Viking Beyla

Viking Beyla Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Beyla

Year built2015  /  Age : 3
Flag state Germany
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
Decks with cabins2
Christened byAdriana Filkaszova

Review of Viking Beyla

The Viking Beyla boat cruises on Elbe River in Germany and Czech Republic. This Viking longship is named after Beyla (meaning "bee") - in Norse mythology a female servant of Freyr (the god of sacral kingship).

Discover the loveliness of former East Germany on a 10-day Elbe River cruise on board the brand new 2015 Viking Beyla. 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 Beyla cruise ship


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

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

Beyla is a servant to the Norse god of virility - Freyr, personifies agriculture, and represents the enduring spirit of the Scandinavian bounty. Viking Beyla is a sister ship to Viking Astrild, built specifically to navigate Elbe River. The Beyla ship boasts the same design elements as the other Viking Longships, featuring deluxe accommodations, streamlined Scandinavian interiors and exceptional engineering. Viking Beyla will treat each of her guests to personalized service, delicious regional cuisine and fine wines. Stay engaged in cultural activities and immersive learning or take advantage of the wide variety of amenities - from onboard Concierge to laundry services and ship-wide Wi-Fi.

Viking Beyla dining options include Beyla Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). There are also an Observation Lounge, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, Deck Chess, Shaffleboard). The Beyla longship doesn't have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

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

River Cruise Itineraries

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

  • Viking Beyla is one of the two latest generation Viking Cruises longships modified for river Elbe cruising. 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 Beyla 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 Astrild.
  • Riverboat’s godmother is Mrs Adriana Filkaszova - one of the line's long-serving employees (a Receptionist). The list of other Viking Cruises longships launched in 2015 includes Astrild, 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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