Viking Eir

Viking Eir Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Eir

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)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers95 - 190
Crew50
Decks4
Cabins95
Decks with cabins3
Christened byClare Armitage

Current itinerary of Viking Eir

Viking Eir current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam. Prices start from USD 1395 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Nov, 2018 and ends on 23 Nov, 2018.

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

Review of Viking Eir

The Viking Eir boat cruises on Rhine River in Germany and Holland. This Viking longship is named after Eir - in Norse mythology the goddess of healing. Eir is also one of the valkyries - female warrior gods who on the battlefields choose which soldiers die.

Choose the 8-day Viking Eir cruise and visit the highlights of Rhine River. As you sail through Germany, you will be able to see charming castles which command the riverbanks and experience the lavish landscape of Black Forest region, as well as to explore Holland’s waterworks and windmills and take part in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse nightlife.

Viking Eir cruise ship

Cabins

Viking Eir has a total of 95 cabins (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window) in 8 grades. The Longships have two Explorer Suites which are the largest in Europe as well as seven Veranda Suites (two-room) with a veranda and a French balcony. The 39 Veranda Staterooms feature full-size balconies and there are also 22 French Balcony Staterooms. 

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

The goddess Eir is “the best of all physicians”, and some represent Eir as a goddess of healing, while others depict her as a horse-riding valkyrie deciding which soldiers should die and which should live into battles. Eir is very powerful and some even believe that she's a form of Frigg - the foremost among all Norse goddesses. The Eir ship boasts the same design elements as the other Viking Longships, featuring deluxe accommodations, streamlined Scandinavian interiors and exceptional engineering. Viking Longships have new features including the revolutionary all-weather Aquavit Terrace bringing the outdoor scenery indoors, allowing passengers to enjoy the river views and al fresco dining. All Viking Longships, including Viking Eir boast organic herb gardens and onboard solar panels. Their hybrid engines are energy-efficient and reduce vibrations for a smooth ride.

Viking Eir dining options include Eir (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, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shaffleboard). The Eir longship doesn't have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Eir 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 Eir 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 Eir 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 Eir river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "RHINE GETAWAY" are 7-days (also themed "German Christmas Markets") river cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, and the reverse from Basel to Amsterdam. These deals offer 4 countries to visit (Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland) with 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Holland offers an optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package. Disembarkation in Switzerland (Basel offers an optional 2-night Lucerne hotel package (on Lake Lucerne in the Swiss Alps).
  • Feature port activities along the route are Kinderdijk (the windmills network tour, food sampling of hand-made Dutch cheeses, jenever /juniper liquor, and sjoelen playing /table shuffleboard), Koblenz (the Marksburg Castle and museum tour), Rudesheim (Drosselgasse), Mannheim (bus tour to Heidelberg, afternoon embarkation again in Speyer), Kehl (tour to Strasbourg), Breisach (the "Black Forest" outdoor museum, cuckooclock-making workshop visit, and an optional Colmar town excursion).

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 Eir boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Eir 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 Eir 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 Clare Armitage - the company's Senior Operations Executive. The list of other Viking Cruises longships launched in 2015 includes Astrild, Beyla, 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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Viking Eir Itineraries

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