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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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3,653 Viking Europe Cruise Reviews
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arubina14
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
The excursions before embarking on the ship was great. I enjoyed being able to explore a new city and learning about German history along the way to embark onto our ship in Wittenberg. Getting on and off the ship were so smooth and the ... Read more
maggieschmitt
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
Because I was cruising with my family, they chose the cruise. For my first cruise with Viking, this was a truly remarkable experience. Everyone with the Viking family was courteous, considerate, respectful, and so much more. Quite simply, ... Read more
alexkrn46
Member Since 2002
7 reviews
4,106 forum posts
This was our third year going on Viking Cruise during the holidays, once again this did not disappoint. We had booked a Veranda Suite for us and French Balcony for our adult children. Pre Cruise: We choose the extension in Cologne ... Read more
exbourne GC
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
We had heard good reports of Viking and found that our trip was first rate. Our fellow passengers were British, American and Australian which made for some very interesting conversations over Dinner or in the lounge. We could not fault the ... Read more
Jim G.
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I were interested in visiting some of the countries in which our families lived, and we wanted to travel in December to see the Christmas markets. We were extremely pleased with our choice. And we had the same wonderful ... Read more
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erochlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My daughter and I just returned from a wonderful week visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany on the Viking Long ship, Var. After a little blip in air travel plans with Air Canada connections delayed to Toronto, we enjoyed what I would ... Read more
EggCrusiers
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were able to fly ahead to Munich before transferring to Frankfurt to meet the ship. That was a nice side trip. When we were met at the airport, the airport was under construction. The staff that met us could have grabbed a cart to ... Read more
jestoviak
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
If you are considering a Viking River Cruise - just do it! My Mom and I had so much fun and I think to narrow it down it was "the experience" overall. Feel free to reach out with specific questions but here's a quick overview. ... Read more
DALMAN88
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
88 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our first river cruise. It was very good! Now. It was the Viking TOR - a small ship - not what ocean cruisers are used to. Everything is smaller and limited. The staterooms are smaller, the public spaces are smaller, and the dining ... Read more
CzechCruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
As a veteran of 40 ocean cruises, I was not prepared for the staff, service and generally fabulous trip we had. We thought we would be bored in the evenings, but there was plenty of entertainment and things to do. Between eating, and ... Read more
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Dylann
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We took the Budapest to Nurnberg direction in late-November/early-December stopping at Vienna, Krems, Passau and Regensburg and had cabin 228. First off, the onboard housekeeping and food service staff and meals were excellent. There were ... Read more
dpamp
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I cruised on the second to last sailing of the season for the Viking Forseti. It was our first Viking river cruise(Uniworld previously) and was a pleasant experience, especially since the weather couldn't have been better: ... Read more
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noreen and maxi
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it was exactly what we wanted. We spent 2 nights in Zurich and 1 night in Basel before our trip where we enjoyed our first experience of the Xmas markets. Amazing! We were greeted at the ship and shown ... Read more
ganski
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
65 forum posts
We had 4 couples travel together we a pre cruise in Prague. This was my 5th Viking cruise and knew what to expect. From the pickup at the Prague airport to the drop off at the Frankfurt airport, everything went smooth and no issues. The ... Read more
PenelopeT.
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Even though the tour was billed, Romantic Danube, my cousins and I enjoyed it as a family. There is so much to recommend: friendly, attentive service; delicious and healthy variety in dining experiences; organized excursions with ... Read more
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Scootoir
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
We booked in September when Viking offered discounted prices on Veranda rooms. We liked that this cruise was 9 nights all on the ship so no repacking and moving from ship to hotel. We arrived mid-afternoon on Sunday and our cabin was ... Read more
petego4it2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
European Christmas markets, beautiful Danube Austrian and Bavarian locations, sailing up river thru some 26 locks passing Austria and into Bavarian Germany, so enticingly promised by the highly effective and persuasive Viking ads. How did ... Read more
bperschke
Member Since 2017
1 review
Chose this cruise to see the Rhine River. The geography and the castles were beautiful. The boat was beautiful and extremely well kept. The crew was wonderful and could not have done more for us. The Captain was very accommodating! A ... Read more
CruisingArtist5
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
We sailed from Budapest to Nurenberg for an eight day Romantic Danube river cruise. At no fault to Viking, we had a last minute flight change due to the Lufthansa pilot strike so we arrived to the ship a few hours later than expected. ... Read more
dtostilane
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We had previously taken the Viking Bordeaux cruise in 2015, and shortly after getting home signed up for the November 2016 Rivers of Gold cruise on the Douro River. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the land portions - we started with ... Read more
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stingray70
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
Ocean Couple
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 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
BetBates
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
My mom and I went on the Romantic Danube River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg, Germany. I won this trip at work and we chose this sailing because the Christmas Markets start to open at this time and the weather wouldn't be as cold. We ... Read more
cuningh
Member Since 2017
1 review
One night stay in Prague which easily could have been expanded to 2 or 3 --- beautiful city and excellent tours by the Viking folks ---- Cruise on the Elba could not have been better --- This was our 4th cruise on Viking and they seem to ... Read more
cheechaku
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Wow! When I researched river cruises, I thought Viking must be planting positive reviews, but now I know, they're the real deal. We are economy travelers on our first river cruise. We enjoyed 6 ocean cruises, until RC's low standards ... Read more
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