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

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

Cabins

Viking Astrild hosts just 98 guests. 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. Viking Astrild has a total of 49 cabins (of which 2 Suite, 19 Balcony, 14 French Balconies, 14 with a non-opening window) in 6 grades. 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.

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).

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 Astrild Observation Lounge with its beautiful glass doors, floor-to-ceiling. Viking Astrild dining options include Astrild 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 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.

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.

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  • 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 longship on Elbe River is Beyla.
  • 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.

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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