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Viking Njord in Durnstein, Austria
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.Continue to 2 of 35 below.
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Explorer Suite Sitting Area with View of Wraparound VerandaContinue to 3 of 35 below.
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Explorer Suite BedroomContinue to 4 of 35 below.
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Explorer Suite Sitting AreaContinue to 5 of 35 below.
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Veranda Cabin - Category A
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).Continue to 6 of 35 below.
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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.Continue to 7 of 35 below.
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Veranda Cabin - Sleeping Area in Category A #331Continue to 8 of 35 below.
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Veranda Cabin with Queen Sized Bed Setup
The beds in all the cabins and suites can be configured as twin beds or queen-sized,Continue to 9 of 35 below.
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Veranda Suite Sitting Area
The Category AA veranda suites on the Viking Njord have three rooms--a sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom.Continue to 10 of 35 below.
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Veranda Suite Bedroom
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.Continue to 11 of 35 below.
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Veranda Suite Bathroom
The bathroom in the Veranda Suite (category AA) have a large shower.Continue to 12 of 35 below.
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The Viking Njord has one main restaurant on the middle deck of the river ship.Continue to 13 of 35 below.
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Views from the Restaurant
Guests don't have to sacrifice their views of the marvelous river scenery to dine on the Viking Njord. The restaurant has terrific views!Continue to 14 of 35 below.
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Austrian Lunch in the Observation Lounge
While sailing from Durnstein to Melk, Austria on the Viking Njord, we all enjoyed a "taste of Austria" and some good Austrian beer.Continue to 15 of 35 below.
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Restaurant Buffet Area
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!Continue to 16 of 35 below.
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Reception AreaContinue to 17 of 35 below.
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Reception Seating and StairsContinue to 18 of 35 below.
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Reception AreaContinue to 19 of 35 below.
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Reception Area Lighting
The Viking Njord reception is filled with skylights and windows, making the whole area warm and welcoming.Continue to 20 of 35 below.
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Viking Njord - Decorated for Christmas Market CruiseContinue to 21 of 35 below.
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Stairs Leading from Upper Deck Down to Reception AreaContinue to 22 of 35 below.
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LibraryContinue to 23 of 35 below.
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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.Continue to 24 of 35 below.
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Coffee and Snack Bar
Coffee and tea is available 24 hours a day on the Viking Njord. Snacks are also often available.Continue to 25 of 35 below.
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Bar in the Observation LoungeContinue to 26 of 35 below.
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Observation LoungeContinue to 27 of 35 below.
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Aquavit Terrace Sitting AreaContinue to 28 of 35 below.
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Aquavit Terrace Buffet AreaContinue to 29 of 35 below.
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Aquavit Terrace Sunroom
The Aquavit Terrace also has this indoor sunroom seating area, which was very popular on our cold-weather Christmas market cruise.Continue to 30 of 35 below.
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View of Aquavit Terrace Outdoor Dining Area
This outdoor dining area is a popular place on warm-weather cruises. Alas, it was too cold to enjoy on our Christmas market cruise.Continue to 31 of 35 below.
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The open air Aquavit Terrace is a great place to sit or to dine, weather permitting.Continue to 32 of 35 below.
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Lounge Chairs in the ShadeContinue to 33 of 35 below.
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Sun Deck Lounge ChairsContinue to 34 of 35 below.
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Outdoor Chess and Putting Green on the Sun DeckContinue to 35 of 35 below.
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The elevator connects all the decks on the Viking Njord.