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243 Viking Family Cruise Reviews
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Dit Clapper
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 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
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
alwaysonvacarion
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
sorrythat
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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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
Tolland2
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
7 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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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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
Enchanted Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
Had no idea what to expect and it was wonderful from the get-go. We traveled with two other couples and loved everything about it! One couple was experienced in traveling and kept everything going smoothly for all of us. This was a ... Read more
FLORIDA FLOUNDER
Member Since 2012
1 review
15 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was my second Viking River cruise and they were both incredible! The first was The Heart of Germany during Christmas week and the second was The Danube Waltz during the summer. The service is spectacular and they really know how ... Read more
19Kilmainham16
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our Viking Cruise was called The Romantic Danube, beginning in Germany, passing through Austria and ending in Hungary. Our ship, scheduled to be the Njord, was actually the Freya due to a high water level on the Danube. We were met at ... Read more
TheFullers
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
The departure port was perfect since we were able to visit family in Stuttgart before the cruise. We were excided about to ports and the experience alone the Rhein River. Most important we were excided also about being an a new ship, the ... Read more
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