Viking Vilhjalm

Viking Vilhjalm Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Vilhjalm

Year built2016  /  Age : 3
Flag state Germany
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
Decks with cabins3
Christened byBeryl Gibson

Review of Viking Vilhjalm

Longship Viking Vilhjalm cruises on Danube River in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, departing from Nurnberg, Budapest and Passau. This river cruise ship is named after William Longsword (893-942 AD) - half brother of Kadlin and son of Rolf (aka Rollo, first Duke of Normandy). Succeeding his father, William ruled Normandy between 927-942 AD. Rolf's great-great-great-grandson Vilhjalm ("William the Conqueror") became the England's first Norman King. He invaded and conquered England in 1066.

Viking Vilhjalm is among the newest longships in Viking River Cruises fleet. The riverboat features innovative corridor configuration (patented design), modern engineering and technologies, signature Scandinavian-themed decor, premium stateroom amenities, itinerary-based and expert-led enrichment program, themed onboard entertainment, efficiency of public spaces, the signature lounge Aquavit Terrace and numerous cabins with step-out balconies. Each of the Viking's longship-class riverboats also has two of the European river cruising industry's largest suites.

Viking Vilhjalm cruise ship


Viking Vilhjalm has a total of 95 cabins (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a not-opening window) in 8 grades. Longship Vilhjalm has two Explorer Suites featuring 270-degree scenery views and private wraparound balconies. The boat's 7 Veranda Suites are with two separate rooms - living room (with step-out balcony) and bedroom (with French Balcony). There are also 39 Veranda staterooms.

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

The Observation Lounge has floor-to-ceiling glass doors for panoramic views. The Aquavit Terrace (indoor-outdoor lounge) is located at the ship's bow. The Sun Deck has sunbathing and shaded seating areas and offers 360-degree scenery views. Viking Vilhjalm dining options include Vilhjalm Restaurant (dining room) and Aquavit Terrace (al fresco). Other facilities include Vilhjalm Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shuffleboard. The Vilhjalm longship doesn’t have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.

Viking Vilhjalm 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 Vilhjalm 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 Vilhjalm 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 Vilhjalm 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 and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions, with an optional 3-night Prague luxury hotel package (Czech Republic). Passau embarkation includes bus transfer from Munich to Passau.

The Danube Waltz itinerary has duration of 14-days (between Budapest and Passau) with one-way departures from Budapest (Hungary) and Passau (Germany). Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria), Melk and Dürnstein (Austria) and Linz (Austria), with price-inclusive overnight stays in both departure ports (Passau, Budapest).

  • 14-days PASSAU TO BUDAPEST cruises depart on: April 27; May 11, 25; June 8, 22; July 6, 20; August 3, 17, 31; September 14, 28, October 12, 26.
  • 14-days BUDAPEST TO PASSAU cruises depart on: May 4, 18; June 1, 15, 29; July 13, 27; August 10, 24; September 7, 21, October 5, 19.
  • Prices per person start from around USD 3000 per person.

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 Vilhjalm wiki

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

Viking Vilhjalm 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 Vilhjalm represents the line's latest Longship-class riverboat 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.

Vilhjalm longship's godmother is Mrs Beryl Gibson (Northumbria Travel Limited / co-owner). The ship's naming ceremony was held in Amsterdam on March 1, 2016. Traditionally for Viking River Cruises, this was another "group christening" for 6 longships. Vilhjalm was christened together with the sister ships Alruna, Egil, Kadlin, Rolf and Tialfi.

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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