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Editors Note: As of 2016, Viking Europe is no longer sailing. Viking Europe, a sister ship to Viking Spirit, Pride, and Neptune, visits Holland's tulip country in the spring and then spends the summer on ...
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beth knipprath
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Our first trip to Europe & river cruise. We toured cities, two castles, three cathedrals, functioning windmills, saw the Black Forest & more. Fourth trip for the new Lofn longship. Smaller size meant we recognized staff & ... Read more
t72
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
If I could provide 0 stars I would, based on Viking’s lack of customer service alone. We were on the 15-Day Grand European Tour on Viking (Eisla ship) in March, 2015 from Budapest to Amsterdam. The staff in general was good, and ... Read more
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2onboardagain
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
770 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
We have traveled extensively on ocean cruises. This was our second river cruise and we were very pleased with our experience. The embarkation process was quick and efficient and we were in our cabin within minutes of stepping aboard the ... Read more
Bus Rider Hater
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our Viking cruise was to have initiated in Basel, Switzerland Saturday June 1. We flew in early to be able to see Lucerne, Switzerland. The locals in Lucerne said the Rhine was higher than they had seen in twenty years and it was still ... Read more
ilasik
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
It probably compared equally to Seabourn for the quality of service and food (and we loved our Seabourn Croatia cruise). Everything was extremely well organized, air arrangements made by Viking were better priced than anything I could find ... Read more
cptcwk
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked an 8 day cruise on Viking Europe (in late April 2013), departing from Paris overland to Dijon and thence to Chalon, where we boarded the ship. We were disappointed with our experience from the moment we boarded this ship. The ... Read more
nextocruise
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2013
My youthful 95 year old mother & I were looking forward to Viking's 'Portraits of Southern France', our first river cruise in April, 2013. When we arrived in Lyon, we learned our ship, the Europe, had moved down river to Macon, to ... Read more
Bob2455
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
Our cabin proved to be well-appointed and relatively spacious. As far as we could tell it was also spotlessly clean. Restaurant meals were delightful, well prepared and presented as well as filling even though the European portion sizes ... Read more
Miz Aris
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
40 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Onboard staff are brilliant but can only work with what they are given. Staff kept everything spotlessly clean. Vessel is ageing and it shows. Cabins (staterooms???) are tiny - bathrooms tinier still. A litany of small complaints ... Read more
Cruisin' from NC
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. We had been on 6 or 7 ocean cruises around the world (Australia, Black Sea, South America) and weren't sure what to expect. We were on the Frances' Finest cruise, which was actually two cruises back to ... Read more
pici
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2012
My husband and I are avid cruisers. We were on the May 14 cruise of Viking in the Ukraine. We upgraded to a mid level room. That was the first thing ROOM: Viking does not tell you that there is no difference between the room ... Read more
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Homeland
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
This cruise was way beyond my expectations. Everything was done first class. From the accommodations to the excellent food to the interesting tours that were provided by the cruise line. I loved the small number of passengers. We had a ... Read more
sk8teacher
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
1,439 forum post
0 helpful votes
This was our third cruise with Viking, and once again they did well. For this cruise we used Viking air with transfers, and were not disappointed with the arrangements. We flew from the US to Brussels, then on to Marseilles. There were ... Read more
madewooden
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
Advertised as a Christmas holiday cruise with the opportunity for visiting Christmas markets in France and Germany along the Rhine. Weeks prior to the cruise the Rhine and Danube Rivers were experiencing low water levels. Our entire cruise ... Read more
argiguy
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We began with a 3-day extension in Prague, one of our favorite cities, so we could show it off to friends who had never been there before. Once again, we were amazed to find incredible architectural venues we had not previously ... Read more
pubadviser
Member Since 2010
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Viking Danube; the positives: the crew and program director Michael are top notch; they made the trip so enjoyable; we were very impressed with them. Upon arrival at the ship (we came a day early, stayed in a hotel and ... Read more
scarlettoftara
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2010
We opted to have Viking River Cruise book everything for us on our Amsterdam to Basel trip, the ship accommodations and the air travel to Amsterdam. All we had to do is get to and from the Philadelphia airport on our way to and back from ... Read more
mccadoo
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2009
My wife and I booked our honeymoon on Viking Cruise lines in October, a nine day cruise down the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel with daily stops along the way. We had never tried river cruising before but had heard good things about ... Read more
txsrtraveler
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Our first river cruise.  We have made 9 ocean cruises with 4 different lines.  This was the BEST ever!  Very laid back and wonderful scenery.  The staff and crew were expecially nice and seemed to go out of their way to ... Read more
Journeyman321
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2009
If our experience is typical, Viking is slipping in quality. We cruised the Rhine with them five years ago and were very impressed. This time we cruised the Danube, on a nearly identical ship, and were sorry to find that the experience was ... Read more
econoguy
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose a river cruise for the convenience, low stress, and all inclusiveness, as well as the locations visited in eastern europe. We are married in our early 30's without kids and were definitely not the normal river cruise couple. ... Read more
jdbirch
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
68 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2008
Day 1: Leave Denver on Lufthansa at 5:15 bound for Frankfurt. Two nice meals, drinks with the dinner (2 glasses good white wine), and arrive a bit early at 10:30, local time. Try to avoid the Frankfurt airport! - we landed out in the ... Read more
kirramelbourne
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2008
We cruised from Nurnberg to Budapest-8 days in September 2008- with 2 Aussie friends. The ship had 140 out of 150 and was 50+ age group, mainly Americans, some Canadians, Australians and others. Points- * cruise-the top deck is closed ... Read more
mycoda
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
38 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this river cruise after much deliberation. We had been on several cruises, larger ships, and had been to Europe on our own several times. It was hard to find reviews on this type of cruise, so that made the decision harder. We ... Read more
ladyarli
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2006
Getting there and home - We flew from JFK to Nuremberg, connecting through Paris, just two weeks after the new ban on liquids and gels in carryon luggage. We were on a 747 (Air France)to Paris, then a 50 passenger jet to Nuremberg. The ... Read more

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