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Viking Idun

Viking Idun Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Idun

Year built2012  /  Age : 7
Flag state Switzerland
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
Decks with cabins3
Christened byLisa Randall

Current itinerary / position of Viking Idun

Viking Idun current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest. The itinerary starts on 06 Nov, 2019 and ends on 13 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
06 Nov    Departing from Bucharest, Romania hotels
07 Nov    Ruse, Rousse-Russe, Bulgaria
08 Nov    Vidin, Bulgaria
09 Nov    Golubac, Serbia
09 Nov    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
10 Nov    Belgrade, Serbia
11 Nov    Osijek, Croatia
12 Nov    Kalocsa, Hungary
13 Nov    Arriving in Budapest, Hungary hotels

Review of Viking Idun

The Viking Idun boat cruises on Danube river in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, departing from Passau, Nurnberg, Paris, Budapest, and Prague. This Viking longship is named after Idun/Idunn - in Norse mythology the goddess of youth and rejuvenation, and the keeper of the Golden Apples - the source of immortality for all the gods.

The state-of-the-art Viking Cruises longship Viking Idun was designed as a “green ship” by the legendary architects Yran & Storbraaten, with solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden. Three-quarters of Viking Idun cabins feature either a French balcony or a full veranda, and suites have both.

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Viking Idun has 95 outside staterooms (two Explorer Suites, seven Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms and 25 Standard Staterooms) in 8 grades. All suites have two rooms, a veranda off their living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. Explorer Suites offer 270-degrees view of the river and beyond.

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).

Shipboard facilities

Viking Idun dining options include Idun Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). The Aquavit Terrace is at the ship’s bow, and offers an opportunity for indoor and outdoor relaxation and dining, with floor to ceiling windows. The Sun Deck shaded sitting area provides an ideal environment to enjoy the changing scenery while you cruise. Onboard amenities also include an Observation Lounge, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, a walking track, shuffleboard. The Idun longship doesn’t have a gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Idun 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 Idun 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 River Cruises Europe cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Idun's Danube 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 Idun river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "ROMANTIC DANUBE" are 7-days river cruises from Nuremberg to Budapest and the reverse from Budapest to Nuremberg/Nurnberg. These deals offer 3 countries to visit (Austria, Germany, Hungary) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Nuremberg offers two optional hotel packages - 2-night Nuremberg or 3-night Prague (Czech Republic). On departures from Germany (Nuremberg) sailing part starts on Day 2 with the Main-Danube Canal cruise (passing through the locks) to end in Budapest (with optional 2-night Budapest hotel package).
  • "CITIES OF LIGHT" are 11-days river cruises from Paris to Prague, and reverse from Prague to Paris. These deals offer 4 countries to visit (France, Luxembourg, Germany, Czech Republic) with 10 complimentary land tours/excursions included in the fares. Prices are also inclusive of 2-night Paris luxury hotel package,train travel to Luxembourg, bus transfer to Trier (on Moselle River /embarkation), bus transfer from Koblenz to Marksburg Castle (embarkation again in Braubach),bus transfer from Nurnberg to Prague (2-night Prague luxury hotel package included), with an optional package for 2 more nights in Prague (Czech Republic). On departures from Prague, an optional 2-night Paris hotel package is offered.
  • "RHINE RHAPSODY" are 9-days Moselle and Rhine river cruises from Paris to Basel and the reverse from Basel to Paris. These deals offer 4 countries to visit (France, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland) and 8 complimentary land tours/excursions. Viking deals are also inclusive of 2-night Paris luxury hotel package, train travel to Luxembourg (Switzerland), bus transfer to Germany (Trier, on Moselle River, for embarkation), There are two optional hotel packages - 2-night in Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Swiss Alps) or 3-night in Montreux (Lake Geneva, for touring Lausanne and Geneva). On departures from Switzerland (Basel), the sailing part starts on Day 2 (early evening), with an optional 2-night Paris hotel package at the end.

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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To/from Viking Idun boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.

Viking Idun 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 Idun represents the line's latest Longship-class river boat design. Viking Cruises longships feature energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and 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-centre shifting of the deck's corridor.

The riverboat's godmother is Dr Lisa Randall - Harvard University's professor of physics and cosmology, who together with Dr Sundrum are the authors of the theory of multiple dimensions of space ((multi-layered universe). The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland. On March 21, 2012, Idun was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Odin (both in Amsterdam), and via live video link-up with Rostock - also with Freya and Njord.

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 Idun Itineraries

The below listed Viking Idun 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 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest
2019 Nov 06 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest

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