Viking Njord

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Viking Njord in Durnstein, Austria

Viking Njord in Durnstein, Austria
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

Longships of Viking River Cruises Sail the Great Rivers of Europe

The Viking Njord is one of the four Longships christened by Viking River Cruises in 2012. The river cruise line christened 10 more Longships in 2013 and plans to launch a dozen more in 2014, so this class of ship will ultimately have the largest number of "sisters" sailing European rivers and waterways.

The Viking Njord and the other Longships have clean, classic Scandinavian design and decor. These photos, which were taken on a Danube River Christmas market cruise from Budapest to Passau, provide a nice overview of the Viking Njord.

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Explorer Suite Sitting Area with View of Wraparound Veranda

Explorer Suite Sitting Area with View of Wraparound Veranda
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Explorer Suite Bedroom

Explorer Suite Bedroom
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Explorer Suite Sitting Area

Explorer Suite Sitting Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Veranda Cabin - Category A

Viking Njord - Veranda Cabin - Category A
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

Veranda cabin #331, one of 95 cabins and suites on the Viking Njord. In this photo, the glass in the bathroom/shower has been turned to privacy (or translucent).

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Veranda Cabin

Viking Njord - Veranda Cabin - Category A
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The previous photo had the privacy button in the glass bathroom turned on, this one has the light off. The translucent glass provides excellent privacy without a claustrophobic feeling.

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Veranda Cabin - Sleeping Area in Category A #331

Veranda Cabin - Sleeping Area in Category A #331
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Veranda Cabin with Queen Sized Bed Setup

Veranda Cabin with Queen Sized Bed Setup
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The beds in all the cabins and suites can be configured as twin beds or queen-sized,

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Veranda Suite Sitting Area

Veranda Suite Sitting Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The Category AA veranda suites on the Viking Njord have three rooms--a sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom.

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Veranda Suite Bedroom

Veranda Suite Bedroom
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The bedroom in a Viking Njord veranda suite is a completely separate room from the sitting area. It has a nice French balcny door, which is a good complement to the full balcony off the sitting area.

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Veranda Suite Bathroom

Veranda Suite Bathroom
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The bathroom in the Veranda Suite (category AA) have a large shower.

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Restaurant

Restaurant
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The Viking Njord has one main restaurant on the middle deck of the river ship.

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Views from the Restaurant

Views from the Restaurant
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

Guests don't have to sacrifice their views of the marvelous river scenery to dine on the Viking Njord. The restaurant has terrific views!

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Austrian Lunch in the Observation Lounge

Austrian Lunch in the Observation Lounge
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

While sailing from Durnstein to Melk, Austria on the Viking Njord, we all enjoyed a "taste of Austria" and some good Austrian beer.

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Restaurant Buffet Area

Restaurant Buffet Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

Usually this buffet area in the Viking Njord restaurant is filled with delicious options for breakfast or lunch. I took this photo while they were just starting to set up!

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Reception Area

Reception Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Reception Seating and Stairs

Reception Seating and Stairs
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Reception Area

Reception Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Reception Area Lighting

Reception Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The Viking Njord reception is filled with skylights and windows, making the whole area warm and welcoming.

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Viking Njord - Decorated for Christmas Market Cruise

Viking Njord - Decorated for Christmas Market Cruise
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Stairs Leading from Upper Deck Down to Reception Area

Stairs Leading from Upper Deck Down to Reception Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Library

Library
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Internet Desk

Internet Desk
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The Internet is free on Viking River Cruises, and the Viking Njord has these two public computers available for guest use. Many guests use their own notebooks or electronic tablets to access the Internet, so there usually wasn't a wait to use the computers on our cruise.

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Coffee and Snack Bar

Coffee and Snack Bar
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

Coffee and tea is available 24 hours a day on the Viking Njord. Snacks are also often available.

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Bar in the Observation Lounge

Bar in the Observation Lounge
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Observation Lounge

Observation Lounge
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Aquavit Terrace Sitting Area

Aquavit Terrace Sitting Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Aquavit Terrace Buffet Area

Aquavit Terrace Buffet Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Aquavit Terrace Sunroom

Aquavit Terrace Sunroom
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The Aquavit Terrace also has this indoor sunroom seating area, which was very popular on our cold-weather Christmas market cruise.

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View of Aquavit Terrace Outdoor Dining Area

View of Aquavit Terrace Outdoor Dining Area
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

This outdoor dining area is a popular place on warm-weather cruises. Alas, it was too cold to enjoy on our Christmas market cruise.

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Aquavit Terrace

Aquavit Terrace
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The open air Aquavit Terrace is a great place to sit or to dine, weather permitting.

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Lounge Chairs in the Shade

Lounge Chairs in the Shade
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Sun Deck Lounge Chairs

Sun Deck Lounge Chairs
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Outdoor Chess and Putting Green on the Sun Deck

Outdoor Chess and Putting Green on the Sun Deck
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison
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Elevator

Elevator
Viking Njord (c) Linda Garrison

The elevator connects all the decks on the Viking Njord.

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