Viking Lif

Viking Lif Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Lif

Year built2014  /  Age : 4
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 bySarah Henshall

Current itinerary of Viking Lif

Viking Lif current cruise is 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu. Prices start from USD 10890 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 14 Sep, 2018 and ends on 05 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
14 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
15 Sep     Kinderdijk, Holland   
16 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
17 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
18 Sep     Miltenberg, Germany   
19 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
20 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
21 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
22 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
23 Sep     Passau, Germany   
24 Sep     Melk, Austria   
25 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
26 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
27 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
28 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
29 Sep     Kalocsa, Hungary   
30 Sep     Osijek, Croatia   
01 Oct     Belgrade, Serbia   
02 Oct     Iron Gate, Serbia-Romania   
03 Oct     Vidin, Bulgaria   
04 Oct     Veliko Turnovo, Arbanasi, Bulgaria   
05 Oct      Arriving in Giurgiu, Romania   

Review of Viking Lif

The 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.

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 French balcony in bedroom. There are also 39 Veranda Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms and 22 French Balcony Staterooms.

Viking Lif cruise ship

The Aquavit indoor-outdoor terrace is located at the bow of 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. There is also an onboard boutique, laundry service and free wireless internet service shipwide.

Viking Lif 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 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 wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 95 (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Lif (dining room), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shaffleboard). The Lif longship doesn’t have 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.
  • Note: 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 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 Sarah Henshall - 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.

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).

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 Itineraries

The below listed Viking Lif 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 Jun 01 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$8542
2018 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$3255
2018 Jun 08 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6912
2018 Jun 22 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$9976
2018 Jun 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6912
2018 Jul 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$2994
2018 Jul 12 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$7890
2018 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$2994
2018 Jul 20 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6520
2018 Aug 03 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$9326
2018 Aug 03 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6651
2018 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$2994
2018 Aug 23 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$9454
2018 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$2994
2018 Aug 31 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6651
2018 Sep 14 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$10890
2018 Sep 14 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7173
2018 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$3255
2018 Oct 04 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$7107
2018 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$3255
2018 Oct 12 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6260
2018 Oct 26 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$8151
2018 Oct 26 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$5738
2018 Nov 09 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$2342
2018 Nov 15 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$2080
2019 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$4107
2019 Apr 03 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$10434
2019 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$4107
2019 Apr 10 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7434
2019 Apr 24 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$11868
2019 Apr 24 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7564
2019 May 15 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$11998
2019 May 15 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$5346
2019 May 22 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7695
2019 Jun 05 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7564
2019 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$5085
2019 Jun 26 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$11216
2019 Jul 03 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7173
2019 Jul 17 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$11085
2019 Jul 17 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7173
2019 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$4954
2019 Aug 07 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$10954
2019 Aug 07 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$4695
2019 Aug 14 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7304
2019 Aug 28 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$11868
2019 Aug 28 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7695
2019 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$5607
2019 Sep 18 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$12390
2019 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$5607
2019 Sep 25 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7826
2019 Oct 09 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam$10695
2019 Oct 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6912
2019 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Bucharest Budapest$4826
2019 Oct 30 21 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Amsterdam Giurgiu$9129
2019 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu$4826
2019 Nov 06 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$5868