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168 Viking Family Cruise Reviews

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karenegreene
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Cruise was well priced considering the accomodations, meals and tours with airfare included. The cruise was relaxing and enjoyable with great stops. The cruise was casual which fits in with our lifestyle. The staff was overall pleasant and ... Read more
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
3 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
5 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

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homeweave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
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
usnavycop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have always wanted to go on a cruise and this cruise helped us check off many boxes on our bucket list. The crew of the Aegir were so warm and welcoming that we felt like we were home and not in a foreign country. The ship was clean ... 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

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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
4,031 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
win4rob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We encountered the problem with low water level. The first day we arrived supposed to be at the center of Budapest. Due to low water, the ship was parked an hour drive a away in the middle of no where. So we wasted our fist day. The ... Read more
mariannebutler88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We couldn't have asked for a better experience! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this cruise.The ship was beautiful. The crew was respectful and friendly. They treated us like people, not just a number. They took time to make us feel ... Read more
ddfrieze
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had previously cruised with Viking in April 2015 - that being the Tulips and Windmills cruise. The entire experience was so wonderful and such a joy that we decided on a Viking Christmas cruise. We love the ambiance of the River craft ... Read more

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texas dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were celebrating a family event and wanted to experience something new. We wanted to visit multiple countries and explore new experiences. We've never cruised before so we chose the river as it's a smaller boat and not too ... Read more
Deb G
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
WOW, it was the BEST cruise! First of all, small boat with less than 200 people on board so very personalized service THE ENTIRE time! SMOOTH sailing without the swaying; NO motion sickness syndrome and awesome views through the large ... Read more
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pasta mama
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This Chateaux and Wine Country cruise on the Viking Forseti during the week of Christmas was one of the best gifts we've ever received. We traveled with our family group of 8. A "Viking" met us at the Bordeaux airport, helped ... Read more
TWR Skipper
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The trip my Daughter and i took on Viking was a ten year in the making trip. We either had no time or money was needed else where in our lives. We are so glad we took the trip. I lived in Germany during my High School and college days ... Read more
cubafarinas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is our second river cruise with Viking and once again, we were very happy with the whole experience. The trip started at Lisbon where we booked a 2 days pre-extension. The Tivoli Hotel where we stayed, while not a fancy one, it is ... Read more

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Dee in Virginia
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We sailed on Viking's Rhine Getaway during the Christmas Market season. It was wonderful. Viking builds in enough to do that we didn't feel that we were getting additional charges every time we stepped off the boat. The food was ... Read more
MsJudy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took two weeks prior to our embarkation to visit Germany, Italy & the Czech Republic & then spend a day in Passau. We chose this particular cruise for the Christmas markets & getting into the spirit of Christmas in ... Read more
Semmons
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I made this cruise with a long time friend who loves to travel, loves Christmas, and loves to shop, like me! Our transfer to the longship went off without a hitch. Our ship was the Skadi. What a wonderful crew! They knew our name, ... Read more
EvaT
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
River cruising was so relaxing. Highly recommended by my friend who goes on a cruise 3 times a year and has been to most places everyone would like to go to. Our cabin suite was a bit pricy and booked at the last minute. However, I was ... Read more
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261044
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This cruise was part of a 17 day tour, called Cultural Delights of China. We travelled up the Yangze River, stopping at cities and towns along the way. At each stop we had a tour. I have been on a Viking cruise in Europe, and this ... Read more

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