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296 Viking Family Cruise Reviews
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Tolland2
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 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
ttm204
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was my first river cruise. I went with about a dozen friends and family. We took the Rhine river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. I had been on several ocean cruises with different cruise lines and had enjoyed them but some friends ... 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
DonLucia2015
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We heard about Viking through some friends and when the Bordeaux Wine River cruise became available we jumped on the chance. Everything about this cruise was top shelf. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The ship's staff were all ... 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
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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
Ride Sallie Ride
Member Since 2017
1 review
We are 3 couples who usually cruise ocean ships but decided to travel across Europe by Viking Riverboat. As our excitement grew during the planning phase, we were joined by two other couples of friends. We were booking fairly late in 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
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
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Hondo69
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We have taken 3 previous European riverboat trips with other vendors & we had heard good things about Viking, so we decided to try it. Our previous trips had single beds on opposite sides of the room, while Viking provided a queen ... 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
seabaughs
Member Since 2017
1 review
We used to pride ourselves on traveling on-the-cheap. We chose Viking because we were due to travel and the Viking offer looked fair. Also, the planning of our own trip was becoming burdensome. We took a chance and soon realized that ... 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
VikingCruiseGuest
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed July 2016
We chose this as our first cruise because we wanted to see the particular sites along the Rhine River. We were greeted by name as we boarded. With only about 188 passengers on the cruise, the staff knew us by name and were friendly, ... Read more
1papaj1
Member Since 2017
1 review
We cruised the Rhine River valley through Germany from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands. We enjoyed the excursions at each stop as well as the scenic river cruising days aboard the Viking Eir. The staff, food, cabin, ... 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
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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
krochen
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
We loved this trip from start to finish. When we arrived in Beijing we were met by the tour guide and quickly on our way to the hotel. They were with us all of the way to the last stop. All of the hotels were unbelievable and the check ... 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
8 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
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