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Viking Freya was one of the original sextuplets -- branded "Longships" named for Norse gods -- to hit the water in 2012. German-built Viking Freya and its sister ships represent a new take on river ...
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33 Viking Freya River Cruise Reviews

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kltaylor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Other friends recommended Viking and had wonderful experiences. My cousin and i booked this cruise as a retirement celebration two years ago. However, her cardiologist had us cancel just 8 days prior to sailing due to a life threatening ... Read more
Morsecodeman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed from Budapest to Passau, then continued with Viking's four-day trip extension to Prague. We chose this route because it was requested by friends who accompanied us; my wife and I had actually sailed the Budapest-to-Nuremburg ... Read more
Deb G
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
WOW, it was the BEST cruise! First of all, small boat with less than 200 people on board so very personalized service THE ENTIRE time! SMOOTH sailing without the swaying; NO motion sickness syndrome and awesome views through the large ... Read more
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kleebie
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was remarkable. It was so easy and the staff treated us as if we were royalty. The food was wonderful and the chef came out regularly to make sure we were enjoying it. This was my first river cruise but not my last. I have ... Read more
scfink
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
when the cruise worked, it was magical. unfortunately, when it didn't, the crew bungled the message, misled the guests, and hid the fact that we would spend more time on a bus than a boat. the cruise actually knew before we arrived ... Read more

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ruxandra
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The trip had its ups and downs, starting with the flight out of Philly: - the upgraded seats promised were not confirmed and they had no info about special meals (I am vegan, my daughter vegetarian) either, so they had no food I could ... Read more
Linda Graham
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was our first river cruise, although we have done sea cruising previously. The cruise was amazing and all the staff were both efficient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We went from Passau to Budapest and the travel to ... Read more
JEN L
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is the first European river cruise made the room appear hat my husband and I have ever been on - apart from a Nile cruise we have never cruised before. Although the cabin was small we had everything we needed and everything was of a ... Read more
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valcyr
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
Please, please, please think very hard before you spend your hard earned money cruising on Viking Freya. My wife and I unfortunately spent almost £7000.00 for a seven night river cruise on the Danube. To be fair our flights to and ... Read more
supiecollector
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Awesome; food by our Romanian chef unbelievably good. Take advantage of pre- and post-cruise stays in Prague and Budapest. We did Prague with Viking and Budapest on our own, and enjoyed both immensely. Everyone under 40 speaks English, a ... Read more

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hblair2
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
This was my first time on a river cruise and it was a wonderful experience. Cruised from Budapest on the Danube to Nuremberg with stops in Vienna, Passau, Melk and Regensberg. The staterooms on the ship were small but you are hardly ever ... Read more
Colin S
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We went as a group of 6 for a get together that was centred on the dining experience. My wife is a Vegetarian of 26 years. We had seen a poor review before booking and our friend that did the booking and ourselves were both reassured that ... Read more
prathermv
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
Our expectation for the 30th anniversary were beyond expectation. My husband and I had an amazing time on our Danube cruise from Budapest to Nurenberg, OK, it was not all cruise due to the low Danube, so we were bussed one day from Linz to ... Read more
newsome 1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
The organisation of flights, transfers and trips was excellant.The ship was comfortable very clean and the staff were always cheerful and friendly and requests were dealt with quickly. Meals were of a good standard but portions were small, ... Read more
clanrobo
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2014
had a wonderful trip. casual relaxed atmosphere. all the staff were attentive and friendly. food and wine was great. Had the silver service package so enjoyed the free drinks. Enjoyed relaxing in the lounge area listening to the music and ... Read more

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davyslala
Member Since 2011
1 review
54 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed on the Viking Freya in May 2014. This was not our first river cruise; comparing it to others this was about the same as the other cruise line with some small differences. Cabins (ours had an actual balcony with 2 chairs) are nice ... Read more
ccarlson86
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first Viking cruise will not be our last! We loved it- especially in comparison to the "big" ships of our past. We loved: the small ship, fewer people , every thing just steps away, seeing the same people on side trips , in 7.lounge, ... Read more
UcccelloNero
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2014
My wife and I did the Danube (Nuremberg – Budapest) cruise, 27 April – 4 May, and had an absolutely brilliant time. It was our first Viking cruise, and our first river cruise, but it certainly won’t be our last. I have to ... Read more
bnoel207
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After more than two dozen ocean cruises, I gave in to my wife's desire to do a river cruise. Since her mother came from Vienna, the Viking's 'Romantic Danube' cruise seemed a perfect choice. And, it was! A well-appointed 'Longship' Freya ... Read more
Ah_cruises
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised the "Romantic Danube" itinerary with Viking in April 2014 with three adult children on the Freya. Freya is one of the new Viking longships and a definite step up from their older vessels. In addition to the very light and airy ... Read more

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Dhansford18
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Right from boarding The Longship "FREYA" for the first time, we were treated like royalty. The service from all of the staff was first class. They couldn't do enough for us. The port excursions were planned very well and the ... Read more
cassandra44
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
331 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
This was our second Viking cruise (first one was a Rhine cruise). Really enjoyed this itinerary. We took the 2 day pre cruise extension in Budapest and stayed at the excellently situated Buda Hilton with a great view of the Parliament ... Read more
PofromBunkerhill
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I decided to take a Viking river cruise after seeing the advertisement on television, which looked absolutely fantastic. However, we felt that there was not enough of the cruising in the daylight to enjoy the experience. The ... Read more
BlueAngel1009
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
86 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
Having previously cruised with Viking to Russia and China, we chose this year to do the Grand European cruise on the new long boats, starting in Budapest and ending in Amsterdam. Once again, we found this tour to be a wonderful ... Read more
John2114
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
A least 25% of trip the Viking Sky was tied up to either the port or starboard side of our ship, the Viking Freya. This resulted in completely blocking the view from our stateroom, #211. I suspect you plan this to save on various fees ... Read more

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