Viking Odin

Viking Odin current position

Viking Odin current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 50.97356 N / 6.98909 E) cruising en route to KOLN NIEHL. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.

Current Position

Specifications of Viking Odin

Year of build2012  /  Age: 11
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, 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
Decks with cabins3
Christened byJoanna Lumley
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking River Cruises

Viking Odin Review

Review of Viking Odin

Longship Viking Odin boat cruises on Danube, Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Czech Republic, Luxembourg. The ship is departing from homeports Passau, Budapest and Nuremberg. This Viking longship is named after Odin/Odinn - in Norse mythology the god of wisdom, knowledge and magic, the father of all gods. He and his brothers Vili and Ve killed the world's primaeval ruler - the Ymir monster (creator of giants). Then the three gods created from wood the first human couple - Askr (man) and Embla (woman). God Odin gave them life and souls.

Longship Viking Odin cruise ship

The boat (ENI number 7001950) is currently Switzerland-flagged (MMSI 269057389) and registered in Basel.

The state-of-the-art river ship Viking Odin longship was designed as a “green ship” by the legendary architects Yran & Storbraaten, with solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden. The added benefit of hybrid engines helps for smoother cruising experience.


Viking Odin has a total of 95 cabins (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window) in 8 grades. Three-quarters of Viking Odin cabins feature either a French balcony or a full veranda, and suites have both. 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 Odin dining options include Odin Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). The Aquavit Terrace is at the ship’s bow, and offers the 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 Odin longship doesn’t have a gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Odin 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 Odin 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 Odin 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 Odin river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "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.
  • "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).
  • "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 Odin boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.

Viking Odin 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 Odin 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 Mrs Joanna Lumley - prominent UK actress (most famous with her role of Patsy Stone in the BBC comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous" /"Ab Fab"), also a voiceover artist and author of several books. The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland. On March 21, 2012, Odin was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Idun (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.