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What first strikes you as you step onboard Viking Eistla, 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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joneskaj@att.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had about 20+ friends ( which included my sister and I) who traveled with on the Danube Waltz New Year's Eve trip this past Holiday. The trip did not begin great for some of us as flight arrangements made by Viking caused long ... Read more
ddfrieze
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had previously cruised with Viking in April 2015 - that being the Tulips and Windmills cruise. The entire experience was so wonderful and such a joy that we decided on a Viking Christmas cruise. We love the ambiance of the River craft ... Read more
texas dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were celebrating a family event and wanted to experience something new. We wanted to visit multiple countries and explore new experiences. We've never cruised before so we chose the river as it's a smaller boat and not too ... Read more
hulahoop0
Member Since 2007
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was great. Had a nice mixture of cities, sites and culture. Went the time of year when each country had their Christmas Markets which were fun to walk around (but tended to have the majority of the same items). It was nice ... Read more
MsJudy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took two weeks prior to our embarkation to visit Germany, Italy & the Czech Republic & then spend a day in Passau. We chose this particular cruise for the Christmas markets & getting into the spirit of Christmas in ... Read more
mjsosne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wanted to cruise the Danube, see Budapest and Vienna. This cruise exceeded my expectations. The cities were beautiful. The guided tours were fantastic. Best of all, the ship, crew, meals and total experience were exquisite. Viking has ... Read more
dmzurawski
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and I learned more about Viking River Cruises from PBS (while watching Masterpiece, of course!) and were immediately interested in the the fact that we could go to Europe and unpack once and still see multiple cities. Being ... Read more
kathyonthecape
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Our first experience on a river cruise, after 18 ocean cruises, was everything we hoped it would be. The Eistla was well appointed and very comfortable and the size made it easy to meet and interact with most of the other guests. Because ... Read more
markhannah6
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Just returned from our Grand European Tour. What a wonderful two weeks. Met a lot of fun and interesting people, both on and off the ship. Our program director, David Parker, and concierge, Nina Van Loon where unbelievable and worked ... Read more
terrymac983
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise began in Amsterdam and ended in Budapest. We ended up on three different ships due to low water levels, but Viking handled it exceptionally well. Due to the number of ships in the Viking fleet, the issues were minimal. I'm ... Read more
Viking78
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I wanted a cruise of at least 2 weeks and a mixture of large cities and smaller towns. The churches, abbey, palaces and windmill interested me. The cost seemed reasonable. I had previously visited Vienna and Budapest and looked forward ... Read more
lj77346
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
155 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We sailed on a 14-day Grand European Tour from Amsterdam to Budapest. We used an air package from Viking and the flights as well as transfer were good. Unfortunately due to low water levels in the rivers, parts of the cruise turned ... Read more
Walter Rust
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Saw advertisements about Vicking River Cruises and thought it would be a wonderful experience. Selected the Grand European Cruise because of the many cities it stopped at. It was much better than I had hoped for. The tours and tour ... Read more
Rover2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This 14 day Viking River cruise was our first. We had taken 15 ocean cruises prior to this experience. As we encountered low water we did have to change vessels after week 1. The cruise line kept us informed, transferred us to a sister ... Read more
Crowhen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had never done a river cruise and wanted to experience one. Spent two nights in Prague prior to the cruise which went from Budapest to Amsterdam. Prague was a very interesting city. Particular highlights were the Charles Bridge and ... Read more
r2tcoliver
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose this cruise because of the ease of travel, the choice destinations along route, and the reputation of the cruise line. We travel with another couple and simply could not have had a better experience. From booking to return home ... Read more
sandra goldman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked our flight and cruise with Viking planning a river cruise starting in Budapest aboard the Bestla Ship.ending in Amsterdam. Alitia Airlines lost our luggage for 7 days. However the crew on Bestla ship was wonderful and ... Read more
wdcw
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We joined the Viking Eistla in Budapest. First impressions were that this was a smart, well-designed and well-appointed ship and this proved to be so over the next 14 days. The vessel is comfortable and quiet, with good lighting and ... Read more
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loge23
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
219 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The 14 night Grand European cruise was our fourth VRC, and first over seven nights. We are familiar with the longship design and layout and thus reserved our usual "aquatic" class room. We still see no value in a upgraded room ... Read more
mandalay3500#
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This company offers little to poor value for the high prices that it charges. The cabins are so small that you can't even pass each other in the cabin. They have crowded in about 100 cabins while AMA and Tauck have a much smaller room ... Read more
BigTreeScotland
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise, from Frankfurt to Amsterdam, was a mixture of strengths and disappointments. Though we are experienced sea cruisers this was our first river cruise, and we were interested to see how the two compared and if we had a ... Read more
TR74
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I traveled with 3 of my sisters, my husband and brother in law. We have cruised with the best Cruise Ships and have most likely 100 cruises between all of us and we ALL LOVED the River Cruise on the Eistla. It was a first for all of ... Read more
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CAJ86
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our first river cruise. Viking was very professional from the reservations to the end of the trip. We cruised down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Frankfurt. The Eistla was only 2 yrs old and it was very crisp and clean. We were able ... Read more
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kesretired
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Had a great time. Congenial shipmates, excellent food, very friendly, efficient staff. We had lovely experience sailing from Frankfurt on the Main to the Rhine, up the Rhine to Rudesheim, then down the Rhine to Koblenz, then up and down ... Read more
timlsmith@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had never done a river cruise before so wasn't sure if it would enjoyable, though as an enthusiastic traveller I figured we'd be doing enough that what happened on board wouldn't matter. To my astonishment had a fantastic time on board, ... Read more

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