VIKING SKY Ship Review
Built in 1999, Viking Sky sails the Tulips & Windmills, Grand European Tour, Rhine Getaway and Cities of Light voyages for Viking River Cruises. Traveling along some of the most spectacular waterways in Europe, Viking Sky carries 150 passengers in 75 all-deluxe staterooms. Built specifically for longer itineraries, these ships feature complimentary ship-wide wireless internet access in addition to a passenger elevator – a rarity among many river cruise vessels.
VIKING SKY Staterooms
There are five stateroom categories aboard Viking Sky:
- Category D and E staterooms are 154 square feet and can accommodate two people. Located on Main Deck, they feature a half-height window that cannot be opened. In addition, hotel-style beds, a private bathroom with a shower, a spacious wardrobe, full air conditioning and a TV featuring English-language programming round out the mix.
- Categories A, B and C are also 154 square feet but feature a larger picture window that can be opened. These staterooms are located on Upper and Middle decks, with the main difference between the categories being their relative location aboard the ship. Otherwise, all amenities remain the same as those found in Categories D and E.
VIKING SKY Public Areas
Aboard Viking Sky, guests have a multitude of options vying for their attention. The Restaurant on Middle Deck serves up all daily meals in a relaxed, yet elegant open-seating arrangement. A full breakfast buffet is on offer, and the panoramic windows on each side of the dining room ensure the passing scenery is never missed.
A forward-facing Observation Lounge is located on Upper Deck and offers a variety of tables, couches and chairs in which to pass the time with friends. A full bar serves this area. Heading aft is the Reception area and onboard boutique. Further aft is the ship’s Library which holds 100 different books in various languages as well as games like chess, backgammon and cards.
The ship even boasts a mini-spa all the way aft on Upper Deck, and features a whirlpool, tanning bed, and sauna.
River Cruisers Should Know!
- Viking Sky is sister-ship to Viking Danube.
- All staterooms aboard Swiss Emerald are fitted with 220 volt, European style two-prong plugs. North American cruisers should bring an adapter, such as the Samsonite Europe Non-Grounded adapter.