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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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70 Viking Freya Cruise Reviews

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gbrmunden
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
I thought this would be a good choice for my very elderly mother and I as we were unlikely to do the tours but wanted to see different places and not have to pack/unpack. We were recommended cabin 301 as being near the lounge, having a ... Read more
joanbtroy@cfl.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to cruise down the Danube River and Viking had a good reputation for a reasonable price. The ship was beautiful, and the entire staff was outstanding. The food was the best we have had on a cruise, as was the service. ... Read more
Chaney2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
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
LittleRocker1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my first river cruise and it was perfect. We were greeted when we arrived at the airport by our Viking Program Director. There was an enjoyable and brief ride to the ship. Upon arriving, we were warmly greeted and immediately ... Read more
kltaylor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Other friends recommended Viking and had wonderful experiences. My cousin and i booked this cruise as a retirement celebration two years ago. However, her cardiologist had us cancel just 8 days prior to sailing due to a life threatening ... Read more

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linda craven
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Viking Freya was a beautiful ship with pleasant and spotlessly clean amenities. The cabin fulfilled our needs for beds, storage space, closet space, bath space and was cheerful with a large plant on the make-up counter. Added plus, was ... Read more
Morsecodeman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
Deb G
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
WOW, it was the BEST cruise! First of all, small boat with less than 200 people on board so very personalized service THE ENTIRE time! SMOOTH sailing without the swaying; NO motion sickness syndrome and awesome views through the large ... Read more
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mrbobhell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
rode41
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
kleebie
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was remarkable. It was so easy and the staff treated us as if we were royalty. The food was wonderful and the chef came out regularly to make sure we were enjoying it. This was my first river cruise but not my last. I have ... 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

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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
LStandlee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've been on multiple ocean cruises but this was our first river cruise. We loved the river cruise more than any cruise we have taken so far. It was more about the destination. Excursions were wonderful. The local guides were very ... 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
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

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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
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

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