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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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JDay1
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Along the Rhine River, there are so many castles at one point you can barely turn fast enough to capture them all; but ... Read more
Firegaff
1 Review
Member Since 2005
5 Forum Posts
We booked this cruise along with 5 other couples. We arrived in Amsterdam 4 days early then went on the cruise. We felt ... Read more
saw1
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Viking representatives met us at the airport and offered help with baggage, answering questions, and provided overall ... Read more
cmorrell
1 Review
Member Since 2014
This was our first cruise. I did not want to join one of the large ocean going cruise ships with hoards of travelers ... Read more
LSMoran
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Wonderful cruise.. Everything was top notch. The tours were great with local guides who really knew the best ... Read more
KGMaes
1 Review
Member Since 2014
My husband and I were really looking forward to our first cruise with Viking--so much so that we were fearful that it ... Read more
lisasharyn
1 Review
Member Since 2003
47 Forum Posts
Warning! This is lengthy, but in-depth. My husband and I vacationed with another couple (all in our 50s). Our flight ... Read more
awhirley
1 Review
Member Since 2014
I had heard people rave about how wonderful these river cruises were with Viking. Unfortunately, for the amount of ... Read more
Iowa Flatlander
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Just returned from a wonderful Rhine River trip on the Viking Helvetia. The food was terrific, and service was superb. ... Read more
dinc
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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
Baileyswedishfish
1 Review
Member Since 2014
My husband and I (early 50s) and two adult sons (early 20s) traveled in May on Viking's Helvetia from Basel to ... Read more
Lytham
1 Review
Member Since 2014
We booked the cruise to coincide with our Golden Wedding Anniversary. Viking cruises are not cheap. This cruise on the ... Read more
Frieslander
1 Review
Member Since 2014
2 Forum Posts
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
dubiousbviking
1 Review
Member Since 2013
The cruise was well planned and well executed with well appointed and impeccably clean cabins; or "staterooms" as they ... Read more
bob from bama
1 Review
Member Since 2013
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
jbaber1
1 Review
Member Since 2013
We are experienced travelers. Who are not really keen about cruising. This trip from Basal to Amsterdam became one of ... Read more
chiefpmb@earthlink.net
1 Review
Member Since 2013
Reservation #1268169 The crew and the “ports” are great! First the crew…wonderful and attentive ... Read more
PeterReigate
1 Review
Member Since 2013
This was our first River Cruise having only previously undertaken Coastal Voyages in Norway. Ocean cruising with all ... Read more
RiverRat41
1 Review
Member Since 2013
An Unfortunate Journey As a retired advertising executive from the creative side and an agency principal, I have long ... Read more
Iron_Duke
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
Let's start with the Good:  Booking was easy. Went through Viking direct but even though we booked a year ahead ... Read more
engoil
1 Review
Member Since 2013
4 Forum Posts
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
burger king
1 Review
Member Since 2013
5/13
We were on board the Tor sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest and then Prague on 26 May, 2013. Incredibly, the Viking ... Read more
beachgal
2 Reviews
Member Since 2003
525 Forum Posts
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
beanpittsburgh
2 Reviews
Member Since 2012
55 Forum Posts
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
nanniekitty47
1 Review
Member Since 2013
We sailed from Amsterdam at the end of March on the Helvetia - our first river cruise although we have been on various ... Read more

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