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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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KJ0504
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First ever river cruise and so pleased we chose Viking. Airport transfers very smooth. Service was excellent, it was like a luxury hotel. All the staff were extremely pleasant, efficient and happy in their work - makes a holiday so ... Read more
DBG
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had heard wonderful things about Viking. My Aunt wanted to do a river cruise to finish out her bucket list for her 96th birthday so we researched and chose Viking. A family group jumped at the chance to join her for this trip. We ... Read more
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48clewis48@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We took an Olivia Cruise and tour with the Viking cruise lines and had a great time. Great activities and tour guides were awesome. Not only was the personal guide that stayed with us the entire trip and the local guides were very ... Read more
APU Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the trip with a group from an American university so we looked forward to spending time with the people with whom we were traveling and hadn't given much thought about being on a Viking cruise. However, the experience with Viking ... Read more
Rdweidner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because of its destination itinerary. Budapest was a great city in which to begin. We flew into Budapest a couple of days early in order to explore on our own. Our ship was easily accessed from our hotel. Boarding was ... Read more

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ahappytraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Great food, we were well taken care of, knowledgable tour guides for all of the cities we visited. Viking is a well organized tour company. Nothing was left to chance. There were multiple opportunities on the tour to take additional on ... Read more
Mrs Mc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We did the Rhine in 2015 and enjoyed it so much we wanted to do the Danube. It was wonderful ,Staff,fabulous,food wonderful and the tours were great. We hope to do the Elbe River next year. We met some wonderful people on board ... Read more
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

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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
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
grandmaElia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Everything went smoothly and as planned despite the lower water level. They handled the ship swap brilliantly. The cruise director was great and always on top of everything. The ships are beautiful, good service, good food and wine ... Read more

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cruiser-kai
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Jinks126835
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes
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

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Relliser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
1 helpful vote
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
Coupon Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
23 forum posts
2 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
2 helpful votes
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

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