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Viking Hemming, along with Viking Torgil, is one of two "baby" Longships to debut in Portugal's Douro region in 2014. It's smaller, both in length and in passenger capacity, than regular Longships due to ...
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30 Viking Hemming Cruise Reviews

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Bullabock
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I wanted to re-visit places his father and I went over 50 years ago with my adult son and to have a relaxing vacation together. Having traveled with Viking before, I carefully selected cabins across from each other, one with a sitting ... Read more
Doc Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This is the third Viking River Cruise we have taken. Viking always does a great job to make sure passengers are safe and enjoy their travels. So far I rank the Viking cruise from Basel to Amsterdam the best, closely followed by Avon to ... Read more
NoMad15
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
So much for 'Experience the world in comfort, fabulous food, fabulous hotel stay and a journey that is simply incredible.' A very disappointing and poor value trip as the river was closed. Staff did not inform us we would not be able ... Read more
dsaleeba
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Due to river conditions caused by heavy rain, the Hemming did not move. Corporate knew this when we were bussed to the boat and tried to complete the scheduled itinerary via busses. Hours each day on buses. A woman onboard was ill ... Read more
cubafarinas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our second river cruise with Viking and once again, we were very happy with the whole experience. The trip started at Lisbon where we booked a 2 days pre-extension. The Tivoli Hotel where we stayed, while not a fancy one, it is ... Read more

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Rosethorn40
Member Since 2009
16 reviews
1,062 forum post
11 helpful votes
Recently returned from a glorious 10-day trip to Portugal. A little background; while veterans of more than 20 Ocean cruises, this was only our third river cruise, 2nd time on Viking, and 4th trip to Europe together. I am 54, DH is 58 and ... Read more
Wander58
Member Since 2010
10 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 5th cruise with Viking was Portugal’s River of Gold on the Viking Hemming. It was the first time we were on a long ship, even though it was a smaller version specifically for the Douro River. It was also the nicest Viking ship ... Read more
Shape
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Portugese staff on this boat were fautless. They were charming, efficient & always there if required. Our guide Henry too was excellent, incorporating world history (where appropiate) in his information about various places & ... Read more
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sjswenson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I loved everything about this cruise. The food, people, sites. I felt very well taken care of. I generously felt that the crew was there for our enjoyment and anything they could do to make our trip wonderful was done. Christina was an ... Read more
Bobbytwo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Trip started in Lisbon, excellent hotel but room preparation bad - no soap, towels etc - obviously housekeeping stuff up. Two days there then bussed to Oporto to join boat; boarding well handled, cabin excellent and staff great. Side tours ... Read more

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mkdflugan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The holiday got off to an excellent start with the excellent Tivoli Hotel in Lison, with very comfortable rooms and a well-judged recommendation from the Concierge for a local Portuguese restaurant. We enjoyed the tour of the city and the ... Read more
Ann and Robin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have nothing but praise for the quality of our River Cruise experience. From start to finish he Viking staff demonstrated extremely professional and knowledgeable skills both on and off the ship. The food was excellent and so was the ... Read more
mfrog
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
from the Tivoli hotel in Lisbon with the wonderful Viking people to ALL the excursions far exceeded our expectations. Learned a bunch. The excursions/guides and stops were exceptional. The Viking owned coaches were new and wonderful. ... Read more
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Bennaj
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was our 8th Viking River Cruise and we were excited to experience another unique adventure. Every cruise has been superb and this one was no different. It lived up to Viking's promise of excellence. We had Viking Air make our ... Read more
Betty Jo Schwartz
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Our arrival at the Hotel Tivoli in Lisbon, Portugal, was perfectly timed. We were there to experience the biggest holiday celebration of the year, the Feast of St. Anthony. The holiday celebration was fantastic, and it was right in front ... Read more

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Grumpy64
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We paid £6,200 for the two of us and ten days of travel. We had to provide our own transport to and from the UK airport. We had a couple of queries prior to departure but a phone call to Viking was very promptly answered on both ... Read more
travelmrs
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had always wanted to get to northern Portugal and when we saw the Viking ad, we booked. Everything was well organized from the Viking hostess at the well located and appointed Tivoli Hotel to the very interesting extension to Santiago ... Read more
dinahah
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our Duoro trip. We had no prior idea what Portugal was like and thought it a very clean, environment caring place, with all its hydro, wind and solar power. Was very impressed with Viking for having had the ships built ... Read more
GAyres
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The trip up and back on the Viking Hemming was a real delight. We started with an overnight stay in Portugal and we enjoyed strolling the streets and finding little places to eat. We even took in a local flea market selling all kinds of ... Read more
kittycrews
Member Since 2014
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
My husband and I traveled on the Viking Hemming in December. Overall we were pleased with the experience. Our personal preference, however, is to travel with all-inclusive ships and that is reflected in this review. Viking’s ... Read more

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Garethman
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
This is the second time we have taken a Viking cruise and it was extremely enjoyable, in parts. Firstly the holiday is named a river cruise, so the nature of the activity is a river cruise. When you get very little of that activity you ... Read more
mkdulle
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Viking River Cruises' River of Gold cruise was a wonderful experience. From beginning with a hotel stay in Lisbon, including city tour and coach trip to Porto for embarkation through the entire cruise, everything worked beautifully. The ... Read more
bfernstrom@optonline.net
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed October 2014
Portugal is a very interesting and beautiful country. The tourguides were excellent and the sites were amazing. Our Tour Director was very efficient and organized, as well as interested in the passengers. I had never been to the country ... Read more
bcoris
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
This was a cruise tour of Lisbon and the Douro River Valley. This was our first river cruise and it was everything we expected and more. From the 5 star hotel Tivoli Lisboa in Lisbon to the top notch buses and the beautiful Viking hemming ... Read more
SIZ
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
Wow! What s terrific experience. Beautiful scenery in the Douro valley, outstanding personalized service by the crew of the Viking Hemming - particularly chef Carlos Silva and the galley crew; excellent schedule of interesting, fun shore ... Read more
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