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What first strikes you as you step onboard Viking Lif, one of Viking's numerous Longship-class sisters? Sunlight. Streaming in through the glass-enclosed, two-story atrium is enough light to allow real flowers ...
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25 Viking Lif Cruise Reviews

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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
monicayevans
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
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
Tim Kash
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After having an incredible experience aboard the Viking Longship Idun on the "Romantic Danube" cruise, we ached to return to Budapest and explore the Danube further. The cruise "Passage to Eastern Europe" aboard the ... Read more
soniae
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose this river cruise because of the itinerary which went from Amsterdam to Bucharest on the Rhine, Main and Danube. The experience was the best. The entire staff was awesome, always helpful and we all, cruisers and staff, became ... Read more

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LorraineMatheson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Great experience, floating hotel, really nice to just unpack once but still see all the different cities and countries. Lots of information, almost to the point of information overload. Food awesome. Nice to have all the shore ... Read more
Pictontraveller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our second Viking cruise (first one was to Egypt two years ago), so we were aware of their standards of "care/service". They continued to impress on this Viking Grand European Cruise. We took advantage of the transfer ... Read more
Rayann
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We booked what was advertised as A Grand European Tour over a year ago having had a flyer advising that if we booked it quickly we would get a discount of £1100 each. We paid a 25% deposit immediately to secure a French Balcony ... Read more
unirhere
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Viking Grand European Cruise was crafted perfectly. The tours were in the morning after breakfast with ample time to freelance sightsee on your own after lunch. The vibe on the ship was totally relaxed. The total amount of passengers was ... Read more
carnegie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Excellent itinerary. Great accomodations. Hard working and pleasant staff and crew. Very good meals. Educational walking tours and on-board entertainment. The fellow passengers were pleasant and interesting.....many were world ... Read more

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7824shrikect
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Loved every bit of the cruise, and hopfully will be able to put another cruise together for 2016. Services onboard were great. The variety of entertainment was very "local" and fun to watch. Shore excursions were just long ... Read more
JohnZ403
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was out third river cruise with Viking, from Bucharest to Budapest. It had all of the things we have learned to expect from Viking... great ship, super crew, really good dining, great entertainment, good on board programmes and ... Read more
mehetabel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have been in n many ocean cruises, and this was our first river cruise. Based on this experience, we are "hooked" on river cruises. We took the Grand European tour - Budapest to Amsterdam. We loved the small number of ... Read more
EMMABETTA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Although overall we were overall pleased with this cruise, our second with Viking, there was one area that could use improvement. First and foremost, we were not aware of the extensive walking we had to do. The walking itself wasn't ... Read more
LindaSusanGrosso
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband & I took my sister and our son & daughter on the Grand European Cruise this past November. A few days before the cruise we received an email that we were now on the Skadi ship and not the Lif. I was somewhat disappointed ... Read more

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muly
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
17 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2014
Definitely a good choice for people who like short tours. Most of the tour guides were excellent compared to tour guides from some ocean cruises. The tours were not in depth, and that was a draw back for us. A quick walk around while ... Read more
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ehiller@tds.net
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
For two weeks in October we cruised with Viking from Amsterdam to Budapest, going through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, on the great rivers of Europe, the Rhine, the Main and the Danube. The ship was the Viking Lif, one ... Read more
rustybaron
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first river cruise, and we are so happy that we chose Viking! The Grand European Tour was everything we expected and more. The scenery, the towns and villages, the exposure to history, the daily tours, they were all we could ... Read more
ccolman
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I cannot say enough good things about our recent Viking Longboat River Cruise ~ The Grand European Tour! Everything was taken care of for us including the air. We were met at the airport, taken to the boat and treated like royalty. We ... Read more
reelwoman
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2014
I guess I expected a luxury cruise at the rate we paid for our Explorer cabin. The Good : Beautiful new longboat, nice finishes,linens and bath products,public spaces appealing,crew was pleasant and helpful,good pre-trip info about ... Read more

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PapaSailor
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just returned from an outstanding trip on Viking Lif. This was a bucket list trip for my wife and I and our good friends we often cruise with. We engaged Viking after purchasing a Holland trip at a charity event. We had always wanted to ... Read more
strictly steerage
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2014
My husband, father and I have just returned from the Grand European Tour on the Viking Lif, starting in Budapest and finishing in Amsterdam. My husband and I are in our 40s/50s and my father is in his 80s, so it was interesting that we ... Read more
intrepidone
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are veteran ocean cruisers on a river cruise for the first time. I did a lot of research before booking nearly a year ago and paid attention to all the reviews written on the Grand European/Danube cruises since booking. I approached the ... Read more
susanmurray3
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a first river cruise for my husband and myself. What a pleasure! I'm not a fan of ocean cruising on large ships as I am the type who gets sea-sick on a swing. I was also put off by the propensity of ocean cruises to hold cruisers ... Read more
somuchtosee
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
My husband and I along with four friends were on the inaugural Lif sailing through the Netherlands and Belgium on March 23, 2014. My husband and I and another couple had not sailed before but have traveled extensively throughout Europe ... Read more

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