Viking Embla

Viking Embla Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Embla

Year built2012  /  Age : 6
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 byAlexandra Lobkowicz

Review of Viking Embla

The Viking Embla boat cruises on Rhine, Main and Danube in Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, departing from Budapest, Bucharest and Amsterdam. This Viking longship is named after Embla - in Norse mythology the mother of human race (the first woman), who together with the first man Askr were created out of the trunks of two trees by the brother-gods Odin, Vili and Ve.

Viking Embla longship offers two Explorer Suites with spectacular 270-degrees views and private wraparound verandas. The seven Veranda Suites have two full rooms, veranda off their living room and French balcony in bedroom. There are also 39 Veranda Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms and 22 French Balcony Staterooms. The Aquavit indoor-outdoor terrace is located at the bow of ship, ideal spot for relax, as well as the Sun Deck with shaded sitting area and 360-degree views. The Observation lounge and bar have floor-to-ceiling glass doors for panoramic views.

Viking Embla cruise ship

Viking “green” ships feature solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden. Viking Emba carries 190 passengers who benefit from the comfortable amenities like flat-panel 40” Sony TVs and in-room refrigerators. Don't forget to try the putting green and the walking track, or have a rest in the library corner. There is also an onboard boutique, laundry service and free wireless internet service shipwide.

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

  • "GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR" are 14-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest, and the reverse from Budapest to Amsterdam. These deals offer 5 countries to visit and 13 complimentary tours/excursions. On departures from Budapest, the sailing part starts in the evening on the second day, and ends in Amsterdam (with optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package). Disembarkation in Budapest offers an optional 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic).
  • "PASSAGE TO EASTERN EUROPE" are 10-days Rhine-Main-Danube river cruises from Budapest to Bucharest, and the reverse from Bucharest to Budapest. These deals offer 5 countries to visit and 7 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Hungary (Budapest) includes 2-night Budapest hotel package, with optional 2-nights in Budapest or a 3-nights in Prague (Czech Republic). Embarkation in Budapest includes 2-night Budapest luxury hotel package. Departures from Romania (Bucharest) include 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package and embarkation in Giurgiu. Disembarkation in Bucharest includes 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel, or optional 3 more days in the Danube-Black Sea region.
  • "EUROPEAN SOJOURN" are 23-days Black Sea river cruises from Amsterdam to Bucharest, and the reverse from Bucharest to Amsterdam. These deals offer 9 countries to visit and a total of 19 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Bucharest includes 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package, with optional 3 more days in the Danube-Black Sea region. Disembarkation in Holland (Amsterdam) offers an optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package.

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 Embla wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 95 (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Embla (dining room), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shaffleboard). The Embla longship doesn't have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Embla 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 Embla boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Embla 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 Embla 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 Alexandra Lobkowicz - chairman of the "Lobkowicz Collections" (nonprofit organization in Czech Republic, overseeing thousands of artworks, also Czech restoration projects, educational programs, festivals). She is also one of the owners of the private "Lobkowicz Palace" museum in the Prague Castle complex. The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland, setting a Guinness World Record for "Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company". On March 20, 2013, Embla was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Aegir, Atla, Bragi, Forseti, Jarl, Rinda, Skadi, Tor and Var. Four of the longships were present in Amsterdam, while the other six attended the ceremony via live satellite video link from the Neptun Werft's shipbuilding yard in Rostock, Germany.

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).

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 Embla Itineraries

The below listed Viking Embla 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 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7695
2018 Jun 08 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$9976
2018 Jun 08 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$8542
2018 Jun 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$8320
2018 Jul 20 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$9454
2018 Jul 20 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$8020
2018 Aug 31 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$9846
2018 Aug 31 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$8934
2018 Oct 12 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$8151
2018 Oct 12 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$7629
2019 Mar 13 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6520
2019 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2019 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel
2019 Apr 10 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7434
2019 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest$4629
2019 May 01 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$11282
2019 May 01 7 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita$4629
2019 May 08 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7695
2019 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest$5085
2019 Jun 12 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$11607
2019 Jun 12 7 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita$5085
2019 Jun 19 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7564
2019 Jul 03 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7173
2019 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest$4954
2019 Jul 24 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$11085
2019 Jul 24 7 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita$4954
2019 Jul 31 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7173
2019 Aug 14 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7173
2019 Aug 21 7 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita$4695
2019 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest$5085
2019 Sep 04 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$12390
2019 Sep 04 7 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita$5607
2019 Sep 11 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7826
2019 Sep 25 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7826
2019 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest$5607
2019 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita$4826
2019 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest$4826
2019 Oct 16 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$9129
2019 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6390
2019 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$5868
2019 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest$3912