Viking Astrild

Viking Astrild Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Astrild

Year built2015  /  Age : 3
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
ClassViking Longship
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking River Cruises
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers49 - 98
Crew28
Decks3
Cabins49
Decks with cabins2
Christened bySinemie Bakker

Current itinerary of Viking Astrild

Viking Astrild current cruise is 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Prices start from USD 4492 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 22 Sep, 2018 and ends on 27 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
22 Sep      Departing from Decin, Czech Republic   
23 Sep     Bad Schandau, Germany   
24 Sep     Dresden, Germany   
25 Sep     Meissen, Germany   
25 Sep     Elbe River, Germany   
26 Sep     Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany   
27 Sep      Arriving in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany   

Review of Viking Astrild

The Viking Astrild boat cruises on Elbe River in Germany and Czech Republic. This Viking longship is named after Astrild (meaning "love-fire") - in Norse mythology the goddess of love, the heavenly cupid inspiring love and passion in the world of humans.

Discover the loveliness of former East Germany on a 10-day Elbe River cruise on board the brand new 2015 Viking Astrild. Stroll through the palaces and gardens of the Saxon monarchs and sail between the cliffs of “Saxon Switzerland” in Germany. The voyage is bookended by nights in the beautiful Prague and multicultural Berlin.

Viking Astrild cruise ship

Viking Astrild hosts just 98 guests in only 49 staterooms. She is a sister ship to Viking Beyla, built specifically to navigate Elbe River. The Astrild ship boasts the same design elements as the other Viking Longships, featuring deluxe accommodations, streamlined Scandinavian interiors and exceptional engineering. Choose from various classes of staterooms with upscale amenities. Veranda Suites provide two full rooms, a private veranda and French balcony, spacious closets, hotel-style beds, and 42-inch flat TVs. 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 Astrild Observation Lounge with its beautiful glass doors, floor-to-ceiling.

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

River Cruise Itineraries

Viking Astrild itineraries offer Elbe River cruises in Europe. The itinerary theme is "ELEGANT ELBE". Follows the list of ports and tours along the Astrild's itinerary route:

  • "ELEGANT ELBE" are 10-day cruises from Berlin to Prague, and the reverse from Prague to Berlin, with 1-night Berlin hotel (day 1), bus transfer to Potsdam and Magdeburg (day 2, embarkation).
  • Day 3 - tour to Dessau, arrival in Wittenberg
  • Day 4 - tour in Wittenberg, arrival in Torgau
  • Day 5 - arrival in Meissen (before noon) and in Dresden (evening)
  • Day 6 - tour in Dresden (overnight dock stay)
  • Day 7 - Saxon Switzerland, docks in Bad Schandau.
  • Day 8 - arrival in Litomerice (Czech Republic), farewell formal dinner on the boat.
  • Day 9 - disembarkation in Melnik, bus transfer to Prague (included city tour and 1-night Prague hotel package), with an optional offer for 2 more hotel nights in Prague.
  • Deals on departures from Czech Republic are inclusive of 1-night luxury Prague hotel package. On Day 2 is the organized city tour (Old Town guided walk), Hradcany, Prague Castle, city lunch. Follows bus transfer to the Viking Astrild boat in Melnik (embarkation, welcome aboard cocktail and dinner on the ship).
  • After Magdeburg disembarkation (Day 9) follows bus travel to Potsdam (Sanssouci Palace tour, New Chambers, free time) and transfer to Berlin, with 1-night Berlin hotel package included in the fares. There is an optional package for 2 more nights in Berlin.

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 Astrild wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 49 (of which 2 Suite, 19 Balcony, 14 French Balconies, 14 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Astrild (dining room), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, Deck Chess, Shaffleboard). The Astrild longship doesn't have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Astrild 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 Astrild boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Astrild is one of the two latest generation Viking Cruises longships specifically modified for cruising on Elbe 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 Astrild 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 other Viking cruise ships on Elbe River are Fontane and Schumann, and the longship Beyla.
  • The riverboat’s godmother is Mrs Sinemie Bakker - one of the line's long-serving employees (a Program Director). The list of other Viking Cruises longships launched in 2015 includes Beyla, Eir, Gefjon, Lofn, Mani, Mimir, Modi, Skirnir, Ve, Vidar and Vili.

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

  • Suites - AA (x2, deck2)
  • Balcony Staterooms (on deck2)- A (x11), B (x8)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (on deck2, with floor to ceiling door-windows) - C (x5), D (x9)
  • RiverView Staterooms - E (x14, 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.

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Viking Astrild Itineraries

The below listed Viking Astrild 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 May 30 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4342
2018 Jun 04 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4342
2018 Jun 09 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4342
2018 Jun 14 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4342
2018 Jun 19 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4342
2018 Jun 24 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4342
2018 Jun 29 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4342
2018 Jul 04 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3892
2018 Jul 09 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3892
2018 Jul 14 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3892
2018 Jul 19 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3892
2018 Jul 24 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3892
2018 Jul 29 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3892
2018 Aug 03 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3892
2018 Aug 08 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3892
2018 Aug 13 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3892
2018 Aug 18 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3892
2018 Aug 23 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3892
2018 Aug 28 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3892
2018 Sep 07 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4492
2018 Sep 12 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4492
2018 Sep 17 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4492
2018 Sep 22 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4492
2018 Sep 27 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4492
2018 Oct 02 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4492
2018 Oct 07 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3592
2018 Oct 12 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3592
2018 Oct 17 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3592
2018 Oct 22 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3592
2018 Oct 27 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3592
2018 Nov 01 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3592
2018 Nov 06 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$3142
2018 Nov 11 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$3142
2019 Mar 10 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Mar 15 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Mar 20 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Mar 25 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Mar 30 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Apr 04 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Apr 09 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Apr 14 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Apr 19 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Apr 24 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Apr 29 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 May 04 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 May 09 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 May 14 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 May 19 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 May 24 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 May 29 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Jun 03 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Jun 08 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Jun 13 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Jun 18 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Jun 23 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Jun 28 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Jul 03 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Jul 08 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Jul 13 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Jul 18 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Jul 23 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Jul 28 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Aug 02 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Aug 07 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Aug 12 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Aug 17 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Aug 22 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Aug 27 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Sep 01 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Sep 06 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Sep 11 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Sep 16 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Sep 21 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Sep 26 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Oct 01 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Oct 06 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Oct 11 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Oct 16 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Oct 21 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Oct 26 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Oct 31 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760
2019 Nov 05 5 days, one-way from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to Decin Lutherstadt Wittenberg$4760
2019 Nov 10 5 days, one-way from Decin to Lutherstadt Wittenberg Decin$4760