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jestoviak
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 helpful votes
If you are considering a Viking River Cruise - just do it! My Mom and I had so much fun and I think to narrow it down it was "the experience" overall. Feel free to reach out with specific questions but here's a quick overview. ... Read more
Scootoir
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
We booked in September when Viking offered discounted prices on Veranda rooms. We liked that this cruise was 9 nights all on the ship so no repacking and moving from ship to hotel. We arrived mid-afternoon on Sunday and our cabin was ... Read more
petego4it2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
European Christmas markets, beautiful Danube Austrian and Bavarian locations, sailing up river thru some 26 locks passing Austria and into Bavarian Germany, so enticingly promised by the highly effective and persuasive Viking ads. How did ... Read more
doctor fox
Member Since 2015
1 review
My husband and I recently took the Viking Romantic Danube cruise on the Atla from Nuremburg to Budapest with a group of friends. The small ship was satisfactory, but it was too cold in November to use the third deck for exercise, games, ... Read more
eimi48
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We did the Viking Emerald cruise starting in Shanghai and ending in Beijing. The Westin hotel on Shanghai was very comfortable and the service was good. From there we flew to Wuhan to pick up the Viking Emerald for our 5 day cruise down ... Read more
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50thweddind
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We chose the Normandy cruise because it was a place we had wanted to visit. Several couples from our development had been on this Viking cruise. Also our travel agent recommended Viking cruises. From the beginning of the cruise to ... 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
Klwag
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
This was our second Viking River cruise, the first being in 2014 on the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. We traveled with three other couples and had a fantastic time. Viking has river cruising down to a science, and we were blessed by ... Read more
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jjonesdtrt
Member Since 2016
1 review
We were recommended Viking and this cruise in particular by friends who had just returned from it. It was absolutely everything we had hoped for -- the boat was more than adequate to the task, the staff was stellar, the excursions were ... Read more
shawlarry@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We recently returned from a Viking cruise on the Danube. The parts of the cruise planned by Viking are well done. One guide in Budapest was awful but the rest were outstanding. The Best of Budapest optional excursion is expensive ... Read more
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vhalonvillaj3
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had a class reunion and the majority voted for Romantic Danube, Budapest cruising at night was amazing and romantic. The staff was great and food superb. Ports and show excursions were very informative and the tour guides were ... Read more
jhammer
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We wanted to see China and when we heard about this cruise/tour, we knew that it was what we needed to book since it covered so many of the sites we wanted to see. We have traveled Viking before on the Danube in Europe and knew that ... Read more
redcar9197
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
This river cruise was wonderful! Well organized in every respect. Food excellent. Cabin a little small (French Balcony) The french balcony was great and a savings from Veranda. Going thru locks was fascinating. Unfortunately due ... Read more
ATLMPP
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We loved our Viking cruise down the Danube the year prior. We have always wanted to see Prague and Paris so the City of Lights cruise from Bamberg to Trier was wonderful as expected. Viking surely has the right formula for accommodating ... Read more
Range Con
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
We chose Viking River Cruise because I had heard wonderful things about them from others where I live in Colorado. I wanted to do the Normandy to Paris cruise because my father was a World War II veteran and I wanted to see Normandy and ... Read more
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Robin.Charman
Member Since 2016
1 review
Fantastic trip. The staff/crew we friendly, personable, helpful and full of information. The services in dining and the lounge were superior. Food was excellent, well presented, tasty and just the right amount. The lounge was a relaxing ... Read more
jjmsr
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
Went from Paris to Normandy. Visited the Louvre, Museum D'Orsay, Eifel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and shopping in Paris. Our tour guide, Ken, was all world. The first day we said after him, Bon Jour, siv vous ple. The French ... Read more
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grams52014
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
4 helpful votes
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
MariaMMB
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose Viking with a destination in Avignon, as well as a 3 day pre-trip to Paris. I have significant health issues and I wanted a cruise line with a good reputation that would take care of everything, and so I would not have to be ... Read more
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timvanhoven
Member Since 2016
1 review
I did the research for our group of 16. I found Viking to be the cruise line for us. We did two days pre cruise in Amsterdam at the Hilton. Great hotel and wonderful city to explore. Did a canal cruise and visited Van Gough museum as ... Read more
jasamp
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 years ago I did the Paris to Normandy cruise and loved it! I thought the Grand European tour sounded terrific and I was not at all disappointed - everything was exceptional in every way. Viking really knows how to do things right and ... Read more
junevk
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
This was the tulips and windmills cruise and took us to Holland and Belgium. Embarkation went smoothly; the cabin was clean and roomy (as possible!); food was delicious and service was great. The excursions were very good -- but in some ... Read more
Tomas Gergely
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I wanted to do a Danube cruise. The staff was outstanding, it is difficult to single out any of them, but the concierge and entertainment director were certainly wonderful. Enjoyed the stops and excursions, even though the weather was ... Read more
France16
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed April 2016
The theme was Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine, and this is the cruise my husband chose. We cannot say enough nice things about our experience. Attention to detail was impeccable. The food was incredible. Dining staff were superb. We loved ... Read more
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