Viking Vidar

Viking Vidar cruise ship

Cruise line
Viking Cruises

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
22 Oct, 2016 - 29 Oct, 2016

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Viking Vidar Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Vidar

Flag Switzerland
Builder Neptun Werft GmbH
Year of built 2015
Speed 15 kn
Length 135 m
Beam 29 m
Gross Tonnage 5000 gt
Passengers 95 - 190
Crew 50
Decks 4
Decks with cabins 3

Review of Viking Vidar

The Viking Vidar boat cruises on Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers in Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.

Viking Vidar cruise ship

Join the 2015 Viking Vidar Grand European Tour for 15 pleasant days along the Main, Danube and Rhine Rivers. You'll be able to see Holland’s windmills and tulip fields as well as Germany’s fairytale castles and the vineyards of Wachau Valley in Austria. Another chance gives the Romantic Danube itinerary - an 8-day sailing along the “Blue Danube” to explore fascinating Budapest, tour riverside in Austria’s Wachau Valley and experience the imperial architecture of Vienna.

Viking Vidar

The Norse god Vidar is associated with vengeance and loyalty. He is the son of Odin, so he avenges his father’s death and hunts the wolf Fenrir who devoured Odin. Viking Vidar hosts 190 guests in 95 staterooms. The Vidar ship boasts the same design elements as the other Viking Longships, featuring deluxe accommodations, streamlined Scandinavian interiors and exceptional engineering. Viking Longships have new features including the revolutionary all-weather Aquavit Terrace bringing the outdoor scenery indoors, allowing passengers to enjoy the river views and al fresco dining. The Longships have two Explorer Suites which are the largest in Europe as well as seven Veranda Suites (two-room) with a veranda and a French balcony. The 39 Veranda Staterooms feature full-size balconies and there are also 22 French Balcony Staterooms. All Viking Longships, including Viking Vidar boast organic herb gardens and onboard solar panels. Their hybrid engines are energy-efficient and reduce vibrations for a smooth ride.

Viking Vidar ship

Year built 2015 (longship) MMSI number Callsign code Flag State (registered in) 269057497 HE7497 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 Kornelia Pfeiffenberger
  • 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: Vidar (dining room), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Vidar Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shaffleboard). The Vidar longship doesn’t have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Vidar 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 Vidar boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Vidar 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 Vidar 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 Vidar 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 Vidar 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 Vidar 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).
  • "ROMANTIC DANUBE" are 7-days river cruises from Nuremberg to Budapest, and the reverse from Budapest to Nuremberg/Nurnberg. These deals offer 3 countries to visit (Austria, Germany, Hungary) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Nuremberg offers two optional hotel packages - 2-night Nuremberg or 3-night Prague (Czech Republic). On departures from Germany (Nuremberg) sailing part starts on Day 2 with the Main-Danube Canal cruise (passing through the locks) to end in Budapest (with optional 2-night Budapest hotel package).
  • "RHINE GETAWAY” are 7-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, and the reverse from Basel to Amsterdam, with 4 countries to visit (Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. These deals include disembarkation in Mannheim (for the Heidelberg tour and embarkation again in Speyer) and disembarkation in Kehl for the Strasbourg tour. Disembarkation in Amsterdam offers optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package.
  • "RHINE RHAPSODY" are 10-days Moselle and Rhine river cruises from Basel to Paris, and the reverse from Paris to Basel, visiting Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxembourg. Although this itinerary is listed as cruise leaving from Paris, the Vidar ship is not leaving from France. Before and after the sailing, there are included in the fares transfers between Paris and either Luxembourg or Basel. Cruise prices also include additional transfers (between Luxembourg and Trier /departure port), and 2-nights Paris hotel package.

Viking Vidar Itineraries 2016

The below listed Viking Vidar 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
16 September 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $7444
17 Sep        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
18 Sep        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
19 Sep        Strasbourg, France
20 Sep        Heidelberg, Germany
21 Sep        Koblenz, Germany
22 Sep        Cologne, Germany
23 Sep        Kinderdijk, Holland
24 Sep        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland
25 September 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3787
26 Sep        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
27 Sep        Kinderdijk, Holland
28 Sep        Cologne, Germany
29 Sep        Koblenz, Germany
30 Sep        Heidelberg, Germany
01 Oct        Strasbourg, France
02 Oct        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
03 Oct        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
04 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5954
05 Oct        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
06 Oct        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
07 Oct        Strasbourg, France
08 Oct        Heidelberg, Germany
09 Oct        Koblenz, Germany
10 Oct        Cologne, Germany
11 Oct        Kinderdijk, Holland
12 Oct        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland
13 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $2952
14 Oct        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
15 Oct        Kinderdijk, Holland
16 Oct        Cologne, Germany
17 Oct        Koblenz, Germany
18 Oct        Heidelberg, Germany
19 Oct        Strasbourg, France
20 Oct        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
21 Oct        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
22 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5769
23 Oct        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
24 Oct        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
25 Oct        Strasbourg, France
26 Oct        Heidelberg, Germany
27 Oct        Koblenz, Germany
28 Oct        Cologne, Germany
29 Oct        Kinderdijk, Holland
30 Oct        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland
31 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $2952
01 Nov        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
02 Nov        Kinderdijk, Holland
03 Nov        Cologne, Germany
04 Nov        Koblenz, Germany
05 Nov        Heidelberg, Germany
06 Nov        Strasbourg, France
07 Nov        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
08 Nov        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
09 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4559
10 Nov        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
11 Nov        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
12 Nov        Strasbourg, France
13 Nov        Heidelberg, Germany
14 Nov        Koblenz, Germany
15 Nov        Cologne, Germany
16 Nov        Kinderdijk, Holland
17 Nov        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland
18 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $2347
19 Nov        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
20 Nov        Kinderdijk, Holland
21 Nov        Cologne, Germany
22 Nov        Koblenz, Germany
23 Nov        Heidelberg, Germany
24 Nov        Strasbourg, France
25 Nov        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
26 Nov        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
27 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4559
28 Nov        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
29 Nov        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
30 Nov        Strasbourg, France
01 Dec        Heidelberg, Germany
02 Dec        Koblenz, Germany
03 Dec        Cologne, Germany
04 Dec        Kinderdijk, Holland
05 Dec        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland
06 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $2347
07 Dec        Departing from Amsterdam, Holland
08 Dec        Kinderdijk, Holland
09 Dec        Cologne, Germany
10 Dec        Koblenz, Germany
11 Dec        Heidelberg, Germany
12 Dec        Strasbourg, France
13 Dec        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
14 Dec        Arriving in Basel, Switzerland
15 December 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4559
16 Dec        Departing from Basel, Switzerland
17 Dec        Breisach am Rhein, Germany
18 Dec        Strasbourg, France
19 Dec        Heidelberg, Germany
20 Dec        Koblenz, Germany
21 Dec        Cologne, Germany
22 Dec        Kinderdijk, Holland
23 Dec        Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland