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Viking Rurik

Viking Rurik

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Take an unforgettable journey to discover the treasures of Russia on this newly refurbished cruising vessel. Constructed at the famous Boizenburg Shipyard on the Elbe River in Germany, Viking Rurik is part of the 22-ship "301" series, the largest and most luxurious ships in Russia when they were built. Viking Rurik joins the ranks of many of our other ships with a complete refurbishment for the 2012 sailing season. Now, enjoy private verandas on every stateroom on the upper and middle decks!

Keeping line with Viking’s 175 years of river cruising history, you will receive the very best of service aboard Viking Rurik. 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 Rurik.

Viking Rurik'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 Rurik Facts

Inaugural Year: 2007
Refurbished Year: 2012
Country of Registration: Russia
Guest Occupancy*: 196
Crew: 105
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 2
Length: 423 feet
Beam: N/A
Passenger Decks: 3

Staterooms
Total: 105
Suites, with balcony: 1
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 18
Ocean View, without balcony: 86
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 Ruriks's Cultural Highlights-immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:
  • Traditional Russian or Ukrainian tea
  • Russian cuisine workshop
  • Russian or Ukrainian ballet or opera performance
  • Cossack horsemanship show
These in-depth experiences, available during a Viking Rurik cruise, 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 Rurik offers a series of onboard multimedia talks on Viking Rurik, shedding light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Learn about:
  • The Romanov czars
  • History of Russia or Ukraine
  • Putin and Democracy
  • Vikings in Europe
  • Key words and phrases in the local language
These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.

Fine dining aboard Viking Rurik
Viking Rurik'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, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. Or you may prefer a hot dish, such as an omelet prepared to order. 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 Rurik Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on Viking Rurik cruises:
Low Price Guarantee on all Cruises

Huge Discounts & Low Price Guarantee on all Viking Rurik Cruises!

Book any Viking Rurik 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 Rurik cruise prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best MS Rurik 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 Rurik cruise when booking with us!
Our special offers on Viking Rurik cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.
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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).
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Owner Suite Suite (Category AA)
Approximate Size: 405 square feet
Located on: Middle Deck

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a large veranda along both sleeping and living quarters Private bathroom with bathtub, shower and premium bath products Walk-in wardrobe with wooden hangers Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases
Owner Suite Junior Suite (Category JR)
Approximate Size: 340 square feet
Located on: Middle Deck

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a full-sized veranda Private bathroom with shower, bathtub and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Balconies top
Large Picture Window Veranda Stateroom (Categories AX and BX)
Approximate Size: 230 square feet
AX located on: Upper Deck
BX located on: Middle Deck


Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a private veranda Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
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Large Picture Window Deluxe Stateroom (Categories CX, DX, and EX)
Approximate Size: 142 square feet
A located on: Deck 3
B located on: Deck 2
C located on: Deck 2

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Large picture window 4.10 ft. x 2.79 ft. (can be opened) Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Air conditioning Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers


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 Rurik Deck Plans

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Upper Deck
Sun Deck
Middle Deck
Main Deck


Category Legend
AA Suite
AX Veranda Stateroom
BX Veranda Stateroom
CX Deluxe Stateroom
DX Deluxe Stateroom
EX Deluxe Stateroom
JS Junior Suite


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

Viking Rurik Photo Gallery

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