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As with the other "Longships," German-built Viking Rinda represents a new take on river hospitality, one in which a sleek, Scandinavian ambience is the antithesis of river's traditionally fusty vessels. ...
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julieapeacock@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we wanted a relatively short and close to home one in case we didn't like it. How foolish we were! It was remarkable. Not only were the other passengers most interesting, but the crew were a delight and ... Read more
sbgringa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I really can't say one negative thing about this cruise. From the moment we stepped on the boat, everything was runs so perfectly and efficiently I was amazed. Just as advertised for once! The service was great, the cabin spotless and ... Read more
silkandsweettea
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our 4th Viking River Cruise and was just what we wanted. It was very laid back and relaxing. Bordeaux is a beautiful city and the cruise gave us just enough interest to want to go back to the city for a longer visit. Viking has ... Read more
sperantei
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I have been on two river cruises in Europe with two different companies and can't help but compare. While we enjoyed our cruise with Viking, I felt Uniworld was a better experience. First, as others have noted, docking in Le Pecq ... Read more
TillieK
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Picked this cruise because it was on our bucket list to go to the Normandy D-Day beaches. The cruise director, Ken Dermer, was excellent and made us feel right at home. The crew was great. Service was terrific and the stewards were ... Read more

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CaptainBob12
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was a trip to remember. It was part of my bucket list to visit the d-day beaches of Normandy. That alone was enough to rate a 5 star rating. The ship was immaculate and the crew and officers did everything to make the trip ... Read more
carjan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We did the Grand European Cruise in 2014 and absolutely loved it, so we decided to do another one, which was Paris to Normandy. We had a suite which was very roomy and comfortable. The rooms were keep very, very clean and well supplied ... Read more
bigxl2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Viking offers the most in depth cruise I have ever been a part of. From the staff, the ship, the local tour guides and the delicious food I could not have asked for more. They really do treat you like royalty on these cruises and I would ... Read more
taylordee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was our 44th Wedding Anniversary on the 18th December so my husband and I thought that the River Seine itinerary would be perfect for such a romantic occasion. As we had travelled with Viking on previous occasions, we knew that we ... Read more
brennans
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our third cruise with Viking, and once again we had a great time. We were met by a Viking representative and literally whisked through the Paris airport, We were met at the ship with smiles from the staff, offered drinks and ... Read more

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sbstringer007
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
The boat, food and crew were excellent. The overall experience was very positive but thought some things needed to be said. First off, as in other reviews, leaving from Le Pecq and not Paris was a huge disappointment. The area in Le ... Read more
Dgaffney
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the beautiful city of Paris, the beautiful French countryside and local towns along the Seine River and the emotionally moving American Cemetery at Normandy and the battlefield sites. The ... Read more
njpeirce
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a marvelous time. The ship, our cabin, the staff, the meals and alcohol...all of these exceeded our expectations. The town stops and the tours were all excellent. The service was extraordinary; we have never experienced such good ... Read more
wildwinny
Member Since 2008
1 review
146 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I sailed on the Rinda, "Paris and the Heart of Normandy" on November 9. While we had read some less-than-complimentary reviews about the ship not docking in Paris, we were met right outside the Customs area gate and ... Read more
philosopher
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We cannot praise Viking highly enough. We chose the package that included a three day stay in Paris before the cruise and that was a wise choice. The hotel was a 5 star establishment and was wonderful. The transfers from the airport to ... Read more

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cpamom55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I just have to say it - we had an amazing time on the Rinda. All the staff worked hard to please the passengers. The food was excellent, the rooms were fine. Service over all was a 4 or 5. However, as wonderful as the experience on ... Read more
Pat Rogers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
A hugely enjoyable cruise - arrangements, outings, activities, cabins, food all excellent. Staff including captain, manager, concierge, kitchen, bar and waiting staff, domestic service, all first rate. But especially the outstanding ... Read more
mlcpa
Member Since 2006
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the Paris and the Heart of Normandy cruise on October 26. Our real disappointment was the location of the dock. It was several miles outside of Paris which made it hard to visit the City whenever we wanted. That being said, the ... Read more
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njclancy@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took the Viking Rinda cruise (Paris to Normandy) that departed on 19/October/2015 and had the time of our lives. The rooms are beautiful and there is so much storage (you can store your bags under the bed, nice size closets, drawers ... Read more
walkinsun
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our trip was Paris or LePeqto Normandy and back. I loved the crew, the food and the ambiance. I celebrated my birthday on the cruise and loved the cake. The guides for the trip were excellent - American Cemetery in Normandy and the ... Read more

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golfer epp
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was our second cruise with Viking Cruise Lines! Both cruises were in France. Our 2014 cruise was the Bordeaux wine cruise in the South of France. We were so impressed with our first cruise, we quickly booked our second ... Read more
simonellium
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Rinda is clean, big and new. Excellent dining options. Staff is courteous, entertaining, knowledgeable and always willing to help. Our cruise director Michael is clearly enthusiastic about the subject matter (he's a history buff), and gave ... Read more
Sealover63
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My father had landed on Omaha Beach during the summer of 1944. I wanted to see where he had been and try to imagine what it must have been like. The Museum at Arromanches was excellent. I have worked in museums all my life and I was ... Read more
Garry Holmstrom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Following our first river cruise with Viking from Paris to Normandy in spring 2015 we decided to some day take another. The availability, timing and opportunity to join previous Viking cruise friends made an easy decision of cruising again ... Read more
88thdrive
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I selected the Paris and Heart of Normandy Viking River Cruise (VRC) as a post-retirement celebration, and did we ever make an excellent choice. Simply stated, we had the best vacation ever. Itinerary was first rate. The staff ... Read more

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