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  • Fares include guided shore excursions in each port of call
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2,159 Viking Europe Cruise Reviews

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Vikingjo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
The cruise was wonderful! The food was outstanding and the tour guides really knew so much about their cities. The accommodations were top-notch! The crew was extremely accommodating and eager to help, very pleasant from the captain ... Read more
clydeyancey
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
The cruise was a birthday present for my wife who is a water-colorist and wanted to se Monet's home, gardens, etc. I was interested in the beaches of Normandy, The cruise was fantastic and made so by the staff, ship, food and tours. ... Read more
tomlakin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Advertisements of PBS peaked our interest in a river cruise on the Rhine, it seemed so beautiful. We often told our children that we would some day take a river cruise and for our 40 wedding anniversary the cruise was presented to us as ... Read more
grams52014
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I enjoy traveling to new places and accompanied a friend, who is a retired History teacher. The Lofn was my first experience on a Longship and quite different from cruising on big ocean liners, but very nice. The ports were wonderful. ... Read more
Mickeyhogin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Paris to Normandy cruise highlighted many of the places we wanted to see in France. We enjoyed Monet's gardens at Giverny, seeing the Bayeux Tapestry, visiting the Normandy Beaches and cemeteries, seeing a castle of Richard the ... Read more

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alanac06
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Friends of ours had done a Viking Cruise in Paris 2 years ago and loved it, so we chose this one to do together. My husband and I arrived 3 days prior to disembarkation and had plenty of time to visit Amsterdam. Viking provided ... Read more
nanainwi
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The staff are great. The program director knew her job and did it well, she was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and many of the buildings and was entertaining. We looked forward to her talks every evening before dinner. ... Read more
lizlove
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
So far, not so good. Been stuck in Basil two nights so far. They say the water is too high and we can't leave here. Today got bussed to the Black Forest...long drive. Tomorrow being bussed again....2 hours each way. We didn't sign ... Read more
DBG
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We had heard wonderful things about Viking. My Aunt wanted to do a river cruise to finish out her bucket list for her 96th birthday so we researched and chose Viking. A family group jumped at the chance to join her for this trip. We ... Read more
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ryasahara
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Enjoyed the Cities of Light River Cruise sandwiched between stays in Prague and Paris. The Captain, Hotel Manager, Program Director and staff were attentive for the whole trip. We had 100 of 180 passenger capacity so the service was ... Read more

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gbrmunden
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I thought this would be a good choice for my very elderly mother and I as we were unlikely to do the tours but wanted to see different places and not have to pack/unpack. We were recommended cabin 301 as being near the lounge, having a ... Read more
Bullabock
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I wanted to re-visit places his father and I went over 50 years ago with my adult son and to have a relaxing vacation together. Having traveled with Viking before, I carefully selected cabins across from each other, one with a sitting ... Read more
s.booth900@ntlworld.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This was a long awaited cruise as our booking last year was cancelled due to lack of water in the river. It was well worth waiting for.The ship although one of the older ones in the fleet is immaculate.The staff and crew are excellent, ... Read more
diplomats
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
214 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Viking River Cruise, Viking Heimdal, Lyon to Avignon, May 4-11, 2016 Viking River Cruises presents an attractive, even seductive, face. From the alluring advertising to the handsome “long boats” decked out in understated ... Read more
julieapeacock@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we wanted a relatively short and close to home one in case we didn't like it. How foolish we were! It was remarkable. Not only were the other passengers most interesting, but the crew were a delight and ... Read more

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Valerie Mah
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I ended up on this my first river cruise by default. My cousin's friend was returning from New Zealand and it seemed too short a turn around to go on the cruise so she asked her to see if she could find someone to take her place. I was ... Read more
coughlin5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just completed the Viking River Cruise "Paris to Prague" which includes a river cruise from Trier, Germany to Bamberg, Germany. The Paris to Trier part and the Bamberg to Prague part of the trip are by bus. Trier to Bamberg is ... Read more
CarolMeehleis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This trip, without a doubt, was one of our best! The crew were absolutely united, courteous, professional, polished and fun to be with! Our 'included' side trips were well planned , smooth, educational, comfortable, and timely. The ... Read more
Doc Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This is the third Viking River Cruise we have taken. Viking always does a great job to make sure passengers are safe and enjoy their travels. So far I rank the Viking cruise from Basel to Amsterdam the best, closely followed by Avon to ... Read more
abiedel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
the included daily walks through towns were great. Very doable and not too strenuous. There were lots of picture taking stops and places to eat, etc. We took a side trip in Vienna for a classical music night. We did three days in ... Read more

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respbill
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The actual cruise is not like the other river cruises we took on the Rhine and Danube as except for Porto the places where we docked were of no interest, just small towns along the Douro. The actual trip starts with 2 nights in Lisbon, if ... Read more
krugermark
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This trip was the ships first voyage. The service was excellent, and the staff extremely accommodating. The management team was there every step of the way providing visibility and support to their team. They were always available to talk ... Read more
philcruiser2013
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
First time river cruisers and chose this one for the full Grand European Cruise experience. First and foremost, the Viking Staff were absolutely outstanding. They went above and beyond to ensure the passengers were always treated as ... Read more
TayloeWise
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Viking has it all - hands down!!! Everything was taken care of from our arrival to departure. The ship was always spotless. The Captain & crew were just so friendly. The food on board was excellent - no outstanding! The ... Read more
bobfaye
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Loved it all. Great crew, great food and great ports. Even though we had to change ships. because of a problem with a river lock, the transition was done seamlessly. Viking does a great job with the things it can control and it does an ... Read more

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