Viking Skadi

Viking Skadi Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Skadi

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 byCountess Fiona of Carnarvon

Current itinerary of Viking Skadi

Viking Skadi current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest. Prices start from USD 7173 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 22 Sep, 2018 and ends on 06 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
22 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
23 Sep     Kinderdijk, Holland   
24 Sep     Rhine River   
24 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
25 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
26 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
26 Sep     Main River, Germany   
26 Sep     Miltenberg, Germany   
27 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
27 Sep     Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany   
28 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
29 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
30 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
30 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
01 Oct     Passau, Germany   
02 Oct     Melk, Austria   
02 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
03 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
04 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
04 Oct     Danube River   
05 Oct     Budapest, Hungary(Tours ashore)   
06 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

Review of Viking Skadi

The Viking Skadi boat cruises on Danube, Rhine and Main rivers in Holland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, France, Switzerland, Belgium. The ship is departing from Amsterdam, Basel, Budapest and Passau. This Viking longship is named after Skadi - in Norse mythology an Jotnar giantess who became the goddess of mountains and winter (associated with skiing), wife first to Njord and later to Odin.

Viking Skadi longship 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. The Observation lounge and bar have floor-to-ceiling glass doors for panoramic views. 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.

Viking Skadi cruise ship

Viking “green” ships feature solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden. Viking Skadi carries 190 passengers who benefit from the comfortable amenities like flat-panel 40” Sony TVs and in-room refrigerators. Don't forget to try the putting green and the walking track, or have a rest in the library corner. There is also an onboard boutique, laundry service and free wireless internet service shipwide.

Viking Skadi 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 Skadi 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 Skadi 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 Munich to Passau.
  • "GRAND EUROPEAN TOUR" are 14-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest, and the reverse from Budapest to Amsterdam. These deals offer 5 countries to visit, with 13 complimentary tours/excursions included. the Alsvin ship departs from Budapest, the sailing part starts in the evening on the second day, and ends in Amsterdam (with an optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package). Disembarkation in Budapest offers an optional 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic).
  • "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 Skadi wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 95 (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Skadi (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 Skadi longship doesn’t have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Skadi 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 Skadi boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Skadi 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 Skadi 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 Countess Fiona Carnarvon - born as Fiona Aitken, she married the Earl of Carnarvon in 1999, and she's most famous with her blogger-type website "Lady Carnarvon" about the everyday life in their open for touring Highclere Castle in Newbury (Berkshire, England). 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, Skadi was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Aegir, Atla, Bragi, Embla, Forseti, Jarl, Rinda, 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.

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.

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Viking Skadi Itineraries

The below listed Viking Skadi 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 May 19 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7042
2018 Jun 02 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6912
2018 Jun 16 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6912
2018 Jun 30 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6912
2018 Jul 14 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6520
2018 Jul 28 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6520
2018 Aug 11 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6651
2018 Aug 25 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6651
2018 Sep 08 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7173
2018 Sep 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7173
2018 Sep 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7173
2018 Oct 06 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7173
2018 Oct 20 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6260
2019 Jun 01 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7564
2019 Jun 15 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7564
2019 Jun 29 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7564
2019 Jul 13 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7173
2019 Jul 27 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7173
2019 Aug 10 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7304
2019 Aug 24 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7173
2019 Sep 07 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$7826
2019 Sep 21 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$7826
2019 Oct 05 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$6912
2019 Oct 19 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6912
2019 Nov 02 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$5868