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Specifications of Viking Hervor
|Year built||2020 / Age: 2|
|Builder||Neptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)|
|Speed||15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||12 m / 39 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||5000 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Sister-ships||Viking River Cruises Longships (standard)|
|Christened by||Brenda Hunsberger|
|Operator||Viking River Cruises|
Viking Hervor Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2022 Jul 07||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$3595|
|2022 Jul 14||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2995|
|2022 Jul 21||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$2995|
|2022 Aug 04||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$4045|
|2022 Aug 11||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2995|
|2022 Aug 18||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$3145|
|2023 Mar 23||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$1495|
|2023 Mar 30||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1595|
|2023 Apr 06||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$1595|
|2023 Apr 13||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1595|
|2023 Apr 20||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$1995|
|2023 Apr 27||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1995|
|2023 May 04||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2095|
|2023 May 11||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$2095|
|2023 May 18||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2095|
|2023 May 25||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$2095|
|2023 Jun 01||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2095|
|2023 Jun 08||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$2095|
|2023 Jun 15||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2095|
|2023 Jun 22||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$2095|
|2023 Jun 29||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2095|
|2023 Jul 06||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1995|
|2023 Jul 13||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$1995|
|2023 Jul 20||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1995|
|2023 Jul 27||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$1995|
|2023 Aug 03||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1995|
|2023 Aug 10||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$1995|
|2023 Aug 17||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1995|
|2023 Aug 24||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$1995|
|2023 Aug 31||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1995|
|2023 Sep 07||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2295|
|2023 Sep 14||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$2295|
|2023 Sep 21||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2295|
|2023 Sep 28||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$2295|
|2023 Oct 05||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2095|
|2023 Oct 12||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$2095|
|2023 Oct 19||7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel||Amsterdam||$2095|
|2023 Oct 26||7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam||Basel||$1895|
Viking Hervor Review
Review of Viking Hervor
Longship Viking Hervor boat cruises on Rhine River in Holland, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland. The longship is departing from homeports Amsterdam and Basel. This riverboat is named after the valkyrie Hervor. According to Norse mythology, the fair-haired woman was spinning flax/linseed by a lake when Volund (blacksmith) came and took her as his wife. After a 7-year marriage, she was called by the gods and never returned. The valkyries ("choosers of the slain", handmaidens of god Odin) are horse-riding female entities bestowed by goddess Freya with the right to decide which soldiers will die in the battle and which will live.
All Viking River Cruises Longships are fitted with solar panels (mounted aft on Sun Deck) and hybrid (diesel-electric) powerplants based on energy-efficient marine engines.
Viking Hervor has a total of 95 cabins (of which 9x Suite, 39x Balcony, 22x French Balconies, and 25x Porthole/with a non-opening window) in 8 cabin grades. Longship Hervor has two aft-located Explorer Suites with wraparound balconies providing 270-degrees scenery views. The seven Veranda Suites are each with two separate/full rooms and feature a step-out balcony (accessed from the living room) and a French Balcony (in the bedroom). The 39 Veranda Staterooms are with step-out balconies. Viking Hervor has max passenger capacity 190. All cruisers are provided complimentary with modern hotel amenities and superior travel and leisure services.
Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low:
- Suites - ES-Explorer (x2, deck3-aft), AA-Veranda (x7, deck 3-portside)
- Balcony Staterooms - A (x20, deck3-starboard), B (x17, deck2-starboard)
- French Balcony Staterooms (with floor-ceiling slide opening glass-door windows) - C (x5, deck3-portside-aft), D (x15, deck2-portside)
- Riverview Porthole Window / Standard Staterooms - E (x18, deck1-midship), F (x7, deck1-midship-aft).
The Observation Bar Lounge has floor-ceiling glass doors opening onto the Aquavit Terrace. This is bow-located indoor-outdoor venue designed for relaxation and alfresco dining. The Sun Deck is served with food and beverages by Aquavit Terrace's staff and provides 360-degree unobstructed riverside views. This topship-deck features forward-sundeck with Sky Bar (outdoor seating area with 4-seat tables and deckchairs), SkyLight (glass roof cover over the Atrium), Wheelhouse (Navigation Bridge), midship-sundeck with shaded sitting (covered by a large retractable awning and encircled by a walking track), sunbathing area (with deckchairs and reclining sun loungers) and aft-sundeck with Putting Green (mini-golf), Herb Garden (organic herbal garden) and deckgames area (shuffleboard, giant outdoor chessboard).
Onboard dining options include Hervor Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (Lido Buffet with sliding door-windows opening onto the alfresco terrace). Other facilities include 2-deck Atrium (lobby with 24-hour Reception Desk), Library (Internet Lounge), Shop (gifts, souvenirs). Viking Cruises Longships don't have fitness/gym room, swimming pool, Jacuzzi (outdoor whirlpool), Spa/Beauty Salon, self-service laundry facilities (laundromats). One elevator (passenger lift) connects only decks 2 and 3. All decks are interconnected via stairs - forward (Grand Staircase in the Atrium), midship and aft.
River Cruise Itineraries
The Longship Hervor operates Viking River Cruises' new itinerary "Oberammergau, the Alps and the Rhine". The 11-day Rhine River cruisetour is between Amsterdam and Oberammergau (Bavaria, Germany). It visits 6 countries, offers 8 land tours/shore excursions and is priced from ~EUR 4,500 pp.
- (Day 1) Amsterdam Netherlands - airport-ship bus transfer, boarding and check-in, afternoon free time
- (Day 2) Kinderdijk Netherlands - after the morning arrival is organized a bus tour of the original 19 windmills (18th-century built to control flooding, and still working). Follows return to the ship for lunch and afternoon food tasting (Dutch handcrafted cheeses with jenever/liquor) and Dutch Golden Age-themed media presentation. Follows evening departure and night cruising.
- (Day 3) Cologne-Koln (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) - morning arrival, walking tour through Old Town, free time or optional excursion to Cologne Cathedral's roof. Return to the ship for dinner or book an optional tour themed on Koln's beers (with Kolsch sampling) and brauhaus / brewery-restaurant dinner). Follows late-evening departure and night cruising.
- (Day 4) Koblenz, Braubach-Marksburg and Rudesheim (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - organized tour of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress or optional excursions to Marksburg Castle or Koblenz (walking tour). Follows boarding the ship for lunch and scenic cruising the Middle Rhine. Late-afternoon arrival in Rudesheim (free time), ship dinner (or optional ashore dinner), after-midnight departure.
- (Day 5) Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - mid-morning arrival, ship lunch, follows organized tour of the Old Town. Alternatively, after the onboard breakfast, passengers can disembark the ship for a full-day excursion of Heidelberg (inclusive of a walking tour through Old Town).
- (Day 6) Kehl-Strasbourg - the ship docks in Kehl (Germany) and after disembarkation is organized guided tour of Strasbourg (France). Alternately is offered optional wine-themed tour (into France's Alsace region), wine-themed tour (with tasting) and full-day culinary-themed excursion in Strasbourg (with food tastings / desserts, food and wine pairings). Follows evening embarkation and formal dinner (themed "Taste of Germany").
- (Day 7) Breisach - morning arrival, follows scenic Black Forest bus tour, visiting a local workshop (with cuckoo clock-making demonstration), lunch on the ship, optional afternoon excursion to Colmar (with fine arts museum visit), ship dinner and night cruising.
- (Day 8) Basel and Innsbruck - the ship docks in Basel (Switzerland), follows disembarkation and scenic bus travel to Innsbruck (Austria) with a short stop in Vaduz (Liechtenstein's capital). After crossing the Germany-Austria border is visited Feldkirch (restaurant lunch). In Innsbruck all passengers check-in to a First-Class hotel.
- (Day 9) Innsbruck - after the hotel breakfast is organized a walking tour of the Old Town, while the afternoon is free time. In the evening is offered an optional traditional folklore dinner at a local restaurant.
- (Day 10) Oberammergau is visited via scenic bus travel from Innsbruck. In Oberammergau are included overnight hotel stay and lunch and dinner at traditional Bavarian restaurants.
- (Day 11) Oberammergau - after the hotel breakfast and check-out passengers are transferred to the Munich Airport for their return flights.
- As optional packages are offered pre-cruise Amsterdam hotel (2-night stay for EUR 450 pp) and post-cruise Munich hotel (2-night stay for EUR 150 pp).
Viking Hervor cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground/bus transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers/media presentations, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water. Viking river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative of Viking cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Viking cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.
To/from Viking Hervor ship transfers and airport meet-and-greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through Viking Cruises (company's Viking Air package).
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Viking Hervor is one of the new generation longships of Viking Cruises. This is a patented river cruise ship design allowing bigger passenger accommodations without shrinking public areas' size and compromising vessel's general comfort. Longship Hervor represents Viking Cruise' latest design that features energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and interior design developed by "Yran & Storbraaten" (Norway). The patented "longship" design ("Rottet Studios", USA) allows much larger accommodations with full-size (step-out) balconies. The additional cabin space is created by 1 m (3,3 ft) off-center shifting of the deck's corridor.
Vessel's powerplant consists of two main Caterpillar marine diesel engines (model CAT32-ACERT / total power output 2 MW). These are V12 (V engine with 12 cylinders and 12 pistons driving a crankshaft). The propulsion system is based on two Caterpillar marine propulsion engines (model CAT18-ACERT) with combined output 1 MW.
Group christening 2022
On March 16, 2022, in a joint-christening ceremony were officially named 8 riverboats - 4x in Paris (Fjorgyn, Kari, Radgrid, Skaga) and 4x in Amsterdam (Hervor, Egdir, Gersemi, Gymir), via video link.
- The four Seine River-based boats (Fjorgyn, Kari, Radgrid Skaga) are sisterships and shorter. Being of the modified Longship design (LOA length 125 m / 410 ft), they were specifically designed for Seine River navigation and homeporting at Pont de Grenelle (Paris City), to meet the dock's maximum length requirement.
- The other four boats (Hervor, Egdir, Gersemi, Gymir) are of the classic Longship design (LOA length 135 m / 440 ft).
- The group christening ceremony was attended by Torstein Hagen (Viking's Chairman) in Amsterdam, onboard Viking Kari.
- Held dockside, during each of the naming ceremonies, the godmother pronounced a speech and a blessing for the boat, followed by a bottle of Gammel Opland Aquavit (a herbs-flavored spirit distilled from grain and potatoes/by Oplandske Spritfabrik distillery's original recipe from 1872) that was traditionally smashed against the hull.
The ships' godmothers are as follows:
- Viking Gymir - Alma Deutscher (violinist, pianist, composer, conductor, daughter of Janie Deutscher)
- Viking Egdir - Helen Deutscher (violinist, pianist, vocalist, daughter of Janie Deutscher)
- Viking Radgrid - Janie Deutscher (author, educator, musician)
- Viking Hervor - Brenda Hunsberger (AAA Club Alliance's Senior VP of Travel Services)
- Viking Gersemi - Karryn Christopher (Signature Travel Network's Executive VP of Preferred Partnerships & Marketing)
- Viking Fjorgyn - Ghislaine Wood (East Anglia University's Sainsbury Centre's Deputy Director)
- Viking Skaga - Muriel Wilson (Virtuoso Ltd's Director of Event Strategy & Sponsorships)
- Viking Kari - Kari Garmann (Norwegian politician, member of Oslo City Council in 1979-87, deputy representative to Norway's Parliament from Oslo in 1985 and 1989).
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