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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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3,256 Viking Europe Cruise Reviews
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erochlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
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
CzechCruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
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dpamp
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
61 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
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
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CruisingArtist5
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 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
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
cheechaku
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
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
Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
1 forum post
6 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
Cristena
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
This was our second Viking Cruise. Everything is so effortless. We have very little to concern ourselves with because Viking thinks of everything. Once again the only problem that we encountered was the level of the water. This time it was ... Read more
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ljm824
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
doctor fox
Member Since 2015
1 review
My husband and I recently took the Viking Romantic Danube cruise on the Atla from Nuremburg to Budapest with a group of friends. The small ship was satisfactory, but it was too cold in November to use the third deck for exercise, games, ... Read more
pegdick
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
2 helpful votes
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
10 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
Bike hog
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
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
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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
7 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes
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
4 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
guy44134
Member Since 2004
1 review
111 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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