The world's largest river cruise line, Viking River Cruises was established by a Scandinavian and Dutch consortium experienced in cruising. With 25 ships, Viking River Cruises continues to expand to new destinations, and builds innovative vessels that provide all the comfort of a fine hotel with attentive Swiss management. We showcase the rivers of Europe, Russia, Ukraine & China: in Europe, the Rhine, Main, Moselle, Danube, Elbe, Seine, and Rhone; in Russia the Volga; and new in 2004, China's Yangtze. River cruises are an ideal way to discover these regions up close and in comfort: you can visit quaint small villages and towns as well as the world's most cosmopolitan cities, with virtually daily trips ashore into port. Your cruise will bring you up close to historic sites and natural wonders, as well as providing an enriching and scenic journey that's sure to be one of the most delightful vacations you'll ever have.