Viking Lif

Viking Lif Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Lif

Flag Switzerland
Builder Neptun Werft GmbH
Year built 2014
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
Decks with cabins 3

Review of Viking Lif

The Viking Lif boat cruises on Danube, Rhine and Main rivers in Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, departing from Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest and Passau.

Viking Lif cruise ship

The longship Viking Lif 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.

Viking Lif

The Aquavit indoor-outdoor terrace is located at the bow of ship. This is the 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. There is also an onboard boutique, laundry service and free wireless internet service shipwide.

Viking Lif ship

Year built 2014 (longship) MMSI number Callsign code Flag State (registered in) 269057464 HE7464 Switzerland
Passenger capacity Crew capacity Gross tonnage weight LOA length 190 50 5,000 tons 444 ft (135 m) Ship builder Owner and Operator Christened by Neptun Werft (Germany) Viking Cruises Sarah Henshall
  • Passenger decks: 4 (out of 4)
  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 95 (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Lif (dining room), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Lif Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shaffleboard). The Lif longship doesn’t have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Lif 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 Lif boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Lif 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.

Viking Lif 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).
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Viking Lif 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 Lif cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).Viking River Cruises longships infographic Follows the list of Viking Lif 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).
  • "PASSAGE TO EASTERN EUROPE" are 10-days Danube river cruises from Budapest to Bucharest, and the reverse from Bucharest to Budapest. These deals offer 5 countries to visit (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania), with 7 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Budapest includes 2 nights Budapest hotel package, with optional 2 more hotel nights in Budapest or a 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic). Embarkation in Budapest includes 2-night Budapest luxury hotel package. Departures from Bucharest include 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package, with embarkation in Giurgiu. Disembarkation in Bucharest includes 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package, with optional 3 more days in the Danube-Black Sea region.
  • "DANUBE WALTZ” are 7-days river cruises from Budapest to Passau, and the reverse from Passau to Budapest. These deals offer 4 countries to visit (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Passau disembarkation includes a bus transfer from Passau to Munich, with optional 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic). Passau embarkation includes bus transfer Munich to Passau.
  • "EUROPEAN SOJOURN" are 23-days Danube and Black Sea river cruises from Amsterdam to Bucharest, and the reverse from Bucharest to Amsterdam. These deals offer 9 countries to visit, with 19 complimentary land tours/excursions included in the fares. Disembarkation in Bucharest includes 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package, with optional 3 more days in the Danube-Black Sea region. Disembarkation in Amsterdam offers an optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package.
  • "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 Lif Itineraries 2017

The below listed Viking Lif 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
21 March 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita
Prices starting
from $2542
22 Mar        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
23 Mar        Kalocsa, Hungary
23 Mar        Rhine River
24 Mar        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
25 Mar        Belgrade, Serbia
26 Mar        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Vidin, Bulgaria
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
28 Mar 01:00 - 01:00        Svishtov, Bulgaria
29 Mar        Arriving in Oltenita, Romania
29 March 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2692
30 Mar        Departing from Oltenita, Romania
31 Mar        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
31 Mar        Svishtov, Bulgaria
01 Apr        Vidin, Bulgaria
02 Apr        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
03 Apr        Belgrade, Serbia
04 Apr        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
05 Apr        Rhine River
05 Apr        Kalocsa, Hungary
06 Apr        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
02 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita
Prices starting
from $3742
03 May        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
04 May        Kalocsa, Hungary
04 May        Rhine River
05 May        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
06 May        Belgrade, Serbia
07 May        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
08 May        Vidin, Bulgaria
09 May        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
09 May        Svishtov, Bulgaria
10 May        Arriving in Oltenita, Romania
10 May 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3742
11 May        Departing from Oltenita, Romania
12 May        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
12 May        Svishtov, Bulgaria
13 May        Vidin, Bulgaria
14 May        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
15 May        Belgrade, Serbia
16 May        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
17 May        Rhine River
17 May        Kalocsa, Hungary
18 May        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
13 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita
Prices starting
from $3742
14 Jun        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
15 Jun        Kalocsa, Hungary
15 Jun        Rhine River
16 Jun        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
17 Jun        Belgrade, Serbia
18 Jun        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
19 Jun        Vidin, Bulgaria
20 Jun        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
20 Jun        Svishtov, Bulgaria
21 Jun        Arriving in Oltenita, Romania
21 June 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3742
22 Jun        Departing from Oltenita, Romania
23 Jun        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
23 Jun        Svishtov, Bulgaria
24 Jun        Vidin, Bulgaria
25 Jun        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
26 Jun        Belgrade, Serbia
27 Jun        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
28 Jun        Rhine River
28 Jun        Kalocsa, Hungary
29 Jun        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
25 July 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita
Prices starting
from $3442
26 Jul        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
27 Jul        Kalocsa, Hungary
27 Jul        Rhine River
28 Jul        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
29 Jul        Belgrade, Serbia
30 Jul        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
31 Jul        Vidin, Bulgaria
01 Aug        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
01 Aug        Svishtov, Bulgaria
02 Aug        Arriving in Oltenita, Romania
02 August 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3442
03 Aug        Departing from Oltenita, Romania
04 Aug        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
04 Aug        Svishtov, Bulgaria
05 Aug        Vidin, Bulgaria
06 Aug        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
07 Aug        Belgrade, Serbia
08 Aug        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
09 Aug        Rhine River
09 Aug        Kalocsa, Hungary
10 Aug        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
05 September 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita
Prices starting
from $3742
06 Sep        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
07 Sep        Kalocsa, Hungary
07 Sep        Rhine River
08 Sep        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
09 Sep        Belgrade, Serbia
10 Sep        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
11 Sep        Vidin, Bulgaria
12 Sep        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
12 Sep        Svishtov, Bulgaria
13 Sep        Arriving in Oltenita, Romania
13 September 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3742
14 Sep        Departing from Oltenita, Romania
15 Sep        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
15 Sep        Svishtov, Bulgaria
16 Sep        Vidin, Bulgaria
17 Sep        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
18 Sep        Belgrade, Serbia
19 Sep        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
20 Sep        Rhine River
20 Sep        Kalocsa, Hungary
21 Sep        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary
17 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita
Prices starting
from $2992
18 Oct        Departing from Budapest, Hungary
19 Oct        Kalocsa, Hungary
19 Oct        Rhine River
20 Oct        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
21 Oct        Belgrade, Serbia
22 Oct        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
23 Oct        Vidin, Bulgaria
24 Oct        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
24 Oct        Svishtov, Bulgaria
25 Oct        Arriving in Oltenita, Romania
25 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2992
26 Oct        Departing from Oltenita, Romania
27 Oct        Ruse, Bulgaria (Veliko Tarnovo)
27 Oct        Svishtov, Bulgaria
28 Oct        Vidin, Bulgaria
29 Oct        Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Belgrade, Serbia
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Vukovar, Croatia (Osijek)
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Rhine River
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00        Kalocsa, Hungary
01 Nov        Arriving in Budapest, Hungary