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156 Viking Family Cruise Reviews

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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
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 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
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

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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
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
LStandlee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We've been on multiple ocean cruises but this was our first river cruise. We loved the river cruise more than any cruise we have taken so far. It was more about the destination. Excursions were wonderful. The local guides were very ... Read more
sroc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This is my second Viking cruise. The first cruise was a disaster for me as I am a vegetarian and was not accommodated at all well on the first cruise. This cruise could not have have more different. The vegetarian meals were excellent and ... Read more
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scheuer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
If you would like a poor river, bus and walking tour, book with Viking Cruise Line, I think. You will also get poor attitude and food at times. We were on 4 different ships which meant packing and unpacking every time with bus rides ... Read more
terrymac983
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise began in Amsterdam and ended in Budapest. We ended up on three different ships due to low water levels, but Viking handled it exceptionally well. Due to the number of ships in the Viking fleet, the issues were minimal. I'm ... Read more
LStout
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Hotels in Paris and Prague were excellent, in wonderful locations that are walkable to the sights. Breakfast in both hotels were excellent and the staff at the hotel were very helpful in finding our way around the city. Excellent ... Read more
Ron Ayotte
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my "retirement vacation" after 33 years with the Fire Department. My wife and I saw the ads for Viking River cruises and said "why not?" My wife used to book corporate travel when she worked in the corporate ... Read more
missouriwine
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose Viking for the ports and excursions they offer. We have heard many horror stories of cruises that became bus tours because of low river levels, high river levels and other natural hiccups. After checking the river levels on the ... Read more

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rcozen
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As always, the service and food on board the cruise was great. The fact that we had to swap ships was unavoidable but probably could have been handled better. We lost 1-2 days of river cruising and spent many hours on buses instead. Viking ... Read more
Perlajane
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
No need to cover much ground when sailing around the Bordeaux region offers such loveliness. The things we appreciated: the amazing organization and attention to detail. The large dinner tables, which ensured that we sat with others and ... Read more
mipeach
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We got to Budapest too late to do much of anything. The Danube River ( which Viking never tells you even when asked) was low which we now know is common. We were forced to change boats from the Tor to the Var and couldn't use top deck ... Read more
TomMcC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I wanted to do a river cruise of Europe, and after looking at all of the options, we chose the Rhine Getaway from Viking River Cruises. We had been to parts of Europe on prior business and vacation travel, but had never been ... Read more
joelawrence3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We had a nonstop flight into Lisbon, were met at the airport by a Viking representative, and taken to the Hotel Tivoli centrally located in LIsbon. Everything went very smooth, as we have come to expect from Viking. We have visited Lisbon ... Read more

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rob@sanrographics.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This trip was well worth the money and effort. Having in mind before we left that China would be a whole new and different experience from that we had done before our expectations were met. The Hotel accommodation in Shanghai was excellent ... Read more
Jinks126835
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took a 'Mom and Two Sons' river cruise from Budapest to Nuremburg. It was time to spend together traveling like we had not before and visiting cities, world heritage sites and countries that none of us had visited before. Every ... Read more
IzzyEdmonton
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have travelled extensively throughout the world and had been on many cruises but this was our first river cruise. We were most impressed by the top notch service from every member of the crew on the ship. From arrival, to daily ... Read more
Ringo8553
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I clocked at least 9-10 hours more on a bus than I should have been. Viking should have given us a chance to cancel and/or rebook, as they knew well in advance that there had been no rain and the Danube was too low to travel on. Original ... Read more
Family of travellers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We are 6 people who have travelled together for many years and having done several ocean cruises, we decided to try out the Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruise especially after having seen several of their commercials on TV (which are ... Read more

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