The 12 Days Of Viking Christmas: The Viking Longships

The new of Viking River Cruises have a variety of accommodations to suit the needs of most travelers.  What we won’t find are cabins that can accommodate 3, 4 or 5 guests; is looking for couples.  Solo travelers are OK, but couples are the line’s main focus.  What we will find are nicely appointed staterooms designed by the same team that did the new ships for luxury cruise line Seabourn. The Viking longships used for  Markets sailing, have 8 cabin categories.  Let’s take a look at each.

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Categories E and F Standard Stateroom

  • Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft.longship_standard_ef_295x250_tcm43-21103
  • Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Half-height picture window
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
  • Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

 

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Categories C and D French Balconies

  • Stateroom size: 135 sq. ft.longship_frenchbalcony_cd_295x250_tcm43-21102
  • Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • Individual climate control
    • Space under bed for storing suitcases
    • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
    • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
    • Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

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Categories A and B Verandah Staterooms

  • Stateroom size: 205 sq. ft.longship_veranda_ab_295x250_tcm43-21101
  • Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
  • Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

 

 Category AA Verandah Suite
  • This is what we had on our Viking River Cruises summertime Portraits of Southern France itinerary and it was just perfect.  Two separate rooms with a pocket door between them made it easy for me to work while Lisa was sleeping, reading or doing something else.
  • Suite size: 275 sq. ft.longship_verandasuite_aa_295x250_tcm43-21100
  • Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Full-size veranda off the spacious living room
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
  • Large private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
  • Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

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Category ES Explorer Suites
This is what I had on our Grand European Tour itinerary, a 15-day Viking river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam.  Each ship features two of these Explorer Suites, actuallongship_es_295x250_tcm43-21099 two-room accommodations with our favorite aft-facing view.

Difficult to show in photos, floor to ceiling walls of windows bring some amazing river views. An in-room coffee maker, stocked refrigerator and fabulous bath products are a bonus too.

Stateroom Features

  • Suite size: 445 sq. ft.
  • Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Private wraparound veranda off the spacious living room offers 270-degree views
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
  • Large bathroom with double sinks, shower, heated mirror & floor, premium bath products
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • Individual climate control
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
  • Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, ESPN, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

See our Viking River Longship Explorer’s Suite Facebook Album for a better idea of what these accommodations are all about.

 

 

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