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Nicole Duke
Member Since 2012
1 review
Not rated Sailed November 2012
My husband and 4 others went on a Viking seven day Cruise from Amsterdam to Basil, Switzerland on November 24, 2012. We got on board on a Sunday. The ship was the Helvetia. No sooner had Monday morning come; one member of our party ... Read more
malpart
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
First things first ... cost !!! At first sight, the cost of river cruising is off-putting, especially for those who have the benchmark of ocean cruising. BUT, it's important to remember what has been included in the price of a river ... Read more
sagetek
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed June 2012
I am making this short, but we just got back from the Rhine River Amstercam-Basel cruise and it was absolutely GREAT! We have cruised over 20 times on Carnival about everywhere they go, on the Nile River cruises, and this was one of the ... Read more
Barbiegator
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
1,234 forum post
Just back from Viking Helvetia Basel - Amsterday. We are exhausted but loved every second of the cruise. We went 2 days before to Basel. Took one day on train to Lake Lucerne. Used the Golden Pass which we bought at train station.It ... Read more
rickyCB
Member Since 2012
1 review
A tour of the Rhine River and its cities, countryside, and castles by the Viking Cruises is more than that: it is an excursion into four countries! From windmills of Kinderdijk, Netherlands, the wonderful cathedrals of Cologne and ... Read more
Illinoisan
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed May 2012
My other cruise adventures have been on larger, ocean-going vessels, except for a Nile cruise some years back. On this trip I was traveling with a friend and her husband. The friend had made the travel arrangements. My cabin was ... Read more
ninegrand
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
It has been a few months since our cruise, but I can remember quite clearly! Because of the excellent treatment from the staff of the viking Helvetia. My travel agent told me that the viking reps would be"at the gate" waiting for us, ... Read more
Bill Blacklaw
1 review
My wife and I enjoyed our second river cruise, this time on the Rhine, from Basel to Amsterdam. We did the Danube cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg in 2011 and found it was everything we expected and wondered if the Rhine cruise would be ... Read more
cowling
1 review
Sailed April 2012
Left St Pancras on Eurostar was surprised we were not booked with other Viking passengers as only 6 of us and had been given the impression we would be together not even in same carriage so didn't meet up until Paris. Also were not ... Read more
NewCumberland
Member Since 2012
1 review
Our cruise was the first voyage of the season, so the areas that we visited were not as crowded as they would have been during "season" which really kicked off the week after ours. Our "Rhine Getaway" cruise was the most relaxing, ... Read more
56schiff
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed December 2011
When planning a Christmas or New Year's Holiday Cruise in Europe you have to plan and be prepared for any type of weather, especially on the Rhine, Danube or Elbe Rivers. 2011 was especially challenging with the low water level conditions ... Read more
teamman
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed October 2011
This was our very first cruise experience of any type (we've never even been on an ocean cruise). So, we have nothing with which to compare it but, bottom line, we enjoyed it and would go on another river cruise. We did the Viking Cruise ... Read more
DoorCounty
Member Since 2007
1 review
65 forum posts
We took our Rhine River cruise in mid September 2011. It was my favorite cruise of all the cruising we have done. Both my husband & I are of German descent & I was able to see some of the area where my great-grandparents emigrated from ... Read more
rivermanfred
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed September 2011
We took two separate cruises back to back. Viking simply did not know how to handle this. They took forever to get compatible itineraries, billed us via travel agent for $5,000 in unwarranted charges. We made our own air arrangements ... Read more
Georgia Bob
Member Since 2007
1 review
Sailed August 2011
Having been on mega cruise liners and being part of the crowd, my wife and I prefer the smaller river boats. The Helvetia was exactly what we like, and was the second "small boat" cruise we have been on. The 8 day Rhine Getaway was a ... Read more
kgoley
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
Sailed June 2011
Our trip didn't start off perfect - far from it! We missed our connecting flight to Amsterdam due to weather, and terrified we would miss our sailing, we scrambled to find other flights. After 1 hour on hold with the airline, we were ... Read more

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