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German-built Viking Var 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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49 Viking Var Cruise Reviews

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cyclingaddict
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was for our honeymoon and we both love Christmas Hence the Christmas Market Tour on Viking. The ship was fine, the staff and excursions were above average. What was not good were the meals. Dinner was close to atrocious. They served a ... Read more
tar-gre
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Christmas markets was a bucket list wish and this cruise visited a selection of these beautiful markets. We were blessed with snow on two of the days, very Christmassy indeed. In Neuremberg the markets were magical. As well as the ... Read more
marciasgahagan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We chose to cruise the Danube River with Viking because we so enjoyed our experience cruising the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam in 2014. This cruise on the Danube did not disappoint, and we are looking forward to our third Viking ... Read more
Bunnilover62
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We were fortunate to enjoy a complete river cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest when many others suffered the wrath of a drought. We received enough rain and drizzle prior to allow us to travel the entire river. Even so, the Viking Var ... Read more
cpeverett
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
OK, let me start with the topic that seems to be at the top of everyone else's list. Yes, we did have to change ships mid-cruise. We threw our stuff into the suitcases, went on the daily tour, and got back to an identical ship after the ... Read more

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soooozo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall delightful trip, excellent weather after a first rainy day, enjoyable side trips, mostly entertaining personable guides. Delicious food all meals. Veranda stateroom on port side had good views most of the time with room to sit on ... Read more
vtcat
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The cruise itself was good. The staff was excellent. The food was better some nights than others. I'm rating it as average not because of anything the staff could have done better, but because Viking blew it with pre-cruise communication. ... Read more
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CC1204
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a "cruise" from Nuremberg to Budapest on the Viking Var which began September 18, 2015. We were very disappointed as there was very little cruising done due to low water levels on the Danube. ... Read more
stas@stny.rr.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Two days in and at 8:30 pm we were told to pack our bags and be ready at 8 am for a 4.5 hour bus ride to the next port and unpack and start all over again. A lot of vacation time wasted. When the program director was asked the conditions ... Read more
Hardhead
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose Viking's Budapest to Nuremburg River Cruise. We were on the same cruise as cpeverett in a review dated Sept. 2015. I echo the same comments without exception. Viking went over the top in accomodating our mid-cruise transfer ... Read more

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Ladybug 1007
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We spent the first half of our Danube cruise on the Tor then transferred to the Var as a result of the ship change due to low water levels. If we had been on the Tor all week this would have been a five star rating. The difference ... Read more
Maeve2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We recently returned from a river cruise on Viking. The ship was fine, wait staff fine, food fine, not exceptional. The cruise was a mess, according to Viking it was due to low water levels on the river. I discussed this with our travel ... Read more
marimike
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We enjoyed our cruise, even though we had to start on the TOR and take a bus trip in the middle of the cruise to get to the VAR. We were only give a couple of days notice that this would happen but we were told that whoever controls river ... Read more
Denise Inman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I joined some friends and we planned this River Cruise through Viking. A week before setting sail, we called several times to check on the possibility of having to change ships due to the Danube being too low to navigate. ... Read more
timw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The cruise from Budapest to Nuremburg was fantastic. We actually sailed on the Viking Tor instead of the Viking Var switching to the Var around day 5 due to river water levels. There was the inconvenience of packing up and switching ... Read more
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Jim01
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
Don't book through their travel department. Delta had to reissue tickets because flight was booked wrong. Paid for premium economy. Not worth cost. Viking knew about water levels. When I asked prior to trip they said no issues. ... Read more
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Blue Mango
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our river cruise was more of a bus tour than a cruise. We had to change ships halfway through resulting in a 4-hour bus trip. We were only docked at one port where we could actually walk to the town and explore at our own pace. Viking knew ... Read more
willieclyde
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Nuremberg to Budapest. After reading reviews from others that started on Var and ended up on Tor there is not a lot I can add, but I'll try. The ship change, the bus rides, the lost luggage, and only 3 nights of crusing. And thats counting ... Read more
enestler
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a Viking cruise down the Danube, from Nuremberg to Budapest. It was a disaster. Here are highlights: • The embarkation point was changed from Erlangen to Nuremberg (40 min drive) and no one told us! • ... Read more
Beachlver
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
I want to say upfront I did like it, but it was really not for my age group. I went with a family member who really wanted to go and not be alone. I personally prefer to have a private guide an/or see places on my own. That being said, ... Read more

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Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
My husband and I thought that Viking did a fabulous job on the excursions and destinations. The food was wonderful for every meal. The drink prices were reasonable and the company was the best. We could not have asked for a better ... Read more
SmcK
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
I have nothing negative to say about this trip....it was wonderful in every way. This was a first river cruise for my husband and me and it will not be the last. Although we questioned booking a lower level stateroom, the little time we ... Read more
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BHDavis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Great trip. Crew had to make some adjustments due to flooding on the Danube but not a problem for the passengers. Very impressed with program director. We got into Nuremberg a couple of hours early so he arranged transportation and a guide ... Read more
nicksans
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Returned from a recent Viking Danube river cruise with another couple and had an incredible time.The Viking Var was our home for the next 8 days and Viking did NOT disappoint. The entire crew was caring and friendly. The ship was always ... Read more
googatchee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We have been on 18 ocean cruises, on many different lines. This river cruise was the best we have ever had. The food was excellent! Every meal was so well prepared with the finest ingredients, and the best service. The ship was beautiful, ... Read more

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