Viking does cruising right. Along with amazing guest services and comfort above all else, tours are included as is beer and wine during meal service. I’ve gushed about my excursion experiences from Kinderdijk to Cologne, and Passau to Budapest. After my first trip, I shared exactly what to expect on a Viking River Cruise. What I didn’t stress is just how great the food is on board. As you cruise through the various regions of Europe, Viking presents each region’s delicacies on a plate. This makes the Viking River Cruise meals a part of the experience, one that is made much more enjoyable not to mention delicious.
So with that in mind, I will share my foodie experience down the Danube and along the Rhine.
Behind the Velvet Curtain
Before we dig into these 30 Viking River Cruise meals, let’s see where the magic happens. If you are lucky enough to take a river cruise with Viking, don’t miss touring the kitchen. I highly recommend this. That way you will see how much is prepared in such a small space and it will make you appreciate the outcome that much more. On my Viking River cruises experience, this opened my eyes and made the meals that much more tasty.
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Viking River Cruise Meals – The Main Course
It is shocking the quality of food put out on these river cruise ships, even more so after touring the kitchen. Although there is always a set menu to pick from, my Viking highlights were the local dishes pulled from the port towns we visited. From spaetzle and pork hocks in Bavaria to a selection of Dutch cheeses outside of Amsterdam, these local touches made all the difference.
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And don’t forget about dessert! I certainly didn’t. Although there is a walking track on the top deck, there is no gym onboard these Viking River Cruise ships. Keep that in mind when ordering dessert with every meal. Cleary, it is easier said than done…
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Wow, those pictures are making my mouth water. How juicy, fluffy, delicious the different foods look. Your photography is well done, too.
this was a true test to myself control…these shots make me want to forget about my diet!!!
Lots of foodie inspiration here. Love it!
Beautiful photos! You were correct in describing this as “mouth watering pictures”!
This is one of the things I love about cruises: the food! I can’t wait to go to Danube later this year and try out the boat’s twist on local cuisines. It’ll be on a kosher cruise though, but I’m sure the food will be great too. I’ve never been let down by a cruise’s food before. But then again, I always did make sure I went on a trustworthy liner. You always get your money’s worth on them.