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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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A Great Cruise Firegaff
10/14
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
10/14
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
Just returned from a wonderful Rhine River trip on the Viking Helvetia. The food was terrific, and service was superb. ... Read more
8/14
Viking representatives met us at the airport and offered help with baggage, answering questions, and provided overall ... Read more
7/14
Wonderful cruise.. Everything was top notch. The tours were great with local guides who really knew the best ... Read more

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Warning! This is lengthy, but in-depth. My husband and I vacationed with another couple (all in our 50s). Our flight ... 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
I had heard people rave about how wonderful these river cruises were with Viking. Unfortunately, for the amount of ... 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
We booked the cruise to coincide with our Golden Wedding Anniversary. Viking cruises are not cheap. This cruise on the ... Read more

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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
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
Not as advertised dubiousbviking
11/13
The cruise was well planned and well executed with well appointed and impeccably clean cabins; or "staterooms" as they ... Read more
11/13
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

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Exceeded Expectations PeterReigate
9/13
This was our first River Cruise having only previously undertaken Coastal Voyages in Norway. Ocean cruising with all ... 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
5/13
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
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
Not rated
4/13
Reservation #1268169 The crew and the “ports” are great! First the crew…wonderful and attentive ... Read more

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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
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
We sailed from Amsterdam at the end of March on the Helvetia - our first river cruise although we have been on various ... Read more
12/12
An Unfortunate Journey As a retired advertising executive from the creative side and an agency principal, I have long ... Read more
A past passenger Nicole Duke
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11/12
My husband and 4 others went on a Viking seven day Cruise from Amsterdam to Basil, Switzerland on November 24, 2012. We ... Read more

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