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skrents
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chosen b/c of my German heritage and historical interest. We experienced both the Fontanne and the Schumann due to low river level. The ships were identical and both crews were superb, but the crew on the Fontanne holds the edge for ... Read more
algomaguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
We wanted to see Prague and Berlin thus chose the Elegant Elbe river cruise. We purchased the 2 day Berlin extension and would go back to Berlin. The cruise itinerary exceeded expectations as it was all in former Eastern bloc areas ... Read more
4theluv
Member Since 2011
1 review
23 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We had been wanting to go to Prague and Berlin, as well as do a river cruise, so this was a perfect match! Several couples on the boat were repeat Viking passengers. Those who had done river cruises with other lines said that Viking is the ... Read more
s.booth900@ntlworld.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was a long awaited cruise as our booking last year was cancelled due to lack of water in the river. It was well worth waiting for.The ship although one of the older ones in the fleet is immaculate.The staff and crew are excellent, ... Read more
Baboushka
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed April 2016
I chose this cruise as it visited parts of Germany that I didn't know very well and places that I wanted to revisit. I had been to Dresden and Meissen in 1992 when both were in a poor state of repair and I wanted to see how they had ... Read more
dewartmona
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
We chose the cruise on the Elbe River to see a different part of Germany than we had seen on previous Danube and Rhine river cruises. The summer and fall of 2015 were very problematic for river cruises on the Elbe due to the extremely low ... Read more
quattrociocchi
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. Viking was everything they advertised. The hotels in Prague and Berlin were outstanding. The food in the hotels and on the cruise was excellent. The crew and service was wonderful. We enjoyed the ... Read more
Patricia Mahlich
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Having already greatly enjoyed a cruise on the River Duoro the previous October I couldn't wait to book on another one! My daughter expressed interest and we decided on the River Elbe sailing from Prague to Berlin taking in the extra days ... Read more
river dancer
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We spent a few days before our cruise in Berlin and found it a very interesting city. The Pergamon Museum was exceptional and well worth a visit. The former East Germany was an area we had never explored and it did not disappoint. In ... Read more
raineykathleenm@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
We have taken eight Viking River Cruises. We chose the Elbe River because we had not done it before. We travel extensively in eastern and western europe on our own and only in the last few years have begun to cruise. We left from ... Read more
transmanche
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
For late March, the weather was perfect; sunny days. The hotels in Prague and Berlin were excellent, but you come on the cruise for the sailing of the Elbe. The cabin was also excellent. We thought more could have been made of the Elbe; ... Read more
AvgMom2
Member Since 2009
17 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
My husband and I cruised on Viking Shumann along the Elbe River in March going from Magdeburg (Germany) to Melnik (Czech Republic). We extended our trip two-day before in Berlin and two-day after in Prague on our own. (You need to pay ... Read more
vmiman
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
Sailed March 2015
This is the first Viking ship we have been on. It Is an unusual one because all the ships on the Elbe are designed for this very shallow river. The ship is beautifully maintained and kept clean. I don't know when it was built but it could ... Read more
ednuli
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first river cruise and it was a delightful experience. I loved the small and intimate number of passengers and the resultant personalised service the wonderful crew members provided. There was no sense of rush or ... Read more
fg42
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
My wife and I took Viking's Elbe River cruise in August 2014. We were curious about river cruises, so we decided to try it for the first time. It was a marvelous experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We're still talking about now, ... Read more
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Jacksig
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed August 2014
My wife and I, both Americans, loved the Elegant Elbe cruise on Viking Cruises. Our fellow travelers were about 60% British and 40% American with 4 Irish thrown in with the British. From our arrival in Berlin to our departure from Krakow, ... Read more
Bill3
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
Everything from the time we arrived at the Orlando airport, to the time we returned to the same, was professionally done. The ship was immaculate and the crew's friendly welcome set the tone for our cruise up the lazy Elbe River. The ... Read more
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billje@ntlworld.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
This was a very enjoyable holiday. The places we visited were all very interesting & the guides were, as usual with Viking, superb. The only downside was the low water level in the Elbe between Wittenberg & Meissen. This is not ... Read more
Aunt Jo Jo
Member Since 2009
1 review
Sailed July 2014
I had a fabulous first experience with Viking. By the evening of the first day the crew was already calling the guest by their name. The food was wonderful. By the second day I discovered the soup and salad bar in the lounge for lunch. The ... Read more
Chesapeake_crab
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
I was a newly minted 61-year old and my daugheter was nigh onto 40, and from the Viking River Cruise advertisements, we were expecting the passengers to be in the same age range. Imagine our surpise when they were more like in their 70's ... Read more
andrewlgc
Member Since 2013
1 review
We flew to Prague on a two day pre-cruise extension staying in total three nights at the Prague Hilton Pobrezni. The hotel was excellent and Prague was enjoying its hottest week for 60 years! We did our own thing for two days before ... Read more
williwanderer
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed October 2012
This was our first time river cruising and we did not know what to expect. Before departure there were 2 niggles. Viking were late in sending out information regarding the trip, with the necessary documentation arriving just 3 days ... Read more
Navybill
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed September 2012
From Prague to Magdeburg and then on to Berlin this was a wonderful trip. the MS Schumann is rather small and the stateroms cramped but the energy of the staff and the excellence of the galley made this one of our best ever trips. Prague ... Read more
Phoenix cruiser
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
1,040 forum post
We took the Viking River Cruises Elegant Elbe cruise starting in Prague and ending in Berlin from July 29-August 5, 2012. Having cruised with Viking previously, we expected good service, good food and well organized tours- and we were not ... Read more
Flyboy43
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed May 2012
We found this trip quite interesting in the contrast between these recently communist territories and surrounding non-communist countries/cities. Our tour directors were mostly young and were children at the time of German reunification ... Read more

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