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Viking River Cruises are one of the best and enchanting river cruising experiences

[bannner8]Viking River Cruises is an international river cruising company established in 1997 that sails along the rivers of Ukraine, Europe, China, and Russia. The company has 19 vessels and operates form a number of offices like Australia, France, Germany, Switzerland, China, Russia, and England with an additional sales office in the U.S.

Viking River Cruises offers the sun decks, panoramic windows, and promenades in order to enjoy and watch the passing scenery, while the pleasant libraries, inviting bars, and charming restaurants are the public areas where you get to best unwind yourself. Each and very cabin on the ship allows outside views ands some are even adorned with French balconies. The rooms come with television, telephones, radio, private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, hairdryer, and beds that give the pleasure of sleeping in luxurious hotel beds.

The new vessel launched in 2011, the Viking Emerald, sails along China's Yangtze and comes with even more amenities like the all-balcony cabin design and colossal suites. Along with these come the facilities like the sauna, gym, message service, internet cafe, and a beauty salon.

Four new Viking Longships are going to be launched in 2012 and these will be the first in a new breed of vessels. Viking River Cruises is already popular for its green-theme of Viking prestige and Legend, and now the vessels will also have larger suites - the Veranda suites will have a balcony off the living room along with two full rooms and French balcony in the bedroom. The Explorer suites will feature 270 degree view with a personal wraparound-balcony and 45 square feet of space. In addition to these will be a brand new lounge, the Aquafit Terrace. Interestingly, a part of the lounge's floor-to-ceiling windows can also be rolled aside to create outdoor or indoor seating area.

A typical day and night on Viking River Cruises

The onboard entertainment on Viking River Cruises will include lectures to help the passengers understand and get a peek at a region's culture and tradition. Themed dinners involving regional specialties and local musicians add zest to the onboard life on Viking River Cruises.

When it comes to seating for meals, you can sit wherever you like because of the open-seating arrangement. While the lunch can be ordered from the menu, the breakfast is typically a buffet. Based on your mood and inclination, you can choose to eat in areas like the sun deck or the lounge. Dinner on Viking River Cruises is always served in the restaurant. Every meal includes coffees and teas and starting from 2012, all passengers on board of Viking River Cruises will also have complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks with their lunch and dinner.

The passengers who travel by Viking River Cruises generally are the accomplished cruise travelers with years of cruising experience. Individuals in their 55 plus are generally attracted by the aura of Viking River Cruises, but China and Southeast Asia usually draws in a younger crowd.

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