Viking Hemming

Viking Hemming Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Hemming

Year built2014  /  Age : 4
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
Classmodified Viking Longship
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 byAna Moura

Review of Viking Hemming

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

The Hemming ship is operated via partnership between Viking Cruises and Douro Azul (Portugal's largest cruisetour company). The other Viking cruise ships in Portugal are Torgil, Osfrid and Helgrim. 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 Hemming cruise ship, Douro River, Portugal

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

Cabins

Viking Hemming has a total of 53 cabins (of which 11 Suite, 24 Balcony, 2 French Balconies, 16 with a non-opening window) in 8 grades. All cabins are comfortable and elegant, 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 Hemming dining options include Hemming (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, deck games (putting green, shuffleboard), shaded seating. The river boat also has an Observation Lounge, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), elevator, Herbal Garden, Sky Bar. The Hemming longship doesn’t have gym room, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Hemming 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 Hemming 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 Hemming 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 Porto (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 Salamanca Spain (from Vega de Terron) 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 Hemming wiki

  • Note: To/from Viking Hemming boat transfers and airport meet & greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Hemming 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.
  • This Viking longship is named after Hemming of Denmark – the “peacemaker” king. Reigning over Denmark for only 2 years, Hemming is remembered for the Treaty of Heiligen (811 AD) signed between him and emperor Charlemagne (aka Charles the Great, king of the Franks and Italy). The treaty established the Denmark’s southern boundary (at Eider River) with the huge Carolingian Empire.

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 Hemming - user reviews and comments

Viking Hemming Itineraries

The below listed Viking Hemming 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 18 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes$1445
2018 Nov 25 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes$1445
2018 Dec 02 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes$1145
2018 Dec 09 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes$1145
2018 Dec 16 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes$1745
2018 Dec 23 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes$1745
2019 Mar 24 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Mar 31 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Apr 07 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Apr 14 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Apr 21 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Apr 28 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 May 05 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 May 12 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 May 19 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 May 26 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jun 02 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jun 09 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jun 16 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jun 23 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jun 30 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jul 07 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jul 14 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jul 21 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Jul 28 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Aug 04 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Aug 11 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Aug 18 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Aug 25 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Sep 01 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Sep 08 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Sep 15 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Sep 22 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Sep 29 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Oct 06 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Oct 13 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Oct 20 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Oct 27 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Nov 03 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Nov 10 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Nov 17 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes
2019 Nov 24 9 days, round-trip Portugal’s River of Gold Porto-Leixoes