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  • Fares include guided shore excursions in each port of call
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2,207 Viking Europe Cruise Reviews

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tcatlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise. We boarded in Amsterdam, spending 2-days in the city. The Vidar had excellent service, food, and accommodations. The ship runs very quietly with no real motion at all. We woke up one morning opened the ... Read more
nickle58
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
38 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We scheduled this cruise after a previously booked European land tour was cancelled. We really enjoyed this trip! Prague was my favorite of the stops. It was surprisingly and amazingly beautiful as were all the ports visited. ... Read more
Briangail
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Pros:nice Breakfast and lunch. Nice ship.Very Very clean. Wonderful friendly staff, everyone. Cons : dinner does not offer enough choices on the menu that changes each day.. Quality of food not cruise ship worthy. If i went to a ... Read more
Henry Andrews
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit France and we wanted to experience river cruising as opposed to ocean cruising. And in checking with friends and others Viking was highly recommended. Because the Seine was experiencing ... Read more
Shantzyboy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have friends who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer and wanted us to join them on this river cruise. We have done 6 ocean cruises but this was the first river cruise. It was great to be able to see shoreline all ... Read more

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JANBENIGNO
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first river cruise, and I cannot say enough about this cruise, it was WONDERFUL!!! The staff and crew on the ship were wonderful, Chris the cruise director, Allen the concierge, everyone was just so wonderful and ... Read more
dpmath
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise but we went with friends who have gone twice already. One word....WONDERFUL! We went from Basel to Amsterdam on the Vidar. The crew was outstanding, the food delicious, and the normal tours were overall ... Read more
Seabag@27
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had taken a VRC before and were impressed with the organization. From the booking process to being dropped off at the airport at the end of the cruise there was nothing that wasn't done in an exemplary manner. I am sure someone, ... Read more
Cruciere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Had taken this cruise 12 years ago and thought my companions would enjoy. The ship was well laid out and quite luxurious. Crew was absolutely wonderful, especially the program director known as Joey. Food was very good. I cannot ... Read more
Vikingjo
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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trips4two
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our guess is that everyone who takes a river cruise likes their cruise company. That said, it is hard to imagine that any company could outdo Viking with service and hospitality. This was our second Viking cruise (previously had been on a ... Read more
KJ0504
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First ever river cruise and so pleased we chose Viking. Airport transfers very smooth. Service was excellent, it was like a luxury hotel. All the staff were extremely pleasant, efficient and happy in their work - makes a holiday so ... Read more
lnwyd
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We are not cruise types although we are in every way the target audience for Viking. But a year and a half ago we got a brochure in the mail (we get a lot of travel brochures) and noticed that a booking in 2016 would be a two-fer. We ... Read more
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kaywells
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
49 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took a transatlantic cruise over to Europe and enjoyed the ocean cruise very much with Royal Caribbean. We visited 6 countries on that cruise. We ended up in Copenhagen, Denmark and flew back to Amsterdam to board the Viking Ve Grand ... Read more
clydeyancey
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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tomlakin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
lynelles@live.com.au
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
When I retired from teaching after 40 years of service, I wanted to celebrate my new life with a European river cruise. We chose the Grand European Tour for 2 reasons. The first reason was that it was highly recommended by friends and ... Read more
Mickeyhogin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
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
DavC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We took the Grand European Tour and stayed in the Explorer Suite (a special occasion at great expense). This is a senior cruise, with the majority of guests over 65. Disabuse yourself of the idea that a river cruise is charming small ... Read more
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Hamakua
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Just finished the Grand European cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on Bragi. For the price I expected much more. Staff is great, especially the cruise director, concierge, and other people you may deal with at the front desk. Cabin was ... Read more
metwal
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I chose to arrive in Basel 2 days prior to departure but booked our air through Viking. On the short hop from Paris to Basel there were others who were leaving that night on another Viking ship. Our red luggage tags ... Read more
alanac06
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
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
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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

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