Viking Hemming Cruise Reviews

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47 Viking Hemming Cruise Reviews
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The Derbys
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have had previous river cruises with Viking and this one exceeded our expectations. The ship was so comfortable and we were very well looked after, the crew were particularly kind to my 91 year old mother. The sailing was smooth and not ... Read more
exbourne GC
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We had heard good reports of Viking and found that our trip was first rate. Our fellow passengers were British, American and Australian which made for some very interesting conversations over Dinner or in the lounge. We could not fault the ... Read more
dilynnmay
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We wanted to see Portugal & cruise down the Douro River. It was a wonderful cruise with great service. The Hemming was a new ship & the accommodations were very lovely. The food & service were exceptional. We loved it & ... Read more
claudia.ravin
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We so liked out first Viking cruise (Paris to Normandy), we signed up for a second one. Initially booked for the Bucharest to Budapest trip, we became saddened and disheartened at the developing refugee situation in Eastern Europe and ... Read more
desert traveler
Member Since 2008
1 review
104 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Great trip on viking on douro river. two night stay in lisbon prior to trip, we stayed at the tivoli lisboa hotel-very nice and great location. had a half day tour provided and then time to explore on our own. we then coached to porto. ... Read more
AlHello
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have always had an excellent experience with Viking and this trip on the Duoro river was no exception. We knew very little about Portugal except for its explorers, but this cruise gave us a better appreciation of the country, its ... Read more
t_hodgetts
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our first Viking River Cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We spent two nights in Lisbon prior to joining the cruise ship and enjoyed a tour of Lisbon. Particularly liked the fact that we were split into three coaches and met ... Read more
bruhuf
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We have the recommendations of multiple friends on Viking and took the plunge. We went on our own, but met at least ten couples that were delightful and like-minded. There were more UK than US folks, so the dialog was absolutely unique ... Read more
JeffersLeigh
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Some of our friends had taken this cruise and rated it extremely high, they said it was a wonderful way to see a beautiful country. We went to Portugal and Spain (Portugal's River of Gold) and I would recommend it highly, What we enjoy ... Read more
JDJilly
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The treatment of the guests on the Viking Hemming was superb! We wanted for nothing - even things we didn't know we wanted were taken care of. Our guide, the waiters, the whole staff was friendly and engaging. And genuinely seemed happy ... Read more
Pictontraveller
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Opportunity to explore Portugal, with 4 days in Lisbon, the Duoro River cruise and 2 days in Santiago de Compestela. The accommodations in Lisbon and Santiago de Compestela were definitely 5*. The Heming river cruise ship was up to ... Read more
ROTHIRA
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Viking Hemming and Portugal are not as great as the crew and guides would lead you to believe. Offering only Portuguese wines may be OK but I have new for the crew Portuguese wine leaves a lot to be desired!!! For the crew and the ... Read more
Bullabock
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
6 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
17 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
6 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
7 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
Rosethorn40
Member Since 2009
17 reviews
1,315 forum post
23 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
11 reviews
10 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
3 reviews
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
Helpful? Thank Shape
sjswenson
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
mkdflugan
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
Helpful? Thank mfrog

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