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249 Viking Family Cruise Reviews
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Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
1 forum post
7 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
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
Lauriegrigley
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
alwaysonvacarion
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
cls088
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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mollygirl1
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
81 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
Ree58
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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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sorrythat
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
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
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Tolland2
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Amsterdam-spent two days pre cruise. Viking did a wonderful job with all transports, Lufthansa air and van to and from hotel and ship.We stayed at the Radisson Blu set up by Viking with full buffet breakfast. We used UBER to get round ... Read more
KarenWillis
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a multi-generational vacation, and we considered the location, number of days, ease of traveling to and from, and ship size. Viking River cruises have a great reputation, and this trip certainly lived up to all of our ... Read more
Frys2go
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Heard good things about Viking. Everything was very nice EXCEPT the horrifying drive to the airport from river boat. THE DRIVER WAS THE WORST!!!!! So many asked that he slow down, and be cautious. He did not seem to care, taking turns as ... Read more
joachster
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
My wife and I have been traveling to Europe on land trips with family members for many years, sometimes with as many as 12 people. Of late, we have started to use the ship option, having cruised the Greek Islands, Amalfi Coast, and the ... Read more
chohman
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because of the history and the ports of call. We got to visit many UNESCO World Heritage sites. The crew of the Viking Atla was excellent. The food was outstanding. The included shore excursions were great. It was nice ... Read more
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cmoody12
Member Since 2016
1 review
My daughter and I chose this cruise because we had been to Paris and the Loire Valley several years ago, but we had never been to southern France. We were delighted with the service provided by the crew, beginning with being met at the ... Read more
carolynsas
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We highly recommend this Viking cruise and hope that the other cruise options are as great, because we plan to repeat the experience soon. The cabin was supplied with everything needed, and was always thoughtfully cleaned and ... Read more
Mariekje
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
I had been wanting to go to Europe for a long time and when my in-laws asked me if I wanted to go on a river cruise with them I didn't hesitate. The staff from Viking Freya meet us at the airport and transported us to the ship in time for ... Read more
eugene.bathurst
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
This was our second time for this cruise. The first time was a Christmas Market cruise. This tile we traveled with family, our son, daughter-in-law and two teenage granddaughters. This was our fifth Viking cruise and the service and ... Read more
dandt1950
Member Since 2016
1 review
Everything went perfectly - was the best trip ever. Viking took great care of us from the time we stepped off the airplane until the time the led us to airport security for our flight home. We traveled with 8 friends but the whole ship ... Read more
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old soldier09
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
Some friends piqued our interest when they took a river cruise. This trip far exceeded our expectations. From conflict resolution to making you feel special, Viking staff made us feel welcome. We did a pretrip in Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Read more
Emilio Valle
Member Since 2016
1 review
My travel agent recommended it, and he has never steered me wrong, it was a father daughter vacation and we loved every minute of it. The crew, cabin stewards, everything was amazing. I think our favorite spot was Durnstein and Melk. We ... Read more
BaileyStuart
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I sailed with 4 other family members. We explored various options for several months before selecting Viking - which ultimately became a unanimous decision. Throughout the planning process, our questions were always ... Read more
Trager
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
sburste
Member Since 2016
1 review
The purpose of our cruise was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. This was our first Viking cruise and it fully met our expectations. The ship was comfortable and well designed to meet our needs. Our cabin was of first class hotel ... Read more
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