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German-built Viking Jarl 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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Bartsinfriendst
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We needed to be in Budapest for Christmas and this was an opportunity to experience a possible White Christmas plus we always wanted to experience Christmas Markets. The service on the Jarl was exceptional, staff went out of their way ... Read more
hll333
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Christmas Cruise on the Danube was probably the most incredible cruise I have ever taken. The all inclusive nature of the cruise, the marvelous land tours, and all this coupled with the natural beauty of the cities visited made the ... Read more
ckbfhughes
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We travelled as a couple and arrived the day before the cruise to explore Budapest a little more before embarkation. The instructions to get to the port were perfect and we had no issues arriving or boarding the ship. The entire cruise ... Read more
thewanderinglens
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As someone who usually travels at a fast pace, I was amazed at how much I loved my Viking cruise! Travelling along the Danube River and waking up to a different view each morning was a mode of travel I could very much get used to. From ... Read more
lad959
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed on the Viking Jarl on November 29th. This was our second cruise with Viking this year. The itinerary was sightseeing and visiting the XMAS markets in Germany, Austria, and Budapest. We had a wonderful time. I was pleasantly ... Read more

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fkooyman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise (we have done ocean cruises) and we absolutely loved it. A couple of days before we left home we received an e-mail that we would board the Viking Jarl instead of the Viking Atla and that low water levels ... Read more
romraF
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
First of all, we ended up on the Jarl instead of the Alta, due to low river water. My husband and I had never been on a cruise before, so we did not know what to expect. We were pleased with the accommodations and were comfortable. We ... Read more
cruiser-kai
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Very impressed! Service was great everywhere, and any time we ate. The entire staff was friendly and really went out of their way to make the experience enjoyable. You could tell they liked their jobs. Breakfast couldn’t be ... Read more
Robin4922
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Due to the severe drought in Europe, we had to stay in a hotel in Budapest the first night, then travel to meet our ship, then change ships part way through. However, Viking cannot be blamed for that, and they certainly did all they could ... Read more
Mike from Toronto
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are seasoned ocean cruisers and thought we should try river cruise having heard so much raving from friends and online reviews. Coming from the ocean cruise angle, river cruise is a bit small, bland, and boring. Due to the low water ... Read more

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Jinks126835
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took a 'Mom and Two Sons' river cruise from Budapest to Nuremburg. It was time to spend together traveling like we had not before and visiting cities, world heritage sites and countries that none of us had visited before. Every ... Read more
Najake
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Travel Dates: August 30, 2015 – September 6, 2015 Viking Boat: Jarl My husband and I, along with our friends (another couple) booked our Viking “Romantic Danube” cruise almost a year in advance. My husband lived ... Read more
Relliser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
After a wonderful pre-cruise in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague, we started our Viking cruise last Sunday, leaving from Nuremberg. The ship, Viking Jarl, is lovely, sleek and low key, spotlessly clean, with a ... Read more
Happymacd
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Fantastic boat with fantastic staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent food well presented. Interesting excursions with good guides. Be careful not to be overwhelmed by American travellers. It is possible that Viking target certain ... Read more
travelerexperience
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Failed in the area of knowledgeable land guides. Although not Viking personnel, Viking is responsible for the experience. There was one good guide out of seven. High expectations for food; and the food was, at best, average. Failed at ... Read more

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Coupon Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship itself was lovely, clean and well laid out. They even had good wifi and enough plug outlets for all our electronics. Food was excellent and pleased both the adventurous and meat and potatoes sides of our family. Service was ... Read more
Goossens
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is our third river cruise with Viking. The previous two were fabulous - Canals of the Tsars and the Danube/Main/Rhine cruise. We have also done more than a dozen sea cruises, including adventure cruises to Galapagos, Antarctica and ... Read more
raleighpnc
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Service, accommodations, food, and daily tours were all top notch. We liked the experience of a small cruise which allowed us to meet many new people. Our only concern was being among the last 10 people to board the boat because of plane ... Read more
Lakehorace
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We landed in Paris and and flew to Nuremberg. The flights over were not cozy but acceptable. However, on the actual cruise from the first to the last, our trip was amazing; the ship, the food, the excursions, the free time and best of all ... Read more
Buddypup
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
My husband and I decided to do this after a trip to Ireland. It was the best trip ever. We have driven over German before and have seen a lot of sights and he was stationed there but nothing can compare to this trip. Everyone from the ... Read more

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Buddypup
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
I would recommend Viking to anyone interested in doing a river cruise. Everything was fantastic from the day we boarded until we had to leave. The crew were very attentive and every need was met. We even had a dental emergency while ... Read more
nyrobin
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
259 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I jus arrived home from a fabulous 3 week vacation in Europe including the two week Grand European Tour on the Viking Jarl. This was certainly a trip to remember and I would recommend it to anyone who loves to travel and experience new ... Read more
Sunbeam 67
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I were very pleased with the cruise we took. The ship was very clean and very well kept. The crew was constantly polishing and vacuuming. The food was always very good and we were happy that the portions were smaller. We hate ... Read more
Mildred Zuidweg
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Thank you for asking our opinion. As this was our third cruise with Viking, we have become used to the very high standards, not only in hospitality, but also in organisation. We have been to Russia, to China, and this year to Europe. We ... Read more
CharleeSails
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
When you have traveled a lot you think you have experienced it all but that's not true until you take a Viking river cruise. We did the 14 day Grand European on the Jarl. From the minute we left O'Hare Airport until we returned 15 days ... Read more

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