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Karolea
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We decided to try the Viking River Cruise in France for our 30th wedding anniversary. We are not "cruise people" - the only one we had ever been on had been a disaster. However, we kept hearing how wonderful Viking River Cruises ... Read more
ferne5510
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second cruise with Viking. The first one was Budapest to Amsterdam which we enjoyed so much we decided to book this one. It was a lovely cruise through the French wine region. Our only negative was the fact that too often ... Read more
KarenWillis
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a multi-generational vacation, and we considered the location, number of days, ease of traveling to and from, and ship size. Viking River cruises have a great reputation, and this trip certainly lived up to all of our ... Read more
roybensley@yahoo.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise the first being the Elbe. The boat was very well laid out,dining area was well equipped,very good lounge area and first class cabin. The cruise was along the Rhone although not as picturesque as the Elbe it ... Read more
blueboro
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
1,218 forum post
4 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise after about 18 ocean cruises so a totally different experience. We traveled as a group of 6 adults (brothers and wives) and I can say it was a great cruise and look forward to other river cruises. ... Read more
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rberthold
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
We had visited northern France before, but never southern France. Friends had told us great praises about the Avignon area and we had relatives living on the southern coast of France, so we wanted to combine the great experience of a ... Read more
crusin1950
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was my first river cruise, and my travel companion had previously enjoyed a Viking cruise. Our Viking Travel Agent helped us find the best deal that would fit the sort of journey we were looking for. Everything on board fully met my ... Read more
247598
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was the second cruise my wife and I have taken with Viking, the first one being the Danube 4 years ago and this one certainly matched, if not bettered the first. From the moment you step on board the service from the staff is first ... Read more
Sur La Pont
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our fourth Viking cruise (supposed to be fifth but low water forced an unexpected cancelation previous year). All of our Viking cruises have been superb, this particular cruise exceeded that. Crew was incredible, condition of ... Read more
Larrydcr
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise (of any kind), and our expectations were mixed. We utilized Viking air service on both ends of the trip and the embarkation and disembarkation were flawless. We arrived at the ship just in time to get settled and ... Read more
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Zamo51
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Traveling with Viking has always been a pleasure. This was our 3rd cruise with Viking. Our Cruise Director was incredible! He greeted us at the entrance to the boat and learned our names immediately. We suspect he knew everyone's name on ... Read more
diplomats
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
238 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Viking River Cruise, Viking Heimdal, Lyon to Avignon, May 4-11, 2016 Viking River Cruises presents an attractive, even seductive, face. From the alluring advertising to the handsome “long boats” decked out in understated ... Read more
Fine Wine Lovers
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband and I are seasoned travelers to Europe and booked this excursion after a positive review from one of our trusted friends. The trip exceeded our expectations. The ship and cabin were very clean and comfortable, the crew most ... Read more
Borsophia
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our first cruise ever! It was a very enjoyable river cruise. The ship is modern and comfortable. The crew was exceptional-- cheerful, friendly and extremely helpful. We particularly enjoyed our daily excursions, which were included. We ... Read more
Suchgo
Member Since 2016
1 review
River cruise: Avignon to Lyon. Mostly elderly couples. As a single, felt unwelcome by crew and passengers. At dining times, told empty places at table "saved" for others. On shore excursions, many passengers unable to walk ... Read more
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alapbs2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
For context we are a couple in our mid forties who have taken many ocean cruises. We took the "France's Finest" trip which is two 1 week itineraries combined. This is a review of Portraits of Southern France on the Viking ... Read more
hollymcmee
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2015
The ship was great and the service was very good. Food was very good, chef was excellent. Wished we had more variety of wines to choose from at lunch and dinner - I like a sweeter wine like Riesling. But other wine was ok. Not as ... Read more
Skip1941
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The title says it all. I have traveled a lot including around the world 4 times. Been in well known and obscure places. Had been to Nice and Monte Carlo before to make a presentation. But this was different view that the Navy never ... Read more
sengsational
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
50 forum posts
6 helpful votes
As a regular ocean cruiser, first time river cruiser, I found that my river cruise* on Viking was more like an ocean cruise than I expected. The free beer and wine with dinner and included shore excursions were a nice change, though. ... Read more
sengsational
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
50 forum posts
As a regular ocean cruiser, first time river cruiser, I found that my river cruise* on Viking was more like an ocean cruise than I expected. The free beer and wine with dinner and included shore excursions were a nice change, though. ... Read more
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TheOctopuskid
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
We were three couples booked on the Viking Heimdal going from Chalon to Avignon over seven days at the beginning of July. The cruise was recommended by friends, but was extremely expensive, so perhaps we were expecting great things. ... Read more
Lets live
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my 2nd river cruise with Viking and I have already booked my next one with them. Boat and service was up to the normal Viking standard, very good. Viking didn't recognise that we were 2nd time travellers. We were told we ... Read more
11111aaaaa
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We also had a disappointing trip on the Southern France Cruise. We stayed in lyon from Wed to Sunday and then the boat went to Avignon. We were bussed around every day instead of cruising down the river as the water levels were too high. ... Read more
Easygreener
Member Since 2015
1 review
High water on both the Rhone and Saone from flooding (heavy rain and snow melt) altered our itinerary. Viking emailed us one day prior to tell us to meet the boat in Lyon instead of Chalon-sur-Saone. We never did get to see Chalon. Then we ... Read more
David Lamb
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
I booked with Viking Australian office. I said I would use flyer points to get an upgrade, which should be possible as I was booking 8 months ahead. The 'manager' seemed quite helpful. Closer to the cruise date my wife had a back ... Read more
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