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  • Largest river cruise line in the world
  • Fares include guided shore excursions in each port of call
  • Innovative Longships offer Nordic design and comfortable surroundings
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3,208 Viking Europe Cruise Reviews
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stingray70
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first river cruise and a disappointment after having experienced ocean cruises with Regent and Silver-sea. First impression upon arrival was that the boat appeared to be an over-sized houseboat. Our veranda suite was clean and ... Read more
Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Our Profile: my wife and I are young 70 year-olds. We are both very fit and we both are very careful about what and how much we eat. No fatty meats and I don't eat pork - opposite diet to what Germans crave. We exercise vigorously ... Read more
ljm824
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
The good: The ship is beautiful. The food was good to very good. The crew was efficient and personable. The itinerary alternated between early days and sleep-in days. There was a good mix of sailing during the day to enjoy the stunning ... Read more
pegdick
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
My sister and I have a travel blog...havesisterwilltravel.com....and we love to travel together when we can find a bargain. Our Viking cruise included round trip air fare and was hard to pass up. We've been on many ocean cruises but this ... Read more
Vicogirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose the Rhine River cruise to celebrate our 25 th anniversary after spending the previous 2 months in Italy. 4 days prior to departure I received an email stating the ship had a broken propellor and that we would be bused to Breisach ... Read more
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Bike hog
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
We came for the wine region and were blown away by the food on-board the ship. It was unexpectedly terrific. The wine list wines were inexpensive if you want to upgrade for a special bottle, particularly if you need to spend on-board ... Read more
tyfh
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
354 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Last year we took a 15 day river cruise starting in Amsterdam and ending in Budapest. Due to acts of God (low water levels) we had to change our ship 3 times during the 15 day vacation. The crew and the Viking Company did all they could to ... Read more
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cherylhans
Member Since 2016
1 review
Just got back from our 15-day Grand European cruise, and all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! Everything was top notch. We cruised on the newer long boat, Gefjon. The ship, crew, food, and excursions were excellent. I will give as much ... Read more
French54
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
Sultanna
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was not what I expected. It is nothing how the commercials portray it. Our cruise was the last cruise of the season, and it was evident by some of the staffs behavior, they were done entertaining the masses. Cabin clean up was ... Read more
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guy44134
Member Since 2004
1 review
111 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having cruised on the high seas 15 times, I finally convinced my sister to splurge on a Viking River Cruise. We selected a unique itinerary, Passage to Eastern Europe, figuring it highly unlikely that we visit many of these countries on ... Read more
em99iel
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We were impressed with the Captain down to the dishwashers on the ship. The cabin was ample for our stay. The heated bathroom floors was an extra. The tours and guides were experienced and very knowledgeable. They were priceless when they ... Read more
Karolea
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We decided to try the Viking River Cruise in France for our 30th wedding anniversary. We are not "cruise people" - the only one we had ever been on had been a disaster. However, we kept hearing how wonderful Viking River Cruises ... Read more
Jay23
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
657 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This is our first River Cruise. After flying from London, we sailed from Basel to Amsterdam in October/November 2016. The weather has been brilliant. Sunshine and no rain until the last day; it was certainly far better than expected. ... Read more
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Mitchell from Sarasota
Member Since 2016
1 review
We did the Romantic Danube from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary from 10/28 to 11/4/2016 (our first river cruise). The pre-trip in Prague, Czech Republic and post-trip in Budapest were well worth the money, especially the choice of ... Read more
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alwaysonvacarion
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
A river cruise is something we've always wanted to do, so agreed to join my husband's two sisters on the Rhine R. from Basel to Amsterdam. We both booked a veranda room and the included air option for a substantial price (as compared to ... Read more
bellamed
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
It was our first Viking river cruise and second river cruise. We had wonderful time. It was probably the best cruise we ever took and I 've been on more than 30 ocean cruises. From the minute we were met in the airport, till the last ... 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
cls088
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Initially the deal of 2 for was the main reason. Price was good. Itinerary was good. On arrival the reception was faultless and booking in went so well without a hitch, shown to stateroom efficiently. Stateroom was small but it ... Read more
swl781
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
4 forum posts
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
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Jimlo
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
After a very enjoyable two week cruise through France on Viking ships, we decided to go for the Grand Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. We added a short extension in Amsterdam. Although we were not disappointed with the cruise, ... Read more
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Ellen in State College PA
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
Cities of Light cruise starts in Prague for a few days. Stayed at the Hilton which is an easy walk to Old Town. Did the Lobkowicz Castle extra tour was lovely with lunch and a 3 piece musical concert. Info makes it look like the Prince ... Read more
janetjohn7860
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We flew into Basel early to help acclimate to the time change and explore that city which we had never visited before. Enjoyed Basel very much. Headed to the River to find our ship, The Mani and were instantly met with helpful crew who ... Read more
topbetcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
First class cruise with 1st class people. We simply just loved, loved, loved the crew! The experience onboard the ship was great in every way. We always felt so comfortable and well taken care of. The food was great with a local influence ... Read more
CobaltBlue2297
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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