Take an unforgettable journey and discover Russia's treasures on one of the four best ships sailing there: Viking Helgi, Viking Truvor, or Viking Ingvar (all newly refurbished and cruising in 2013); or Viking Akun, (fully refurbished and joining in 2014). Each ship carries 210 guests, and each offers two 400-square-foot suites and 104 spacious staterooms, with upper and middle deck staterooms boasting private verandas. All accommodations meet the latest European standards of comfort and elegance, complete with hotel-style beds* and amenities like 26-inch flat-panel TVs and in-room refrigerators. Expanded restaurant facilities and beautiful public areas help make Viking Helgi, Viking Truvor, Viking Ingvar and Viking Akun the finest available river cruise ships in Russia. Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Poll Top River Cruise Ship *Some staterooms do not have hotel style beds.Ship Features
- 102 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Suites, 2 Jr. Suites, 67 Veranda, 31 Deluxe
- Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area
- Walk-around, open air promenade decks
- Observation lounge and two bars with panoramic windows
- Restaurant with panoramic views
- Library and onboard boutique
- Free internet service in stateroom
- In-room refrigerator
- Laundry service
- Doctor on board
Viking Ingvar Facts
Fine dining aboard Viking Ingvar
Our chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, European specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of our passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from our selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. Or you may prefer a hot dish, such as an omelet prepared to order. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrees and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a five-course gourmet menu with regional specialties. You can also select from our regional wines to perfectly complement your meal. And wherever you sail, you will find enhancements reflecting your itinerary-it is all part of experiencing the local culture.
To complement your onshore excursions, take part in Viking's Cultural Highlights-immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:
- Traditional Russian or Ukrainian tea
- Russian cuisine workshop
- Russian or Ukrainian ballet or opera performance
- Cossack horsemanship show
These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.
Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Learn about:
- The Romanov czars
- History of Russia or Ukraine
- Putin and Democracy
- Vikings in Europe
- Key words and phrases in the local language
These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.
Services aboard Viking Ingvar
While you are aboard a Viking ship, you enjoy myriad services, from shipwide wi-fi service to laundry to complimentary bottled water. See the About Your Trip section of our website for detailed answers to your questions; you can select On the Ship from the dropdown menu for an alphabetical listing of onboard information.
An onboard daily newsletter, Viking Daily, featuring information about daily activities, shore excursions and tour departure times is delivered to your stateroom every evening.
The Viking standard
We have high standards for the English-speaking crews on board our ships. We personally recruit all of our staff members, from your stateroom steward and waiters, to hotel managers and Program Directors. Proprietary training programs are implemented by our Swiss management team to ensure we always provide the level of service you would find in a fine hotel. The Viking team brings you a level of expertise other companies cannot match.
We manage everything
Best of all, there is no need to do research or make arrangements in advance. We take care of all the details?transportation, reservations, entry fees and more. You return home enriched with wonderful memories.