Elegant Elbe on Viking Astrild
Prague to Berlin
Discover the natural beauty of former East Germany’s dramatic landscape on this 10-day Elbe River cruise. Witness the opulence of Saxon monarchs as you stroll through their palaces and gardens; sail between the sandstone cliffs of Germany’s “Saxon Switzerland.” Your journey is bookended by nights in multicultural Berlin and beautiful Prague.
Discover Prague’s Gothic exuberance, Potsdam’s rococo whimsy...
New to the fleet in 2015 and hosting just 98 guests in 49 staterooms, sister ships Viking Astrild and Viking Beyla were built specifically to navigate the Elbe River. Boasting many of the same popular design elements of our Viking Longships®, these vessels feature state-of-the-art engineering, a patented corridor design* and deluxe accommodations with streamlined Scandinavian interiors. In addition, the ships feature customized hulls and engines specially designed to navigate this historic river.
Similar to our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with upscale amenities and sweeping river views. Veranda Suites offer two full rooms with a private veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom, plus hotel-style beds, spacious closets and amenities like 42-inch flat-panel TVs. These ships feature public spaces bathed in light, with imaginative and innovative features such as the Observation Lounge with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and the indoor-outdoor Aquavit Terrace®, located at the bow of the ship and perfect for al fresco dining. Sleek and sophisticated, the elegantly understated interiors offer a serene environment in which to unwind and take in the spectacular scenery.
With their sister ships, Viking Fontane and Viking Schumann, this fleet of four now offers the widest range of choice and comfortable accommodations on the river.
*Corridor configuration designs U.S. Patent # 1832106-0001 to 1832106-0011.
The heart of the ship, the Observation Lounge is where friends meet for a drink and lectures take place. The Lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to an open-air Aquavit Terrace, an outdoor seating area at the bow of the ship where you can enjoy a casual meal al fresco, meet friends for drinks or read a book—all while enjoying breathtaking views and basking in the fresh air.
Located on the Upper Deck, the bar is a comfortable and attractive place to meet friends before and after meals.
Revolutionary in concept and design, the Aquavit Terrace is a glorious outdoor seating area at the bow of the ship where you can have a casual meal al fresco, meet friends for drinks or read a book, all while enjoying breathtaking views and basking in the fresh air.
Staterooms Our Viking cruise ships offer you a choice of stateroom category. From spacious French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to our Standard Staterooms, each offers understated elegance and sweeping river views. These exquisite staterooms offer hotel-style beds, private bathrooms and roomy wardrobes.
- Suite size: 250 sq. ft.
- Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
- Full-size veranda off the spacious living room
- Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
- Large private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
- Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
- Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
- Individual climate control
- Space under bed for storing suitcases
- Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
- Sony 42-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: CNBC, CNN, FOX, National Geographic, MGM Movies, Sky Cinema, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
Since its first sailings along Russia’s waterways nearly 20 years ago, Viking® has reinvented river cruising. Today, Viking invites guests to sample the rich cultures and fine wines and cuisine along Europe’s great rivers—all aboard the continent’s most comfortable, state-of-the-art ships—and the storied rivers of China, Southeast Asia and Egypt. The innovative Viking Longships® are the most award-winning vessels on Europe ...