Viking Bestla

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Viking Cruises

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14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
17 Sep, 2017 - 02 Oct, 2017

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Viking Bestla Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Bestla

Year built 2014  /  Age : 3
Flag state Switzerland
Builder Neptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
Class Viking Longship
Owner Viking Cruises
Operator Viking River Cruises
Speed 15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA) 135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width) 29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage 5000 gt
Passengers 95 - 190
Crew 50
Decks 4
Cabins 95
Decks with cabins 3
Christened by Pam Young

Review of Viking Bestla

The Viking Bestla boat cruises on Danube, Rhine and Main in Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, France, Switzerland, departing from Amsterdam, Basel and Budapest. This Viking longship is named after Bestla - in Norse mythology the "mother of all gods" (a giantess, mother to the humans creator gods Odin, Vili and Ve).

Viking Cruises Bestla ship was designed by the legendary architects Yran & Storbraaten, standing behind Seabourn Yachts. This new river cruise boat offers state-of-the-art patented design, luxury and engineering. All Viking Longships offer guests more ways for personalizing their trip.Viking Bestla cruise ship Viking Bestla longship offers two Explorer Suites with spectacular 270-degrees views and private wraparound verandas. The seven Veranda Suites have two full rooms, veranda off their living room and French balcony in bedroom. There are also 39 Veranda Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms and 22 French Balcony Staterooms. The Observation lounge and bar have floor-to-ceiling glass doors for panoramic views. The Aquavit indoor-outdoor terrace is located at the bow of ship, ideal spot for relax, as well as the Sun Deck with shaded sitting area and 360-degree views.

Our Viking Bestla river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Viking cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Viking River Cruises Europe cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Bestla cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).

River Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Viking Bestla river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR" are 14-days Rhine and Danube cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest, and the reverse from Budapest to Amsterdam. These deals feature "Rhine-Main-Danube Canal" passage (Germany), 5 countries to visit (Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Holland) and 13 complimentary land tours/excursions. On departures from Budapest, the sailing part starts in the evening on the second day, and ends in Amsterdam (with optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package). Disembarkation in Budapest offers optional 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic).
  • "TULIPS and WINDMILLS" are 9-days Springtime themed Belgium and Holland river cruises from Amsterdam (round-trip), with 8 complimentary land tours/excursions. On departures from Amsterdam, the sailing part starts on the second day. The itinerary features an Amsterdam canal cruise on a glass-domed boat and evening departure (on Day 2), cruising on lake IJsselmeer/Zuiderzee, visiting the Paleis Het Loo gardens (from Arnhem), Kinderdijk (windmills network), Antwerp (on river Scheldt in Belgium), Ghent (bus transfer to Bruges), bus travel in the Walcheren region (southwest Holland, stopping in Veere), Holland Delta Works cruise (Dutch system of numerous dams, locks, dykes, storm barriers, all protecting the Holland's Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt area from flooding; embarkation again in Bruinisse /Zeeland), Rotterdam (bus travel to Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse - world's 2nd largest floral garden after the Dubai's Miracle Garden), Amsterdam overnight dock.

Viking Bestla wiki

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  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 95 (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Bestla (dining room), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Bestla Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shaffleboard). The Bestla longship doesn't have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Bestla cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.
  • Note: To/from Viking Bestla boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Bestla is one of the latest generation Viking Cruises longships. This is a new (patented) Viking river cruise boat design allowing bigger accommodations without the need to shrink public areas size and to compromise the vessel's general comfort. The Viking ship Bestla represents the line's latest Longship-class river boat design. Viking Cruises longships feature energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and an interior design by "Yran & Storbraaten" (Norway). The patented "longship" design ("Rottet Studios", USA) allows much larger passenger accommodations with full-size balconies. The additional cabin space is created by 1 m (3,3 ft) off-center shifting of the deck's corridor.
  • The Viking cruise ship Bestla was launched in 2014. It was christened by Pam Young - Industry Relations VP for "Travel Leaders Group" (the largest travel agency company in the US). The ship's christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland. On March 17, 2014, Bestla was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Alsvin, Baldur, Delling, Eistla, Gullveig, Ingvi, Lif and Magni.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - ES (x2, deck3), AA (x7, deck 3)
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x20, deck3), B (x17, deck2)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (with floor to ceiling door-windows) - C (x5, deck3), D (x15, deck2)
  • RiverView Staterooms - E (x18, deck1), F (x7, deck1).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Viking Bestla Itineraries 2017

The below listed Viking Bestla cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Budapest cruise port

03 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4492
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03 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
05 Sep     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
06 Sep     Danube River   
06 Sep - 07 Sep     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
07 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
08 Sep     Durnstein, Austria   
08 Sep     Melk, Austria   
09 Sep     Passau, Germany   
10 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
10 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
11 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
12 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
12 Sep     Rothenberg, Germany   
13 Sep     Miltenberg, Germany   
13 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
14 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
14 Sep     Main River   
15 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
16 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
17 Sep     Kinderdijk, Holland   
17 Sep     Rhine River   
18 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   
Amsterdam cruise port

17 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $4492
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17 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
19 Sep     Kinderdijk, Holland   
20 Sep     Rhine River   
20 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
21 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
22 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
22 Sep     Main River   
22 Sep     Miltenberg, Germany   
23 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
23 Sep     Rothenberg, Germany   
24 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
25 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
26 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
26 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
27 Sep     Passau, Germany   
28 Sep     Melk, Austria   
28 Sep     Durnstein, Austria   
29 Sep - 30 Sep     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
30 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
30 Sep     Danube River   
01 Oct     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
02 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

01 October 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4492
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01 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
03 Oct     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
04 Oct     Danube River   
04 Oct - 05 Oct     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
05 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
06 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
06 Oct     Melk, Austria   
07 Oct     Passau, Germany   
08 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
08 Oct     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
09 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
10 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
10 Oct     Rothenberg, Germany   
11 Oct     Miltenberg, Germany   
11 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
12 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
12 Oct     Main River   
13 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
14 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
15 Oct     Kinderdijk, Holland   
15 Oct     Rhine River   
16 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   
Amsterdam cruise port

15 October 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $4492
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15 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
17 Oct     Kinderdijk, Holland   
18 Oct     Rhine River   
18 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
19 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
20 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
20 Oct     Main River   
20 Oct     Miltenberg, Germany   
21 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
21 Oct     Rothenberg, Germany   
22 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
23 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
24 Oct     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
24 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
25 Oct     Passau, Germany   
26 Oct     Melk, Austria   
26 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
27 Oct - 28 Oct     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
28 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
28 Oct     Danube River   
29 Oct     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
29 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

29 October 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3742
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29 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Danube River   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Vienna, Austria   
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Durnstein, Austria   
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Melk, Austria   
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Passau, Germany   
04 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Regensburg, Germany   
04 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
05 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Nuremberg, Germany   
06 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Bamberg, Germany   
06 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Rothenberg, Germany   
07 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Miltenberg, Germany   
07 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Wurzburg, Germany   
08 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
08 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Main River   
09 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Koblenz, Germany   
10 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Cologne, Germany   
11 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Kinderdijk, Holland   
11 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Rhine River   
12 Nov      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   
Amsterdam cruise port

12 November 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3292
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12 Nov      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
14 Nov     Kinderdijk, Holland   
15 Nov     Rhine River   
15 Nov     Cologne, Germany   
16 Nov     Koblenz, Germany   
17 Nov     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
17 Nov     Main River   
17 Nov     Miltenberg, Germany   
18 Nov     Wurzburg, Germany   
18 Nov     Rothenberg, Germany   
19 Nov     Bamberg, Germany   
20 Nov     Nuremberg, Germany   
21 Nov     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
21 Nov     Regensburg, Germany   
22 Nov     Passau, Germany   
23 Nov     Melk, Austria   
23 Nov     Durnstein, Austria   
24 Nov - 25 Nov     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
25 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
25 Nov     Danube River   
26 Nov     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
27 Nov      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary