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Viking river ship sailing past Kizhi Island

Viking Rurik

With understated elegance and trademark Viking interiors, this is the very best ship on Russia’s waterways today. Fully refurbished for the 2012 sailing season, Viking Rurik offers private verandas on every stateroom on the upper and middle decks!

Itineraries This Ship Sails

Unpack just once on our small, state-of-the-art ships, enjoy your spacious stateroom, and spend more time immersed in your destination. See why Viking is the world’s leader in river cruising.

Russia Ship Features

  • 98 outside staterooms with river view (32 Deluxe Staterooms, 60 Veranda Staterooms, 2 Junior Suites, 4 Suites)
  • All suites & select staterooms feature a large picture window that opens or a veranda & a hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Sun deck with shaded sitting area
  • Bar with panoramic windows
  • Restaurant with panoramic views
  • Library & onboard shop
  • Elevator
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Laundry service
  • Doctor on board
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more

See a PDF version of the deck plan.

  • AA Suite floorplan on Viking Rurik
  • Suite size: 405 sq ft
  • River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a large veranda along both the sleeping quarters & the separate sitting room
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower & bathtub
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request ● Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Walk-in wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Junior suite floorplan on Viking Rurik
  • Suite size: 340 sq ft
  • River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • AX-BX stateroom floorplan for Viking Russia vessel
  • Couple on veranda of Viking Rurik
  • Stateroom size: 230 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Note: Staterooms 408, 409, 434 & 435 are slightly smaller at 215 sq ft
  • AX-BX stateroom floorplan for Viking Russia vessel
  • Couple on veranda of Viking Rurik
  • Stateroom size: 240 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Deluxe stateroom floorplan on Viking Rurik
  • Stateroom size: 142 sStateroom size: 142 sq ftq. ft.
  • River-view stateroom with large picture window 4 ft x 2.66 ft (can be opened)
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Deluxe stateroom floorplan on Viking Rurik
  • Stateroom size: 142 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with large picture window 4 ft x 2.66 ft (can be opened)
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Floorplan of a Deluxe Stateroom
  • Stateroom size: 164 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with large picture window 4 ft x 2.66 ft (can be opened)
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Restaurant of a Viking river ship
An excellent spot to enjoy a glass of wine and take in the scenery, especially during arrival at one of your historic destinations.
  • Dinner table set in the restaurant of a Viking river ship
Gaze at breathtaking scenery through the Restaurant’s panoramic windows as you dine on regional specialties and contemporary cuisine. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware at every meal.
  • Boutique on board Russia vessels
Filled with interesting and unique items, our onboard boutique is the ideal place to pick up a gift for yourself or a loved one back home.
  • The Library on board Viking Russia vessel
Select from a range of informational and inspirational travel books for your browsing pleasure.
The middle deck lobby area is a great place to get information during your journey. Your Program Director’s desk is located here, so that you can easily ask questions or discuss the day’s activities. There is a 24-hour tea and coffee station with a fruit basket and convenient restrooms.

Stateroom Features

Suite (AA)

  • Suite size: 405 sq ft
  • River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a large veranda along both the sleeping quarters & the separate sitting room
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Walk-in wardrobe with wooden hangers

Junior Suite (JR)

  • Suite size: 340 sq ft
  • River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Veranda (AX)

  • Stateroom size: 230 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Note: Staterooms 408, 409, 434 & 435 are slightly smaller at 215 sq ft

Veranda (BX)

  • Stateroom size: 240 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

Deluxe (CX, DX)

  • Stateroom size: 142 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with large picture window 4 ft x 2.66 ft (can be opened)
  • Hotel-style bed 79 in x 63 in (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen Sony TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & air conditioning
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers available upon request
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Map of Russia

Where We Sail

Volga River

Ship Highlights

The Viking fleet in Russia and Eastern Europe offers exceptional ambiance with all the comforts of a fine hotel. Enjoy spacious staterooms and suites, an inviting restaurant and beautiful public spaces on elegant ships that set a new standard of river cruising excellence in the region.