Viking Heimdal

Viking Heimdal Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Heimdal

Year built2014  /  Age : 4
Flag state Germany
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 bySusie Barrie

Current itinerary of Viking Heimdal

Viking Heimdal current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon. Prices start from USD 2992 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Sep, 2018 and ends on 26 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
19 Sep      Departing from Lyon, France   
20 Sep     Lyon, France   
21 Sep     Lyon, France   
22 Sep     Tournon-sur-Rhone, Tain-l'Hermitage, France   
23 Sep     Viviers-sur-Rhone, France   
24 Sep     Arles, France   
25 Sep - 26 Sep     Avignon, France(Overnight)   
26 Sep      Arriving in Avignon, France   

Review of Viking Heimdal

The Viking Heimdal boat cruises on cruises on Saone and Rhone rivers in France, departing from Avignon and Chalon-sur-Saone. This Viking longship is named after Heimdal/Heimdallr - in Norse mythology the guardian of the gods, son of god Odin and the nine Maidens. Heimdal is also the creator of the three main social classes among humans (earls, freemen, serfs). At the end of the world, Heimdal and the god of evil Loki will battle and slay each other.

Viking Cruises Heimdal ship was designed by the legendary architects Yran & Storbraaten, standing behind Seabourn Yachts. This new river cruise boat offers state-of-the-art patented design, luxury and engineering. All Viking Longships offer guests more ways for personalizing their trip.

Viking Heimdal cruise ship

Viking Heimdal 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 Observation lounge and bar have floor-to-ceiling glass doors for panoramic views. 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.

Viking Heimdal 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 France cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Heimdal France 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 Heimdal 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 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.

Viking Heimdal wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 95 (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Heimdal (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 Heimdal longship doesn't have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Heimdal 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 Heimdal boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Heimdal 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 Heimdal 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 cruise ships in France are the longships BuriDellingForsetiHermod, and also NeptunePride and Spirit.
  • The riverboat's godmother is Mrs Susie Barrie - renown wine expert (MW- "Master of Wine", BBC1 TV broadcaster ("Saturday Kitchen" cookery program) and award-winning writer ("Gourmand World Award" 2006). The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Avignon, France. On March 18, 2014, Heimdal was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Buri and Hermod.

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 Heimdal Itineraries

The below listed Viking Heimdal 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 30 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2992
2018 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2992
2018 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2992
2018 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2992
2018 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2992
2018 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2692
2018 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2692
2018 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2692
2018 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2692
2018 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2692
2018 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2692
2018 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2692
2018 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2692
2018 Aug 29 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2692
2018 Sep 05 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2992
2018 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2992
2018 Sep 19 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2992
2018 Sep 26 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2992
2018 Oct 03 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2992
2018 Oct 10 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2992
2018 Oct 17 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2692
2018 Oct 24 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2542
2018 Oct 31 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2692
2018 Nov 07 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2092
2018 Nov 14 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon$2092
2018 Nov 21 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon$2092
2019 Mar 26 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Apr 02 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Apr 16 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 May 07 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 May 14 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 May 21 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 May 28 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Jun 18 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Jun 25 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Jul 09 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon
2019 Nov 12 7 days, one-way from Lyon to Avignon Lyon
2019 Nov 19 7 days, one-way from Avignon to Lyon Avignon