Eye on the World: Cruising the Rhine with Viking Hild

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Recommend jetted over to Germany to take a first-hand look at two of Viking River Cruises’ latest Longships to join the fleet: Viking Hild and Viking Herja. After a celebratory start during the christening ceremony in Koblenz, Germany (which included Champagne-filled gondola rides to a fortress and fireworks over town), we set off on a 4-day mini cruise along the Rhine on board Viking Hild. This spring, the 190-passenger ship will set sail on Viking’s new 12-day Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary along the Rhine and Moselle rivers, making stops in some of the same spots we experienced as the first passengers on board. Here’s a glimpse at a few of the photo-worthy sights you’ll find both on and off shore, from medieval castles overlooking the river in Germany to food tours around Strasbourg, France, where not only can you indulge in the scents of gingerbread and chocolate wafting in the air, you can also taste it.