Viking Prestige

Viking Prestige Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Prestige

Year built2011  /  Age : 8
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderNeptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking River Cruises
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage5000 gt
Passengers97 - 188
Decks with cabins3
Christened byJanice Farrar Titus

Review of Viking Prestige

The Viking Prestige boat cruises on Danube river in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, departing from Budapest and Passau. Preceded by its sister-ship Viking Legend, the Prestige ship is Viking's second pre-longship "green" riverboat. Both vessels run on hybrid engines (diesel-electric type) producing less vibrations for a quieter ride.

Viking Prestige cruise ship


The entire ship was set up for best viewing of scenery and in addition to the French balconies, large picture windows and hotel-style beds, guests can enjoy the open air decks during their sailing. Viking Prestige boasts 97 outside staterooms, of which 67 French Balcony, 22 Standard, 6 Singles and 2 Suites in a total of 9 grades. 

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites (French Balcony) - x2 AA, deck3
  • Balcony Staterooms - none
  • French Balcony Staterooms - A (x33, deck3), B (x23, deck2), C (x10, deck 2), CS/Single cabin (x5, deck1-2-3)
  • RiverView Staterooms (Picture Window) - Standard (all on deck1 - 16x D, and 8x E).

Shipboard facilities

The observation Prestige Restaurant (dining room) and deck feature huge panoramic windows. Ship’s lobby atrium also offers a seating area with large observation windows. The Sun deck features 360-deg. views and provides shaded sitting area. Benefit from the onboard boutique, library and free wireless internet service shipwide. Other facilities include an Aquavit Terrace (al fresco dining at the Prestige Lounge's outdoor seating area). The Prestige ship doesn't have gym, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

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

  • "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 from Munich to Passau, and optional 2-night Budapest hotel package.

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

Prestige is one of the two Viking Cruises ships preceding as design the line's newest "Viking longship" series. The other vessel of this class is Viking Legend (operating the same itinerary route). Both riverboats as marine technology feature new type hybrid engines (diesel-electric type) and SDS propulsion ("Silent Drive System") significantly reducing the levels of noise and vibrations during navigation.

The Viking cruise ship Prestige was launched in 2011. It was christened by mrs Janice Farrar Titus - wife of Warren Titus. Mrs Titus has previously worked with other top luxury cruise lines, including "American President Lines", "Seabourn Cruise", "Pearl Cruises" and "Royal Viking Line". Her husband Warren Titus (died in 2009) was the founder of the "Royal Viking Line", which was operational between 1972-1998, then sold to NCL Norwegian. He is often referred to as the "pioneer" of our modern world's ship cruise travel industry. The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland, on May 11.

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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