Cruises on the Elbe River

It’s funny the things that catch my eye when I am in a training session.  The draft on these vessels is amazing at less than three feet!

I don’t think I’ve heard of other vessels with these pump jets.  These are the only passenger ships on theElbe.



Viking Schumann and Viking Fontane are small, intimate river cruise vessels with an unusually shallow 80 cm draft, meaning the bottom of the ship is very flat, and pump jets that minimize the impact of potentially low water levels. Viking Schumann is perfect for the Elbe River, which is very shallow; Viking Fontane’s small size makes it ideally suited to some of the smaller rivers it sails, such as the Main and theMoselle. These intimate cruise ships carry just 112 passengers.