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Viking River Cruises' 198-passenger Viking Helvetia debuted in 2006. The ship plies the water of the Rhine River between Amsterdam and Basel, visiting ports like Cologne, Koblenz and Breisach, gateway to ...
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33 Viking Helvetia Cruise Reviews

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Just returned from a wonderful Rhine River trip on the Viking Helvetia. The food was terrific, and service was superb. ... Read more
I was very disappointed in the cruise. I had been looking forward to it based on reviews read but they did not tell the ... Read more
My husband and I (early 50s) and two adult sons (early 20s) traveled in May on Viking's Helvetia from Basel to ... Read more
06/14
We booked the cruise to coincide with our Golden Wedding Anniversary. Viking cruises are not cheap. This cruise on the ... Read more
We wanted to take my elderly mother on a river cruise as this was something she really wanted to do, so we booked with ... Read more

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Not as advertised dubiousbviking
12/13
The cruise was well planned and well executed with well appointed and impeccably clean cabins; or "staterooms" as they ... Read more
12/13
We boarded the Helvetia in Basel and were met at the airport by the Viking reps. You did not have to touch your bags as ... Read more
We are experienced travelers. Who are not really keen about cruising. This trip from Basal to Amsterdam became one of ... Read more
Not rated
10/13
Reservation #1268169 The crew and the “ports” are great! First the crew…wonderful and attentive ... Read more
Exceeded Expectations PeterReigate
09/13
This was our first River Cruise having only previously undertaken Coastal Voyages in Norway. Ocean cruising with all ... Read more

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07/13
An Unfortunate Journey As a retired advertising executive from the creative side and an agency principal, I have long ... Read more
Let's start with the Good:  Booking was easy. Went through Viking direct but even though we booked a year ahead ... Read more
06/13
For corroboration of this trip review, please refer to the 5/13 review by the person who referred to the Viking Tor. We ... Read more
Viking Tor burger king
06/13
We were on board the Tor sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest and then Prague on 26 May, 2013. Incredibly, the Viking ... Read more
Our flight arrived in Amsterdam about 7am so we got our luggage, got a cab and arrived at the dock around 7:30. It was ... Read more

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As you can see from my title, this was our first river cruise. We had tried 1 Caribbean cruise before and we weren't ... Read more
04/13
We sailed from Amsterdam at the end of March on the Helvetia - our first river cruise although we have been on various ... Read more
A past passenger Nicole Duke
Not rated
12/12
My husband and 4 others went on a Viking seven day Cruise from Amsterdam to Basil, Switzerland on November 24, 2012. We ... Read more
First things first ... cost !!! At first sight, the cost of river cruising is off-putting, especially for those who ... Read more
10/12
It has been a few months since our cruise, but I can remember quite clearly! Because of the excellent treatment from ... Read more

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Rhine Getaway Georgia Bob
07/12
Having been on mega cruise liners and being part of the crowd, my wife and I prefer the smaller river boats. The ... Read more
Great Cruise sagetek
07/12
I am making this short, but we just got back from the Rhine River Amstercam-Basel cruise and it was absolutely GREAT! ... Read more
Just back from Viking Helvetia Basel - Amsterday. We are exhausted but loved every second of the cruise. We went 2 days ... Read more
A tour of the Rhine River and its cities, countryside, and castles by the Viking Cruises is more than that: it is an ... Read more
Our cruise was the first voyage of the season, so the areas that we visited were not as crowded as they would have been ... Read more

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