Viking Buri

Viking Buri last position

Viking Buri last location was at Europe Inland (coordinates 43.94736 N / 4.79822 E) cruising en route to MARSEILLE. The AIS position was reported 1 week ago.

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Specifications of Viking Buri

Year built2014  /  Age: 7
Flag state Switzerland
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
Decks with cabins3
Christened byMireille Mathieu
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Longship Viking Buri boat cruises on Saone and Rhone rivers in France, departing from Avignon and Lyon. This Viking longship is named after Buri - in Norse mythology, the first-ever god (without mother and father) created by the giant cow Audumbla out of a block of salt.

The Viking Cruises longship Viking Buri was designed as a “green ship” by the legendary architects Yran & Storbraaten, with solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden.

Longship Viking Buri cruise ship


Three-quarters of Viking Buri ship cabins feature either a French balcony or a full veranda, and suites have both. Onboard the ship, you will find 95 outside staterooms (two Explorer Suites, seven Veranda Suites, thirty-nine Veranda Staterooms, twenty-two French Balcony Staterooms and twenty-five Standard Staterooms) in 8 grades. All suites have two rooms, a veranda off their living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. Explorer Suites offer 270-degrees view of the river and beyond.

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).

Shipboard facilities

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

Viking Buri 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 Buri river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative of Viking cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Viking River Cruises France cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Buri cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).

River Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Viking Buri river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "PORTRAITS OF SOUTHERN FRANCE" are 7-day Rhone and Saone river cruises from Avignon to Chalon, and the reverse from Lyon/Chalon to Avignon. These deals include 6 complimentary land tours/excursions in the Provence and Burgundy (France wine regions).
  • Also included in the Viking France river cruise fares are bus transfers (Lyon to Chalon /embarkation, Avignon to Marseille /airport), scenic drive (Pommard-Volnay-Meursault), Beaune (cellar wine tasting), Tournon (red wines tasting), Chateauneuf-du-Pape (wine tasting).

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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To/from Viking Buri boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.

Viking Buri 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. The Viking ship Buri represents the line's latest Longship-class riverboat design. Viking Cruises longships feature energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and 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-centre shifting of the deck's corridor.

While the Viking Buri ship does not have a pool, sauna or spa, her guests can enjoy luxury wellness facilities in all the port cities along the river cruise itinerary.

The other Viking river cruise ships in France are the longships DellingForsetiHeimdalHermod.

The riverboat's godmother is Mrs Mireille Mathieu - a renown French singer (Chanson and pop), publisher and author, with over 122 mill music albums sold worldwide. The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Avignon, France. On March 18, 2014, Buri was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Heimdal and Hermod.

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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