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In 2012, Viking River Cruises kicked off a dramatic three-year-long fleet expansion by inaugurating six ships. A year later, 10 more identical ships were christened, and another dozen are due in 2014. Viking ...
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6/15
The dining room seats 180 people. On our previous river cruises, there were only 120 passengers, not 180. The ceiling ... Read more
The cruise from Bucharest (port was 1 hour drive away) to Budapest in May 2015 was excellent. We have been on 16 ... Read more
I am amazed (or maybe not) by the people who complain about things over which the cruise line has little control. Water ... Read more
Many comments on this Viking River Cruise were very much like our recent cruise with them. We traveled from Bucharest ... Read more
8/14
The ship was clean, attractive and the crew outstanding. That said, much was negative. The dining experience was ... Read more

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Lemon Law uncle judge
7/14
We booked the two week grand european cruise and looked forward to what the brochures called, "scenic cruising" and ... Read more
We had two different Viking ships because of low water above Vienna. They didn't tell us of the river conditions on the ... Read more
Fantastic mjgholden
6/14
Having just completed my first Viking River Cruise from Bucharest to Amsterdam I can only say it was an awesome trip. ... Read more
We enjoyed good weather, a great crew, super Program Director, excellent food, nice accommodations, and minimal ... Read more
Know Before You Go oaklandgirl
6/14
First things first: I was traveling with my 82-year-old mother and 18-year-old daughter (I'm 50). We are all very ... Read more

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Grand European Tour Texyankee16
5/14
We planned on spending several weeks touring Europe before taking the cruise. While we were still home and making final ... Read more
4/14
We have taken nine cruises (this was our 10th) with Viking. We had not traveled to this part of Europe and we wanted to ... Read more
4/14
Sailed from Bucharest to Budapest; visited former Communist controlled countries. Many of these countries are ... Read more
Minor issues Windyoldfart
4/14
Our cruise started with bus tours even before arriving at the port of Giurgiu to board the ship. Each day included more ... Read more
Background: My husband and I have done one other river cruise – Viking’s Imperial Jewels of China which was ... Read more

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We had heard very good things about Viking River Cruises and we anxious to give it a try. Our travel experience has ... Read more
10/13
The Embla is one of Vikings newest cruise ships, known as 'long boats' Our Embla cruise was from Budapest to Romania ... Read more
Great Experience Belle Star
7/13
The crew was great, very accommodating in all aspects. Cabins are smaller than ocean cruise ships, but very efficient ... Read more
6/13
My wife and I flew from Australia in Business Class on the 10th of June 2013 as part of four months travel throughout ... Read more
6/13
We took the long European Sojourn cruise, Amsterdam to Bucharest. We made a great choice; seeing Europe from the river ... Read more

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Surpringly disappointed 5 Star World Traveler
6/13
We joined the ship in Bucharest for originally a 21 day cruise to Amsterdam but had to vacate the ship in Budapest due ... Read more
This trip was one of the most expensive cruise vacations we have ever taken and was generally disappointing. Before I ... Read more
Solid CelticMutt
5/13
While there were a few minor glitches in our 17 days with Viking on the Embla and then on the Prague extension, the ... Read more
The Grand European river tour in April-May 2013 was our 2nd tour with Viking. The first was the Roof of the World tour ... Read more
My sister and I have always wanted to visit some of Europe's Christmas markets. Booking Viking's Romantic Danube trip ... Read more

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