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830 Viking Amsterdam Cruise Reviews
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French54
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
Crustybucket
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed with Viking previously (Christmas Markets of the Danube) 3 years ago, and in fact, on the same ship. The ship hasn't changed, but the crew, and attitudes, has. This trip we opted for deck one (cabin 110) and the cabins are ... Read more
swl781
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We took a Viking River Cruise in Russia 5 years ago, and enjoyed it so much that when we needed a new vacation destination we didn't hesitate to pick Viking again, this time the Grand European from Amsterdam to Budapest with a three night ... Read more
CobaltBlue2297
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Viking's attention to detail was much more than expected from the flight arrangements to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to the return trip to Boston. The airport and hotel transfers, ship check-in, excursions, accommodations (both hotel and ... Read more
mollygirl1
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
81 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We have always wanted to do a river cruise and planned this with my two sisters and their husbands. We chose October because it was less expensive than other months and not too cold yet. We are all experienced ocean cruisers. My husband ... Read more
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lwvicks
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Expectation Tour central Europe without unpacking, leisurely and with opportunity to visit destinations on a relaxing pace. Along the way expected to be in a small group and meet new fellow travelers with above average service and ... Read more
philw1776
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
118 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Viking's 2 night longer cruise along the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel is the way to go. The crew of the Lofn was the best. Cruise director Rene was entertaining and informative, Anna Maria at the front desk ever helpful, concierge ... Read more
brenirish
Member Since 2016
1 review
I have been on several bus tours, this was my first river cruise and I loved it. Not being stuck in a chair for several hours was wonderful. Everything on the ship and Viking was first class. The food was more than I expected, the staff ... Read more
sarahans53
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it is the 'castles' tour on the Rhine River. Also we had not been to Amsterdam and wanted to spend a couple of days there. We picked Viking because we had heard such good things about it. We were not ... Read more
lynnkwhite
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
I wrote about my trip on the Viking Magni for part of my river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. For the second half of the trip we were transferred to the Viking Baldur, our originally scheduled ship. The transfer was apparently due to ... Read more
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lenmcgee
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This cruise was really an experience of a lifetime - the ship itself was very comfortable and the staff was incredible. Almost any request was met. For instance, one of the people we were traveling with happened to mention to our waiter ... Read more
Mach2phil
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We needed some well earned R&R with some pampering. We booked a late Rhine cruise with Viking, a company we had used successfully previously. The shipboard experience and crew were excellent but desperately poor administration, ... Read more
Tolland2
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Amsterdam-spent two days pre cruise. Viking did a wonderful job with all transports, Lufthansa air and van to and from hotel and ship.We stayed at the Radisson Blu set up by Viking with full buffet breakfast. We used UBER to get round ... Read more
CriticGRB
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Had always wanted to try it, after rave reviews from colleagues and friends. Booked late however so too last available cabin - on lowest deck. Beware quoted cabin sizes, which are the TOTAL measurements, out of which you must deduct ... Read more
dpilchard
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We spent a couple of days in Amsterdam prior to embarking, which helped with jet lag and acclimating to being on vacation. Getting to and on the ship was a snap. The attention to detail and thoughtfulness of all of the staff was ... Read more
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Tellicomarge
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My husband an I accompanied a group of 26 on the Viking Ingvi River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in late August 2016, for 14 days. Most people arrived early and enjoyed the sights of Amsterdam and some continued on for the post-stay ... Read more
Sandra group
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Visiting places that I had not already visited in Europe...and from being met at The airport in Amsterdam to being accompanied to check in at The airport in Budapest...everything exceeded my expectations! The room was excellent, roomier ... Read more
Cyber Kat
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
2,414 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We - my husband and I - had been wanting to do a Rhine river cruise for a long time. We looked at several lines that had similar prices, but chose Viking because of the stop at Kinderdijk and because we liked the clean modern look of the ... Read more
OceanVu4me
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We saw the amazing views of castles along the river in TV commercials and thought it would be a great way to see them. We booked over a year in advance for the southbound route from Amsterdam to Basel, 2 couples, both in an upstairs ... Read more
CruzerCarol
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I can't say enough about our wonderful journey on this beautiful Viking longboat. The staff were absolutely amazing...every one of them warm, caring and always smiling. The organization of embarking, daily tours, special events, was ... Read more
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Booperdust
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our Viking River Cruise on Viking Aegir was a dream come true! Our stay in Amsterdam before the cruise was terrific! We were met at the Amsterdam airport by a friendly Viking Rep and taken to our hotel. The Viking Rep at the hotel was ... Read more
Judy Iversen
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Best cruise ever. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Couldn't thank Viking enough. They went way beyond expectations in every respect. Food was great. Shore excursions were a lot of fun and informative. Cabin was very nice with ... Read more
pzando
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This cruise interested us because of the quaint and historic places to see and visit. Several friends have previously taken this cruise and highly recommended it. We left home two days early to spend extra time in Amsterdam, which we did ... Read more
Buxton-D+D
Member Since 2016
1 review
First ever river cruise was overall excellent. In particular the service & food. Detailed logisitics were very well managed (on-shore passes, buses to excursions, etc.) Loved that the dining room could seat everyone at once and ... Read more
AvidCruiser73
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We cruised the Romantic Danube in 2014 with Viking on the Delling and really enjoyed the experience. In fact we enjoyed it so much we "enticed" our neighbors to join us on this trip - their first river cruise. On our first ... Read more
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