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100 Viking Group and Theme Cruise Reviews
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eimi48
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
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
2 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
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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
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
10 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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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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
windmills2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
we choose this cruise for the chance to see tulips and windmills. We saw lots and lots of tulips and windmills. The service was excellent, just ask and it was done. The food service was a bit slow at times, but it was the beginning of ... Read more
jimxxxbell
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We took the cruise to find out more about China and the people. It turned out to be a really great journey. Our escort was fantastic and had a lot of patience with the group. He spoke really good English and was detailed in his ... Read more
dsaleeba
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Due to river conditions caused by heavy rain, the Hemming did not move. Corporate knew this when we were bussed to the boat and tried to complete the scheduled itinerary via busses. Hours each day on buses. A woman onboard was ill ... Read more
Carol Roach
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
Seeing Dutch Tulips, gardens and windmills has been a dream. Add to that the cities along the way and the visiting of tulip growers, modern windmills and lovely scenery make this a wonderful adventure. It seems as if April is the best time ... Read more
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