Are River Cruises Safe?

The safety record on river ships is impressive.

You are even safer cruising the Rhine than you are flying to Dubai, and a long international flight is one of the safest things you can do.

But river cruising is even safer.30 Nov 2017

Which is the best river cruise company?

In our opinion, the following companies are the very best luxury river cruise lines in Europe:

  • Tauck River Cruises.
  • AmaWaterways.
  • Crystal River Cruises.
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection.
  • Scenic River Cruises.
  • Viking River Cruises.

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What is the best Viking River cruise to take?

What are Viking River Cruises’ most popular activities? River cruising is all about the destinations visited, and excursion are, by far, the most popular Viking River activity. In all ports, passengers have at least one free sightseeing option, with several extra-fee choices as well.

What is the best time of year to cruise the Danube?

September, October and November: The nights are shorter and the temperatures lower, but fall is an ideal time to visit. Water levels have generally straightened out, the crowds are gone, the fares are cheaper, and there’s a nice chill in the air.

Are Viking cruises safe?

Cruising has good safety record overall

Despite the Viking Sky incident, cruising is one of the safest ways to travel, according to the trade group Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).25 Mar 2019

What is the best Danube River cruise?

10 Best Danube River Cruises for 2019

  1. Romantic Danube. 11 Days from $3,839.
  2. The Pearls of the Danube. 7 Days from $2,195.
  3. Melodies of the Danube.
  4. From the Black Sea to the Blue Danube.
  5. The Beautiful Blue Danube.
  6. Melodies of the Danube – Cruise Only.
  7. Grand Danube Cruise.
  8. From the Rhine to the Danube & the Magic of 3 Rivers.

What is the best month to take a European river cruise?

Weather and prices

Best time for a European river cruise, weather-wise: From late June to mid-October the climate is warm and dry. Cheapest time for a European river cruise: Europe attracts fewer visitors during winter due to freezing temperatures. This makes river cruises cheaper during October, November and December.

Are Danube river cruises being Cancelled?

In 2018, the Danube was so low that many cruise ships terminated their journeys in Passau.

How many passengers are on Viking River Cruises?

River cruises

Viking’s European ships have an average capacity of 190 passengers; its Russian ships’ capacity averages just over 200 and its China ship carries up to 256. As of 2017 Viking River Cruises operated a fleet of 62 vessels.

Do Viking River Cruises include meals?

Included in your cruise fare:

All onboard meals, featuring regional specialties made with locally sourced ingredients and always available American classics. Restaurant reservations with your choice of multiple dining venues and times (including open seating) Wine, beer & sodas with onboard lunch and dinner service.

Is there a dress code on Viking River Cruises?

There are no formal nights on Viking so there’s no need for long dresses for women or dinner jackets for men (even neckties are discretionary). Instead the dress code is “elegant casual,” which can mean anything from a sundress in the Caribbean—to slacks and a blouse for women cruising in colder climates.

What is the best time to take a river cruise in Europe?

Best time for a European river cruise, weather-wise: From late June to mid-October the climate is warm and dry. Cheapest time for a European river cruise: Europe attracts fewer visitors during winter due to freezing temperatures. This makes river cruises cheaper during October, November and December.

Like the Rhine, the Danube flows through many different nations. Route: Europe’s most popular river for cruising stretches across almost 2,000 miles.

How expensive are Viking River Cruises?

Prices vary according to the cruise duration and destinations, but typically, they fall within the $1,699-$4,999 range. Note that there are many Viking River Cruises in Europe that fall under the $2,000 price point, which makes them surprisingly affordable.

Is food included on Viking River Cruises?

The majority of river cruise lines now serve complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner as standard. Some, such as A-Rosa, Scenic and Uniworld, are all-inclusive and have an open bar. Others, including Viking, offer beverage packages covering alcoholic or soft drinks.

Which Viking ship was in trouble?

Viking Sky