Please remember to obtain all required travel documents prior to departure and check your documentation carefully to avoid incurring costs associated with delays, losses or obtaining documents while traveling. When traveling abroad, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months following your visit. Guests are advised to check with their Travel Agent or the U.S. Consulate Service to determine which documents they must obtain. If incorrect documents are obtained, guests will be unable to participate in particular shore excursions and may be denied boarding and/or entry into certain countries.
Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Your passport’s expiration date must be at least six months after your return from your trip; if it is not, you should renew your passport.
If you are traveling with us to China, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan or Southeast Asia, you will need a visa. As a service to guests, visas are available from an independent third party upon request. If you would like to obtain your visa through our partner, please visit their website here and download a visa kit. Complete and return the forms to the visa company in a timely manner so that you will have your documentation in time to travel—the timing is explained within the kit instructions. Should you decide to obtain a Russian visa directly instead of using the kit, you will need to contact Viking River Cruises for an Invitation Letter. You may download a Request Form for this letter here. Anyone who wishes to obtain their own visas for Southeast Asia should make sure to get a single-entry visa for Cambodia and a double-entry visa for Vietnam. This will enable travel to Vietnam, to Cambodia and back to Vietnam during the course of the itinerary.
Note: Viking River Cruises accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas nor for advising guests of visa or other immigration requirements.
Shortly after you make your reservation, you will receive a letter, invoice and some preliminary pre-trip information by email. A more extensive pre-trip information kit can be found here. Packing tips, weather charts and other details that may be helpful in planning your trip can be accessed by selecting the On the Ship section from the menu above.
Distribution of travel documents
Tickets and other travel documents will be issued approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. All early document requests will be charged a $25 early processing fee. Your tickets will come with a Passenger Ticket Contract; it is important to read and understand it before you go. Visit the Passenger Ticket Contract page for all the latest information.