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The modern, yet contemporary design found throughout Viking Embla -- one of the original Longships, launched in 2012  -- is both welcoming and bright, with its floor-to-ceiling windows allowing bursts of ...
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63 Viking Embla Cruise Reviews

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Hopka
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
0 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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lednew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
stevendg9000@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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

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mwleonard
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
9 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
0 forum posts
4 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
sacmercer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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Lynda Stewart Dame
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
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
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
Lindaandgrant
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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DMcG1011
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
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
pete meadows
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Budapest to Bucharest was a great trip itinerary. Stay in Romania was especially good with extension up to Brasov. Distance into cities which we thought we would actually be docked inside was disappointing. Cruise Director programs were ... Read more

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The Constant Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The dining room seats 180 people. On our previous river cruises, there were only 120 passengers, not 180. The ceiling in the Embla's dining room is very low. This produces a terrible sound quality. It was so noisy I had to shout to be ... Read more
Cruisetheviking
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our first cruise on Viking River Cruises. We went from Bucharest to Budapest which is the direction I would recommend for anyone that hasn't been in Eastern Europe before. Our prior cruises have all been ocean cruises and we loved ... Read more
seelos
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The cruise from Bucharest (port was 1 hour drive away) to Budapest in May 2015 was excellent. We have been on 16 cruises (2 with Viking) and the food on this ship was the best that we have ever had. Our original ship, the Lif, was not ... Read more
SHUfamily
Member Since 2005
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first river cruise. Previous cruises were on typical medium size ships to Caribbean, Alaska, Bermuda and Greek Islands. We liked the Viking Embla best. It was built in 2012 but looked brand new; not a speck of dust in any corner of the ... Read more
jonelden
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was our first cruise on Viking. From the first night (when Program Director Leonard loaned us fleece pullovers to watch departure from Amsterdam), through snow in Rothenberg and our bike ride from Melk to Krems (Concierge Michal ... Read more

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