Dutch Cheese Soup compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & CruiseCompete

The Dutch are great soup eaters, often featuring soup as a main dish. This hearty soup, enriched with Gouda cheese, is perfect served piping hot on a chilly evening. Gouda is the quintessential Dutch cheese to use: a young Gouda will give you a soft, mild taste, while an aged one will provide more complex and robust flavor. Read More...

Viking Offers New Dates! Visit The Low Countries With Reduced Airfare

Sail roundtrip Amsterdam on our Tulips & Windmills cruise and admire the genius of the Dutch Masters at the Rijksmuseum. Explore Hoorn’s seafaring heritage, Arnhem’s World War II history and Antwerp’s Renaissance splendor. Or, choose the our Holland & Belgium itinerary and soak up Dutch and Flemish culture in key cities, with an overnight in Antwerp. The treasures of the Low Countries await you. Read More...

Chicken Lettuce Wraps compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & CruiseCompete

Light and low-carb, these wraps are great as an appetizer, or they can be an entrée themselves. Try variations like substituting other kinds of meat for the chicken. Or you can leave the meat out if you want a vegetarian option, in which case increase the quantity of mushrooms, add tofu and bamboo shoots to round out the filling. Read More...

Viking Complimentary Holiday Sale

NEW! Holiday Sale:
Complimentary Silver Spirits Package, plus $1,000 Shipboard Credit per couple.
ENDS JANUARY 2, 2019. Read More...

Café Maria Theresa compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & CruiseCompete

Popular throughout Austria, this flavorful coffee is named for beloved Austrian empress Maria Theresa. And, this same recipe with a twist makes a Fiaker. That version, named for Vienna’s carriage drivers or fiakers, who need something warm to keep going in chilly weather, substitutes rum for the orange liqueur and omits the garnish. Read More...

Viking’s Special Cruise Fares and Free Air

Experience Romania’s fascinating capital on our 11-day Passage to Eastern Europe cruise. Admire its wide boulevards, the Palace of Parliament and more. View the Danube’s towering Iron Gate. Witness Belgrade’s splendid architecture and explore its 6th-century Kalemegdan Fortress. Visit a Croatian family’s Osijek home. Watch Hungary’s daredevil Puszta horsemen. Behold Budapest’s grandeur. Once hidden behind the Iron Curtain, the eastern Danube still has secrets to reveal. Read More...

Viking’s Itinerary

Experience Russia’s treasures on our enriching 13-day Waterways of the Tsars itinerary. Explore the Hermitage and see Catherine Palace. Meet a friendly babushka in her home along the Volga River or visit a traditional banya (Russian sauna). And since we own and operate our ships here, you will get the best ships in Russia and a culturally immersive experience on board and ashore. Now, get the best available stateroom, plus air for $999. Offer ends December 14, 2018. Read More...

Russian Oladi compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & CruiseCompete

These are light, fluffy Russian pancakes made with kefir, a cultured sour milk. They are like plump little pillows, a bit tart, creating a nice contrast to a sweet topping. Chewier and less cakey than an American-style pancake, you can try them plain or with sour cream, fruit preserves or even a drizzle of condensed milk. Read More...