Viking Neptune This Cruise is Full Board
ALL PACKAGE HOLIDAYS SOLD BY US ARE ATOL PROTECTED
WE DO NOT CHARGE ANY CREDIT CARD FEES
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Viking Neptune sets the bar for river cruising in Europe when launched in 2001. It features a beautifully designed layout of public areas and a wraparound deck that allows guests to enjoy scenery in the open air any time they wish, even during canal lock transiting or while sailing under low bridges; the ship accommodates just 150 guests in spacious staterooms, most with windows that open. See Europe on an elegant, versatile river cruise ship.
- 75 comfortable outside staterooms (63 deluxe, 12 standard)
- Sun deck with 360-degree views
- Onboard boutique
- Free shipwide wireless internet service
- Walk-around, open air promenade deck
- Laundry service
Our chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, European specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of our passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from our selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrées and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a five-course gourmet menu with regional specialties. You can also select from our regional wines to perfectly complement your meal. And wherever you sail, you will find enhancements reflecting your itinerary—it is all part of experiencing the local culture.
While you are aboard a Viking ship, you enjoy myriad services, from shipwide wi-fi service to laundry to complimentary bottled water
To complement your onshore excursions, take part in immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:
• Hands-on demonstrations in cuckoo clock-making, wooden shoe-carving or glassblowing
• Classes in cooking specialties like apple strudel and Alsatian flammkuchen
• Traditional performances of folk music and dance, or waltzes by Strauss
• Tastings of local cheeses, coffees, liqueurs and other delicacies
These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.
Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Learn about:
• Dutch Masters or French impressionists
• Castles along the Rhine Valley
• The formation of the European Union
• The life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
• Wine and cuisine of southern France
• Key words and phrases in the local language wherever you are traveling
These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.
Please note sailing times and itineraries maybe subject to change, for operational reasons. The river cruise boats are not suitable for the less mobile. On river cruises English speaking local guides will join you for the visits to the historical sites but they may not travel on the cruise boat with you.
The Viking Standard
We have high standards for the English-speaking crews on board our ships. We personally recruit all of our staff members, from your stateroom steward and waiters, to hotel managers and Program Directors. Proprietary training programs are implemented by our Swiss management team to ensure we always provide the level of service you would find in a fine hotel. The Viking team brings you a level of expertise other companies cannot match.
We Manage Everything
Best of all, there is no need to do research or make arrangements in advance. We take care of all the details—transportation, reservations, entry fees and more. You return home enriched with wonderful memories.
All River Cruise Holidays Include:
Return travel to the UK
Deluxe ensuite stateroom with river view
All meals on board
Complimentary house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch & dinner on
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Exciting Excursion programme
Fascinating visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
All port charges, airport taxes and transfers
No regional flight supplements
Plus - no surcharge guaranteed once your deposit is paid
Extend Your Stay
Paris - 3-night pre-extension - £499 per person - Optional
Start your vacation in Paris; experience the romance of France’s capital city. Three nights at the Crowne Plaza Paris République (or similar), daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and hotel/ship transfer are included, along with the services of a Viking host.
Marseille - 2-night post-extension - £349 per person - Optional
Extend your journey in picturesque Provence; spend some time in Aix-en-Provence and enjoy two nights in Marseille at the Radisson Blu (or similar). Daily breakfasts, guided walking tour and ship/hotel transfer are included along with the services of a Viking host.
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