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Viking River Cruises: FREE round-trip or reduced international airfare

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It’s back! Viking River Cruises is running a promotion where select all-inclusive European voyages start from $1,999 per person on select itineraries (standard cabins). Plus, some have free round trip international airfares from many U.S. gateways — or reduced airfare of $599-$799 round-trip from your departure airport.

Sample 2023 voyages (most depart March-December 2023; see first offer in 2022):

  • 2022 Danube Christmas Delights: 8-day Passau to Budapest, 6 guided tours through four countries, from $2,499 with $599 airfare offer
    This cruise also operates in 2023.
  • Romantic Danube: 8-day Regensburg to Budapest, 6 guided tours through four countries, from $1,999
  • Rhine Getaway: 8-day Amsterdam to Basel, 6 guided tours through four countries, from $2,299
  • Grand European Tour: 15-day Amsterdam to Budapest, 12 guided tours through four countries, from $3,999 with free airfare
  • Cities of Light: 12-day Paris to Prague, 10 guided tours through four countries, from $3,499
  • Paris to the Swiss Alps: 12-day Paris to Zurich, 10 guided tours through four countries, from $3,499
  • Holland & Belgium: 10-day Amsterdam to Antwerp, 8 guided tours through three countries, from $3,199

Here are a few of the many inclusive amenities and features on a Viking River Cruise:

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Enrichment lectures
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • River-view stateroom with luxury linens & pillows
  • Premium Freyja toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

But non-cruisers or first-time cruisers might love to know that this is what Viking is not:

  • No casinos
  • No children under 18
  • No umbrella drinks
  • No photography sales or art auctions
  • No inside staterooms
  • No smoking
  • No waiting in lines
  • No formal nights, butlers, or white gloves

A few details:

  • Airfare does not have to be purchased to qualify for this promo.
  • All fares include cruise taxes, port taxes and fees.
  • Book by September 30 with full payment due on or before November 30, 2022 but can vary by departure month.
  • Refer to promo code SEP22.

What are Viking’s cancellations policies? Once cancellation notice is received the following charges will apply:

  • 121 days or more is $100 per person
  • 120-90 days is 15% of full fare
  • 89-60 days is 35% of full fare
  • 59-30 days is 50% of full fare
  • 29-0 days is 100% of full fare
  • Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise, land or air component purchased from Viking (exceptions apply for Viking’s World Cruise).

Viking offers the opportunity to purchase the Viking Travel Protection Plan when you purchase the plan within 14 days of your initial deposit/payment for your cruise. This plan allows you to cancel your Viking travel arrangements before your scheduled departure for any reason and receive a Viking Cruises Voucher for the cancellation penalty amount. Viking’s Travel Protection Plan also covers your flights purchased through Viking. (Not available for Canadian residents.)

As with any cruise, we strongly suggest you book with a certified travel professional. He or she may be able to find you even better deals and assist you through the final payment process and answer any questions you may have before you sail (and a lot quicker than contacting the cruise line directly). Find a cruise travel agent in your neighborhood at CLIA, Cruise Lines International Association.

See Clark’s travel planning and booking guide for the best tips on stress-free travel, and check out for travel insurance.