Disclosure: I was invited by Viking Cruise for a media trip. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This was our first river cruise so we didn’t know what to expect. The 1st thing you notice is this is not your regular cruise ship. Since you are cruising the Rhine River you need to be able to go under bridges and through locks so the size of the Viking Eir is just about as big as it can be. But let me tell you what the Viking Eir lacks in size it more than makes up for it in style and service!
From the comfortable couches in the lounge, to the amazing dining room and finally to your luxuriash stateroom, you are surrounded in luxury the moment you walk on the Viking Eir.
Before we hopped on our plane, we had to pack. I think this was the hardest part in planning our trip. What do you pack? It was a bit chilly for the destinations we chose so be brought lots of layers. Ladies, I like to pack several light sweaters for the dining room as well. I also want to stress packing comfortable shoes as there will be a ton of walking. No need to pack that swimsuit, there is no pool on board and honestly you will be having so much fun you won’t have time for it.
We packed everything in our ALEON Suitcase that ALEON sent us for our trip. It’s totally lightweight, strong and highly functional for these types of trips. ALEON cases boast square edges for maximum packing and ease of packing and unpacking. Interiors feature a Compression Packing System to reduce or eliminate wrinkled garments and exteriors sport an industrial chic ridged design accented by rivets. Each case shipped is encased in a protective luggage cover for safekeeping when stored and the price range for the collection is $379 to $850.