Viking Embla

Viking Embla Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Embla

Year built 2012  /  Age : 5
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 Alexandra Lobkowicz

Review of Viking Embla

The Viking Embla boat cruises on Rhine, Main and Danube in Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, departing from Budapest, Bucharest and Amsterdam. This Viking longship is named after Embla - in Norse mythology the mother of human race (the first woman), who together with the first man Askr were created out of the trunks of two trees by the brother-gods Odin, Vili and Ve.

Viking Embla 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 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. The Observation lounge and bar have floor-to-ceiling glass doors for panoramic views.

Viking Embla cruise ship

Viking “green” ships feature solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden. Viking Emba carries 190 passengers who benefit from the comfortable amenities like flat-panel 40” Sony TVs and in-room refrigerators. Don't forget to try the putting green and the walking track, or have a rest in the library corner. There is also an onboard boutique, laundry service and free wireless internet service shipwide.

Our Viking Embla 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 Embla 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 Embla river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR" are 14-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest, and the reverse from Budapest to Amsterdam. These deals offer 5 countries to visit and 13 complimentary 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 an optional 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic).
  • "PASSAGE TO EASTERN EUROPE" are 10-days Rhine-Main-Danube river cruises from Budapest to Bucharest, and the reverse from Bucharest to Budapest. These deals offer 5 countries to visit and 7 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Hungary (Budapest) includes 2-night Budapest hotel package, with optional 2-nights in Budapest or a 3-nights in Prague (Czech Republic). Embarkation in Budapest includes 2-night Budapest luxury hotel package. Departures from Romania (Bucharest) include 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package and embarkation in Giurgiu. Disembarkation in Bucharest includes 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel, or optional 3 more days in the Danube-Black Sea region.
  • "EUROPEAN SOJOURN" are 23-days Black Sea river cruises from Amsterdam to Bucharest, and the reverse from Bucharest to Amsterdam. These deals offer 9 countries to visit and a total of 19 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Bucharest includes 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package, with optional 3 more days in the Danube-Black Sea region. Disembarkation in Holland (Amsterdam) offers an optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package.

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  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 95 (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Embla (dining room), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shaffleboard). The Embla longship doesn't have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Embla 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 Embla boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Embla 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 Embla 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 riverboat's godmother is Mrs Alexandra Lobkowicz - chairman of the "Lobkowicz Collections" (nonprofit organization in Czech Republic, overseeing thousands of artworks, also Czech restoration projects, educational programs, festivals). She is also one of the owners of the private "Lobkowicz Palace" museum in the Prague Castle complex. The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland, setting a Guinness World Record for "Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company". On March 20, 2013, Embla was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Aegir, Atla, Bragi, Forseti, Jarl, Rinda, Skadi, Tor and Var. Four of the longships were present in Amsterdam, while the other six attended the ceremony via live satellite video link from the Neptun Werft's shipbuilding yard in Rostock, Germany.

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 Embla Itineraries 2018

The below listed Viking Embla cruise prices on 2018 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
Giurgiu cruise port

27 April 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $8282
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27 Apr      Departing from Giurgiu, Romania   
29 Apr     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
30 Apr     Vidin, Bulgaria   
01 May     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
02 May     Belgrade, Serbia   
03 May     Osijek, Croatia   
04 May     Kalocsa, Hungary   
05 May     Budapest, Hungary   
06 May     Budapest, Hungary   
07 May     Bratislava, Slovakia   
08 May     Vienna, Austria   
09 May     Melk, Austria   
10 May     Passau, Germany   
11 May     Regensburg, Germany   
12 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
13 May     Bamberg, Germany   
14 May     Wurzburg, Germany   
15 May     Miltenberg, Germany   
16 May     Koblenz, Germany   
17 May     Cologne, Germany   
18 May     Kinderdijk, Holland   
19 May      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

27 April 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $8320
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27 Apr      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
29 Apr     Kinderdijk, Holland   
30 Apr     Rhine River   
30 Apr     Cologne, Germany   
01 May     Koblenz, Germany   
02 May     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
02 May     Main River, Germany   
02 May     Miltenberg, Germany   
03 May     Wurzburg, Germany   
03 May     Rothenberg, Germany   
04 May     Bamberg, Germany   
05 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
06 May     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
06 May     Regensburg, Germany   
07 May     Passau, Germany   
08 May     Melk, Austria   
08 May     Durnstein, Austria   
09 May     Vienna, Austria   
10 May     Vienna, Austria   
10 May     Danube River   
11 May     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
12 May      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Amsterdam cruise port

08 June 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu
Prices starting
from $9976
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08 Jun      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
10 Jun     Kinderdijk, Holland   
11 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
12 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
13 Jun     Miltenberg, Germany   
14 Jun     Wurzburg, Germany   
15 Jun     Bamberg, Germany   
16 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
17 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
18 Jun     Passau, Germany   
19 Jun     Melk, Austria   
20 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
21 Jun     Bratislava, Slovakia   
22 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
23 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
24 Jun     Kalocsa, Hungary   
25 Jun     Osijek, Croatia   
26 Jun     Belgrade, Serbia   
27 Jun     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
28 Jun     Vidin, Bulgaria   
29 Jun     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
30 Jun      Arriving in Giurgiu, Romania   

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Giurgiu cruise port

08 June 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $8542
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08 Jun      Departing from Giurgiu, Romania   
10 Jun     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
11 Jun     Vidin, Bulgaria   
12 Jun     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
13 Jun     Belgrade, Serbia   
14 Jun     Osijek, Croatia   
15 Jun     Kalocsa, Hungary   
16 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
17 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
18 Jun     Bratislava, Slovakia   
19 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
20 Jun     Melk, Austria   
21 Jun     Passau, Germany   
22 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
23 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
24 Jun     Bamberg, Germany   
25 Jun     Wurzburg, Germany   
26 Jun     Miltenberg, Germany   
27 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
28 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
29 Jun     Kinderdijk, Holland   
30 Jun      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

08 June 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $8320
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08 Jun      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
10 Jun     Kinderdijk, Holland   
11 Jun     Rhine River   
11 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
12 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
13 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
13 Jun     Main River, Germany   
13 Jun     Miltenberg, Germany   
14 Jun     Wurzburg, Germany   
14 Jun     Rothenberg, Germany   
15 Jun     Bamberg, Germany   
16 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
17 Jun     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
17 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
18 Jun     Passau, Germany   
19 Jun     Melk, Austria   
19 Jun     Durnstein, Austria   
20 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
21 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
21 Jun     Danube River   
22 Jun     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
23 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Amsterdam cruise port

20 July 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu
Prices starting
from $9454
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20 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
22 Jul     Kinderdijk, Holland   
23 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
24 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
25 Jul     Miltenberg, Germany   
26 Jul     Wurzburg, Germany   
27 Jul     Bamberg, Germany   
28 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
29 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
30 Jul     Passau, Germany   
31 Jul     Melk, Austria   
01 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
02 Aug     Bratislava, Slovakia   
03 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
04 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
05 Aug     Kalocsa, Hungary   
06 Aug     Osijek, Croatia   
07 Aug     Belgrade, Serbia   
08 Aug     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
09 Aug     Vidin, Bulgaria   
10 Aug     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
11 Aug      Arriving in Giurgiu, Romania   

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Giurgiu cruise port

20 July 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $8020
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20 Jul      Departing from Giurgiu, Romania   
22 Jul     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
23 Jul     Vidin, Bulgaria   
24 Jul     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
25 Jul     Belgrade, Serbia   
26 Jul     Osijek, Croatia   
27 Jul     Kalocsa, Hungary   
28 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
29 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
30 Jul     Bratislava, Slovakia   
31 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
01 Aug     Melk, Austria   
02 Aug     Passau, Germany   
03 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
04 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
05 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
06 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
07 Aug     Miltenberg, Germany   
08 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
09 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
10 Aug     Kinderdijk, Holland   
11 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

31 August 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu
Prices starting
from $9846
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31 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
02 Sep     Kinderdijk, Holland   
03 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
04 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
05 Sep     Miltenberg, Germany   
06 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
07 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
08 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
09 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
10 Sep     Passau, Germany   
11 Sep     Melk, Austria   
12 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
13 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
14 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
15 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
16 Sep     Kalocsa, Hungary   
17 Sep     Osijek, Croatia   
18 Sep     Belgrade, Serbia   
19 Sep     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
20 Sep     Vidin, Bulgaria   
21 Sep     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
22 Sep      Arriving in Giurgiu, Romania   

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Giurgiu cruise port

31 August 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $8934
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31 Aug      Departing from Giurgiu, Romania   
02 Sep     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
03 Sep     Vidin, Bulgaria   
04 Sep     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
05 Sep     Belgrade, Serbia   
06 Sep     Osijek, Croatia   
07 Sep     Kalocsa, Hungary   
08 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
09 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
10 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
11 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
12 Sep     Melk, Austria   
13 Sep     Passau, Germany   
14 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
15 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
16 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
17 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
18 Sep     Miltenberg, Germany   
19 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
20 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
21 Sep     Kinderdijk, Holland   
22 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

12 October 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu
Prices starting
from $8151
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12 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
14 Oct     Kinderdijk, Holland   
15 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
16 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
17 Oct     Miltenberg, Germany   
18 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
19 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
20 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
21 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
22 Oct     Passau, Germany   
23 Oct     Melk, Austria   
24 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
25 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
26 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
27 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
28 Oct     Kalocsa, Hungary   
29 Oct     Osijek, Croatia   
30 Oct     Belgrade, Serbia   
31 Oct     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
01 Nov     Vidin, Bulgaria   
02 Nov     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
03 Nov      Arriving in Giurgiu, Romania   

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Giurgiu cruise port

12 October 2018 21 nights / 22 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $7629
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12 Oct      Departing from Giurgiu, Romania   
14 Oct     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
15 Oct     Vidin, Bulgaria   
16 Oct     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
17 Oct     Belgrade, Serbia   
18 Oct     Osijek, Croatia   
19 Oct     Kalocsa, Hungary   
20 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
21 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
22 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
23 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
24 Oct     Melk, Austria   
25 Oct     Passau, Germany   
26 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
27 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
28 Oct     Bamberg, Germany   
29 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
30 Oct     Miltenberg, Germany   
31 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
01 Nov     Cologne, Germany   
02 Nov     Kinderdijk, Holland   
03 Nov      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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