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What first strikes you as you step onboard Viking Alsvin, one of Viking's numerous Longship-class sisters? Sunlight. Streaming in through the glass-enclosed, two-story atrium is enough light to allow real ...
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34 Viking Alsvin Cruise Reviews

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Cook67
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third river cruise with Viking, and we have never been disappointed. We began with a two-day pre cruise stay in Amsterdam in a lovely, reasonable b&b (Clemens Hotel) near the Anne Frank House. The extra days allowed us ... Read more
rjdedwards
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We love everything about Viking cruises. The local guides were all terrific. The food on the boat was always good . . . and the service was always excellent. All of the waiters were just wonderful. We were especially pleased with the ... Read more
chambe2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had previously been on a Viking river cruise along the Yangtze River in China and loved it. We have also traveled on several ocean cruises with a variety of cruise lines, along with a number of land tours. Our Grand European tour is at ... Read more
CatSimmons
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Heard great things about VIKING, and wanted to try it out. There was a special, 2 for 1 with free airfare, so we booked it. AMAZING!!! Loved all the ports of call. River was exceptionally low, so we had to change ships 3 times, but it ... Read more
surfcitylawyer
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I have travelled internationally a fair amount. First time was in 1976 (London, Edinburgh, Canterbury, Brussels, Amsterdam, Köln, Heidelberg, Munich, Paris) with a Eurail pass and getting hotel rooms at the information ... Read more

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mstines@pacbell.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Although we've traveled extensively this was our first river cruise. And this is the only to go! We added a pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam. What a fun city! The canal boat trip, Rijksmuseum and tour of the red light district were excellent. ... Read more
Morand
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose Viking because of reputation in the river cruise market. Dollar for dollar they were deemed the best value. Friends who have taken several river cruises on several lines recommended Viking. The service staff were excellent as ... Read more
velvetfrog
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Since this was our first river cruise, we didn't know exactly what to expect. The ship was very well appointed and comfortable. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and our activity director, Elizabeth, gave it her all. We had to ... Read more
mollyseq
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our second Viking cruise and we are already bouncing around ideas for cruise #3. We cannot say enough about how easy it is to travel with Viking. Elizabeth our Cruise Director was almost perfect in every way. She kept us ... Read more
Mary Alice Henriksen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first River Cruise and we loved it! In fact, we are ready to repeat this experience. We loved everything about this cruise. The staff was so kind and helpful; they were wonderful. The food was delicious, the cabin was ... Read more

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erehfuss
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
If you are going to do this River Cruise make sure to book an extra 3 or 4 days in Budapest either at the beginning or end of your tour depending on where you begin. Budapest was a jewel of the trip and we stayed at the Hilton Budapest in ... Read more
lhouleco@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Enjoyed my time on both the Alsvin and the Ingvi. Low water on the Danube caused us to pack mid-trip and be transferred to another ship. The process went very smoothly and we didn't miss out on any tours, etc. A well thought out process ... Read more
dtietze
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second visit to Budapest after a previous cruise on the Eastern Danube from Bucharest. Budapest remained spectacular. The location of the pre cruise hotel Budda Hilton was great. It was centered on many activities on the ... Read more
Terry @ Phoenix
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
From beginning to end, the trip and tours were memorable. The scenery was beautiful and the tours were all great. Life aboard the ship was as close to first class as I have ever experienced with the entire crew seemingly at our disposal. ... Read more
shorty93
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first cruise and we were not sure what to expect. Our prior experiences were all inclusive ocean cruises with Silversea. Overall, the river cruise was fabulous and exceeded our expectations. Great experiences in most ports, ... Read more

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Lainer53
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second river cruise with Viking and again it was all we expected and more! We love history and learning about new places in the world and this particular itinerary gave us a good overview of a great part of Europe. We ... Read more
Heather McPherson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first ever cruise, we loved it, best thing we ever did & would love to go again when we save up enough money. It was beautiful & well organised. We were welcomed on board & departure was just so well organised. The room ... Read more
MengahV
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Just back from the Grand European River Cruise, on Viking Alsvin, from Budapest to Amsterdam. Exceeded our expectations! The Viking Longships are beautiful. Very impressed with everything on the ship! Cabins were well designed. We were on ... Read more
Mary Shaw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was our 1st River Cruise but we thoroughly enjoyed it The Staff were all fantastic ,nothing. Was a trouble for them and they were all so friendly&helpful. We enjoyed the Day trips ,seeing the Castles,Ruins,Cathedrals etc. We had ... Read more
slushy30
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose Viking because we wanted to see Europe. We decided on the Grand European Tour. We loved the fact we could see several cities/countries and stay in one room and not have to pack up every time. We can't sing enough praises about ... Read more

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Paul Jenks
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Advantages Bed comfortable Clean room and ship generally well maintained Disadvantages Food and Drink Included wine poor quality table wine. All food was luke warm or cold. Food was not good quality e.g. steak thin and ... Read more
NancyW1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Trip of a Lifetime & Excellent! The Viking Longship Alsvin was outstanding in terms of staff, service & attention to detail. The food & entertainment were superb & the regional daily tour guides were very knowledgeable ... Read more
Al In San Diego
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
On the Grand European River Cruise from May to June 2015 on the Viking Alsvin. Arrived a day early in Amsterdam for more sightseeing and stayed one extra day in Budapest at the end of the cruise. We had a Water Level Cabin, starboard ... Read more
hrh1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We joined the Viking Alsvin in Budapest. it was clear that the organisation of the cruise was well thought out and practised from the moment our flight was met at the airport. the transfer went smoothly. The same continued for the ... Read more
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BigSyd49
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Every aspect of this cruise was excellent, including the staff, the food, the amenities, and the excursions. Everyone on staff went out of his or her way to be accommodating, and always did so with a smile! Oliver Freytag, our Program ... Read more

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