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guy44134
Member Since 2004
1 review
110 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having cruised on the high seas 15 times, I finally convinced my sister to splurge on a Viking River Cruise. We selected a unique itinerary, Passage to Eastern Europe, figuring it highly unlikely that we visit many of these countries on ... Read more
grjman
Member Since 2011
1 review
389 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 2nd Viking cruise, the other being in 2014 in Russia for 14 days was wonderful and exciting, now comes my coparison. This cruise "The Grand European Tour" from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Embla was average at best. ... Read more
damert
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chosen for the size and the number of passengers it holds. We liked that it wasn't overly crowded.. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful with any questions. Thought the selection of the food was very good and also tasted great. ... Read more
Newbraunfelstraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We had never done a river cruise, although we've done many ocean cruises. We thought this would be a great way to see the Eastern bloc countries of Europe. We had many issues trying to book this tour and almost gave up. If we had not ... Read more
Hopka
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We had planned this cruise for 2 years to mark a special anniversary and a milestone birthday. We had seen many advertisements both paper and media and thought we liked what we saw. Perhaps we should have checked some reviews. The ... Read more
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mford518220
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
Great way to see Europe! Trip was well organized, service on board was top notch, and the staff, from top to bottom, was friendly, happy and incredibly motivated. Food was well presented with a wide variety of offerings, and delicious. ... Read more
JoGord
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our Eastern European cruise along the Danube was fabulous from start to finish and everything in between. Viking representatives were waiting for us at the airport and gave us a lovely informative tour on our way to the Hilton. When we ... Read more
lednew
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Never was in Eastern Europe, wanted to see the progression of the countries from after WWII and communism takeover and finally their independence. Traveled with a friend. My biggest fear was motion sickness, can't even sit on a rocking ... Read more
Carlpg
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We don't speak Czech, Hungarian, Serbian, or Romanian so we thought we would let Viking show us around. They were great! First Class, nothing bad to say about anything. Very comfortable cabin, excellent food, and wonderful staff all ... Read more
Ohanesian
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise stopped at a lot of places I have always wanted to see. We had taken a cruise of the Eastern part of the Danube, but not the Western part. This cruise offered us a combination of three rivers and many beautiful stops. We ... Read more
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stevendg9000@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
With this being my first cruise, I don't have any other cruises to base my experience on. Bu, I can relate this cruise to my other holidays where I stayed at a hotel and found tourist thing to do. I've stayed at the Four Seasons in ... Read more
mwleonard
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our local travel agent had a great affordable offer, so we were eager to take a weeklong cruise on the Main River to see several of the famous German Christmas Markets (in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Rothenberg, Frankfurt, Wertheim, Wurzburg and ... Read more
REAEmilyJones
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Shall I start with the positive or the negative of my experience? Three Boats, never saw the one I was supposed to be on. Three weeks before departure I started tracking the Viking Mimir the boat I was supposed to be on, and noticed ... Read more
thea12345678
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I enjoyed many aspects of my Viking "Grand European" bus tour. Which basically means I enjoyed the European towns we visited by bus. Viking offerred us a really sweet deal on their November "Grand European" river ... Read more
Keve55
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife and I took our first river cruise of 15 days with Viking from Budapest to Amsterdam in early November 2015. Overall it was an excellent vacation and for the most part an exceptional experience on both Viking ships Embla and Aegir. ... Read more
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sacmercer
Member Since 2016
1 review
We'd never been anywhere in Eastern Europe and wanted to see Budapest and some of the other places we've always heard of. The river connected all of them and was an easy way to get a glimpse. We arrived in Budapest by overnight train from ... Read more
Lynda Stewart Dame
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We had always dreamed on going on a Viking River Cruise when we retired and we did it! It was incredible! From the well appointed rooms to the excellent food and great staff, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The ship was well maintained, ... Read more
Dakotaredleaf
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
My husband and I sailed on Viking this past August, 2015, from Amsterdam to Budapest. It was not what I expected. Many of us on this cruise called it the ABC tour, (another bloody castle, another bloody church). The boat we were ... Read more
Retiredpair
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I decided to take our first river cruise in celebration of our 45th wedding anniversary. Several different friends had tried Viking's river cruises and loved them. When we were growing up, most of the countries visited on ... Read more
MLDmello
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had been watching the Viking River cruise promotions on TV for months, with a mix of fantasy, disbelief and thought this was too good to be true. Seeing is believing! So we, impulsively booked a cabin with a verandah. To our amazement, ... Read more
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Lindaandgrant
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
Very good cruise. The staff made all the difference. We felt the staff were one of the best aspects of the cruise line. The excursions were interesting although in some stops there was not much to see. On board entertainment fun and ... Read more
DMcG1011
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Although we have been on a number of ocean cruises, this was our first river cruise. It will not be our last. We had heard nothing but rave reviews about Viking and the river cruise experience. This cruise surpassed our expectations. ... Read more
trainermag
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
This was my first river cruise but it won't be my last. I had taken several ocean cruises and did not know what to expect on a river cruise. It was much better than any previous cruise. The crew of the Embla was wonderful from Maya ... Read more
rcon362449@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed July 2015
This cruise was certainly the best trip i have ever taken . The cost was very affordable ! The staff was very helpful. they as a group and individually did everything to make the experience enjoyable. The program director mr ... Read more
David and Doreen
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Overall we enjoyed this cruise and would recommend the cruise and Viking to anyone. However, we think there are significant areas for improvement and it started badly when our luggage was delayed when we arrived in Bucharest (late in ... Read more
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