Viking Helvetia Review and Specifications
Specifications of Viking Helvetia
|Year of built||2006|
|Passengers||99 - 198|
|Decks with cabins||3|
Review of Viking Helvetia
The Viking Helvetia boat cruises on cruises on Rhine River in Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, departing from Amsterdam and Basel.
Viking Helvetia cruise ship
Viking Helvetia was specially designed for sailing in comfort on the Rhine river. Her higher ceilings give a spacious feeling. The entire ship was set up for best viewing of scenery and in addition to the French balconies, large picture windows and hotel-style beds, guests can enjoy the open air decks during their sailing. The observation restaurant and deck feature huge panoramic windows. Ship’s lobby atrium also offers a seating area with large observation windows. Viking Helvetia boasts 99 outside staterooms, of which 37 French Balcony, 32 Standard and 30 Deluxe. The Sun deck features 360-deg. views and provides shaded sitting area. Benefit from the onboard boutique, library and free wireless internet service shipwide.
Viking Helvetia 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 Russia cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Helvetia's Rhine cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).
Viking Helvetia itineraries
Follows the list of Viking Helvetia river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:
- "RHINE GETAWAY" are 7-days (also themed "German Christmas Markets") river cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, and the reverse from Basel to Amsterdam. These deals offer 4 countries to visit (Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland) with 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Holland offers an optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package. Disembarkation in Switzerland (Basel offers an optional 2-night Lucerne hotel package (on Lake Lucerne in the Swiss Alps).
- Feature port activities along the route are Kinderdijk (the windmills network tour, food sampling of hand-made Dutch cheeses, jenever /juniper liquor, and sjoelen playing /table shuffleboard), Koblenz (the Marksburg Castle and museum tour), Rudesheim (Drosselgasse), Mannheim (bus tour to Heidelberg, afternoon embarkation again in Speyer), Kehl (tour to Strasbourg), Breisach (the "Black Forest" outdoor museum, cuckooclock-making workshop visit, and an optional Colmar town excursion).
Until we list here all 2016 dates, see in the below table a list of exemplary itineraries with prices per person.
|Departure||Itinerary / Schedule / Timetable||Lowest price from|
|Oct 11 (Sun) 7-day from Amsterdam||Oct 11 (Amsterdam, dep), Oct 12 (Kinderdijk), Oct 13 (Cologne), Oct 14 (Koblenz), Oct 14 (Rudesheim am Rhein), Oct 15 (Heidelberg), Oct 15 (Speyer), Oct 16 (Strasbourg), Oct 17 (Breisach am Rhein), Oct 18 (Basel).||$2006|
|Oct 18 (Sun) 7-day from Basel||Oct 18 (Basel, dep), Oct 19 (Breisach am Rhein), Oct 20 (Strasbourg), Oct 21 (Heidelberg), Oct 21 (Rudesheim am Rhein), Oct 22 (Koblenz), Oct 22 (Braubach), Oct 23 (Cologne), Oct 24 (Kinderdijk), Oct 25 (Amsterdam).||$2006|
Viking Helvetia wiki
Year built 2006
Passenger capacity / crew capacity 198 / 40
Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 4,800 tons / 433 ft (132 m)
Flag State (registered in) Germany
Ship builder IHC Merwede Shipyards (Holland)
Building cost USD 300 mill
Ship owner Viking Cruises
Operator Viking River Cruises
Christened by Gudrun Landgrebe
Official website link VikingRiverCruises.com
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
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