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Carol June
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were excited about taking our first cruise on a river plus we wanted to learn more about Eastern Europe and see key cities such as Berlin & Prague. Our one disappointment was to find at the last minute there would not be a short ... Read more
Br0914
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed July 2016
We had done a Rhine River Cruise with Viking and thought this would be a nice trip in July with warmer weather that our last trip in November. We started with 3 nights at the Grand Hyatt in Berlin, which was far above our expectations. ... Read more
michaelgastro
Member Since 2011
1 review
37 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. It went on the Elbe River - Berlin to Prague. The average age on this ship was people in their 70's. This, of course, slows down the pace and extent of the tours and limits the activities on the ship. ... Read more
J Edgar
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
After avoiding Viking for several years because we could not stand their TV adverts, our minds were changed by the very positive recommendations of several friends. We were not disappointed. The only reason we did not award five stars was ... Read more
Aseris
Member Since 2016
1 review
We wanted to see eastern Germany, the Elbe River and Prague . The staff on board the ship were very helpful, professional and made for a great cruise. We extended pre cruise in Berlin. It was great. The Berlin Grand Hyatt was ... Read more
dmarriott
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
An area that we had looked forward to visiting and past reputation of Viking helped us decide to register for this cruise. However, we never sailed and instead were stranded in a remote location on the river. We don't fault Viking ... Read more
BaJiS
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was my retirement cruise but unfortunately a few weeks before departure, I developed problems with the tendons in my feet which made walking extremely difficult and painful. This could have dramatically impacted upon our enjoyment ... Read more
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Spring Breaks
Member Since 2016
1 review
Having seen the cruises advertised on TV I rang for a brochure. When it arrived a thought the cruise too expensive for the number of days. I later received a flyer offering £1000 off per person and rang to book the cruise that ... Read more
Vince J
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Low water in the Elbe meant that Viking had not sailed for 3 months. Half of our passengers, when given the opportunity, cancelled their trip, in the expectation that the ship would not sail. We chose to go ahead and we were rewarded ... Read more
lesrobb
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our second Viking river cruise. Our first Viking cruise last year on the Danube was excellent, so we were excited about this Elbe cruise. Unfortunately the Elbe River was too shallow to do any actual cruising, but the ships ... Read more
Randy51
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
September 2015 was our first Viking River Cruise and we thought the Elba River was a grest choice. The Viking travel folks were grest to work with at every step. This included the fact that the Elba River was too low to cruise. This ... Read more
morningtony
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
After cruising on 5 rivers with Viking I have to say that the Elbe is not my favorite. Very little river traffic made for uninteresting travel and the scenery for the first three days changed little, just fields and trees with few villages ... Read more
ItalianBohemian
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed June 2015
This was our second Viking River cruise. Did a pre-trip extension in Berlin which was fab. Right in the heart of the city @ the Hilton, w/i walking distance of great food and prominent sights. Saw the Queen of England, spent a day in ... Read more
mimiof16
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The cruise on the Elbe was our first river cruise and first experience with Viking. The biggest problem we had was that somehow, even though I had emailed our flight arrangements to two Viking employees at their request and paid the ... Read more
mikerophoto
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
6 forum posts
Believe what you read about the Elbe. She is not the Danube, the Rhine or the Volga. We read about low water levels prior to our trip and called Viking in California. They have mastered the art of the vague response with quotes like, ... Read more
psychprof
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Booked an elegant elbe river cruise with viking. 3 days in prague before the 7 day cruise on the viking fontane (excellent). Three says in berlin after the cruise (excellent). 7 days devoted to the river cruise (a big fiasco). There was ... Read more
psychprof
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Booked an elegant elbe river cruise with viking. 3 days in prague before the 7 day cruise on the viking fontane (excellent). Three says in berlin after the cruise (excellent). 7 days devoted to the river cruise (a big fiasco). There was ... Read more
P-and-G
Member Since 2015
1 review
The Viking Fontane and the Viking Schumann are older ships that cruise the Elbe. We did see a newer larger ship that looked like a more conventional Viking ship. The bad - the eight balcony cabins looked quite spacious and ... Read more
Elizabeth Yeomans
Member Since 2015
1 review
We were given a lot of information before leaving which was very useful. Excellent hotels in Berlin and in Prague. Staff very helpful at all times. All the shore excursions were taken care of and information about what we were ... Read more
mysunshine 16
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed March 2015
Cruising on the Fontane with Viking was my first experience. I have only great things to say about Viking from my initial conversation and throughout my trip. The staff on board was wonderful and the food was great. I'm glad my first ... Read more
Mrs. Person
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed October 2014
This was our first Viking cruise. We added a few days at the beginning of our trip in Berlin. We stayed at a Hilton hotel which was arranged for us through Viking. So glad we did that. The hotel was situated very well for our needs. We did ... Read more
Terrywrites
Member Since 2011
1 review
The cruise, like all Viking cruises I've taken, was perfect, with helpful staff, informative and fun tours, and great food. However, I was disappointed in the size of the boat. I thought a smaller boat would be OK, but I felt like I saw ... Read more
HENRYROSE
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2014
We had a wonderful experience on our River Cruise. The entire staff on board was accommodating, friendly, helpful and available. The service was excellent. Each meal was delicious and expertly served. Cabin service was excellent as well. ... Read more
Callie Dean
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2014
I give the overall cruise an excellent rating. The river cruise ship was spotless and roomy. The food was above average and the staff was exceptional. The daily excursions were wonderful and the on board cultural enrichment programs were a ... Read more
kylemore
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
The "Elegant Elbe" cruise, Prague to Berlin, on the Viking Fontane was our eighth river cruise with Viking. It was without doubt the best so far largely due to the expertise of Program Director, Christian GoƟmann who was outstanding. ... Read more

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