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822 Viking Amsterdam Cruise Reviews
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cljmes
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
All went smoothly and comfortably. The thing that set this cruise above many others was the warmth, friendliness and sincere caring of the crew. I have been in marketing and sales for years and am very tuned in to sincerity for a ... Read more
Rotkaeppchen
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Our trip was very enjoyable - we arrived by train in Amsterdam and boarded without difficulty. Employees were very friendly and helpful to get us settled. The dining experience was excellent. The tours we took were a propos, one tour ... Read more
ericthall
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose Viking for 2 reasons...firstly TV advertising..2ndly ...they offerred an exceptional package which included flights vs their competitors. Even though timing did not work for us and we changed carriers pricing was still less than ... Read more
vertine
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We chose Viking because of the great variity of sailng dates, it was our first river cruise. We chose Rhine Getaway because we had not been to Germany nor Amsterdam before. We were impressed to be picked up at the airport by a private limo ... Read more
denney.bobbie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We sailed on the Viking Skadi (The Grand European Tour) from August 20 - September 3. This was our second cruise with Viking and it did not disappoint. We flew into Amsterdam 3 days early so we could explore Amsterdam prior to our ... Read more
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TG in GJ
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had toured parts of Europe on or own before and thought a cruise would provide a convenient lodging structure that would allowed us to spend time in various cities without searching for hotels and the flexibility to participate in group ... Read more
NoSpamNoSpamEver
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The embarkation was a little awkward for us. We did not use the Viking air travel & hotel, instead making our own way to the dock. There was a red Viking awning with a stack of bottled water, a number of suitcases, and a couple of ... Read more
JulieandChuck
Member Since 2016
1 review
The Viking River Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel (Rhine Getaway) was a wonderful trip. The ship is beautiful, well kept, the food was excellent and the staff was superb. We enjoyed each port and the excursions that Viking provided were ... Read more
Hankvonk
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I had read that Viking had been in this business of river cruising for a long time. They had new ships coming on line in 2016 which I did not know but was informed of by my travel consultant at Viking. He suggested I move my embarkation ... Read more
lklarimer@charter.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
A recent trip on a Viking river cruise was our first experience cruising, river or ocean. i decided to book an European cruise as I was very busy at work and wanted to just push the "easy button" for a nice trip. Viking ... Read more
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Patti12
Member Since 2016
1 review
The food was excellent, the service very personal. The ship was spotless with an excellent crew! The excursions were well planned, and timed. We got to see many historical sights on this trip. On board, the housekeeping staff were ... Read more
tschieffer
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first river cruise. We had a great time. The ship and crew were excellent. Our cabin was very comfortable with terrific cleaning service. Our dining experience was very good, the chef's menu and meals were excellent. The ... Read more
cdanner
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our first Viking cruise and definitely not our last... everything was impeccable, from being met at the airport when we landed to the service on board, the food, the wine, the crew... We were on the Alruna, which was a brand new ship and ... Read more
DonSueSpringer
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our friends were on the River Boat Cruise and totally loved it as did we. The Viking River Cruise accommodations were excellent from the time we landed in Amsterdam to transferring us to the Basel, Switzerland airport. They met us with ... Read more
LoriOhmart
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I had never been to Europe so we chose this cruise to get an overview. Our son and his wife did this cruise for their honeymoon and recommended it to us. The ship was beautiful, sleek and clean. Our cabin was clean, ... Read more
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chastayl
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Wanted a full European river cruise and this was it. Great service - better than great - it was excellent. Loved the include excursions at every port. Tour guides were locals who really knew their town and its history. Ship crew was ... Read more
captkv1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We wanted to see the cities this cruise visited, and also Prague, which was an extension. It also offered the pre cruise time in Amsterdam. The cruise met and exceeded our expectations. The organization of all aspects of the cruise, ... Read more
avesteele
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
The cruise was first class.The food and service was excellent ,I also did the pre in Amsterdam which was also first class all the way.. however the post to Prague was much less than the rest of the trip. The hotel was very uncomfortable ... Read more
TexasTracy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I went on a Viking cruise in August, 2016 down the Rhine River. We had watched many of the YouTube videos and had great expectations of the vacation, but the actual experience didn't measure up. We did get to visit quite ... Read more
dlgraham
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I am a consummate traveler. This Viking River Cruise was the BEST trip I have ever taken! The itinerary was fantastic, the ports and shore excursions were excellent including the tour leaders. The size of the ship was perfect. There were ... Read more
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TwoRabbits
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
The appeal of cruising on a smaller ship with the scenery afforded by sailing on a river drew us to Viking! We arrived in Amsterdam two days before our embarkation which not only allowed for any potential flight delays but gave us the ... Read more
Tnewell
Member Since 2016
1 review
We felt that this was a good first time adventure. It was not too long in duration, but also gave us a feel for what a river cruise was about. We love the staff on the boat. They were wonderful and tended to her every request. The boat ... Read more
Back2thewater
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
I just returned from a wonderful cruise aboard the Viking Magni. I couldn't be happier with my decision to cruise with Viking on this ship/itinerary. The ship itself is fairly new (2013) and is well maintained. Since I was traveling alone ... Read more
THNebraska
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise and based on reviews, we chose Viking and are so glad we did! This was one of the most incredible trips we've ever taken. Every last detail was perfectly planned out and executed. The staff on the board ... Read more
Barbara_Joe Callaghan
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Well traveled friends of ours highly recommended this cruise, particularly on the Viking Cruise Line. We chose the Rhine River cruise specifically because of family heritage in the Alsace region. In summary, we found the entire ... Read more
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