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Viking Helvetia

Viking Helvetia

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Viking Sun and Viking Helvetia, built in 2005/2006, are specially designed for sailing on the Rhine in comfort and elegance. Higher ceilings give all 198 guests a spacious feeling, and the entire ship is set up for optimal viewing of scenery. In addition to hotel-style beds, French balconies and large picture windows in staterooms, guests can enjoy the sun deck and other open air decks while sailing. The observation deck and restaurant have huge panoramic windows, and the ship's soaring lobby atrium has a seating area with observation windows as well.

Keeping line with Viking’s 175 years of river cruising history, you will receive the very best of service aboard Viking Helvetia. The fact that Viking specializes in river cruises means that the experience of a river cruise will not be matched by any other company. From panoramic windows to the most expert of river tour guides, there will be no shortage of enjoyment aboard Viking Helvetia.

Viking Helvetia's immersion in local culture does not end with the river. Open dining is provided throughout the day so guests can partake in the finest in local cuisine at any time of the day. Expertly trained chefs use the freshest ingredients to prepare regional delicacies which match perfectly with hand-picked bottles of local wines.

Off-boat activities are also offered to compliment the on-ship portion of your voyage. Try your hands at local activities and customs to get the real-world feel of the area you are traveling in. From music to food and wine tastings, you will have many tales to bring back to your friends and family.

Viking Helvetia Facts

Inaugural Year: 2006
Refurbished Year: N/A
Country of Registration: Germany
Guest Occupancy*: 198
Crew: 44
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 4.5
Length: 443 feet
Beam: 38 feet
Passenger Decks: 4

Staterooms
Total: 99
Suites, with balcony: 0
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 0
Ocean View, without balcony: 99
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Cultural Highlights
To complement your onshore excursions, take part in Viking Helvetia's Cultural Highlights-immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:
  • Hands-on demonstrations in cuckoo clock-making, wooden shoe-carving or glassblowing
  • Classes in cooking specialties like apple strudel and Alsatian flammkuchen
  • Traditional performances of folk music and dance, or waltzes by Strauss
  • Tastings of local cheeses, coffees, liqueurs and other delicacies
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.

Culture Curriculum
Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. Viking Helvetia offers a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Learn about:
  • Dutch Masters or French impressionists
  • Castles along the Rhine Valley
  • The formation of the European Union
  • The life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Wine and cuisine of southern France
  • 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.

Fine dining aboard Viking Helvetia
Viking Helvetia's chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, European specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of our passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from our selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrees and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a five-course gourmet menu with regional specialties. You can also select from our regional wines to perfectly complement your meal. And wherever you sail, you will find enhancements reflecting your itinerary-it is all part of experiencing the local culture.

Viking Helvetia Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on Viking Helvetia cruises:
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Book any Viking Helvetia cruise with us and you'll get the best deal possible, regardless of the ship or sail date! Because of our huge price discounts and "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our Viking Helvetia cruise prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best Viking Helvetia cruise deal possible when booking with us!
Complimentary Beverages on Viking River

Complimentary Beverages on Viking River Cruises

Viking is the most all-inclusive of all river cruise lines. And starting this year, Viking provides complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service to enhance your dining experience.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Viking Helvetia cruise when booking with us!
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
Jump to: Balconies - Oceanviews
Balconies top
French Balcony French Balcony (Category A)
Approximate Size: 170 square feet
A located on: Deck 3

These staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to create a French balcony, queen-size bed with optional twin-bed configuration, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request, telephone, safe, refrigerator, individual climate control, hair dryer, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, and TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge". For your convenience bottled water is replenished daily.
Oceanviews top
Large Picture Window Large Picture Window (Categories B and C)
Approximate Size: 170 square feet
B located on: Deck 2
C located on: Deck 2

These comfortable oceanview staterooms feature half-high picture window, queen-size bed with optional twin-bed configuration, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request, telephone, safe, refrigerator, individual climate control, hair dryer, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, and Sony 26-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge". For your convenience bottled water is replenished daily.
Half-High Picture Window

Half-High Picture Window (Categories D and E)
Approximate Size: 150 - 170 square feet
D located on: Deck 1
*E located on: Deck 1

These comfortable oceanview staterooms feature half-high picture window, queen-size bed with optional twin-bed configuration , private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request, telephone, safe, individual climate control, hair dryer, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, and TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, Fox News, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge". For your convenience bottled water is replenished daily.

*Category E has one pullman bed and one sofa bed.



All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Viking Helvetia Deck Plans

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Deck 3 (Upper)
Deck 2 (Middle)
Deck 1 (Main)

Category Legend
A French Balcony
B Large Picture Window
C Large Picture Window
D Half-High Picture Window
E Half-High Picture Window


The deck plans of Viking Helvetia provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Viking River Cruises directly.
Deck 2 (Upper)
Viking Helvetia Deck Plans

Viking Helvetia Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Viking Helvetia:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Upper Atrium
Upper Atrium
Lounge
Lounge
Bar
Bar
Restaurant
Restaurant
Library
Library
 
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