New to the fleet in 2015 and hosting just 98 guests in 49 staterooms, sister ships Viking Astrild and Viking Beyla were built specifically to navigate the Elbe River. Boasting many of the same popular design elements of our Viking Longships®, these vessels feature state-of-the-art engineering, a patented corridor design* and deluxe accommodations with streamlined Scandinavian interiors. In addition, the ships feature customized hulls and engines specially designed to navigate this historic river. Similar to our Viking Longships, you can choose from a variety of stateroom classes, all with upscale amenities and sweeping river views. Veranda Suites offer two full rooms with a private veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom, plus hotel-style beds, spacious closets and amenities like 42-inch flat-panel TVs. These ships feature public spaces bathed in light, with imaginative and innovative features such as the Observation Lounge with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and the indoor-outdoor Aquavit Terrace®, located at the bow of the ship and perfect for al fresco dining. Sleek and sophisticated, the elegantly understated interiors offer a serene environment in which to unwind and take in the spectacular scenery.