First Look: Viking Egilby Christine Ongsueng | March 28, 2016
Longships have 95 staterooms that are slightly above average in size by river cruise standards. The 39 Veranda Staterooms, located on the upper and middle decks, are 205 square feet and don't feel cramped. It also goes without saying that having a floor to ceiling sliding door to a private balcony is pretty sweet. And if you want to see the view from the bow of the ship instead, there's a live feed channel on your TV. Otherwise, there are free movies, popular channels like CNN, and — thanks to the line's partnership with Masterpiece and PBS — every single episode of "Downton Abbey" for your binging pleasure. Another favorite Viking Longship feature? The heated bathroom floors, a luxury you'll quickly get used to, and just as quickly miss once your trip is over.
Christine Ongsueng is a New York City-based contributor to ShermansCruise.