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DALMAN88
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
88 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our first river cruise. It was very good! Now. It was the Viking TOR - a small ship - not what ocean cruisers are used to. Everything is smaller and limited. The staterooms are smaller, the public spaces are smaller, and the dining ... Read more
Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
1 forum post
21 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
Deb T.
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Chose this cruise for the historical and UNESCO sights as well as the Christmas markets.If you are going in November make sure the countries have started their Christmas markets because it has a wonder ambience to experience.Ship is top ... Read more
MaryEllen3
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Loved the small number of passengers. Loved everything about the trip, but the excursions could have been better. Organization and communication about the excursions had a lot of room for improvement. The tour director did not tell us a ... Read more
FrenchChateau
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We wanted to cruise the little ports in Germany and this cruise seemed to be as close to what we wanted to see. The ship was clean and tidy at all times. We upgraded our room to a suite since when we saw the French balcony room we were ... Read more
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markhinman
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The trip was perfect from start to finish. The staff was incredibly well trained and seemed to anticipate our every need. The food was incredible. Our Chef,Karl, was quite the showman but he backed it up with delicious meals. I liked that ... Read more
Paul B Schuerlein
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
The Cruise takes you thru Switzerland,Germany, France ,Holland and Amsterdam. **Switzerland : The Alps were amazing, Lake Lucerne was clean and beautiful . Restaurants were great , delicious and all dining was a great ... Read more
em99iel
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We were impressed with the Captain down to the dishwashers on the ship. The cabin was ample for our stay. The heated bathroom floors was an extra. The tours and guides were experienced and very knowledgeable. They were priceless when they ... Read more
DEARLY
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I traveled the Rhine in 2015 and the Danube in 2016. I had a wonderful time both trips. The cabins are wonderful and clean and all . The beds were comfortable. The showers were hot.The food was wonderful and delicious . The ... Read more
Lauriegrigley
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for three reasons: first, my mom had always wanted to do a river cruise, second, the reviews for Viking were very good,and third, the itinerary was what we were looking for. We started in Prague with the 3 day ... Read more
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alwaysonvacarion
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
A river cruise is something we've always wanted to do, so agreed to join my husband's two sisters on the Rhine R. from Basel to Amsterdam. We both booked a veranda room and the included air option for a substantial price (as compared to ... Read more
something4fun
Member Since 2017
1 review
We found the Viking ship and cabins to be very clean, well designed and comfortable. The ship's crew was wonderful, friendly, and always helpful. Dining was always outstanding with lots of selections, and the food service staff learned ... Read more
sorrynothanks
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We began our 10 day Rhine cruise in Switzerland and ended with 2 extra days in Amsterdam. If you want to see the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, as we did, get your tickets, which are available 30 days before your visit, on their ... Read more
cls088
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Initially the deal of 2 for was the main reason. Price was good. Itinerary was good. On arrival the reception was faultless and booking in went so well without a hitch, shown to stateroom efficiently. Stateroom was small but it ... Read more
jcpratt
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We choose this cruise after having many friends recommend a river cruise through Europe. We planned this trip for a number of years with college roommates, one of whom who had never traveled through Europe. The idea of unpacking only once ... Read more
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jdcsmith1
Member Since 2017
1 review
I've always wanted to go to Europe. This year was our 25th anniversary, so I bit the bullet and scheduled our cruise. It was the best vacation and the best cruise that we have ever been on. We enjoyed our Caribbean cruise when we took it, ... Read more
mollygirl1
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
82 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
We have always wanted to do a river cruise and planned this with my two sisters and their husbands. We chose October because it was less expensive than other months and not too cold yet. We are all experienced ocean cruisers. My husband ... Read more
woolleymom
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
When thinking about our Viking cruise up the Elbe I will always remember Guntar...he looked and talked like Arnold. Which made the trip extra entertaining. The crew was so warm and embracing. Every single one was there to help make our ... Read more
Tom Curran
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We took this cruise to see places we never thought we would see. The excursions were very good, but the excursion to the northern island, while interesting, was a long way there and back. My major complaint was the lack of shipboard ... Read more
Ree58
Member Since 2016
1 review
32 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I took this cruise with my sister and six other family members including my 80 and 82 year old parents. We flew KLM to St. Petersburg Russia. The flight was excellent, we were in the lap of luxury being fed every two hours and ... Read more
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Analucianovak
Member Since 2017
1 review
My husband and I decided to commemorate our 10th wedding anniversary by going on a trip to Europe. We are avid fans of Downton Abbey, and we were mesmerized by the Viking River Cruise commercials displaying the Ship, and the wonderful ... Read more
sorrythat
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Expected to see much more, although the writing up of the cruise was quite accurate in the brochure. A lot of time is spent sitting on board a coach for up to two hours and the sights and excursions are all very, very samey. Food was only ... Read more
grandisleguy
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This is our second cruise with Viking. The first was in Russia, and was superb. Well thought out, great crew, significant learning while being entertained. This cruise was the antithesis of the Russia experience. I'll begin with a ... Read more
angie243
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
It was a great choice from my friend who was turning 60. I would have never chosen the Romantic Danube. But I am so glad he did. We used a travel agent who took care of everything. From the flights to Budapest to the return trip home. ... Read more
jollyheart
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this Rhine River cruise because we prefer smaller cruises and a smaller groupe of people... It was very scenic and our tour director "Nick", was just fabulous. The food was to die for and the coach rides and guides were ... Read more
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