Viking Alruna

Viking Alruna Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Alruna

Year built2016  /  Age : 2
Flag state Germany
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
ClassViking Longship
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking River Cruises
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers95 - 190
Crew50
Decks4
Cabins95
Decks with cabins3
Christened byMichelle Chimko

Current itinerary of Viking Alruna

Viking Alruna current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam. Prices start from USD 1395 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Nov, 2018 and ends on 24 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
17 Nov      Departing from Basel, Zurich, Switzerland   
18 Nov     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
19 Nov     Strasbourg, France   
20 Nov     Speyer, Germany   
20 Nov     Mannheim, Germany(Heidelberg Tour)   
21 Nov     Rudesheim, Germany   
21 Nov     Rhine River   
21 Nov     Koblenz, Germany   
22 Nov     Cologne, Germany   
22 Nov     Rhine River   
23 Nov     Kinderdijk, Holland   
24 Nov      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

Review of Viking Alruna

Longship Viking Alruna cruises on Rhine River in Germany, France and Switzerland, departing from Basel and Amsterdam. This Viking longship is named after Alruna (or Ailrun), wife of the archer Agilaz (Egil) from the poem Volundarkvida. She was a valkyrie (divine female warriors in Norse mythology) and daughter of the king of the Valir (Valland), Kiar (Kíarr).

Viking Alruna is among the newest longships in Viking River Cruises fleet. The riverboat features innovative corridor configuration (patented design), modern engineering and technologies, signature Scandinavian-themed decor, premium stateroom amenities, itinerary-based and expert-led enrichment program, themed onboard entertainment, efficiency of public spaces, the signature lounge Aquavit Terrace and numerous cabins with step-out balconies. Each of the Viking's longship-class riverboats also has two of the European river cruising industry's largest suites.

Viking Alruna cruise ship

Cabins

Viking Alruna hosts just 190 guests. She has a total of 95 cabins (of which 9 Suite, 39 Balcony, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window). The Alruna ship boasts the same design elements as the other Viking Longships, featuring deluxe accommodations, streamlined Scandinavian interiors and exceptional engineering. Choose from 8 classes of staterooms with upscale amenities. Alruna Suites provide two full rooms, a private veranda and French balcony, spacious closets, hotel-style beds, and 42-inch flat TVs. All cabins have max capacity of 2 passengers per cabin. 75% of the staterooms have a balcony. 

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - Veranda AA (x7, deck3), Explorer ES (x2, deck3)
  • Balcony Staterooms (on deck2,3) - A, B (x39)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (on deck 2,3, with floor to ceiling door-windows) - C, D (x22)
  • RiverView Staterooms - E, F (x25, deck1).

Shipboard facilities

Viking Longships feature public spaces all in light, with innovative details such as the Aquavit Terrace at the bow of ship suitable for al-fresco dining and Alruna Observation Lounge with its beautiful glass doors, floor-to-ceiling. Viking Alruna dining options include Arluna Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). There are also an Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, Deck Chess, Shaffleboard). The Alruna longship doesn't have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa. The glass elevator connects only the Middle and Upper Deck.

Viking Alruna 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.

Our Viking Alruna 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 Alruna cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).

River Cruise Itineraries

Viking Alruna itineraries offer Rhine River cruises in Europe. The itinerary theme is "RHINE DISCOVERY". Follows the list of ports and tours along the Alruna's itinerary route:

  • "RHINE GETAWAY" are 7-day cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, and the reverse from Basel to Amsterdam. The list of visited ports of call offers visiting Holland (Amsterdam, Kinderdijk), France (Strasbourg), Germany (Cologne, Koblenz/Rudesheim, Heidelberg/Speyer, Breisach) and Switzerland (Basel).
  • Flights from and to UK are included in cruise fares, as well as all meals, luxury accommodation with river views; house wine, soft drinks and beer with lunch & dinner; excursions at every port; complimentary tea and coffee; in-room infotainment system (with movies on demand); complimentary WiFi and evening entertainment.

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 Alruna wiki

  • Viking Alruna is one of the two latest generation Viking Cruises longships modified for cruising on Rhine river. 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.
  • The Viking ship Alruna represents the line's latest Longship-class river boat design. Viking Cruises longships feature energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and an interior design by "Yran & Storbraaten" (Norway). The patented "longship" design ("Rottet Studios", USA) allows much larger passenger accommodations with full-size balconies. The additional cabin space is created by 1 m (3,3 ft) off-center shifting of the deck's corridor. 
  • The riverboat's godmother is Mrs Michelle Chimko (Alberta Motor Association's COO). The ship's naming ceremony was held in Amsterdam on March 1, 2016. Traditionally for Viking River Cruises, this was another "group christening" for 6 longships. Alruna was christened together with her sister ships Egil, Kadlin, Rolf, Tialfi and Vilhjalm.

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 Alruna - user reviews and comments

Viking Alruna Itineraries

The below listed Viking Alruna cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 17 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$1395
2018 Nov 24 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$1395
2018 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$1195
2018 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$1195
2018 Dec 15 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$995
2019 Mar 30 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Apr 06 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Apr 13 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Apr 20 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 May 04 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 May 11 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 May 18 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 May 25 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Jun 08 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Jun 22 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Sep 14 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Oct 19 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Nov 02 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Nov 09 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Nov 16 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Nov 23 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Nov 30 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Dec 07 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Dec 14 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel