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938 Viking Amsterdam Cruise Reviews
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Mastergardener 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Since the culture in Europe is changing so rapidly with immigration, I wanted to visit the Netherlands and Belgium now. The Skadi is one of the new Viking long ships and is very nice. Having traveled on a previous Viking cruise on an ... Read more
mezzomagic
Member Since 2017
1 review
Having traveled on several ocean cruises with other lines, we decided this time to take a river cruise — the 12-day Rhineland Discovery cruise — with Viking. Since Viking markets itself so heavily, you might be skeptical that ... Read more
Genni P
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
As first time cruisers, we learned a lot and now know how to make our next cruise even better. We would highly encourage the pre-trip extension as we were too tired to completely enjoy our first day in Amsterdam. It is a very interesting ... Read more
Datsun260Z
Member Since 2017
1 review
We have a travel agent that organizes cruises from Little Rock, Arkansas. We had 51 of the 187 passengers. Previously, we had used Avalon on the Seine which is a smaller ship but comparable in amenities. The Chef on the Avalon was ... Read more
Bill'sBride
Member Since 2013
1 review
73 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second Viking river cruise and it was a great trip. The ship was spotless, and the crew amazingly friendly and helpful. Viking truly does a great job of selecting, and training all cell members. Outrage stateroom was kept ... Read more
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larbrad
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
The incentives to book the cruise at this time was really the clincher for us - the price, while high, was attractive and the included airfare seemed enticing. We had never been on a river cruise before and this seemed like a good way to ... Read more
Alessandra
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
From the moment we handed our luggage to Milos outside the ship our vacation was perfect. The team work was fabulous! Every crew member pitched in to make the cruise magical for everybody. Evelyn and her team from the front desk were ... Read more
Ocean Couple
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise for the highly recommended Viking experience and the itinerary. We embarked in The Netherlands and were immediately warmly greeted and offered lunch at the buffet. There was an unannounced walking tour of Amsterdam ... Read more
Deb T.
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise for the historical and UNESCO sights as well as the Christmas markets.If you are going in November make sure the countries have started their Christmas markets because it has a wonder ambience to experience.Ship is top ... Read more
ptcandy
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
1,104 forum post
4 helpful votes
My wife and I are serious cruisers and have gone on many cruise vacations over the past several years. Our trip on the Kara was our second Viking cruise. Our first trip on the Danube was OK but with some issues but we felt Viking was worth ... Read more
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BTru
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We anticipated and looked forward to this cruise for almost a year and it still exceeded our expectations. From the moment we got off the plane until we were delivered to our line at our departure airport we were taken care of like ... Read more
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Punky999
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
This was our first cruise, ever. We were very lucky to reserve a stateroom with a sitting room. It was very nice, even though the weather was rainy for most of the trip. It was still beautiful to look out the window and see the beautiful ... Read more
margjohn16
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
The cruise was interesting and thought we would get to see many cities in a short period of time. We loved the excursions and the buses provided were top notch along with the tour guides. The food was served hot and enjoyed the sampling ... Read more
French54
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Was very excited to do this river cruise. The staff were very friendly and helpful. When I booked it, assured family member's life threatening food allergy was not a problem and she would be safe. When boarded, the cruise manager, the ... Read more
ldsgirl
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our first river cruise. We had wanted to try one and finally took it a few months ago. We flew to Amsterdam and left from there. Sadly we did not choose to stay there for the extra time, we regret that. Next time we will add the ... Read more
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robertbg
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I really loved the cruise. I've never been on a sailing with more than 25 people before, so I'm not an expert. But since you asked, I'll give you my opinion. First the good (and great) things. The accommodations were much better than I ... Read more
dasaint
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
I was excited and nervous going on my first cruise but let me tell you it was the most fun I could have ever imagined ! The trip went by so fast but the crew went above and beyond anything I could have asked for. Each day was an amazing ... Read more
nusar
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
First time in Europe. Wanted to see medieval Europe. We were not disappointed. Amsterdam and it's canals was beautiful. Never saw so many bicycles in my life. Netherlands windmills were fascinating. All the Rhine River ports in ... Read more
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crochetcpa
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
My husband and I and brother and sister-in law took a lovely River Cruise down the Rhine on the Viking Ship Alruna. We certainly enjoyed the ship, the staff aboard and the wonderful food! We were in a lower deck cabin and was very roomy ... Read more
The Magoons
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
After seeing advertising about river cruising for several years, we decided to try the Rhineland Discovery --Viking was our only choice based upon our research. "Wonderfully unexpected" is the best way to describe our total ... Read more
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Roughnecks
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Although this was not our first river cruise it was the first time we went with a Viking river cruise. Overall we would highly recommend Viking based the the quality of the entire experience and the great price. We the chose this Grande ... Read more
Suezan
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was my second Viking Cruise and it was even better than the first one, and I didn't think that was possible. From the staff that met us at the airport to every person on the ship everyone was friendly, helpful and a pleasure to be ... Read more
Don Murfin
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We arrived the day the cruise started but would go a couple of days earlier if ever go again, Embarkation was very smooth and the crew were exceptional the ship was very long and low our room was great small but we were only in it at ... Read more
ellenjdlmsw
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because friends had taken it the year before and really enjoyed it. The cabin was small but everything fit and the bed was comfortable. The excursions were the heart of the trip. Most of the local guides were ... Read more
Alruna102017
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise for a couple reasons. The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland were areas we wanted to see for their beauty and history. We were excited to see these places that have history and buildings dating back over a ... Read more
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