Viking Lif

Viking Lif last position

Viking Lif last location was at North Sea (coordinates 52.40750 N / 4.88216 E) cruising at speed of 32 kn (59 km/h | 37 mph) en route to VIENNA. The AIS position was reported 2 days ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Viking Lif

Viking Lif current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest. Prices start from USD 3695 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 13 Mar, 2024 and ends on 20 Mar, 2024.

Date / TimePort
13 Mar    Departing from Budapest, Hungary hotels
14 Mar    Kalocsa, Hungary
15 Mar    Osijek, Croatia
16 Mar    Belgrade, Serbia
17 Mar    Golubac, Serbia
17 Mar    Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania
18 Mar    Vidin, Bulgaria
19 Mar    Ruse, Rousse-Russe, Bulgaria
20 Mar    Arriving in Bucharest, Romania hotels

Specifications of Viking Lif

Year of build2014  /  Age: 10
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderMeyer Werft GmbH (Papenburg, Germany)
ClassViking Longship
Speed15 kn / 28 km/h / 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 bySarah Henshall
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking River Cruises

Viking Lif Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3695
2024 Mar 20 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $7495
2024 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $4495
2024 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $4095
2024 Apr 10 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $4395
2024 May 22 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $8595
2024 Jun 12 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $11095
2024 Jul 03 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $9795
2024 Jul 24 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $7695
2024 Aug 14 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $11595
2024 Sep 04 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $8895
2024 Sep 25 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $11295
2024 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $5395
2024 Oct 16 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $4195
2024 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3995
2025 Mar 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3245
2025 Apr 02 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3495
2025 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3495
2025 Apr 16 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3495
2025 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3495
2025 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3695
2025 Apr 30 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $8295
2025 May 21 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $8495
2025 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3895
2025 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3695
2025 Jun 11 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $7895
2025 Jul 02 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $7395
2025 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3195
2025 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3195
2025 Jul 23 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $6995
2025 Aug 13 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $7495
2025 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3695
2025 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3895
2025 Sep 03 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $8495
2025 Sep 24 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $8295
2025 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3695
2025 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3595
2025 Oct 15 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $7795
2026 Mar 25 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3695
2026 Apr 01 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3995
2026 Apr 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $4095
2026 Apr 15 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $4195
2026 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $4195
2026 Apr 29 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $7745
2026 Apr 29 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $4195
2026 May 06 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $5395
2026 May 20 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $7745
2026 May 20 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $5395
2026 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $4395
2026 Jun 10 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $7245
2026 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $4195
2026 Jun 17 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $5295
2026 Jul 01 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $6845
2026 Jul 01 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $5295
2026 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $3695
2026 Jul 22 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $6845
2026 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $3695
2026 Jul 29 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $5295
2026 Aug 12 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $6845
2026 Aug 12 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $5295
2026 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $4095
2026 Sep 02 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $7745
2026 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $4395
2026 Sep 09 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $5395
2026 Sep 23 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bucharest Amsterdam $7745
2026 Sep 23 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $5395
2026 Oct 07 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest $4395
2026 Oct 14 21 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $7645
2026 Oct 14 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest $4095
2026 Oct 21 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $4995
2026 Nov 04 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $4995

Viking Lif Review

Review of Viking Lif

Longship Viking Lif boat cruises on Danube, Rhine and Main rivers in Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, departing from Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest and Passau. This Viking longship is named after Lif (meaning "life") - in Norse mythology the woman who together with the man Lifthrasir ("lover of life") will be the only survivors of the foretold end of the world (destroyed by fire) to repopulate the earth anew.

Longship Viking Lif cruise ship

The boat (ENI number 7001983) is currently Switzerland-flagged (MMSI 269057464) and registered in Basel.

Cabins

The longship Viking Lif 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 a French balcony in the bedroom. There are also 39 Veranda Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms 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 Lif dining options include Lif Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). The Aquavit indoor-outdoor terrace is located at the bow of the ship. This is the 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 Lif longship doesn’t have a gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Lif 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 Lif 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 Lif 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 Lif 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).
  • "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.
  • "DANUBE WALTZ” are 7-days river cruises from Budapest to Passau and the reverse from Passau to Budapest. These deals offer 4 countries to visit (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Passau disembarkation includes a bus transfer from Passau to Munich, with optional 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic). Passau embarkation includes bus transfer Munich to Passau.
  • "EUROPEAN SOJOURN" are 23-days Danube and Black Sea river cruises from Amsterdam to Bucharest and the reverse from Bucharest to Amsterdam. These deals offer 9 countries to visit, with 19 complimentary land tours/excursions included in the fares. Disembarkation in Bucharest includes 1-night Bucharest luxury hotel package, with optional 3 more days in the Danube-Black Sea region. Disembarkation in Amsterdam offers an optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package.
  • "TULIPS and WINDMILLS" are 9-days Springtime themed Belgium and Holland river cruises from Amsterdam (round-trip), with 8 complimentary land tours/excursions. On departures from Amsterdam, the sailing part starts on the second day. The itinerary features an Amsterdam canal cruise on a glass-domed boat and evening departure (on Day 2), cruising on lake IJsselmeer/Zuiderzee, visiting the Paleis Het Loo gardens (from Arnhem), Kinderdijk (windmills network), Antwerp (on river Scheldt in Belgium), Ghent (bus transfer to Bruges), bus travel in the Walcheren region (southwest Holland, stopping in Veere), Holland Delta Works cruise (Dutch system of numerous dams, locks, dykes, storm barriers, all protecting the Holland's Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt area from flooding; embarkation again in Bruinisse /Zeeland), Rotterdam (bus travel to Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse - world's 2nd largest floral garden after the Dubai's Miracle Garden), Amsterdam overnight dock.

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 Lif - user reviews and comments

Viking Lif Wiki

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

Viking Lif 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 Lif represents the line's latest Longship-class riverboat 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 Mrs Sarah Henshall - a veteran of the AAA's (American Automobile Association) "Roadside Assistance" and "Travel" services, and currently the VP of AAA Carolinas "Travel" operations. The ship's christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland. On March 17, 2014, Lif was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Alsvin, Baldur, Bestla, Delling, Eistla, Gullveig, Ingvi and Magni.

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.