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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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DaveStanard
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife, her 3 sisters, and mother had been on 3 previous Viking River Cruises and loved them all. Despite being a Francophile and loving French cuisine and French music, I had never been to France. This was our honeymoon. When we landed ... Read more
hbangel49
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Fabulous trip, much more wonderful than we expected! Hotel in Paris (Ampere) was stunning, comfortable and warm. Our Hotel Representative was extremely helpful and pleasant. The service getting to and from the hotel and ship was ... Read more
TerryLipford
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I have traveled extensively, and I grew up as an Air Force brat and lived all over the world, so I'd like to propose that I know a little bit about travel, to know when I am being treated well, and to also know when it is or is ... Read more
TerryLipford
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
1) Ship's Staff: The crew is divided into those that are directly associated with the ship and it's functions, and staff that are responsible for the hotel, food, and associated hotel functions. I use the word "hotel" to describe the fact ... Read more
jinglesnmoe
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
47 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
This trip was all that we had hoped for and more. We started our trip with an apartment rental in Paris for one week. Being senior citizens with some walking issues we found this to be a relaxing way to see Paris on our own terms. We ... Read more
californiacruzing
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first riverboat cruise vs. many ocean cruises. The cost is certainly more substantial than a ocean cruiser and I don't feel its worth it. True the tours are included with some optional tours at a cost as well as beer and wine ... Read more
cruisebear1
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I took the Paris to Normandy cruise May 18, 2014 on the Viking Spirit. I will try to add information that I didn’t see in other reviews. I can reiterate that it is a great vacation, the crew is very customer focused, and ... Read more
viking20
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This Danube River cruise was our 4th Viking River cruise and we have always enjoyed them. It is a great way to see Europe without having to pack up every day and move to another place. This cruise however was disappointing. The reason for ... Read more
JBeau
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We reside in Larkspur, California a small town in the County of Marin just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. My wife and I (my wife in particular) were looking forward to returning to France after our last visit in 2001. We had ... Read more
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wjcruise
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We have taken 5 European river cruises, using different cruise lines. We have enjoyed them all and would recommend any of them to our friends and family. All the crews have been very nice but the entire staff on the Viking Spirit outshone ... Read more
LFS517
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We took the Viking river cruise "Paris & the Heart of Normandy" during the last week of March 2014. We arrived in Paris on Sunday morning and were met at the airport by friendly Viking personnel, and taken by bus to the ship, docked at ... Read more
Hwhelanuk@aol.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
This was our first river cruise and we recommend it and plan on river cruising again. We chose Viking because the catalog we received in the mail included an itinerary we had always wanted to do. The age demographic is largely 70+ . Being ... Read more
cruzzzinma
Member Since 2011
1 review
440 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My DH and I disembarked from the Viking Spirit last Sunday from our Viking Paris to Normandy cruise. This was our third cruise, first river cruise and first visit to France. This was a great cruise. When we chose to go in mid-November we ... Read more
cruisercarl
Member Since 2010
1 review
147 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Viking River Cruise to Normandy Beach. This is just one person’s opinion. I love being on the water be it a boat or a ship. And I’ve done many cruises on the bigger cruise ships. This was my first Riverboat Cruise. And my ... Read more
melodyesch
Member Since 2009
1 review
115 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My DH and I (early 40's) disembarked from the Viking Spirit last Sunday from our Paris to Normandy cruise. I expected it to be good, but it really was great. I had read every single comment and review that I could get my hands on prior to ... Read more
TahitiChris
Member Since 2005
1 review
341 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I are avid cruisers. This cruise was my 15th and it was my wife's 11th cruise. All of our previous cruises had been ocean cruises. We thought we'd try a river cruise because there are parts of Europe we'd like to see that ... Read more
mocitytravel
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
Our trip began with a flight to Paris. We made our own flight arrangements. We purchased the transfers offered by Viking and it was worth it. They were right there waiting for us when we got off the plane and gathered our luggage and ... Read more
crystal1010
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I've been a travel agent for over 30 years and have taken twenty-some cruises - all ocean liners. My teenaged daughter wanted Europe for her senior spring break, so we decided on a river cruise - and the rest of my family came along. ... Read more
seafaring
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
My travelling companion chose the date--cruising along the Seine in December. Upside, France is wonderful anytime. We had cool weather but the decorations and the lack of the tons of tourists around during warmer weather made up for it, ... Read more
Miz Aris
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second Viking River cruise, travelling back to back from the "Europe" Rhone/Saone cruise. Many of my comments are the same regarding the cabins, cleanliness, service, food. It would be really good if Viking would put ... Read more
Teesnme4
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2012
My wife and I have traveled to many parts of the world and have enjoyed our time away no matter where we have traveled. The US offers many wonderful things to see and we enjoy baseball and travel to different places to see the games. ... Read more
quetta
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We embarked in Paris and spent the first full day and a half in the City of Lights. Our stateroom, not in the highest category, was superb. Lots of room! In fact, the highest category stateroom was the same size as ours. The staff did ... Read more
Bemerry
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the VRC trip from Paris to Normandy (and back) in April 2012. We loved all the ports. The walkability at each site was terrific. The VRC tour guides were so informative and friendly. If you love history, this is a great cruise! (My ... Read more
mbm12
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
My husband and I took our first cruise this past December with Viking. We spent a wonderful relaxing time on board the Viking Spirit and enjoyed our Christmas in France. The Spirit is one of the older ships in the Viking fleet but it was ... Read more
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djm20
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
This was a marvelous introduction to river cruising. Prior to this trip, we had taken several land/bus cruises and one experience was better than the other. Italy, Ireland, England and Sicily. But returning from Sicily in May, 2011, ... Read more
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