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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
walwynmartin
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We wanted to see Myanmar before it is changed forever by mass tourism. This itinerary allowed us to visit not only the major centres of Yangon and Mandalay but also small remote villages only accessible easily by river. We thoroughly ... Read more
potsal
Member Since 2017
1 review
I liked the destinations. I had a pre-cruise with a couple of friends, in Basel, where we did our own adventure,then, had a wonderful walking tour with a Viking Cruise tour guide the next morning and also,by a local guide, after we boarded ... Read more
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SALTYCATHY
Member Since 2013
1 review
Wonderful destination with a beautiful country and very friendly people. The itinerary and Vikings staff and accommodations were beyond prior cruises. Great optional tours and sights. The opportunity to be entertained on the ship with ... Read more
doctor fox
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
Radioguy 7
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Wanted to see more than 1 city in Europe and this way of travel made sense. Everything we experienced was above our expectations. This was our first and won't be our last. the service and food was amazing. The shore excursions were well ... Read more
jerhillius
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Grade A service, Grade A logistics, Grade A tours, Grade A optional land excursions, Grade A food, and Grade A entertainment. The food was superb and for me being on a salt restricted diet, the maitre'd sought me out at breakfast and ... Read more
Diane.s.wallace
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the history of WWII and the Normandy Beaches. But it was so much more! The Excursions were the best, being disabled I rarely am able to see places except for in the buses. The tour guides were excellent, easy to ... Read more
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Diana Olson
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
The cruise and tours were awesome, I have already given out the books that I get in the mail to my fellow co-workers. The staff was very good as was the food. My husband and myself enjoyed all of the tours. The staff was very ... Read more
carlvette
Member Since 2017
1 review
We selected the 10 day Viking cruise to allow a full day in Basel, Switzerland and in Amsterdam. Viking Air was also purchased with the cruise package and all airport pickup and drop off arrangements were handled perfectly. The choice ... Read more
Kabloona9
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our first ever River cruise and we truly enjoyed it. We found that the staff were always available to help with anything and even listen to us. With the walking track on deck it was nice to just get away from others and ... Read more
Analucianovak
Member Since 2017
1 review
My husband and I decided to commemorate our 10th wedding anniversary by going on a trip to Europe. We are avid fans of Downton Abbey, and we were mesmerized by the Viking River Cruise commercials displaying the Ship, and the wonderful ... Read more
mmap310
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
First time cruise for my husband and I . Loved Loved the whole experience . Will do again in the near future . Totally impressed upon arrival in France when we were met by staff and immediately taken to a clean modern shuttle that took us ... Read more
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Conn67
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
What a wonderful experience on the Danube River. If you love to visit interesting cities and towns and explore (at your own pace or with a group), then this is the cruise for you. The scenery on the Danube river on sailing days is ... Read more
lrkur
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
China seemed like a daunting destination to do on our own, so we decided to sample it with a reputable company, Viking. The trip was beyond our expectations! The entire time we felt like we were very special VIPs. Viking thought of ... Read more
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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
pr124530
Member Since 2017
1 review
We landed in Paris and explored Paris before departing for the actual cruise. Cabins on the ship are nicely set up. Dining on board is always a nice experience and offers a nice variety of local and other delicacies to suit any taste. ... Read more
50thweddind
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
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ellishoover
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise to learn more about the Rhine River and it's interesting cities and sites. The reception at the airport in Basel was wonderful and the transport to the ship was fast and efficient. Check-in was flawless and easy 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
Photoquests
Member Since 2005
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed July 2016
My favorite part of river cruising is viewing the life on the river, both human and nature. The cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow was interesting but the wildlife was nearly nonexistent, mostly supplanted by the human life that this ... Read more
Klwag
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
5 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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PaulRobertson
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed July 2016
Excellent cruise! We were attracted to the small ship experience after hearing horror stories about the small cabins others told us about. The small ship Viking river cruises had great reviews and their attention to detail made the cruise ... Read more
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