According to Cruisemapper, “This river cruise ship is named after Egil (or Agilaz) – the legendary archer and a hero from the poem Volundarkvida, Son of a son of a Finnish king, Egil/Agilaz, together with his wife Alruna (or Ailrun/Olrun – a valkyrie, daughter of king Kiar of Valir/Valland) defended a keep against a great number of attackers.”
I recently learned that the positions of river cruise and other ships is available on-line and you can track them on a map. I’d hoped to be able to embed the map directly here on this page, but apparently that can only be readily done if it’s a Google Map. You can still follow along; this is the current location of the Viking Egil according to VesselFinder.
As I drafted this post (before we even left home), the Egil was tied up alongside Viking Vii in Budapest, right next to the Chain Bridge. That’s where we’ll end our cruise on December 23rd.