Viking Helgrim

Viking Helgrim Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Helgrim

Year built2019 new ship
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
Decks with cabins3
Christened bytba

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.


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).

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 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 Cruises scheduled also the launches of the standard longships Einar, Sigrun, Sigyn, Tir, Ullur and Vali.

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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