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Rurik - Founder of Kievan Rus and the Rurik Dynasty

In the 9th century, the Varangian prince Rurik established the birth of the Rurik Dynasty which ruled Kievan Rus, the precursor to Russia. The name “Rus” comes from Ruotsi, the Finnish word for the Swedes, and means “the men who row.” There is a 9th-century funerary barrow in Novgorod Oblast that locals call Rurik’s grave.

  • Only 196 guests
  • Crew: 110
  • Length: 423 feet
  • Refurbished: 2012

Interactive Deck Plan

Hover and click on the deck plan to explore the ship. See a PDF version of the deck plan.

Ship Features

  • 98 outside staterooms with river view (32 Deluxe Staterooms, 60 Veranda Staterooms, 2 Junior Suites, 4 Suites)
  • All suites & select staterooms feature a large picture window that opens or a veranda & a hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Sun deck with shaded sitting area
  • Bar with panoramic windows
  • Restaurant with panoramic views
  • Library & onboard shop
  • Elevator
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Laundry service
  • Doctor on board
  • 26" flat-screen TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more

Stateroom Features

Our intimate, all-veranda ships offer a wide variety of staterooms for your selection. From Veranda Staterooms to the abundance of extra perks and amenities in our spacious Explorer Suites, there’s no finer way to travel. And whichever stateroom you choose, you will find it beautifully designed in the understated elegance for which Viking is known.

Rurik Sineus Deluxe Floorplan

Deluxe (DX)

  • Stateroom size: 142 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with large picture window 4.10 ft x 2.79 ft (can be opened)
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Private bathroom with spacious shower & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Rurik Sineus Deluxe Floorplan

Deluxe (CX)

  • Stateroom size: 142 sq ft
  • River-view stateroom with large picture window 4.10 ft x 2.79 ft (can be opened)
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Private bathroom with spacious shower & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Rurik Sineus Veranda Stateroom Floorplan

Veranda (BX)

  • Stateroom size: 240 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Private bathroom with spacious shower & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Rurik Sineus Veranda Floorplan

Veranda (AX)

  • Stateroom size: 215–230 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • River-view stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to full-size veranda
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Private bathroom with spacious shower & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers (upon request)
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Rurik Sineus Jr Suite Floorplan

Junior Suite (JR)

  • Stateroom size: 340 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door opening to a full-size veranda
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • 12 PM priority stateroom access
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Large private bathroom with bathtub, shower & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Binoculars
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary laundry & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Rurik Sineus Suite Floorplan

Suite (AA)

  • Stateroom size: 405 sq ft (includes private veranda)
  • River-view suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a large veranda along both the sleeping quarters & the sitting room
  • 12 PM Embarkation
  • 12 PM priority stateroom access
  • Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed (optional twin-bed configuration) with luxury linens & pillows
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • 26" flat-screen TV with CNBC, CNN, BBC & more
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Large private bathroom with bathtub, shower & hair dryer
  • Premium Freyja® toiletries
  • Plush robes & slippers
  • Telephone, safe, refrigerator
  • Individual climate control
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Welcome champagne; mini-bar with wine, beer & soft drinks (replenished daily); daily fruit plate
  • Binoculars
  • Personal coffee machine with premium coffee & tea selections
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping
  • Complimentary laundry & shoe shine services
  • Under-bed suitcase storage space
  • Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers

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