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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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3,707 Viking Europe Cruise Reviews
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Chasdalex
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
This was our first river cruise and we went with friends. We spent 3 days in Prague beforehand to adjust from jet lag before joining the Atla in Nuremberg and thoroughly enjoyed it. On board the entire crew treated us like royalty and did ... Read more
Muktuk13
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed four weeks ago
I must preface this review with the fact that this was my first river cruise. I have taken several ocean cruises, and therefore; my review will be somewhat biased because of the comparisons. My husband and I decided to take this type of ... Read more
Traveler 2010
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
There were many things that made this cruise a great choice. There was very little daylight time spent on the water and when there was, the staff made it an event. Overall, having worked in customer service, project planning and ... Read more
TravelBentAgain
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We traveled on the Viking Ship Idi on April 26 sailing the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam and had a wonderful time. The service, staff, food and even most included excursions are top notch. Viking really does their utmost to please their ... Read more
china55
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
This was our third Viking cruise. Previously we have been on a river cruise to China and an ocean cruise to the Mediterrean. Viking is a wonderful cruise line. Things are as they say they will be and if there is a change, because of ... Read more
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Southerntravellers
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just come back from a 2-week cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam on Viking LIF. We do like ocean cruises (being already with Regent, Princess and Cunard) but it was the 6th river cruise (2 with Viking, 2 with Vantage and 1 with ... Read more
carol1214
Member Since 2008
1 review
15 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We usually travel independently but because of the reviews and our desire travel in Germany we selected this trip. The ship is amazing. The crew is even more amazing. I will mention the cruise director, JP - who was the life of the ... Read more
Konaorf
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Our first river cruise and the Grand European on Viking Modi exceeded our expectations. Ship and crew were top rate and took care of all our needs. Our luggage was lost and they located it and had it delivered to our cabin. Just an example ... Read more
Mark1957
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
You're always a bit nervous the first time you do something and I was apprehensive as we embarked on our first cruise of any sort. But I needn't have worried - what an amazing experience. Quite possibly the best holiday I have ever had! ... Read more
Mastergardener 1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Since the culture in Europe is changing so rapidly with immigration, I wanted to visit the Netherlands and Belgium now. The Skadi is one of the new Viking long ships and is very nice. Having traveled on a previous Viking cruise on an ... Read more
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ronaldlknight
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
2 helpful votes
We are an active, retired couple who have been on 8 Viking cruises over the past decade. We were on Viking Beyla for their Prague and the Elegant Elbe cruise in April 2017. We started in Berlin (2 days), then boarded the Beyla for 6 days ... Read more
mezzomagic
Member Since 2017
1 review
Having traveled on several ocean cruises with other lines, we decided this time to take a river cruise — the 12-day Rhineland Discovery cruise — with Viking. Since Viking markets itself so heavily, you might be skeptical that ... Read more
Genni P
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
As first time cruisers, we learned a lot and now know how to make our next cruise even better. We would highly encourage the pre-trip extension as we were too tired to completely enjoy our first day in Amsterdam. It is a very interesting ... Read more
KMGA
Member Since 2017
1 review
We had a great time on this cruise. Meeting Claudia our cruise director in Berlin, was a treat and we knew that things were only going to get better. She was a lively, gracious host that took pains to see to everyone's needs, and always ... Read more
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The Derbys
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have had previous river cruises with Viking and this one exceeded our expectations. The ship was so comfortable and we were very well looked after, the crew were particularly kind to my 91 year old mother. The sailing was smooth and not ... Read more
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DesertBlondie
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was a WONDERFUL trip!! Chose this 8 day trip as a way to enjoy our first river cruise experience within the limitations of working people who don't have unlimited time. Viking and Uniworld were the two lines we were considering; ... Read more
Compass Rose Monica
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
10,130 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Viking River Cruise on the Danube, April 2017 Tony and I are home from our Viking cruise (Longship Gullveig) on the Danube, Budapest to Passau (April 2017). We had a great time with our friends, meeting new friends (Lee and Kathy, ... Read more
pgscmk
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
We sailed from Budapest to Passau, Germany. We have done many ocean cruises, but this was only our second river cruise, and our first with Viking. We chose the smallest stateroom, assuming we wouldn't be there very much. It turned out ... Read more
LFS517
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We took the Viking "Paris, Burgundy, and Provence" land tour and cruise. It was a wonderful experience! The land portion included two days (nights) in Paris and two in Dijon. We didn't participate in any excursions in ... Read more
vrb9
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
I selected this cruise because of my interest in the history and scenic grandeur of the region. This was my first river cruise. Previously I had taken several ocean cruises. This turned out to be my best cruise ever. The staff, ... Read more
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meisenhower
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
My husband gave me this cruise as a Xmas gift. What a gift!!!!! We went on Danube cruise from 4/1 to 4-8. It was awesome, fantastic, outstanding cruise. Everything was perfect. The cities we visited were lovely, fellow passengers ... Read more
Bruningk
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We booked a pre-extension excursion in Lake Luzern prior to our Rhine River trip. The Palace Hotel was beautiful. We had a view of the Lake from our room. Transfers from Airport/Hotel/Ship were so easy! Please allow Viking staff to do ... Read more
Doogiesmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise for value, itinerary, timing. We opted for the three night extension in Paris at the lovely Hotel Rochester, 2 blocks from the Champs Elysee, which was expensive but included transportation, a concierge, and a terrific ... Read more
judgegeoff
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Itinerary 29/03/17 Fly from London Heathrow to Marseille then coached to Avignon to embark on “Viking Heimdal” for 7 night cruise to Lyon. 30/03/17 Moored in Tarascon and coached to Arles. 31/03/17 Return to ... Read more
Datsun260Z
Member Since 2017
1 review
We have a travel agent that organizes cruises from Little Rock, Arkansas. We had 51 of the 187 passengers. Previously, we had used Avalon on the Seine which is a smaller ship but comparable in amenities. The Chef on the Avalon was ... Read more
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