Viking Cruises orders seven new river ships for 2019


The longships will cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers in Europe

Viking Cruises has placed an order for seven new river ships that will be delivered in 2019.

The new order includes six additional Viking Longships which will sail the company's most popular itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers and one additional vessel, specifically designed for Portugal's Douro River.


With the addition of the new river ships, Viking will operate a fleet of 69 river vessels around the world in 2019. Also by 2019, Viking will welcome its sixth ocean ship and will become the largest small ship ocean cruise line.


Accommodating 190 passengers in 95 staterooms, Viking Longships have a patented layout that allows for two Explorer Suites, as well as seven two-room Veranda Suites with a full-size veranda in the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom; 39 Veranda Staterooms with full-size verandas; and 22 French Balcony Staterooms. Staterooms include comfortable amenities such as hotel-style beds, heated bathroom floors, mini-fridge, and both U.S. and EU outlets.


The new ship for the Douro River will be hosting 106 passengers in 53 staterooms and will join Viking’s existing fleet of three ships on the Douro.