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577 Viking Amsterdam Cruise Reviews

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KSKLEIGH53
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on the Viking Skadi Longship from 24 June to 9 July, 2016. Here are major observations and comments: - It was the BEST TRIP we have ever taken in our lives! - The Viking longship, Skadi, was spotless and the ... Read more
eavigad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was my first river cruise. We were originally scheduled to sail on the Kara from Amsterdam to Basel for a seven night cruise. However, a few days before we were to sail, we got an email telling us that we were going to be getting on ... Read more
beemer2
Member Since 2016
1 review
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As our first river cruise we chose the company that impressed us most. This was from reviews here on Cruise Review to their marketing videos and phone conversations with reservation staff. To support our rating, today I have just ... Read more
Hopka
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had planned this cruise for 2 years to mark a special anniversary and a milestone birthday. We had seen many advertisements both paper and media and thought we liked what we saw. Perhaps we should have checked some reviews. The ... Read more
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Bristol9090
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
On the third day of our trip we had to move by bus to a different ship because of high river levels. We arrived at our dock after a five hour drive which we were originally told was to take only two hours. It was raining very hard when we ... Read more

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rpombrol
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
I have to recognize that when I bought the Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise, I had a lot of reservations, especially about the size of the ship, as my wife and I have taken several ocean cruises in mega ships. After one day on the Viking ... Read more
tcatlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We boarded in Amsterdam, spending 2-days in the city. The Vidar had excellent service, food, and accommodations. The ship runs very quietly with no real motion at all. We woke up one morning opened the ... Read more
Briangail
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Pros:nice Breakfast and lunch. Nice ship.Very Very clean. Wonderful friendly staff, everyone. Cons : dinner does not offer enough choices on the menu that changes each day.. Quality of food not cruise ship worthy. If i went to a ... Read more
Happy Cruiser 1947
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
WOW.......We've been "LOOKING" at a Viking River Cruise for YEARS, but never pulled the "TRIGGER" because of the PRICE!! SO.......2 First Cousins and their spouses and my wife and I talked about doing this together ... Read more
vigebrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It was a life long dream of my life partner to take this Grand European River cruise. After her retirement from 28 years of teaching, I decided to make her dream come true. Everything about this cruise was magical. From the longboat Viking ... Read more

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RYB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Loved everything about this River cruise BUT what made it "so special" was the warmth and competence of both the program director Stella Jansen (the best we have seen in decades of cruising along multiple cruise lines) and ... Read more
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Sharhock
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 7th Viking river cruise and we are planning more. We had taken the Grand European, which covered much of the same area down the Rhine with an extension on this cruise past Germany's Main river into Switzerland (we totally ... Read more
Cruciere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Had taken this cruise 12 years ago and thought my companions would enjoy. The ship was well laid out and quite luxurious. Crew was absolutely wonderful, especially the program director known as Joey. Food was very good. I cannot ... Read more
kaywells
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
49 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took a transatlantic cruise over to Europe and enjoyed the ocean cruise very much with Royal Caribbean. We visited 6 countries on that cruise. We ended up in Copenhagen, Denmark and flew back to Amsterdam to board the Viking Ve Grand ... Read more
tomlakin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Advertisements of PBS peaked our interest in a river cruise on the Rhine, it seemed so beautiful. We often told our children that we would some day take a river cruise and for our 40 wedding anniversary the cruise was presented to us as ... Read more

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grams52014
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I enjoy traveling to new places and accompanied a friend, who is a retired History teacher. The Lofn was my first experience on a Longship and quite different from cruising on big ocean liners, but very nice. The ports were wonderful. ... Read more
caameche1
Member Since 2012
1 review
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
I chose this cruise because of seeing all of the wonderful cities along these rivers. I can only rank it a 1 due to many reasons. #1. You have only an hour or 2 of free time in most of the locations. #2. There is WAY TOO MUCH down ... Read more
DavC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We took the Grand European Tour and stayed in the Explorer Suite (a special occasion at great expense). This is a senior cruise, with the majority of guests over 65. Disabuse yourself of the idea that a river cruise is charming small ... Read more
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Hamakua
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Just finished the Grand European cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on Bragi. For the price I expected much more. Staff is great, especially the cruise director, concierge, and other people you may deal with at the front desk. Cabin was ... Read more
alanac06
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Friends of ours had done a Viking Cruise in Paris 2 years ago and loved it, so we chose this one to do together. My husband and I arrived 3 days prior to disembarkation and had plenty of time to visit Amsterdam. Viking provided ... Read more

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nanainwi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The staff are great. The program director knew her job and did it well, she was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and many of the buildings and was entertaining. We looked forward to her talks every evening before dinner. ... Read more
carbajaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I'm hooked on Viking Cruises for their outstanding customer service and seamless excursions. The food is always top quality and the ships are well laid out. Our room was efficient with a veranda and was very comfortable for the two weeks ... Read more
pf123ff
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
I have taken many oceanic cruises, but this river cruise is quite different. There are many positives as well as negatives. On the positive side, there is no sea-sickness, no "at sea days", no need to dress up or make-up, ... Read more
CarolMeehleis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This trip, without a doubt, was one of our best! The crew were absolutely united, courteous, professional, polished and fun to be with! Our 'included' side trips were well planned , smooth, educational, comfortable, and timely. The ... Read more
Vwoodard
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
The river cruise certainly has potential for an incredible vacation. The pace of seeing the countryside go by, and falling to sleep to the gentle forward movement are both unique and highly pleasurable. The final approach to Budapest was ... Read more

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