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roybensley@yahoo.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
1,205 forum post
3 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
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
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
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

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diplomats
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
232 forum posts
8 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
2 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
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

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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
2 reviews
47 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
2 reviews
47 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
TheOctopuskid
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 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

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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
4 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
Redtravel
Member Since 2004
16 reviews
3,538 forum posts
I booked a package directly from Viking including RT air, 7 night cruise from Avignon to Chalon sur Saone, 3 night extension in Paris, and all transfers. We flew into Marseilles where a representative took us to a waiting transfer bus. ... Read more
Leslie White
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
My cruise on the Rhone River from Lyon to Avignon, France with 3 days in Paris to start, was perfect. I have zero complaints regarding anything whether it be about the ship or the excursions. I have traveled little and am from the Midwest ... Read more

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chagfin1
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed October 2014
a) The hotel used for our pre-aranged visit in Paris was very poorly located. It was a convention hotel that was close to nothing at all.This was not the hotel originally listed in the advertising. We used the hotel accommodation through ... Read more
lvdsun
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed October 2014
This was our second river cruise with Viking. We did the Southern Portraits of France River Cruise with an extension to Paris for three days. Our flight from Phoenix was delayed for about four hours due to a "suspicious person" on board. ... Read more
smlebd
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
We just returned from our long-anticipated Viking river cruise in France and came away wishing we had paid closer attention to the itinerary (Portraits of France) as our expectations were not met. We made assumptions (based on Viking's ... Read more
mthayer295
Member Since 2001
1 review
200 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As experienced cruisers with 17 ocean cruisers under our belt, we were excited to embark on our first river cruise choosing the new longship Viking Heimdal sailing the Portraits of Southern France itinerary. We are busy professionals and ... Read more
Mathguy74
Member Since 2012
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We lost the expected afternoon in Avignon because Viking forgot it was Bastille Day and they had to move the ship north of some locks early in the day. While they offered a bus ride an hour back, it only offered 1 hour in Avignon versus a ... Read more

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