Viking Schumann is a small, intimate river cruise vessels with an unusually shallow 80 cm draft, meaning the bottom of the ship is very flat, and has pump jets that minimize the impact of potentially low water levels. Viking Schumann is perfect for the Elbe River, which is very shallow and the ship carries just 110 passengers.

Ship Features

  • 55 comfortable outside staterooms (8 deluxe and the rest standard)
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views
  • Observation Lounge/Bar/Library
  • Restaurant
  • Onboard boutique
  • Free shipwide wireless internet service
  • Laundry service
  • Birthday and anniversary policy – cake served in the restaurant or a bottle of champagne placed in stateroom

Questions & Answers

What are fellow passengers typically like on Viking Schumann?

Like-minded travelling companions many of whom have travelled with Viking before. Passengers are generally well travelled.

Passengers are looking for a more intimate holiday experience with the emphasis on relaxation in a comfortable environment. (age profile 50+ depending on the cruise)

Life on board Viking Schumann

What type of meals do you offer?

An extensive full buffet breakfast with hot and cold choices; a three course lunch in the dining room or lighter lunch served in the lounge bar; and five course evening meal. The emphasis is on international cuisine based on fresh and seasonal produce.

Does Viking Fontane cater to vegetarians and special diets?

Yes, provided the UK office is advised in advance and the maitre d’ informed when on board.

What are the dress codes onboard Viking Schumann?

During the day, casual with the emphasis on comfort as guests may be walking around towns and villages on their excursions. Sensible shoes, a raincoat and layers! In the evening, it’s smart casual – open neck shirts, slacks and dresses. Captain’s welcome is more dressy but not formal, men generally wear a jacket.

How should I tip on board staff?

Tipping is not included in the holiday price, they are a personal way to show satisfaction and good service and always appreciated. The suggested amount is the equivalent of 10 euros a day which is then split among all shipboard staff. Additional tipping is at the discretion of the guest.

What entertainment is on board Viking Schumann?

Entertainment is low key. There is often an on board pianist and depending on the itinerary, local groups may visit the ship to perform. During the day talks there’s a programme of ‘Old World Highlights’ which is activities related to the region such as wine tasting, porcelain demonstration, strudel making etc, there’s also a Culture Curriculum with talks relevant to the cruise.

What is inclusive of the price of booking, and what would I need pay extra for?

Return travel to the point of embarkation and disembarkation, full board accommodation as detailed in the brochure, transfers, all port and airport taxes, and a full programme of escorted tours, wine with dinner, tea and coffee are available all day.

How can I stay in touch with friends and family?

Internet is available.

Are hair-dryers provided in the cabins of Viking Schumann?

Yes.

What electrical voltage is offered on board Viking Schumann?

On board electricity is 220v with European style sockets. Bring an adaptor or converter to use personal electric items.

What is your smoking policy?

Smoking is not permitted indoors on Viking Schumann.

Do your cabins have soap, shampoo, and conditioner?

Yes.