Viking Announces Four New Christmas River Cruises

Viking River Cruises has announced the addition of four new Christmas itineraries for 2010. Each of the 10-day programs will sail during the Christmas holiday through the heart of Germany on either the Rhine or Danube Rivers and include outside, river-view accommodations, daily guided tours, all meals and visits to the Christmas markets. The itineraries are:

*    Winter on the Danube – Nuremberg to Budapest, December 18
*    Winter Rhineland – Amsterdam to Basel, December 19
*    Winter Holiday – Nuremberg to Vienna, December 19
*    European Winter Sojourn – Budapest to Passau, December 18 or 19

All-inclusive pricing, starts at $1,622 per person, which reflects the current offer of two-for-one cruise and land pricing. If guests act by July 31, they can also take advantage of up to two-for-one air on all-inclusive roundtrip international air and transfers when reserving a category C stateroom or higher. As an added bonus, guests will also receive complimentary wine with dinner on board. To extend their European vacation, guests can add one or both of the Explore More land extension programs visiting cities such as Amsterdam, Budapest, Lucerne, Prague or Vienna, depending upon itinerary.

Itinerary details, dates and pricing as well as travel agent benefits are available on the company’s travel agent portal at Viking’s all-inclusive pricing features accommodations, all onboard meals, daily guided shore excursions and more. Viking is also the only river cruise line to include port charges in the cruise fare. Agents who have registered at Viking’s travel agent portal can also create their own co-branded Viking website, allowing them to give clients access to current Viking information but featuring their own agency name, contact information and logo. For additional details, contact Viking River Cruises at 877-66VIKING (877-668-4546) or visit