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catmomelse
Member Since 2016
1 review
Everything on a Viking river cruise is welcoming, comfortable, civilized, and fun. The staff is amazing. I wanted to take them all home with me. On a Vikng cruise you feel special. Still, the atmosphere is relaxed. The fact that there ... Read more
condalashley
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
After taking 24 ocean cruises, I was a bit worried about sailing on a small river boat. However, it was a wonderful experience. The passengers were not pretentious and it was great to get to know them. We made some deep friendships. ... Read more
Nevada Sky
Member Since 2009
1 review
37 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
Over all it did not exceed our expectations. The weather that we had was exceptional, it would have been more enjoyable if access to the upper deck was not restricted. The cabin was small by any standard. The shower would not fit the ... Read more
Sr traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had taken a wonderful Volga river cruise three years ago. So we were excited to take another river cruise. We chose Budapest to Amsterdam. It did not begin to compare to our first cruise. Staff and food was awesome. Tours were ... Read more
Franknjo
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had heard so much about this cruise and it lived up to our expectations! Beautiful medieval cities, the gorgeous cathedrals, the palaces, so lovely amidst the beautiful river settings. The staff was wonderful as per usual, (we had ... Read more
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nolab
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was our first river cruise. We were able to get a last minute deal with Viking River Cruises. Discounted prices for air and cabin. The French balcony cabin was clean and had adequate space. The food was very good. The excursions that ... Read more
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sue_english_kovar
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because we had a stellar experience on a previous Viking Cruise, and because it covered many areas we hadn't been. The ship was as expected as was the cabin. Dining was off from our previous experience. This was ... Read more
Marco52
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We arrived in Amsterdam two days early as we wanted to send time with our previous exchange student and her parents who live in Amsterdam. We enjoyed touring around Amsterdam by bus, by foot and by canal boat. We were met at the airport ... Read more
Tommylcd
Member Since 2016
1 review
Up the Danube from Bucharest to Budapest covered lots of territory I had never visited. The cruise and pre/post cruise tours and hotels exceeded my expectations. I am really impressed with Viking and probably will look for other cruises. ... Read more
Shana Lewis
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
For our 20th wedding anniversary, we wanted to explore Eastern Europe with ease and this Viking Cruise exceeded our expectations. Everything was wonderful and we learned so much about the countries, people and history of each place we ... Read more
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tanker77
Member Since 2016
1 review
We visited Hungary,Serbia,Bulgaria and Romania..with an extra few days in Transylvania. Crew was very friendly and tried to please. Food on board was very good. Tours were interesting and tour guides were very good and spoke English with ... Read more
apanone1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
We were in Amsterdam 2 days before the cruise and got to know the city. We were brought to the ship and everything went smoothly. Our cabin was very nicely appointed and everything fit nicely. The crew was excellent, always helpful and ... Read more
GarryArizona
Member Since 2016
1 review
We went on this cruise with 2 other couples and planned it over a year in advance. So we had lot's of time to research. Viking did an amazing job from start to finish, from the airline arrangements, airport greeting & transfers, ... Read more
KarenJ107
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
One of the items on my bucket list was cruising down the Rhine River in Germany. After researching cruise lines, dates and ports, we chose Viking for our first river cruise. We were not disappointed in our choice. The walking tours in ... Read more
bobmeda
Member Since 2016
1 review
We cruised from Budapest to Amsterdam some years ago with Uniworld. We wanted to someday do the entire North Sea to Black Sea river and canal cruise. We read about Viking and heard about Viking from other cruisers. We have cruised ... Read more
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dawing
Member Since 2016
1 review
Wanted to try a cruise now that we are retired. Loved it, staff was wonderful. The cabin steward, Vladamir, kept everything in great shape, and in the dining room, Katarina was terrific. Of course, the Program Director, Leonard was great ... Read more
jazzemmy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our second Viking river cruise. We like the small ships, the casual atmosphere, and the excellent on-board staff. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Each stop a tour is included in the cruise price, and the tour guides ... Read more
Crusing Daddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
The boat trip was exceptional and very accommodating. Guides were very knowledgeable and courteous. Boat crew and staff superb. Just an overall excellent boat cruise. The onboard food was truly gourmet. I really can't brag enough about the ... Read more
ukey
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first time in Europe....I really enjoyed the cruise from the service, the food, the cabins were equipped with everything one would need. The staff on the ship were amazing.....as this was my first time on a river boat I can see ... Read more
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Audiotapes
Member Since 2016
1 review
What an awesome experience. It was even better than we expected. Our first river cruise was first class in every way. I shot over six hours of HD video on the trip and edited it down to a two and a half hour DVD which we have shared with ... Read more
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Pastor Sherill
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had an excellent experience on the Viking Lif! The ship was comfortable and well appointed. We enjoyed the tours and the beautiful scenery. The crew was warm, hospitable, humorous, and informative. We hated to say goodbye to them! ... Read more
doggie-daddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise experience after many, many ocean cruises, We loved the laid-back pace aboard our ship and enjoyed seeing so many wonderful sights and old cities along our journey to Budapest. We found the food to be ... Read more
June71
Member Since 2016
1 review
The Grand European Cruise was wonderful. We had a great time, and everyone on The Viking Lif was great. The trip was wonderful, and the places we saw were amazing. The Viking Lif staff were the best we have ever seen and been a part of. ... Read more
monicayevans
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We were first time river cruise travelers. Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of adventure travel. Everyone so gracious. Tour guides' knowledge about port cities was very beneficial and informative. They had excursions well planned out. City ... Read more
Nilnoc
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
"Paris and Heart of Normandy" was our second Viking cruise in France. Our daughter had visited Normandy and the D-Day beaches and told us it is a must visit destination. We were not disappointed with Normandy or Paris. This was ... Read more
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