Viking Bragi is a ship that many cruisers love, so we thought we’d offer a little review of the vessel. She sails from the Rhine to the Danube, providing river cruises with opportunities for passengers to enjoy land tours in many instances. If you’re considering sailing Viking Bragi, or if you’re booking on an upcoming trip on the ship, here are some details you might find interesting.
When you sail on Viking Bragi, most drinks will be included in addition to most land tours. You’ll have the chance to experience a real balcony in your cabin, not a mere lookout spot that won’t allow you to physically venture outside of your room into the fresh air. This is rare with river cruising, so it adds to Viking Bragi’s appeal.
Viking Bragi’s Design
Viking Bragi is a German-built “longship” that provides an innovative take on river cruising. The vessel is sleek in terms of architecture and décor, giving guests the splendor of Scandinavian design as well as a modern ambiance that seems to run opposite of traditional “stuffy” river cruise experiences.
Modern Meets Natural
What’s most beloved about Viking Bragi? Probably the sunlight that streams in through loads of glass, including into a gorgeous glass-encased 2-story atrium that sees so much light that flowers can actually grow inside. Other notable décor elements in Viking Bragi’s public spaces are the marble panels that rise up from a terrazzo floor and glass-and-wood staircase. All of these ingredients for a perfect river cruise come together to create a natural, yet contemporary, feel that is all part of the magnificence of Viking Bragi.
Unique Spaces for River Cruising
The aesthetic minimalism of the ship’s public spaces carries over into Viking Bragi’s state rooms and suites, which are some of the largest on a riverboat. In particular, the ship’s Aquavit Terrace contains extraordinary suites with separate sleeping and living areas. The designers of these spaces carefully thought about the structure of the ship and how to best utilize space for unique river travel, and how to create luxurious quarters while making sure the ship would still effectively sail on Europe’s rivers.
In addition to brilliant design, Viking Bragi presents brilliance in its eco-friendly approach to river travel. The ship features engines that run off of hybrid diesel-electric power, burning less fuel than standard ships and giving off 20% fewer emissions. To learn more about Viking Bragi, we encourage you to visit the Viking Cruises website.
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