Viking Rurik

While the names of the Viking Longships were inspired by Norse mythology, the fully refurbushed Russian ships are named after the first intrepid Viking explorers who becane fouders of the Rus dynasty that for centuries ruled the land we know today as Russia. The reference is fitting, as Viking has deep roots here. Viking River Cruises was born in Russia, with a small fleet of innovative vessels that became the model for contemporary river cruising along Russia's waterways. 

  • Size boutique
  • Style Premium
  • Type river
  • Year of launch 1990
  • Year of last refit 2014
  • Length 129.0m
  • Decks 5
  • Language English
  • No. of passengers 202
  • No. of crew 110
  • No. of cabins 98
Unique Features

Docking Advantage

Viking’s exclusive rights to premier docking locations means you can step into the heart of the city for your included excursion in every port.


From the Program Director and Hotel Manager to restaurant servers and housekeeping, our onboard staff is dedicated to serving you. Gratuities are included on board. Any additional tipping is at your discretion; should you choose to tip your local guides and drivers, we recommend tipping at the end of each tour in cash. We suggest €2 per person, per day for local guides, and €1 per person, per day for drivers. Most restaurants include service in their prices, and it’s customary to round up generously for good service.

Designated areas only

Each stateroom is designed with your comfort in mind—from hotel-style beds, spacious wardrobes and full-size bathrooms to amenities including flat-panel televisions with English programming and bottled water. Plus, Veranda Staterooms let you greet the day with a breath of fresh air and a spectacular panorama of the passing countryside.


It’s been said that the best way to know a culture is through its food and wine. Both engage your senses and provide a window into the traditions and essence of a land. Viking's trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing a complete culinary experience. The ships’ dining areas are hospitable and inviting; the service is friendly, attentive and personalised. Menu selections include regional dishes and contemporary cuisine to offer a variety of flavours designed to suit any palate.You have choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just in food selection, but also in where and how you enjoy them. Greet the morning with a croissant and cappuccino on deck, or begin your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Have a casual lunch or dinner al fresco, or join friends in the restaurant. Open seating allows you to mingle with the same guests every evening or meet someone new each day.


As with your stateroom, the public areas are designed to make the most of the splendid views. Whether from the sun deck, the Panorama Lounge or the restaurant, a river cruise provides uninterrupted sightseeing, from the time the morning mist rises from the water to when the setting sun announces the end to another remarkable day.

Health and fitness

Please note: the ship does not feature any health & fitness facilities.

Kids and Teens

Due to the nature of Viking cruises, they do not maintain specific facilities or services for children aboard cruise vessels. In the circumstances you and all members of your party must be aged 18 or over on or before the day you are scheduled to embark on the cruise vessel.


Please note: the ship does not have any dedicated Enrichment facilities. There are however onboard talks taking place throughout the cruise.

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