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2,432 Viking Europe Cruise Reviews

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walss
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Bucharest was fantastic in every way. I had been reluctant to go on any form of cruise previously and had finally agreed to try this one. I would go on another one in a heartbeat! We chose this ... Read more
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Heschfs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We wanted a river cruise because my wife was reluctant to go on an ocean cruise. We also wanted to visit Eastern Europe and thought that a Viking River Cruise would be both a good way to try a water travel experience as well as structured ... Read more
jamoore54
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was amazing! The crew willing to help at every step with a smile and "You are Welcome". The daily briefing were great to inform us of the up coming events. Every meal was unique with a taste of the location. Most ... Read more
laurie.kertesz@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise, and I had always wanted to visit Budapest, the birthplace of both sets of my grandparents. Everything about the cruise was wonderful- delicious food, informative tours, excellent staff, comfortable ... Read more
Trager
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Although Basil was a blur, with us arriving later in the day, We were greeted warmly and settled in on the ship with after meeting the staff and crew. The ship is well maintained and easy to navigate to the different decks and areas. The ... Read more

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Grand Prix
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
If you have a problem with motion sickness then a river cruise is for you. And the one to choose is Viking. They do so many things right it's almost impossible to list them all. The area they really do the best at is service. Also Viking ... Read more
Marco52
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived in Amsterdam two days early as we wanted to send time with our previous exchange student and her parents who live in Amsterdam. We enjoyed touring around Amsterdam by bus, by foot and by canal boat. We were met at the airport ... Read more
fairweathertraveller
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Based on their professional marketing chose this company over Riviera River Cruises. Over all a well managed if slightly, over the top, super organised company. Booked additional tours on Viking web site prior to cruise and found I'd ... Read more
molisa1011
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Booked this cruise with my daughter as a college graduation present and it was a gift to us both. This was our first cruise and, although I don't have another experience to compare it to, it was a wonderful experience. This cruise line ... Read more
Portugaltraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We took the Torgil for a cruise on the Douro. I commend the staff who executed the Viking program with professionalism and efficiency. I also will say that the cabin was quite nice although I would have liked the bird poop and other ... Read more

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Jolly Jessie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Viking was highly recommended to us and did not disappoint. The ship was splendid, the organisation impeccable, food excellent, staterooms (we had a balcony) as good as any you could wish for, the excursions varied to suit most tastes ... Read more
JeffersLeigh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Some of our friends had taken this cruise and rated it extremely high, they said it was a wonderful way to see a beautiful country. We went to Portugal and Spain (Portugal's River of Gold) and I would recommend it highly, What we enjoy ... Read more
FLORIDA FLOUNDER
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
This was my second Viking River cruise and they were both incredible! The first was The Heart of Germany during Christmas week and the second was The Danube Waltz during the summer. The service is spectacular and they really know how ... Read more
michaelgastro
Member Since 2011
1 review
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. It went on the Elbe River - Berlin to Prague. The average age on this ship was people in their 70's. This, of course, slows down the pace and extent of the tours and limits the activities on the ship. ... Read more
Pb61
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
First time on Viking, but I have been on many other ocean and river cruises. Viking is pricey, but decided to try them due to included wine, beer and most excursions. Viking delivered in terms of personal service, delicious foods, ... Read more
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Lou E
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
294 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Each port and Viking tour at each port was OUTSTANDING. The crew on our River Boat was very helpful and I must say they all went out of their way to please the passengers. This was our first river cruise and I must say that one sees ... Read more
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LabLady67
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose Viking for the service, and that part was certainly not a disappointment. You are treated like royalty, and I like being a princess even if it is just for seven days. The service is even better than on Holland ocean cruises that I ... Read more
KSKLEIGH53
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on the Viking Skadi Longship from 24 June to 9 July, 2016. Here are major observations and comments: - It was the BEST TRIP we have ever taken in our lives! - The Viking longship, Skadi, was spotless and the ... Read more
harrietb
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
45 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Looking for a more upscale experience, we listened to Viking's marketing materials. What they didn't tell us, is the program is for passengers 70 and over. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, for those who enjoy sports or an active ... Read more
villagirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Note: You don’t dock anywhere near Paris. If you want Paris than you need to book another cruise line, not Viking. This is review of the Viking Ships, Rinda, Rolf and Kadlin as they all do the same route on different days. We were on ... Read more

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shawlarry@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently returned from a Viking cruise on the Danube. The parts of the cruise planned by Viking are well done. One guide in Budapest was awful but the rest were outstanding. The Best of Budapest optional excursion is expensive ... Read more
3pellegrinis
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
44 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We cruised the Duoro River of Gold, which was my Mother's choice. Beautiful Scenery, wonderful food, plentiful wine with meals. Staff was very attentive and friendly, ship was lovely. This was my first river cruise, and I did expect the ... Read more
Wisconsin Travelers
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
222 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our second Viking River cruise. After the first one I swore I'd never do another. Then Viking made us an offer we couldn't refuse and we just returned from a 14 day Grand European Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Now for sure ... Read more
eavigad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
This was my first river cruise. We were originally scheduled to sail on the Kara from Amsterdam to Basel for a seven night cruise. However, a few days before we were to sail, we got an email telling us that we were going to be getting on ... Read more
Billm7806
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We enjoyed the "Romantic Danube" cruise very much and would recommend Viking to anyone as a GREAT choice. Booked everything with Viking, no issues. Started in Budapest on the ship Njord. Simply, the ship and crew were perfect, ... Read more

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