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Viking Freya was one of the original sextuplets -- branded "Longships" named for Norse gods -- to hit the water in 2012. German-built Viking Freya and its sister ships represent a new take on river ...
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60 Viking Freya Cruise Reviews

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Chaney2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
My husband and I were looking for a ship with smaller passenger size and a great reputation. Viking provided us both. We were greeted when we arrived and immediately taken to our room. Our Program Director, Oliver, kept us fully ... Read more
Morsecodeman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed from Budapest to Passau, then continued with Viking's four-day trip extension to Prague. We chose this route because it was requested by friends who accompanied us; my wife and I had actually sailed the Budapest-to-Nuremburg ... Read more
Kermit2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
We recently took the Viking Romantic Danube cruise – it was the maiden voyage from Nuremburg to Budapest. We were picked up at the airport and delivered to the ship hassle free. I would like to start by warning there were several ... Read more
win4rob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We encountered the problem with low water level. The first day we arrived supposed to be at the center of Budapest. Due to low water, the ship was parked an hour drive a away in the middle of no where. So we wasted our fist day. The ... Read more
mrbobhell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My father was originally from Hungary and I wanted to see the country he came from. We have done the Rhine in both directions, so we thought Budapest to Nuremberg would be a great way to see a bit of Hungary and the the Danube. The ... Read more

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rode41
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was a Christmas Market cruise and one we had been looking at doing for over 20 years. When Viking's 2 for 1 fares came out we decided there was no better time and we booked it. The ship is lovely and there was enough space for this ... Read more
wadsbkworm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted our 30 wedding anniversary to be special and Viking did not disappoint! From the time we arrived at the airport in Nuremberg until we were dropped off at the airport in Budapest, we were treated like royalty. Yes, we got the ... Read more
Bigfishtx
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I am from TX and have never taken a cruise before. In fact I always said if I couldn't walk home I wasn't going. Let me also say my job requires travel and I have worked in 42 of the 50 states in the USA. With that being said I decided to ... Read more
wrf1984
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Viking cannot change the weather or the rain. Like many cruisers before us we got the note, just a couple of days before (shame on you, Viking--you have known that for a long time), that the cruise might involve bus rides because of low ... Read more
Sinbaddy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We booked passage for a “Romantic Cruise of the Danube” aboard the Viking Freya from November 7 – 14, 2015. In the event, however, there was little cruising or romance to be had. Rather than a cruise our vacation turned ... Read more

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Gail Wilde
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Just returned from my first and last "River Cruise". We spent more hours on busses than ships. The low water levels in the Danube has been an issue for months. Viking management has been aware of it yet continues to lie to ... Read more
Usselman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first cruise. We found just about everything as advertised. We were disappointed by low water on the Danube And did have to spend part of a day on a bus being transferred to a second ship. We felt that Viking was more than ... Read more
dlhas3
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Absolutely loved it! Even though we had to switch boats due to river water level, it was seamless and wonderful. We loved so much that we booked another to the Rhine! This alone should say something. With the tours included, beer and ... Read more
bridgeplayergaynor
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Two days before the holiday we were telephoned by a Viking representative to tell us we would be on the Viking Freya instead of the Njord owing to low Danube water levels. My husband asked if we would be on this boat for the whole week- ... Read more
janetricc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our third and final Viking River Cruise. We embarked in Nuremberg to sail down the Danube to Budapest, spent several days on board before being informed that Danube water levels were too low for the ships to pass. We spent hours ... Read more

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cabearcat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
As with many people who have already commented about the low-water situation, we also had to change boats/ships in the middle of the cruise. While inconvenient to have to pack and unpack mid-vacation, the crew handled it as well as they ... Read more
skiraly
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Very enjoyable, but sorry we had to switch boats along the way due to low water. Our first ship was a bit nicer than the Freya which we switched to on Wednesday. The Freya needed a few minor repairs - one coffee station was out of order, ... Read more
cruisor2011
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned on September 26, 2015 from our first Viking River Cruise on the Romantic Danube sailing. After many ocean cruise we wanted to try a river cruise on the Danube river with Viking River Cruises starting in Budapest and ... Read more
dpkalm
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. We were delighted by so many things, including the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms, the great food, the well-curated tours, the staff on board and more. I would note that the people in Prague were ... Read more
PACurran
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
On the positive side, the Viking staff were very good handling stressful, difficult situations with composure and always being everywhere we needed them including the airports. The dining room staff were good also. The bus and walking ... Read more

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tanguera455
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first river cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We are great fans of ocean cruises but wanted to try something different. I will start with the POSITIVE side : a small ship of under 200 passengers gives you ... Read more
scharlap
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my second Viking cruise in two years and maybe my last. The good was the service on the first part of the cruise, particularly the Maitree D' who was very attentive and was tipped accordingly. I say first part because we needed to ... Read more
scfink
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
when the cruise worked, it was magical. unfortunately, when it didn't, the crew bungled the message, misled the guests, and hid the fact that we would spend more time on a bus than a boat. the cruise actually knew before we arrived ... Read more
Jennifer53
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
My husband (67) and I (53) recently took a Viking River Cruise on the Danube River. A few days before our departure, we received an email that the Danube River water level was quite low and it might impact our trip. I had heard from ... Read more
Teelee 44
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Recently took the Viking River Cruise down the Danube from Neurenberg to Budapest. the transfer from the airport to Cruise ship went very smoothly. We learned that water levels were very low and there was a chance we would switch ships ... Read more

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