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Mach2phil
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We needed some well earned R&R with some pampering. We booked a late Rhine cruise with Viking, a company we had used successfully previously. The shipboard experience and crew were excellent but desperately poor administration, ... Read more
CriticGRB
Member Since 2016
1 review
Had always wanted to try it, after rave reviews from colleagues and friends. Booked late however so too last available cabin - on lowest deck. Beware quoted cabin sizes, which are the TOTAL measurements, out of which you must deduct ... Read more
desert traveler
Member Since 2008
1 review
80 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Great trip on viking on douro river. two night stay in lisbon prior to trip, we stayed at the tivoli lisboa hotel-very nice and great location. had a half day tour provided and then time to explore on our own. we then coached to porto. ... Read more
wobo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Viking river cruise staff from cruise director, concierge, dining room waiters, house cleaning workers continue to be superb. They get to personally know you despite the short time you are on board. The on board meals are incredible ... Read more
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grannycarole11
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our first river cruise with Viking...we were met at CDG airport upon arrival by the Viking staff, whisked to the motor coach for transfer to the Viking Rinda docked in Le Pecq, outside of Paris. Lovely location for walking on your own. A ... Read more

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fcbolton@shaw.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The staff was fantastic both in terms of their excellent service and their efficiency. If you needed any help with anything at all they would go out of their way to see that your needs or concerns were taken care of - our maid, Martina, ... Read more
Sandra group
Member Since 2016
1 review
Visiting places that I had not already visited in Europe...and from being met at The airport in Amsterdam to being accompanied to check in at The airport in Budapest...everything exceeded my expectations! The room was excellent, roomier ... Read more
CruzerCarol
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed August 2016
I can't say enough about our wonderful journey on this beautiful Viking longboat. The staff were absolutely amazing...every one of them warm, caring and always smiling. The organization of embarking, daily tours, special events, was ... Read more
OhioDogLover
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1,242 forum post
We took the Viking Cities of Light cruise from Paris to Prague. Initially, I must say that Viking's logistics were incredible. From picking us up at de Gaulle, to getting us to the airport in Prague, and everything in between, they ... Read more
roybensley@yahoo.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise the first being the Elbe. The boat was very well laid out,dining area was well equipped,very good lounge area and first class cabin. The cruise was along the Rhone although not as picturesque as the Elbe it ... Read more

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1bigtitus
Member Since 2007
1 review
20 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
We choose it because we saw Viking had great reviews with many options. We heard sooo much about river crazing and couldn't wait to try it. And the destinations sounded sooo wonderful. We booked this trip about 15 months ahead and we ... Read more
reginaopera@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our 4th River Cruise with Viking. We find that the itineraries, food, and staff are all superb. It's expensive, but worth it. We enjoy having buffet choices at all meals so we don't feel that we have to overeat. the staff are ... Read more
Bucko3
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise with Viking. Our first was in 2013 in France. We had such a great experience that we signed on for one this year. We were not disappointed. * Viking did a superb job. Excellent accommodations. We opted for a ... Read more
lklarimer@charter.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
Nevada Sky
Member Since 2009
1 review
33 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
Over all it did not exceed our expectations. The weather that we had was exceptional, it would have been more enjoyable if access to the upper deck was not restricted. The cabin was small by any standard. The shower would not fit the ... Read more

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blueboro
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
1,204 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise after about 18 ocean cruises so a totally different experience. We traveled as a group of 6 adults (brothers and wives) and I can say it was a great cruise and look forward to other river cruises. ... Read more
evansy666
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We have already travelled the Rhine and the Moselle so decided to try another river the Danube trip with Viking was superb cabins,dining service all excellent very busy with trips because there are so many sights to see. Our only complaint ... Read more
joachster
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I have been traveling to Europe on land trips with family members for many years, sometimes with as many as 12 people. Of late, we have started to use the ship option, having cruised the Greek Islands, Amalfi Coast, and the ... Read more
GlobalCruiser1960
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We have sailed many ocean cruises, but this was our first river cruise. We liked the idea of being able to see multiple cities in Central Europe while unpacking only once. Overall, the cruise was OK - not sure it is a great value for the ... Read more
scadarfin
Member Since 2016
1 review
Set sail on the day of our 50th anniversary. Never taken a river cruise before so we really didn't have any expectations. If we would have had any expectations, I am sure they were exceeded. The ship was great, our stateroom was ideal, the ... Read more

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Greg and Marianne
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Viking from friends recommendations, and we liked that they published prices online without going through 'request a quote' delays. It was our honeymoon, and literally everything about the cruise was fantastic. The staff, ... 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
fredwak
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Chose Viking based on repeated commercials and reviews showing Viking as a first class cruise line. Chose the Danube cruise based on dates and interest in finishing in Germany. Viking was great, from the initial call, the booking ... Read more
MJBloom
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This cruise went from Nuremburg through Austria to Budapest in Hungary. The ship itself was clean and well appointed as was our room with a balcony. The crew was helpful and very nice. Food was good. The lounge was nice but could ... Read more
Beckyjanedavis
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our previous experiences with Viking River Cruises had been so positive, that we sought to see yet another River, more cities, and learn more. We traveled on the ship Odin from Prague (Bamberg) to Paris (Trier) over 12 days. We explored ... Read more

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