Viking Helvetia

Viking Helvetia Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Helvetia

Flag Germany
Year built 2006
Passengers 99 - 198
Crew 40
Decks 4
Decks with cabins 3
Last Refurbishment 2013

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 cruise ship 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

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2013

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

  • Passenger decks: 4 (out of 4)
  • Cabin grades number: 5
  • Total number of cabins: 99 (of which 37 French Balconies and 62 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Helvetia (dining room)
  • Lounges & Bars: Helvetia Lounge (observation, entertainment), Library (Internet), Shop, top-deck (shaded relaxation/observation area). The Helvetia ship doesn't have gym room, jacuzzi, spa, or pool.
  • Viking Helvetia cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), laundry, all tours/excursions, land transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.
  • Note: To/from Viking Helvetia boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Helvetia is the second one from a specially designed for cruises on Rhine river series of two ships - along with her sister MS Viking Sun. Compared to all older Viking cruise ships, Helvetia and Sun's public venues are featured by floor-to-ceiling windows and higher ceilings.

Viking Helvetia cabins

Types/Categories (number, location), high to low
  • Suites - none
  • Balcony Staterooms - none
  • French Balcony Staterooms (with floor to ceiling door-windows) - A (x37, deck3)
  • RiverView Staterooms - B (x15, deck2), C (x15, deck2), D (x22, deck1), E (x10, deck1 and deck2).
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