Viking Fontane

Viking Fontane cruise ship

Cruise line
Viking Cruises

Current cruise:
9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Berlin to Prague
20 Oct, 2016 - 29 Oct, 2016

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Viking Fontane Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Fontane

Flag Germany
Year of built 1991
Former name Theodor Fontane

Review of Viking Fontane

The Viking Fontane boat cruises on Elbe River in Germany and Czech Republic, departing from Prague and Berlin.

During the $2 mill. full refurbishment, completed in 2010, Viking Cruises added eight 200 sq.feet deluxe cabins to her Theodor Fontane ship. Like her identical sister, Viking Schumann, the Viking Fontane now has eight deluxe staterooms, which feature French balconies. The rest 48 staterooms are smaller - 135 sq.feet each, and both standard and deluxe rooms provide river views. All Viking Fontane cabins have private bathrooms, telephone, television, air conditioning and also offer L'Occitane bath products.Viking Fontane river cruise ship The ship offers a restaurant, bar and observation lounge with panoramic windows, sun deck with shaded sitting area and 360-degree views, stair lift, onboard boutique, laundry service, sauna and free wireless internet service shipwide.

Viking Fontane 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 Fontane's Elbe cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).Viking Fontane ship

Viking Fontane itineraries

Viking Fontane itineraries offer Elbe River cruises in Europe. Follows the list of ports and tours along the Fontane's itinerary route:

  • "ELEGANT ELBE" are 10-day cruises from Berlin to Prague, and the reverse from Prague to Berlin, with 1-night Berlin hotel (day 1), bus transfer to Potsdam and Magdeburg (day 2, embarkation).
  • Day 3 - tour to Dessau, arrival in Wittenberg
  • Day 4 - tour in Wittenberg, arrival in Torgau
  • Day 5 - arrival in Meissen (before noon) and in Dresden (evening)
  • Day 6 - tour in Dresden (overnight dock stay)
  • Day 7 - Saxon Switzerland, docks in Bad Schandau.
  • Day 8 - arrival in Litomerice (Czech Republic), farewell formal dinner on the boat.
  • Day 9 - disembarkation in Melnik, bus transfer to Prague (included city tour and 1-night Prague hotel package), with an optional offer for 2 more hotel nights in Prague.
  • Deals on departures from Czech Republic are inclusive of 1-night luxury Prague hotel package. On Day 2 is the organized city tour (Old Town guided walk), Hradcany, Prague Castle, city lunch. Follows bus transfer to the Viking Fontane boat in Melnik (embarkation, welcome aboard cocktail and dinner on the ship).
  • After Magdeburg disembarkation (Day 9) follows bus travel to Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace tour, New Chambers, free time) and transfer to Berlin, with 1-night Berlin hotel package included in the fares. There is an optional package for 2 more nights in Berlin.

Viking Fontane wiki

Year built 1991 (as "Theodor Fontane")

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2010

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 112 / 30

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 1200 tons / 310 ft (95 m)

Flag State (registered in) Germany

Ship builder Dordrecht Shipbuilding (Holland)

Building cost -

Ship owner and Operator Viking Cruises

Christened by -

Official website link

Accident reports and news

  • Passenger decks: 3 (out of 3)
  • Cabin grades number: 5
  • Total number of cabins: 56 (of which 8 French Balconies, and 48 with a non-opening window /no Suites).
  • Restaurants: Fontane (dining room), Sun Deck (brunch, afternoon tea)
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation/Library (combined), Fontane Lobby (Shop, Reception), Sauna (deck 1), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, tables with chairs, sunloungers). The Fontane ship doesn't have gym room, jacuzzi, spa, or pool.
  • Viking Cruises Fontane ship is 112-passenger river boat, designed to cruise European smaller rivers. The intimate river cruise vessel has unusually shallow draft - just 80 cm, meaning that the bottom of ship is very flat. It has pump jets to minimize the impact of low water levels.
  • Viking Fontane cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all land tours/excursions and motorcoach transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.
  • Note: To/from Viking Fontane boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Theodor Fontane ship is one of the line's oldest river boats (renamed in 2010). The other Viking cruise ships on Elbe River are Schumann and the two new design longships Astrild and Beyla.

Viking Fontane cabins

Types/Categories (number, location), high to low
  • Suites - no.
  • Balcony Staterooms - no.
  • French Balcony Staterooms (with floor to ceiling door-windows) - AX (x8, deck2).
  • RiverView Staterooms - A (x18, deck2), B (x16, deck1), C (x10, deck1), D (x4, 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 Fontane Itineraries 2016

The below listed Viking Fontane cruise prices on 2016 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.

Itinerary ports
15 September 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Prague to Berlin
Prices starting
from $3961
16 Sep        Departing from Prague, Czech Republic
17 Sep        Litomerice, Czech Republic
18 Sep        Saxon Switzerland
19 Sep        Dresden, Germany
20 Sep        Meissen, Germany
21 Sep        Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
22 Sep        Magdeburg, Germany
23 Sep        Potsdam, Germany
24 Sep        Arriving in Berlin, Germany
22 September 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Berlin to Prague
Prices starting
from $3961
22 Sep        Departing from Berlin, Germany
23 Sep        Potsdam, Germany
24 Sep - 25 Sep        Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
26 Sep        Meissen, Germany
27 Sep        Dresden, Germany
28 Sep        Saxon Switzerland
29 Sep        Litomerice, Czech Republic
30 Sep        Melnik, Czech Republic
01 Oct        Arriving in Prague, Czech Republic
29 September 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Prague to Berlin
Prices starting
from $3216
30 Sep        Departing from Prague, Czech Republic
01 Oct        Litomerice, Czech Republic
02 Oct        Saxon Switzerland
03 Oct        Dresden, Germany
04 Oct        Meissen, Germany
05 Oct        Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
06 Oct        Magdeburg, Germany
07 Oct        Potsdam, Germany
08 Oct        Arriving in Berlin, Germany
06 October 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Berlin to Prague
Prices starting
from $3216
06 Oct        Departing from Berlin, Germany
07 Oct        Potsdam, Germany
08 Oct - 09 Oct        Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
10 Oct        Meissen, Germany
11 Oct        Dresden, Germany
12 Oct        Saxon Switzerland
13 Oct        Litomerice, Czech Republic
14 Oct        Melnik, Czech Republic
15 Oct        Arriving in Prague, Czech Republic
13 October 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Prague to Berlin
Prices starting
from $3216
14 Oct        Departing from Prague, Czech Republic
15 Oct        Litomerice, Czech Republic
16 Oct        Saxon Switzerland
17 Oct        Dresden, Germany
18 Oct        Meissen, Germany
19 Oct        Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
20 Oct        Magdeburg, Germany
21 Oct        Potsdam, Germany
22 Oct        Arriving in Berlin, Germany
20 October 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Berlin to Prague
Prices starting
from $2891
20 Oct        Departing from Berlin, Germany
21 Oct        Potsdam, Germany
22 Oct - 23 Oct        Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
24 Oct        Meissen, Germany
25 Oct        Dresden, Germany
26 Oct        Saxon Switzerland
27 Oct        Litomerice, Czech Republic
28 Oct        Melnik, Czech Republic
29 Oct        Arriving in Prague, Czech Republic
27 October 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Prague to Berlin
Prices starting
from $2796
28 Oct        Departing from Prague, Czech Republic
29 Oct        Litomerice, Czech Republic
30 Oct        Saxon Switzerland
31 Oct        Dresden, Germany
01 Nov        Meissen, Germany
02 Nov        Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
03 Nov        Magdeburg, Germany
04 Nov        Potsdam, Germany
05 Nov        Arriving in Berlin, Germany