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German-built Viking Atla and its sister "Longships" represent a new take on river hospitality, one in which a sleek, Scandinavian ambience is the antithesis of river's traditionally fusty vessels. What ...
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48 Viking Atla Cruise Reviews

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lindasammie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was our first river cruise. The rooms were very nice, all thought the beds were a bit long. We would have had much more walk around space with a 6.5 ft bed. The bathroom was spacious with heated floors. Plenty of storage.The cruise was ... Read more
jeriker@optonline.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Friends were going so I decided to join them. I had been in Budapest previously (started a Grand Circle Tour from there going north on Danube) and love that city. The ship was very nice. The food was excellent. The cruise director was ... Read more
youidiot1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to go to Romania. Especially Transylvania. This was the only cruise that went to Romania. The tours in the other countries were fabulous, especially Hungary. One of the best activities was the in-home visit to a resident's ... Read more
bernieb1936
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because 11 friends were taking this cruise and we wanted to be with them. However, the ports that we visited beginning with Bucharest and ending with Budapest (we did extend our travels to include Prague) were ... Read more
billthecat
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We wanted to see the Christmas Markets along the Danube. The Romantic Danube itinerary offered just that and gave us what we thought would be the best ports. We were particularly impressed with Budapest, Melk, Vienna and Nuremberg. We wish ... Read more

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psimsk@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Recommendation from friends made us choose this cruise on Viking. The cruise was wonderful. Weather cold but the experience was warm and welcoming. The Christmas Markets and the holiday festivities were enchanting. The accomadations on ... Read more
billthecat
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We were more than pleased with our Romantic Danube Christmas Markets cruise. Viking managed to exceed our expectations in every way. We were happy with our cabin, a french balcony, which was small but comfortable and usable. The dining ... Read more
Benly
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Although our river cruise did not start off on a positive note because of low water levels and we had to change boats twice, I found Viking to be very efficient in ensuring that everything went smoothly. Stay on both Viking boats ... Read more
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EliseHelene5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise was better than I expected. I will say that due to the water levels of the Danube we had to change ships half way thru. The entire cruise crew handled it well. The only trouble I experienced was having to pack up again. But ... Read more
bobnterryg
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Before we even left they changed our ship (Atla) because of low water. You would think that they would have told us this was an on going problem for months and maybe more problems with the low water along the way. After repacking and a 4 ... Read more

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ProFun1
Member Since 2015
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Full Disclosure: We were on both the Viking Atla (which was supposed to be our ship originally) and the Viking Jarl due to a ship swap mid-cruise. I may leave reviews for both ships. We flew Lufthansa through Viking Air (we did the ... Read more
elissajgreene@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My main issue with this cruise was that I had called prior to the cruise and specifically asked about the issue regarding water levels in the Danube. I was told that there was no problem with our trip at that time AND that, if there were, ... Read more
Arlo4803
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I sailed on the Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest last September. While we had travelled a lot, and been on many "ocean going" cruises, this was our first river cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed it! We sailed on the ... Read more
sauvfam
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We wanted to find a way to see more of Europe and a river cruise such as this is a great way to do it. We added an upfront visit to Prague to our cruise itinerary. Viking cruise line is well run and organized. Very passenger friendly. ... Read more
Roselladonahue
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Friends took one and recommended it.we celebrated our 50th and had never taken a cruise.everything was exceptional except for the fact that the water level had dropped and we had to be bussed to and from the boat and the next location for ... Read more

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Vassardeb
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first trip on Viking and it exceeded my expectations. We did the cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest and I'd recommend taking the trip in that direction as it builds up from charming small cities in Germany and Austria to the ... Read more
Milton Zaiffdeen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago and my wife is from Palo Alto, California. We live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This was our first trip with Viking and most of the cities/places we visited is on my bucket list. We did the ... Read more
saratodd1@Hotmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our very first trip on Viking, and our very first trip to Europe, and we wouldn't have changed a thing. From the time we landed in Nuremberg, to 8 days later when we were taken back to the airport, we were treated like royalty. ... Read more
MccMichael
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
After four days in Prague and four in Goettingen we experienced a superbly planned and executed seven-day romantic cruise up and then down the Danube to Budepest. The service was excellent and cheerful, the food very good, wine excellent; ... Read more
Jkgoolsby73
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
The Viking river cruise that we took in June 2015 was the Romantic Danube. We were treated like royalty from the start from being picked up from airport in Budapest until we flew out of Prague on our extended stay off the cruise from ... Read more

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PU1973
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
We are recently home from a Viking River Cruise on the Danube. We had a thoroughly delightful experience and would have no hesitation in taking another trip with Viking or recommending it to friends. Reading other reviews of similar or ... Read more
branzburg
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
In many reviews, people tend to focus on the negative - the squeaky wheel gets greased. In this review I will also point out some negatives. However, overall I am very glad to have taken this cruise on the Danube (Viking Atla from Budapest ... Read more
DonnaJ47
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Let's start off with the good stuff. This was a bucket list vacation..taking a Viking river cruise, proud sponsor of Downton Abbey. Friends took a Rhine cruise in 2014 and raved about every minute of the experience. We booked almost a year ... Read more
loudini56
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just completed a 7 night cruise on the Viking Atla one of the new long ships. This was our 3rd booked river cruise with Viking. We also booked both the pre and post cruise extension. We began with 2 nights in Budapest. Our hotel did ... Read more
Puppylady
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My friend and I began our trip with a stay arranged by Viking at the Castle District Hilton, a beautifully appointed hotel (directly opposite the incredibly magnificent Parliament building) whose structure contained walls of antiquity that ... Read more

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