What sets Viking apart from other River cruise lines?
  • We’re #1: World’s largest and top-ranked River cruise line, in business for over 25 years
  • Newest fleet in River cruising: modern, high-tech ships
  • Growth & expansion: We are regularly adding new ships, new routes and new destinations
  • One main language on board: Viking crew and guests all speak English 
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Build the skills you need to succeed on board
“Working with Viking is more than just a great experience. If you enjoy life on board, you’ll see there is an opportunity for your career and for self-improvement here.”
Yoana, Stateroom Stewardess

Write your career story just like Yoana’s– our training programs and on-the-job coaching will set you up for success and rapid promotion
Explore fascinating locations while staying close to home
While on board, our River crew members have an opportunity to visit inspiring destinations like Amsterdam, Budapest, Cairo, Hanoi, Lisbon, Paris, Phnom Penh, Porto and Vienna.
“By working at Viking, I have an opportunity to develop myself, meet new people and travel to new places all the time – it never gets boring. I get vacation time when I need it and am never too far away from home.” 
-Martin, Sous Chef
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We provide you with many benefits

Competitive pay
We offer an excellent salary with Swiss, German, Portuguese or French contracts
9-month average contracts with paid vacation Our contracts have an average 9-month duration. Based on seniority and location, you may also be eligible for an unlimited contract
Health & accident insurance..
We take care of your well-being while you travel with us
Loyalty & seniority bonuses Earn bonus pay as you spend more time on board with Viking and advance to senior roles
Pension fund
Company contributes to government-managed pension fund
Reimbursed joining tickets We cover the cost of travel to and from the ship upon completion of the probation period
Dock nearby city centers Make the most of your time at each port. In many destinations you’ll be steps from world-famous sights and experiences
Free Wi-Fi
Unlimited use of our high speed Wi-Fi connection
Free uniform and equipment We provide, wash and maintain clothes and technical equipment
Internal transfers Opportunities to transfer to Ocean, Expedition or other Viking cruises

Stefan's journey: From Receptionist to Hotel Manager

"Viking is a good employer – they let me grow, I could develop myself and they assisted me."
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Explore life on board
Our River ships typically have a 56-person crew, who work onboard our modern and updated fleet
Crew members work from 6 to 10 months, including paid vaction during the contract and longer breaks during the offseason
EU Work permits are required. If you would need to apply, there may be delays in considering your application
State-of-the-art longships
Crew mess
Modern 2-person crew cabins
Crew-only sundeck area
Crew recreational area
Easy to go ashore for a run or walk when docked