • Explorer Suites (Cat ES)
  • Veranda Staterooms (A)
  • Veranda Suites (Cat AA)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (C)

Middle Deck

  • Shop
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Veranda Staterooms (Cat B)
  • French Balcony Stateroom (Cat D)

Main Deck

  • Standard Staterooms (Cat E)
  • Standard Staterooms (Cat F)

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.


The Restaurant

Gaze at breathtaking scenery through the Restaurant’s panoramic windows as you dine on regional specialties and contemporary cuisine. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware at every meal.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Wine

Aquavit Terrace

Revolutionary in concept and design, this spacious outdoor seating area at the bow of the ship is perfect for having a casual meal al fresco, meeting friends for drinks or reading a book, all while enjoying breathtaking views and basking in the fresh air.

  • Experience: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Casual

As with your stateroom, the public areas are designed to make the most of the splendid views. Whether from the sun deck, the 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.


The Bar

Located in the Lounge, the bar is lively and inviting - a gathering place for guests to view the scenery, have a drink and catch up on the day with friends.

Library

Located in the heart of the Upper deck adjacent to the Aquavit Terrace, the library has comfortable seating and excellent reading light. Their ships’ libraries carry approximately 80 books, in various languages but mostly English, and several games such as chess, backgammon and playing cards. Pick up a magazine or board game and enjoy it in the lounge just steps away.

Onboard Boutique

Forget to bring something? Looking for a magazine or some gift items? The onboard boutique on the main deck has everything you need to make your voyage comfortable and convenient.

The Lounge

The lounge has a baby grand piano, where a pianist plays classical and modern melodies during cocktail hour and sometimes at lunch. The music drifts to and through the Aquavit Terrace -a nice accompaniment on warm, sunny days.

The cruise director hosts a variety of informal evening entertainment in the lounge; from pub trivia nights to the cruise slideshow cum sales pitch, it's all done in a spirit of fun and inclusivity. The lounge is also equipped with large pull-down movie screens and surround-sound for movie nights, and regional performers occasionally come onboard to provide additional entertainment. 

Let the staff treat you to personalised service, fine wines and delicious, regional cuisine. Engage in immersive cultural activities. Take advantage of the wide array of amenities, from the onboard Concierge to ship-wide Wi-Fi and 24-hour beverage bar.


Sun Deck

Enjoy the sunshine up on the Sun deck with its 360-degree views and shaded sitting area. Guests are also provided with a small putting green and a walking track, for those looking to keep fit.

Hands-on demonstrations, cooking classes, traditional dance performances, and local tastings. These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.

Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Topics may include the Dutch Masters or French impressionists, castles along the Rhine Valley, the formation of the European Union, the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the wine and cuisine of southern France, and key words and phrases in the local language wherever you are traveling. These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.


Daily Shore Excursions

Most passengers participate in the daily shore excursions included in the cruise fares, and a fair number also opt for the fee-added alternative trips provided by the line. Shore excursions are typically of the basic bus or walking tour variety, but paid-for excursions also include events like wine-tastings and off-ship dinner outings. Prices for these range between 30 and 60 Euros per person. QuietVox headsets with earphones (found in each cabin) are provided for every tour so that everyone can hear what local guides are saying.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2015
Refitted:
N/A
Tonnage:
5,000
Language:
en
Length:
135m (443ft)
Width:
11m (36ft)
Speed:
15 knots
Decks:
4
Crew:
50
Cabins:
95
Occupancy:
190
Currency:
EUR