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Editors' Note: Viking Sun is no longer in service. Viking Sun offers (some) staterooms with French windows that open as well as in-cabin Internet access. Otherwise, the ship features the expected river ship ...
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71 Viking Sun Cruise Reviews

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evilee@comcast.net
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
From the moment we arrived on the dock - 5 hours early to board - we were treated like a king an queen. A young man greeted us up on the dock, took our bags and invited us to breakfast already in progress and a tour of Basle. It was like ... Read more
Shetland wife
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We traveled from Amsterdam to Basel on the Viking Sun in March this year. It was our first river cruise and so we were unsure what to expect. We need not have worried, it was simply wonderful. After arriving in Amsterdam our every need was ... Read more
rose1217
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
After flying for 12+ hours, we were greeted at the airport in Basel, Switzerland by Viking employees who informed us that the river was too high in Basel and we couldn't board the ship there. We were going to be taken to the ship which was ... Read more
audin
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Always fancied a Rhine Cruise but were put off by the price but eventually decided to give it a go. Sadly we were very disappointed. The places we visited were lovely but not Viking. Arrived Amsterdam airport found the rep , it was 1hour ... Read more
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Fpacifico
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
This was our first river cruise. Initially on arriving in Amsterdam, we stayed at the Radison Bleu. Terrific location. Take in the dinner cruise, worth the extra dollars but food is great and channel at night is beautiful. My only issue ... Read more
judyn5l4
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
My husband and I really enjoyed our Viking cruise. The high point for my husband was the fact that our hotel and restaurant traveled with us. The food was delicious the service prompt the menu choices varied. The service staff were ... Read more
paulgfolse
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed June 2013
Well our trip has turned out to be a disaster. We had a great time in Amsterdam, after that it went south. High water on the Rhine has prevented us from going any further south than Cologne. We have been here for two days. After a tour of ... Read more
Mnp4854
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
The urber large cruise ships have never appealed to us and have avoided joining friends on trips. We thought a europe river curise would be the best way to tour and get a taste of cruising. Booked a 8 day Rhein river curise on the Viking ... Read more
crezabek
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
This was our first river cruise and it turned out to be one of the best vacations of our lives. Everything was perfect. Viking took very good care of us. The staff, the food, the room, the tours were all excellent. My one tip would be to ... Read more
be_a_cruiser
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After taking a wonderful Viking tour and cruise in the Yangtze river in China I was expecting a wonderful experience on the Rhine. The TV and Web promotions for this trip from Viking were also very enticing. My first surprise was with the ... Read more
fossil44
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
We just returned from a week cruise on the Rhine on the Viking Sun. This was a fabulous trip! The ship was well maintained, our room was very comfortable, the staff were all friendly and helpful. The day excursions were very good ... Read more
Mcfin17
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
As first time cruisers, we couldn't have asked for a better trip. The Viking Sun crew was awesome! The day trips were quite interesting and fun filled. Even the local guides selected for various tours were fantastic. The food on board was ... Read more
SFO-F/A
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
1,114 forum post
0 helpful votes
This cruise has been on my bucket list for years. I've seen a few Christmas Markets in other European countries, however some of the ones on this trip were remarkable. We cruised from Basel to Amsterdam from Nov 25- Dec 2, 2013. My ... Read more
GretaNotGarbo
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
It seems ridiculous to gripe about a Holiday Cruise up the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, but when researching cruises, I appreciate details which tend to make a real difference, but are rarely reported. Here are the ... Read more
Potts789
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
I have been on many cruises, but never a river cruise. When I saw an add for Viking's 2-for-1 special I knew it was a perfect opportunity. As far value for the money goes, this cruise couldn't be beat. We saw Switzerland, Germany, and ... Read more
Temuskia
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2012
I've waited a few months before writing this review to see if time would mellow my feelings about this cruise. If anything, they've intensified. We've cruised the Caribbean with Windstar, the Adriatic with CroisiEurope and the Danube ... Read more
kmaher2
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Two of the 8 port stops were very dissapointing, but otherwise the trip was absoultely wonderful. The staff onboard the ship were professional & very accommodating in every aspect of the trip. The food was excellent & plentiful. One of ... Read more
november2012
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2012
For our honeymoon, my wife and I decided on a Viking cruise down the Rhine. It was my first time in Europe and my wife's second time, but first time in Germany. The staff on board was unbelievable. Very attentive and well trained. Tom, ... Read more
edmilb
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Viking's Rhine Getaway on the Viking Sun in mid October. The start wasn't too auspicious because the Rhine was running high and we had to embark from Breisach instead of Basel as expected. Turns out that ... Read more
lanzie99
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
78 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose a river cruise because we have been on at least 20 ocean cruises and we wanted something different. For the most part we really had a nice time, notice I am not saying "GREAT" time. The ship was beautiful, our cabin was clean ... Read more
ban49
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We celebrated our 40th Anniversary on this cruise. The ports were wonderful as we had never toured Europe, except in England and Scotland. The ports of call were excellent and very informative along with beautiful. The staff on board ... Read more
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Wander58
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Rhine Getaway cruise from Basel to Amsterdam was our third cruise with Viking. We flew into Zurich three days early to tour Lucerne prior to the cruise. We always like to arrive early not only adjust to the time difference but to ... Read more
Pepco1
Member Since 2002
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed September 2012
After over 20 plus cruises on ships with 350 to 4,800 passengers, we thought we would try river cruising. Some concerns were the size of the ship and the fewer number of passengers. Could we find places on the ship to relax without a ... Read more
ChrisW2012
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We travelled on Viking Sun from Basel to Amsterdam (well, we didn't quite make Amsterdam, but that's another story) in August 2012 with my parents who are in their eighties and my 16 year old daughter. We all had a great time and I agree ... Read more
phoebecat
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
342 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Best holiday ever! Cruised ten times on Cunard, Viking knocks spots off them. Superlatives cannot do the staff, ship, itinerary, organisation, food, service, weather (yes we had fantastic weather all trip!) and fellow passengers justice. I ... Read more

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