Sister ship to the Viking Helvetia, the Viking Sun was built in 2005 with a design specifically created for sailing on the Rhine River. The Rhine offers some of the most scenic landscapes of any part of Europe, with rolling hills and dramatic valleys dotted with castles, and the use of high ceilings and panoramic windows on-board not only gives a dramatic sense of space but also makes the most of these incredible views.

Stylish accommodation and public rooms are complemented by the fantastic service that is standard of the cruise line, leading to a delightful cruise venue that has been recognised for excellence with awards.


Every one of the 99 staterooms on the ship has an outside view. The 99 is made up of 27 French Balcony Staterooms, 30 Deluxe and 32 Standard. Some of the Standard Staterooms have a sofa bed and a Pullman bed, while some have the same zip-lock beds as the other staterooms, available as a double or twin. The major difference is in the view offered – in Standard Staterooms you have a half-height window while in Deluxe Staterooms a larger window which can be opened is provided. French Balcony Staterooms have sliding glass doors.

Every stateroom is furnished with modern amenities for your comfort, including a TV with news and movies, a safe and a telephone. Climate control lets you stay cool or warm depending on the weather, while complimentary bottled water is provided and restocked daily.


Viking River Cruises is known for quality cuisine, and the food on the Viking Sun doesn’t disappoint. In the morning you’ll be able to choose from pastries, cheeses, cold cuts, hot omelettes, fruits and cereals as well as a selection of complimentary teas and coffees. Lunch features sandwiches, freshly made soups and a range of entrees, with desserts also available for those with a sweet tooth.

Dinner is a special occasion every night, although the atmosphere is relaxed and the restaurant has an open seating policy. Gourmet five course dinners are to be expected, with regional influences ranging from ingredients to full dishes, while even local wines and beers are served.


The Sun Deck, on top of the ship, has both uncovered and shaded seating, along with 360 degree views, meaning whatever the weather you can sit outdoors and soak in the beautiful countryside or attractive skylines of towns and cities. Alternatively, take it easy in the Observation Lounge, with free Wi-Fi internet access available in the whole ship too. Guests can shop in the boutique or grab a book and a quiet spot in the Library.

Viking Sun deals

Rhine Discovery

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  • Viking River Cruises
  • Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
  • 8 day Cruise
  • Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg
  • from
  • £1059
Receive exclusive £25pp on board spend with bookings made until 30th November.