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932 Viking Amsterdam Cruise Reviews
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swl781
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
4 forum posts
3 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
buttercuppy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our Viking Ship Skaadi provided a beautiful cabin, delicious food, and wonderful service. The views from our room were often breath-taking and, overall, the trip was magical. However, in several ports, we docked adjacent another Viking ... Read more
Bemur
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our first river cruise on the Viking Baldur as we like Europe and the idea of seeing many beautiful places/countries appealed to us. We also like that it's less crowded on the riverboats and you only unpack once. The ship was wonderful ... Read more
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CobaltBlue2297
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
marjorietemple
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our second cruise. We were in Bruges and Amsterdam before sailing. Loved both cities and had great experience in Amsterdam at the Concertgebouw at a concert directed by our home town (Boston) conductor, Andris Nelsons. We had ... Read more
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Slow Traveler
Member Since 2017
1 review
To celebrate our 35th anniversary, we decided on something different by booking a journey up the Rhine, something we'd decided to do several years ago. We started off by flying in to Amsterdam three days early and traveling around the ... Read more
lmderkatch
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We wanted to try a slower paced cruise and fell in love with Viking Cruises. We arrived a couple of days before we set sail to explore our destination city of Amsterdam and stayed again in Budapest after the cruise which I'd highly ... Read more
mollygirl1
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
82 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
almeyernj
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was our first River Cruise of what we hope will be several. We cruised from Amsterdam to Basel and it was an A+ all around for Viking. The scenery along the Rhine was superb and with an included tour each morning we got a real feel ... Read more
lwvicks
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
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thomastheburke
Member Since 2017
1 review
From the time we got off the flight until we got back on the flight Viking held our hand all the way. The Viking crew was excellent. Everything about the trip was first class. The ship, the crew, the entertainment and the food were all ... Read more
JimT48
Member Since 2017
1 review
We had heard good things about Viking, and the itinerary looked good. The cruise itself was certainly not cheap, but the low cost round trip airfare helped to keep the cost somewhat within reason. We also really appreciated the daily ... Read more
Te4999
Member Since 2017
1 review
First time "cruisers"...fabulous..we'll be back. In fact, already signed up for fall 2017. Exceeded our expectations. Staff, sights and entire cruise experience was "double thumbs up". Food was plentiful and first ... Read more
martha mccormick
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
This was a family trip - my two brothers and their wives also came with me and my husband. We decided on this trip largely because the Rhine river, the various ports of call, and the timing was something all six of us could agree upon. ... Read more
philw1776
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
199 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
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gino.jim
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
This was our first cruise. We were interested in maximizing a brief tour of the Rhine region with a minimum of travel related logistics. The Rhine River Cruise was perfect and exceeded all expectations. The ship itself is a perfect ... Read more
GeriC
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Exploring Amsterdam before sailing was an excellent way to deal with jet lag and get in the spirit of being in Europe. As the weather was lovely we spent our time wandering the city, taking a canal tour and visiting Naarden. While our ... Read more
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Miss Lili
Member Since 2017
1 review
We liked the Viking approach. Quiet, but not dull, active, but not exhausting. We had also not met anyone who had not enjoyed their experience with Viking. We enjoyed the pace of the activities, the choices, and the guides. The food ... Read more
vnb2003
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
This review has been published on Tripadvisor as well. My husband and I took 15 days Grand European tour in September 2016 (9/25/16-10/10/16). This was the first river cruise for us and many years dream of mine. First of all I need to say ... Read more
CityGirl02
Member Since 2016
1 review
While we booked our cruise on the Viking Mani, we had a last minute change in the ship (to the Viking Eistla) because the Mani had to undergo some repairs. We did have the crew from the Mani, who had completely moved themselves from their ... Read more
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brenirish
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
zjse02
Member Since 2017
1 review
Starting off with excellent service to get us from the Airport to Hotel in Amsterdam, plenty of Viking welcome attendants and driver did an job of driving and providing his excellent knowledge of Europe. First ever river cruise was ... Read more
sarahans53
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes
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
rnrvanb
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Very relaxing, great food in appropriate portions and available at convenient times, had to unpack and pack only once, many interesting sites visited,excellent crew, willing to help in any way, comfortable cabins interesting shore ... Read more
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