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What first strikes you as you step onboard Viking Buri, 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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50 Viking Buri Cruise Reviews

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Nullname
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the location and time of year. It fit our plans. The cabin was quite satisfactory and not just because we spent very little time there. Items like heated floor and mirror, French milled soap, water every ... Read more
SSAATTBB
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Boarded Viking Buri in Chalon sur Saône 11/8/15 for the Portraits of Southern France for 8 day cruise and optional 3 day extension in Nice. We were first time cruisers. Met at airport in Lyon by staff and transferred to Chalon. ... Read more
MerrilH
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our trip started in Lyon and ended in Nice. (We did the extension.) The Staff and Crew of the Buri paid attention to virtually every detail with warmth and friendliness. The accommodations were lovely. The bed was very comfortable and ... Read more
navyskipper
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The pre-cruise Paris option worked out very well: met at CDG baggage exit by the Viking rep who took our bags to the waiting SUV; met at the Meridien by the Viking host with keys, ample information and valet to handle our baggage; the ... Read more
lamone
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boarded Viking Buri 9/27/15 from Chalon France for Portraits of Southern France 8 day cruise. Checked in, welcomed, and then unpacked in our stateroom. Later we reviewed the cruise materials. Read a notice: Opening paragraph, "As ... Read more

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jfbreyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our second Viking River Cruise and we were excited at the beginning because our first cruise had been such a delight. We took the Portraits of Southern France cruise in late September/early October 2015. We were warmly welcomed ... Read more
frequentraveler2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My husband and I have been on many cruises, but this was our first river cruise. We were really looking forward to the experience of sitting on the top deck (or our own balcony which we paid extra for) and watching the French countryside ... Read more
profrt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The Good: The crew, the staff, the boat. We splurged on an Executive Suite and didn't regret it for a moment. Spacious and well laid out, the stateroom easily allowed this earlier-riser husband to avoid disturbing late-sleeper wife. The ... Read more
kay.shell
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first river cruise although we have traveled in Europe several times. We had absolutely no complaints with this ship or crew. Everyone was wonderful and so energetic from Alex the activities director, Doris the hotel manager, ... Read more
laurenkimmell
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing week in the South of France from Avignon to Lyon. The staff is unbelievably attentive to your every need and will do the utmost to offer something incredible that you didn't know existed. The executive chef (female) ... Read more

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FLcruzer0214
Member Since 2011
9 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I are in our early 50s and have been on about 20 ocean cruises. This was our first river cruise and we chose Viking based on it's reputation and the research we had done. We started with a pre-cruise tour in Paris. ... Read more
jmwalsh
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was attractive and the atmosphere low-keyed. The food was excellent and easily accommodated my special dietary needs. Service was superior, always pleasant. The shore excursions were interesting and educational. We added a few ... Read more
PegLegPete
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Boy did we have a great time! The food was unbelievable. The chef made a real effort to ensure we were experiencing the fruits, cheeses and wines of the season and area we were travelling through. No request was too small and nothing was ... Read more
sbmiller2101@verizon.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Very disappointed in this cruise. Had done Viking before and was very satisfied. Cannot recommend them in the future. The food was not good. The Program Director was awful. We arrived late because of a flight cancellation (they booked ... Read more
penrodr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Boat and crew were fabulous but the river was not. We were not allowed to go on top of the boat during cruising due to low bridges. We have been on three other river cruises and that is one of our favorite parts. I would recommend Viking ... Read more

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aroseyoutlook@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second river cruise, and about our 30th cruise overall. The longship is new, well thought out overall, and the food excellent. The experience was much better than I expected and for our cabin (lowest price), pricing was much ... Read more
Bonnie Rowe
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Staff was excellent and we enjoyed socializing with some of crew such as chef, seu chef, Bursar. We met many fellow travelers we enjoyed. We had a strange experience with a cooking lesson in Lyon where we did not have the chef we were ... Read more
Elisabeth G
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The longship accommodation was excellent bearing in mind limited space and my partner and I had no trouble in storing clothes and belongings. The food was excellent and always well presented. It was never of the "steak and ... Read more
Stevio91
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
This by far the best cruise we have been on. When it came time to review the experience not one of us could come up with anything that could have been better. The staff were outstanding, welcoming, helpful and always there with a smile ... Read more
arkie traveler
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was extremely disappointed with the Viking River Cruise from which I just returned. The river was too high so we couldn't leave the port. The way the situation was handled left much room for improvement. It was obvious that the ... Read more

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philw1776
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Viking Longboats are very convenient and feature floor to ceiling windows everywhere. We took all the included (morning) tours and added the optional afternoon tours every day but one. Food was excellent. We ate the buffet lunch on the ... Read more
TexasTripper
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Our second river cruise in Europe was on the Viking Buri, perhaps one of the nicest river boats afloat. One of the newer Viking longboats, the Buri has the best of everything a boat could have. The finest furnishings, fixtures, and decor. ... Read more
Bob Terry
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Air travel to France while tiring was without incident. The bus ride to the ship was our first view of France and was interesting. We were pleasantly surprised at the number of Roman antiquities that were part of the tour. The ... Read more
Saunalad
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This Viking River Cruise way exceeded our expectations. The scenery, the ship, the staff, and the meals were outstanding. Tour guides were great and knowledgeable. Very satisfied with our economy cabin. I highly recommended this event to ... Read more
Lellya
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
This was our second river cruise - first on Viking. We were luckier than a lot of people in that we had excellent weather and no problems with locks or high water, etc. Would not cruise the Rhône again - quite industrial with many ... Read more

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