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8,697 First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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509
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Avalon Artistry II

90% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (77 sailings)
South America (4 sailings)
Sue . Australia
This being my first river cruise, I dont have anything to ...

Viking Hlin

90% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (60 sailings)
misamajoco
This was our first cruise and we chose to take a Viking ...
Samjan
Cruised the "Rhine Getaway" with girlfriends for ...

Viking Lofn

90% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (52 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 Gefjon

90% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (28 sailings)
bridi80
We have done many Caribbean cruises, but this was our first ...
Murph the Surd
While I might have planned my surgeries at a more ...

Viking Star

90% Loved It
Destinations
Baltic Sea (20 sailings)
Caribbean (15 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (10 sailings)
Mediterranean (7 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 ...

River Countess

89% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (160 sailings)
kirtski
This was our first river cruise and we will definitely do ...
vandervliet
This was the first ever cruise I had been on and it did not ...

AmaDagio

89% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (23 sailings)
Host Jazzbeau
We truly enjoyed our time in Provence and on AmaDagio! AMA ...
kcragwall
We began the trip in Barcelona and ended in Paris. ...

Viking Hemming

89% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (31 sailings)
Shape
The Portugese staff on this boat were fautless. They were ...
mkdflugan
The holiday got off to an excellent start with the ...

Viking Vili

89% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (43 sailings)
Sandram008
Food - delicious; room - Private with a lovely view. We ...
jubil
This was an absolutely excellent river cruise. Embarkation ...

Viking Kara

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (67 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 ...

Seabourn Quest

88% Loved It
Destinations
Baltic Sea (36 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 ...

AmaLyra

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (34 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 ...

Celebrity Equinox

88% Loved It
Destinations
Western Mediterranean (21 sailings)
Western Caribbean (17 sailings)
Eastern Caribbean (16 sailings)
Eastern Mediterranean (13 sailings)
Psilor
We were five people (ages 39-50) who traveled together in ...
skoro
My last "cruise" was courtesy of the US Navy 40 ...

AmaCerto

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (76 sailings)
jwurtman
The trip down the Rhine River with stops at 2000 year old ...
sanantoniogirl58
This was our first river cruise - the Rhine River from ...

Emerald Sun

88% Loved It
Bjetk@comcast.net
This was our first cruise and it was wonderful. Emerald ...
VPers
None of my party has ever been on a cruise before and ...

Viking Skirnir

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (29 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 ...

AmaLegro

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (23 sailings)
CathieJoe
This was our first cruise of any kind. Decided to try a ...
Verotogo
This was our first river cruise and we had a great ...

River Duchess

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (56 sailings)
Colclu
We were a little hesitant to do a river cruise: would we at ...
HamiltonLovebirds
My husband and I are first time European river cruisers. We ...

Viking Schumann

88% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (24 sailings)
nannypuff
On the cruise, five family members celebrated several ...

Scenic Diamond

88% Loved It
aussieal
I'm not a review writer, and this is my first but I feel ...

Fiji Princess

87% 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 ...

River Ambassador

87% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (68 sailings)
SoCalCin
First cruise experience for me. On paper the order of ...
puzzled66
Abosolutely nothing went wrong. The staff was very ...

Viking Emerald

87% Loved It
Destinations
Asia (61 sailings)
helenoyen
Our China trip started in Beijing and ended in Shanghai, ...
hannah mac
First time with Viking & first river cruise well ...

Viking Prestige

86% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (30 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 ...

Viking Torgil

86% Loved It
Destinations
Europe (30 sailings)
line
Overall wonderful trip. However, bathroom & cabin were ...
Douro Cruiser
This was our first river cruise and certainly not our last ...

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