Viking Helgrim

Viking Helgrim Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Helgrim

Year built2019 new ship
Flag state Portugal
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
Classmodified Viking Longship
Ferry route / homeportsOporto (Portugal)
OwnerViking Cruises and Douro Azul
OperatorViking River Cruises Portugal
Speed15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA)80 m / 262 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage4000 gt
Passengers53 - 106
Crew36
Decks4
Cabins53
Decks with cabins3
Christened byNatalia Hofmann

Review of Viking Helgrim

Viking Helgrim longship cruises on Douro River in Portugal and Spain, with itineraries departing from Lisbon (2-night hotel stay) and Oporto (7-day roundtrip, embarkation / disembarkation). The sailing part starts from Porto (Oporto).

The Helgrim ship is operated via partnership between Viking Cruises and Douro Azul (Portugal's largest cruisetour company). The other Viking cruise ships in Portugal are HemmingTorgil and Osfrid. Viking's Douro cruise prices (per person, inclusive of flights from UK) range from GBP 1300 up to GBP 2300 (peak season rates pp). On select Viking Douro River cruise tours, the company offers round-trip USA airfare inclusive deals with discounted pricing on select cabins or itineraries / dates).

Viking Helgrim is a modified design longship (smaller, with reduced passenger capacity). This luxury boat was built exclusively for Douro River cruisetours and features innovative corridor configuration, modern engineering and technologies, signature Scandinavian decor, premium stateroom amenities, themed onboard entertainment, expert-led enrichment program.

Viking Helgrim cruise ship, Douro River, Portugal

The Helgrim longship also has solar panels, organic herb garden and an outdoor swimming pool.

Cabins

Viking Helgrim has a total of 53 cabins (of which 11 Suite, 24 Balcony, 2 French Balconies, 16 with a not-opening window) in 8 grades. All cabins are comfortable and eleganct, with amenities like 40-inch flat TVs, hotel-style beds, premium mattresses, luxury bath products. Veranda Suites are with two full rooms, a step-out balcony (off the living room) and French Balcony (off the bedroom).

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - AA (x6, deck3), AB (x5, deck2)
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x13, deck3), B (x12, deck2)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (with floor to ceiling door-windows) - C (x1, deck3), D (x1, deck2)
  • RiverView Staterooms - E (x12, deck1), F (x4, deck1).

Shipboard facilities

Viking Helgrim dining options include Helgrim Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). The Aquavit Terrace is located at the bow of ship. The spacious Sun Deck offers 360-degree views, al fresco dining, swimming pool with sunbathing area, shaded seating. Additional facilities include an Observation Lounge, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), elevator, Herbal Garden, putting green, Sky Bar, Shuffleboard. The Helgrim longship doesn't have gym room, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Helgrim 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.

Viking Helgrim cruisetour 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 Portugal deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

River Cruise Itineraries

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

  • "PORTUGAL RIVER OF GOLD" are 10-days cruises from Lisbon, with included 7-days Douro River cruise from Oporto (round-trip, starting with an easterly course). These deals offer 8 complimentary land tours/excursions in Portugal and Spain included in the fares. Douro River itinerary route features unique scenery with beautifully terraced vineyards, picturesque villages and small towns, medieval castles and monasteries. Among the special activities are the local food and wine sampling of traditional Portuguese cuisine and port wines in the Douro Valley region.
  • The list of port activities and cruisetours includes: Lisbon (Tivoli Lisboa or similar 2-night Lisbon luxury hotel package included), scenic bus ride to Oporto (included lunch in Coimbra, boarding the ship at the "Vila Nova de Gaia" dock), Foz (fishing village, port wines-making facility, with optional excursion to Guimaraes /embarkation again in Bitetos), bus travel to Alpendurada Monastery (traditional inn and museum, included dining and fado performances), Regua (Lamego tour to the "Shrine Of Our Lady Of Remedy" /pilgrimage site, visiting Quinta do Seixo /port wines-making facility, embarkation again in Pinhao), passing through 2 of the Douro River's locks (at Valeira and the Pocinho Dams), Barca d’Alva (bus travel to Castelo Rodrigo), full-day long tour to Vega de Terron (Salamanca Spain) with included restaurant lunch and flamenco performances, embarkation again in Vega de Terron (overnight dock), Pinhao (bus tour to Favaios /wine-bread themed museum, traditional bakeries, also visiting the Quinta da Avessada winery /included dinner and wine tasting), Regua (tour to Vila Real), Gaia (overnight dock) and Oporto (disembarkation).

There is an optional 2-night Portugal and Spain travel and hotel package offered for vsiting Braga (3rd-largest city in Portugal) and Compostela (the capital of Galicia /autonomous community in Spain).

Viking Helgrim wiki

Viking Helgrim is one of the latest generation Viking River Cruises longships specifically modified for cruising on Douro River. This is a new (patented) riverboat design allowing bigger passenger accommodations without the need to shrink public areas size and to compromise the vessel's general comfort.

In 2019, together with Helgrim, Viking River Cruises launched the standard longships Einar, Sigrun, Sigyn, Tir, Ullur and Vali. The 7-ship "virtual" naming ceremony was via satellite connections and held on March 19, 2019, in four riverports - Basel Switzerland (Sigrun and Einar), Rostock Germany (Ullur and Sigyn), Brunsbuttel Germany (Vali and Tir) and Oporto Portugal (Helgrim). Helgrim boat's godmother is Natalia Hofmann (fashion entrepreneur).

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 Helgrim Itineraries

The below listed Viking Helgrim 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
2019 Apr 01 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Apr 08 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Apr 15 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Apr 22 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Apr 29 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 May 06 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 May 13 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 May 20 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $4795
2019 May 27 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 Jun 03 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 Jun 10 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $4095
2019 Jun 17 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 Jun 24 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 Jul 01 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jul 08 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jul 15 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2019 Jul 22 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2019 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2019 Aug 05 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2019 Aug 12 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2019 Aug 19 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2019 Aug 26 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2795
2019 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 Sep 16 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 Sep 23 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2945
2019 Sep 30 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2995
2019 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Oct 14 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Oct 21 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $4495
2019 Oct 28 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $3445
2019 Nov 04 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Nov 11 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $3345
2020 Mar 30 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2495
2020 Apr 06 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $3145
2020 Apr 13 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2295
2020 Apr 20 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Apr 27 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $4095
2020 May 04 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 May 11 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 May 18 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 May 25 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 Jun 01 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 Jun 08 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 Jun 15 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 Jun 22 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2545
2020 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Aug 24 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Aug 31 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2345
2020 Sep 07 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2020 Sep 14 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2020 Sep 21 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2020 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2745
2020 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $3495
2020 Oct 12 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2595
2020 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2095
2020 Oct 26 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2095
2020 Nov 02 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2095
2020 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Portugal's River of Gold Porto-Leixoes $2145