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8,896 First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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522
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Wilderness Explorer

91% Loved It
Destinations
Alaska (8 sailings)
SWeing252
Pros Great, fun, responsive, accomodating crew Clean ...
Sergio Fiorini
From first contact in planning tto departure, guests were ...

Viking Lofn

91% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (46 sailings)
cruisingcaker
My Mother and I have just completed a river cruise on the ...
Goose/Cappy
This was our first cruise of any kind and, overall, we were ...

Viking Hlin

90% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (52 sailings)
misamajoco
This was our first cruise and we chose to take a Viking ...
Samjan
Cruised the "Rhine Getaway" with girlfriends for ...

Pacific Princess

90% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (16 sailings)
Panama Canal & Central America (7 sailings)
British Isles & Western Europe (6 sailings)
Transatlantic (6 sailings)
Jcorr
I am a first time cruiser so the thought of flying half way ...
Tiari_7007
Princess cruises made our first cruise experience so ...

Avalon Felicity

90% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (65 sailings)
Sheila Cammarata
Avalon Waterways gets two thumbs up. Our cruise director, ...
deedee501
After touring throughout Europe on coach tours, we, my wife ...

Viking Skirnir

89% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (25 sailings)
dlyons4937@aol.com
Not mentioned in the marketing for a river cruise is that ...
Willlys Way 2
We traveled on the new ship Viking Skirnir. What a lovely ...

Viking Star

89% Loved It
Destinations
Mediterranean (30 sailings)
Baltic Sea (24 sailings)
Caribbean (15 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (10 sailings)
Notyourusualcruiser
We are not your typical cruisers. Cruising is not on our ...
annrast
This was our first ocean cruise and we couldn't have picked ...

Viking Ve

89% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (39 sailings)
Caitie02
We have never had such a magical experience. From the ...
bhargita@bigpon.net.au
Our first cruise, my wife and I did not know what to ...

SeaDream I

89% Loved It
Destinations
Eastern Caribbean (27 sailings)
Mediterranean (6 sailings)
Transatlantic (3 sailings)
Europe (1 sailings)
hungrytraveler
Seadream donated a week's cruise to my son's school ...

Viking Schumann

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (15 sailings)
nannypuff
On the cruise, five family members celebrated several ...

AmaLyra

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (32 sailings)
vvnh16a
Just back from an AMA Waterways river cruise from Paris to ...
Tucson Traveler
I just returned from sailing on the Amalyra, Europe's ...

Viking Lif

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (22 sailings)
somuchtosee
My husband and I along with four friends were on the ...

Celebrity Equinox

88% Loved It
Destinations
Western Mediterranean (18 sailings)
Western Caribbean (17 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (16 sailings)
Eastern Mediterranean (9 sailings)
greg898
This was our first cruise and aside from a few minor ...
cjo2232
Being our first ever cruise we really didn't know what to ...

Emerald Dawn

88% Loved It
mkcrozier
A friend suggested the cruise as a reunion for our ...
bikn4fn
This was our first time on a river cruise. We were with a ...

Fiji Princess

88% Loved It
BrisR
We thoroughly enjoyed the 4 night Wanderer's cruise around ...
Pacific Sandy
We have just completed the 7 day Yasawa Islands cruise on ...

AmaPrima

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (53 sailings)
gosaka
We have never been on a cruise of any kind and chose AMA ...
JB24
My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with ...

Seabourn Quest

87% Loved It
Destinations
Baltic Sea (23 sailings)
Canada & New England (12 sailings)
South America (12 sailings)
Transatlantic (6 sailings)
wenjoyjack
We only wished the cruise had been longer! The Quest met ...
GtrJim
To celebrate our 40th anniversary, my wife and I Took our ...

Viking Emerald

87% Loved It
Destinations
Asia (40 sailings)
helenoyen
Our China trip started in Beijing and ended in Shanghai, ...
hannah mac
First time with Viking & first river cruise well ...

Viking Skadi

87% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (30 sailings)
Wayde
This was my first river cruise and my wife and I ...
Trudy Veitch
We booked our riverboat cruise one year before our ...

Viking Kvasir

87% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (48 sailings)
JANBENIGNO
This was our first river cruise, and I cannot say enough ...
lwdennis
The most enjoyable aspect of the trip were the shore ...

River Queen

87% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (32 sailings)
zephyr77
Our first European river cruise with anybody and we're glad ...
Santa Fe Cruisers
We just returned from our 1st Uniworld River Cruise. IT ...

Viking Eistla

86% Loved It
dmzurawski
My boyfriend and I learned more about Viking River Cruises ...
TR74
I traveled with 3 of my sisters, my husband and brother in ...

Viking Prestige

86% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (21 sailings)
lindathibeault
This was my first river cruise. I had never been to Europe. ...
GMcQ
My wife and I took this Danube Waltz cruise as a thirtieth ...

River Ambassador

86% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (56 sailings)
KKRG
First river cruise and we loved it. General age of cruisers ...
clautti
This cruise was recommended by our relatives. It was truly ...

Viking Kara

86% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (57 sailings)
thefagan7
We cruised the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam this past ...
joan_martino@hotmail.com
I cannot say enough good things about this cruise and ...

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