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Viking Var

Viking Var Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Var

Year built2013  /  Age : 6
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 byGeraldine Norman

Current itinerary / position of Viking Var

Viking Var current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest. The itinerary starts on 13 Sep, 2019 and ends on 20 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
13 Sep    Departing from Nuremberg, Germany hotels
14 Sep    Main-Danube Canal, Germany
14 Sep    Nuremberg, Germany
15 Sep    Regensburg, Germany
16 Sep    Passau, Germany
17 Sep    Vienna, Austria
17 Sep    Krems an der Donau, Austria
17 Sep    Wachau Valley, Austria
18 Sep    Vienna, Austria
19 Sep    Budapest, Hungary
19 Sep    Danube Bend, Hungary
20 Sep    Arriving in Budapest, Hungary hotels

Review of Viking Var

The Viking Var boat cruises on Danube and Rhine river in Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, departing from Amsterdam, Basel, Budapest, Nurnberg and Passau. This Viking longship is named after Var/Vor - in Norse mythology, the goddess of oaths/contracts among humans, including wedding vows between men and women. She is also one of the handmaidens of goddess Frigg (wife of Odin).

Viking Var cruise ship

Cabins

Three-quarters of Viking Var cabins feature either a French balcony or a full veranda, and suites have both. Onboard the ship you will find 95 outside staterooms (two Explorer Suites, seven Veranda Suites, thirty-nine Veranda Staterooms, twenty-two French Balcony Staterooms and twenty-five Standard Staterooms) in 8 grades. All suites have two rooms, a veranda off their living room and a French balcony in the bedroom. Explorer Suites offer 270-degrees view of the river and beyond. You can choose from various stateroom classes, ship locations and onboard entertainment options to enjoy sailing through the scenery while enriching time in Europe’s remarkable destinations. Viking cruise ship Var carries 190 passengers who benefit from the comfortable amenities like flat-panel 40” Sony TVs and in-room refrigerators. 

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 “green” ships feature solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden. Viking Var dining options include Var Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). Other facilities include an Observation Lounge, Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, putting green, a walking track, shuffleboard). The Var longship doesn’t have a gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

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

  • "HEART OF GERMANY” are 6-days Main river cruises from Frankfurt to Nuremberg and the reverse from Nuremberg to Frankfurt. These deals offer 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Also included in the fares are bus transfers Frankfurt to Heidelberg (for a full-day excursion), Wurzburg (full-day tour, bus travel to Rothenburg, embarkation in Gerlachshausen), Nuremberg (overnight dock). Optional luxury hotel packages are offered for Germany (2-night Nuremberg or 2-night Cologne/Koln) and Czech Republic (3-night Prague).
  • "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).
  • "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.
  • "RHINE GETAWAY” are 7-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, and the reverse from Basel to Amsterdam, with 4 countries to visit (Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. These deals include disembarkation in Mannheim (for the Heidelberg tour and embarkation again in Speyer) and disembarkation in Kehl for the Strasbourg tour. Disembarkation in Amsterdam offers optional 2-night Amsterdam 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 Var boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.

Viking Var 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 Var 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 Geraldine Norman - founder of "Times-Sotheby Art Index" (charting fine art prices), a top expert in the Hermitage Museum's history, also editor of the "Hermitage Magazine" and co-creator of the two exclusive Viking Cruises Russia tours in St Petersburg (themed "Hermitage - Behind Closed Doors" and "Glories of the Hermitage"). 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, Var was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Aegir, Atla, Bragi, Embla, Forseti, Jarl, Rinda, Skadi and Tor. 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.

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 Var Itineraries

The below listed Viking Var 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
2019 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 Nov 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 Nov 08 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 Nov 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $2845
2019 Nov 22 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2845
2019 Nov 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 Dec 06 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $3795
2019 Dec 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $1995
2019 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $2795
2019 Dec 27 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest $2395
2020 May 22 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jun 05 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jun 19 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jul 03 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jul 17 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jul 31 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Aug 14 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Aug 28 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg

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