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Editors' Note: Viking Spirit is no longer in service. Built in 2001, Viking Spirit is one of 13 deluxe river ships in the Viking River Cruises fleet. With a capacity of 150 passengers, its all-inclusive ...
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MajorO
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our second River Cruise with Viking, and everything lived up to our expectations. We had done a China River Cruise on the Yangtze a couple of years ago so were familiar with Viking. The accommodations were fantastic even on ... Read more
rjscott
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
7,615 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 4th Viking River cruise and it was our favorite thus far. Our airfare was included with the cruise and we had great flights both to and from Paris. We were greeted by our Viking transfer host as we exited baggage claim, so ... Read more
Minion Minder
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First time river cruisers, we had looked at three lines before deciding on Viking. The reason for choosing Viking was that they offered the most included and optional trips that we wished to experience. We included the transfer request ... Read more
fsouders
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The entire staff was very friendly, helpful, remembered our names, the food was beyond expectation, the complimentary beverages were a pleasant surprise. The ports were interesting, clean, people were helpful. Monet's gardens were very ... Read more
Binzelb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We are small ship cruise veterans, but this was our first Viking River Cruise. The cruise started and ended in Paris with a round trip to Rouen on the Seine. The staff was very friendly and motivated to go the extra mile. The ship was very ... Read more
Boyd D. Cave, Jr.
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We chose the Paris-Normandy Viking River Cruise aboard the Viking Spirit or our 50th anniversary celebration. Everything about this cruise was top of the line. Paris and the other towns visited were wonderful, historic locales. The ... Read more
fallerjack
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
This was our second Viking river cruise,and it was just as excellent as the first. I can't say enough about the entire Viking experience, the planning & coordination of each days activities, the entire staff making our trip so ... Read more
Cabin311
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Having taken the Viking Spirit from Vienna to Amsterdam 13 years ago, we booked a cruise through Normandy this summer - in the same cabin - #311. After all, if once is good, twice had to be as good or better. This time we took along ... Read more
jsabin81
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
We went on the Paris to Normandy Cruise for a once in a lifetime experience to see the beaches, cemeteries and to experience the pride of our country. The ship was excellent and comfortable. The ship's crew were helpful and ... Read more
CloudinParis1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first river boat cruise. I accompanied a wonderful gentleman to go back to Paris and the beaches of Normandy when he was in the service back in the mid to late 40's. Everything was nice, food was very good, and we ... Read more
MoodyALR51
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Viking Spirit for a seven day cruise on the Seine. Before we sailed, we spent four days in Paris. The Viking Cruise team arranged for our hotel and some walking tours. I cannot say enough good things about the Viking ... Read more
Nanastea
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have been on many ocean cruises, but never experienced a river cruise before. We have been to many countries, but never had been to France before. The Viking experience was a top notch way to experience both of those firsts! The ... Read more
wnwade
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have been fortunate enough to travel the world, but cruising was never a real option we enjoyed. WE booked our Viking trip with a group of friends who were also fist time river cruisers in order to have company and to see ... Read more
Pierre B.
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Lovely experience through out our stay...the food on board was excellent and varied...the service on board, (room service, in the restaurant or in the lounge was number one, always very polite, friendly and devoted. The choice of the ... Read more
SGlatter
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and two adult children were fortunate enough to cruise the Seine to Normandy to celebrate a college graduation. The majority of the passengers were seniors, and our family was not only blessed with beautiful weather and a ... Read more
Baksee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The trip was supposed to be from Paris Down the Seine to Normandy and back but as the river was too high we had to embark from further down river. However we did get into Paris on the return trip. The whole cruise was well organised, ... Read more
AprilinParis75oboes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
All around great trip. I was with 9 other seniors and we had planned the trip for 18 months. Paris was a highlight, I enjoyed the walking tour and seeing the major landmarks. The Eiffel Tower was quite close to where Viking boats dock on ... Read more
cranespirit
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Paris and the Heart of Normandy was our first river cruise and we absolutely loved it. We were celebrating my having survived some physical challenges and we were more than pleased with our experience. The Spirit is a wonderful ship and we ... Read more
dotief@comcast.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We had a wonderful time on the Viking Spirit--great accommodations, great food and great company! The views were breath-taking and magical. We loved seeing Richard the Lionhearted's castle and all the chateaux that were lining the ... Read more
rfrmac
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and our first time going with Viking. We did not know what to expect. We have loved ocean cruises in the past but river cruising was a new adventure for us. First off, river cruising is very relaxing. ... Read more
somerset0
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and Viking delivers a great experience. The entire staff goes out of their way to make sure your every need is seen to. Our activities director, Clara, was on top of everything at all times and her perky, ... Read more
jellyroll
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our flight arrived at Charles de Gaulle about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Viking reps were waiting to welcome us, handle our luggage and get us (4) situated in a new Mercedes van, picking up two additional guests, then taking us on a casual motor ... Read more
GrandKat2
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had previously taken the Rhine River cruise with Viking. I enjoyed it but was left somewhat ambivalent as I really like to have control over my itinerary. This cruise really sold me on what Viking has to offer. After three days in Paris ... Read more
fdexter
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise of any type beyond a couple of hours ever. Fearing seasickness, my husband was armed with a new medication that he never had to use. The sailing was as smooth as could be. I could not even detect when the ship ... Read more
uscdrm
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived in Paris 4 days before the cruise, stayed at a lovely small boutique hotel close to the port and had a grand time seeing the sights on our own and using tour companies found on TripAdvisor. We traveled by metro and the train, ... Read more

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