Viking Jarl

Viking Jarl Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Jarl

Year built2013  /  Age : 5
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
Crew50
Decks4
Cabins95
Decks with cabins3
Christened bySabine Rhabek

Review of Viking Jarl

The Viking Jarl boat cruises on Danube, Rhine and Main rivers in Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, departing from Amsterdam, Budapest and Nurnberg. This Viking longship is named after Jarl - in Norse mythology the noble son of god Heimdal (who disguised as a human fathered Jarl and his 2 brothers, Karl and Thrall, thus creating the three main social classes, respectively, nobility/earls, freemen and serfs).

Viking Jarl was also designed by the legendary Yran & Storbraaten. This new vessel offers state-of-the-art patented design, luxury and engineering. All Viking Longships offer guests more ways for personalizing their trip. Choose from the various stateroom classes, ship locations and onboard entertainment options to enjoy sailing through scenery, while enriching time in Europe’s remarkable destinations.

longship Viking Jarl cruise ship

Cabins

Viking Jarl has a total of 95 cabins in 8 grades. Viking Jarl offers two Explorer Suites with spectacular 270-degrees views and private wraparound verandas. The seven Veranda Suites have two full rooms, veranda off their living room and French balcony in bedroom. There are also 39 Veranda Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms (with a non-opening window) and 22 French Balcony Staterooms.

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 Jarl dining options include Jarl Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). The Aquavit indoor-outdoor terrace is located at the bow of ship, ideal spot for relax, as well as the Sun Deck with shaded sitting area and 360-degree views. The Observation lounge and bar have floor-to-ceiling glass doors for panoramic views. Other facilities include an Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shuffleboard. The Jarl longship doesn’t have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

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

  • "GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR" are 14-days Rhine and Danube cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest, and the reverse from Budapest to Amsterdam. These deals feature "Rhine-Main-Danube Canal" passage (Germany), 5 countries to visit (Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Holland) and 13 complimentary land tours/excursions. On departures from Budapest, the sailing part starts in the evening on the second day, and ends in Amsterdam (with optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package). Disembarkation in Budapest offers optional 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic).
  • "ROMANTIC DANUBE" are 7-days cruises from Nuremberg to Budapest, and reverse from Budapest to Nuremberg/Nurnberg. These deals offer 3 countries to visit (Austria, Germany, Hungary), with 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Nuremberg offers optional 2-night Nuremberg or 3-night Prague hotel packages. On departures from Germany (Nuremberg) the sailing part starts on the second day with the Main-Danube Canal cruise (passing through the locks), and ends in Budapest (optional 2-night hotel package).
  • "PASSAGE TO EASTERN EUROPE" are 10-days Danube river cruises from Budapest to Bucharest, and the reverse from Bucharest to Budapest. These deals offer 5 countries to visit (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania), with 7 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Budapest includes 2 nights Budapest hotel package, with optional 2 more hotel nights in Budapest or a 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic). Embarkation in Budapest includes 2-night Budapest luxury hotel package. Departures from Bucharest include 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package, with embarkation in Giurgiu. Disembarkation in Bucharest includes 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package, with optional 3 more days in the Danube-Black Sea region.

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 Jarl wiki

  • Note: To/from Viking Jarl boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Jarl 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 Jarl represents the line's latest Longship-class river boat design. Viking Cruises longships feature energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and an 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-center shifting of the deck's corridor.
  • The riverboat's godmother is Mrs Sabine Rhabek - founding member of the "AKH Wien"'s emergency room team (AKH stands for "Vienna General Hospital", the city's University medical center), who also worked as a nurse at the UN's "Mission Hospital" in Iran during Gulf War I. The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland, setting a Guinness World Record for "Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company". On March 20, 2013, Jarl was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Aegir, Atla, Bragi, Embla, Forseti, Rinda, Skadi, Tor and Var. Four of the longships were present in Amsterdam, while the other six attended the ceremony via live satellite video link from the Neptun Werft's shipbuilding yard in Rostock, Germany.

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 Jarl Itineraries

The below listed Viking Jarl 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
2020 Aug 28 9 days, one-way from Munich to Budapest Munich$3395