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161 Viking Family Cruise Reviews

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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
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
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
carbajaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I'm hooked on Viking Cruises for their outstanding customer service and seamless excursions. The food is always top quality and the ships are well laid out. Our room was efficient with a veranda and was very comfortable for the two weeks ... Read more

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DBG
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
spalding@cissltd.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
three grandmothers went with one of each of their kids. 88, 85 and 84 were the ages of the grandmothers. all somewhat mobile. we choose this cruise because we would be able to see more without having to pack and unpack at different ... Read more
youidiot1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to go to Romania. Especially Transylvania. This was the only cruise that went to Romania. The tours in the other countries were fabulous, especially Hungary. One of the best activities was the in-home visit to a resident's ... Read more
leesue
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Ship and crew were wonderful. Destination was fantastic. First time on any cruise ( 12 ocean cruises) I saw the captain more than once, or every day. The cabin was excellent and the shower was the largest I have ever had on a cruise ship! ... Read more

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Olivvy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had been on a Danube River Cruise with Viking years ago and we really enjoyed our vacation - everything was first class - food, service, accommodations, etc. Therefore, we decided to go on a Paris/Normandy trip this time around ... Read more
Sally Merk
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My brother and his wife invited us to join them and their extended family on this Danube River Cruise. We are so glad we went. We arrived in Munich 4 days before the cruise and thoroughly enjoyed the sights. While in Passau, our departure ... Read more
rcascio
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Thanks to the crew of the Viking Ship Torgil, A bad situation was salvaged and made into a great Journey. The Portuguese River Authority would not let us sail the Rio Douro, because the river was too high. Excessive rains and the ... Read more
Pharmbrew1107
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Tulip time in Amsterdam. This was our first river cruise and we were thrilled. We extended before and after the cruise and were extremely impressed with the accommodations and the extra city tours arranged by Viking. The service was ... Read more
weston,j
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is the only way to travel. No changing of hotels and repacking regularly. Delicious food taken care of by a great kitchen staff 3 times a day. Breakfast and lunch could be fast buffet style or leisurely sit down. We were handed ... Read more

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chonz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
we read a lot of reviews and also have friends that have gone on Viking cruises and we have never heard of anything negative. Their website does a great job of showing you the rooms and the whole ship in and out. They also show all the ... Read more
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dserota0973
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
My wife and I had not been to Amsterdam. Viking offered a cruise that encompassed visiting Amsterdam, other parts of Holland and Bruge in Belgium. We enjoyed the cruise immensely and intend to sign up for other Viking cruises in the ... Read more
ecoughlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
My husband and I and two friends from work always wanted to do a river cruise. When this became available, we jumped at it. And glad we did. This was a wonderful experience. The longboat was gorgeous, the staff was amazing, the ... Read more
rexford3429
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Began with 2 night Amsterdam pre-cruise at the Raddison-blu. Very nice hotel, great breakfast, a bit pricey. The cruise was great, staff wonderful and most helpful. The local guides for the excursions were very good, knowledgeable and ... Read more
homeweave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the Cities of Light cruise, from Paris to Prague. Can't say enough about it! Perfect in every way. The food was spectacular, even with my gluten free diet. They went over and above making accommodations for me. And even when I ... Read more

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karenbod
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I had had a fabulous Danube River Cruise 15 months earlier (Christmas Market cruise that was so magical) that I decided to do another Viking River cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. I booked the pre-cruise tour for two nights in Amsterdam ... Read more
Kermit2015
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
We recently took the Viking Romantic Danube cruise – it was the maiden voyage from Nuremburg to Budapest. We were picked up at the airport and delivered to the ship hassle free. I would like to start by warning there were several ... Read more
metracy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Cities of Light cruise included visiting two wonderful cities, Prague and Paris. The hotels were both lovely and close to sights. The ports we visited in Germany were awesome. The castles were magnificent! The bus tours were fabulous. ... Read more
dkerrigan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived in Paris two days before departure and went to the Palace of Versailles. It was spectacular! On Friday we were picked up at our hotel and brought right to our cruise ship. It was the maiden voyage of the Kadlin. The crew ... Read more
alexkrn46
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
4,028 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Our family of 4 ,mother, father, and two adult children took our second Viking cruise and it did not disappoint. The service once again was outstanding from the time we we were picked up at the airport until we were dropped off at the ... Read more

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