A Look Inside Viking River Cruises’ Explorer Suite

The Explorer Suite on Viking River Cruises

Updated March 2024.

The top suite on the widespread brand sailing Europe’s waterways is the Viking River Cruises’ Explorer Suite, and it’s time we take a look at why. With smaller ships, additional space becomes a valuable commodity, and this accommodation certainly takes the most comfort and space onboard.

Viking River Cruises are renowned for their commitment to Scandinavian design and unparalleled comfort. But for those seeking an extra level of luxury and spaciousness, the Explorer Suite takes river cruising to a whole new level.


Viking River Cruises maintains uniformity between ships, so guests never have to choose between the destination and their favorite ride. There are two Explorer Suites on each of Viking’s longships. Each 440 square-foot suite occupies deck three’s aft corners. On a premium river brand like Viking, 440 square feet equals a palace.

Each of Viking River Cruises’ Explorer Suites has a private bedroom featuring a French balcony from which you can look out directly. Connected to the bedroom, you have a spacious master bathroom designed in spa style, where you can enjoy a shower with a view! This is one of the places where the added space shines.  The master bath has a generous sink, vanity, a spacious walk-in shower, and heated tile floors. 

Enjoy stunning corner views over a private wraparound terrace offering 270-degree views from the spacious sitting room, where you have enough space to entertain guests. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in the sleeping quarters guarantee the best views, both along your voyage and on destination.

Using its trademark Scandinavian design elements, like mid-century modern furniture, light tones, and wooden accents throughout the rooms, the suites are stylish and come with a residential feel, making you feel at home throughout your journey.

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When sailing in a Viking River Cruises’ Explorer Suite, guests are showered with additional services and privileges onboard. Enjoy hotel-style amenities, as well as priority boarding and disembarking, twice-a-day cleaning inside your suite, and complimentary laundry and shoeshine services.

However, the most welcome inclusions in this suite are most definitely the free Viking Air, transfers, Silver Spirits beverage package, room service for breakfast, and premium WiFi.

Enjoy a daily fruit plate and welcome champagne, and worry not as your mini-bar will be replenished daily with wine, beer and soft drinks.

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Viking River Cruises is the most widespread brand in Europe, but there are only two Explorer Suites per longship. Enjoy this spacious suite when sailing along the Rhine or Danube River, but remember, booking early helps immensely when trying to secure your own.

Viking’s commitment to exploration doesn’t compromise on luxury. The Explorer Suite is the perfect way to experience the magic of river cruising in unparalleled comfort and style.

For assistance planning your European River cruise lean on the experience of Luxury Cruise Connections’ seasoned team. As a Viking River Cruise specialist, I am personally able to provide you with great discounts, plus insider insights into choosing the best itinerary for your tastes, having cruised myself on several European river cruises, as well as in the Mekong River between Cambodia and Vietnam.

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steven gulko
Steve Gulko
Sr. Luxury Cruise & Travel Specialist at Luxury Cruise Connections | + posts

I have been in the industry for 45 years, and have sailed on over 100 cruises to many “bucket lists” and just fun locations around the world. My career as a travel advisor has taken me to work with cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Azamara.

As a Sr. Founding Member and luxury cruise specialist at Luxury Cruise Connections, I promise to research the best available rates and promotions for any vacation, doing my best to try to match and actually beat any offer. I look forward to assisting you with the best value and my vast experience in luxury cruise vacations, land packages, and beyond.

Reach me directly at +1 305-914-3041 / steven.gulko@luxurycruiseconnections.com