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grams52014
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Tomas Gergely
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
Lloyd Stimson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
1. We wanted to visit the Netherlands and Belgium and in time to see the tulips. 2. On-loading and Off-loading went as smoothly as we anticipated. 3. Overall the ship and its facilities were great .... except for the size of our ... Read more
KathyZanoff
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Starting with the ship, we were very impressed with the care with which we were taken care of. Such kindness and professional attitudes. We were equally impressed with our stateroom as we were in the Explorer Suite we did not know what to ... Read more

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France16
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
2 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
0 forum posts
0 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
malion@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We wanted to see the tulips and windmills. I saw that and so much more. I got to see so much history and art. (my passion) Everyday was so special. Our flight arrived very early in the morning and the crew where so helpful about ... Read more

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janchuck721@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have always wanted to go to Amsterdam. I also love flowers, and wanted to see the fields of tulips. We had been on the cruise on the Danube two years ago and had had a positive experience. We chose the pre-cruise option to be in ... Read more
bernieb1936
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because 11 friends were taking this cruise and we wanted to be with them. However, the ports that we visited beginning with Bucharest and ending with Budapest (we did extend our travels to include Prague) were ... Read more
LauraLinn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are avid wine enthusiasts and collectors and Bordeaux wine is our favorite. So we were very excited to be able to taste wine right in Bordeaux. I will never drink a Saint Emillion again without thinking about it's beautiful city. ... Read more
Pharmbrew1107
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Tulip time in Amsterdam. This was our first river cruise and we were thrilled. We extended before and after the cruise and were extremely impressed with the accommodations and the extra city tours arranged by Viking. The service was ... Read more
Travelin Dave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I chose Viking for two main reasons........destination and value for money. Viking arranged my flights and handled everything, pickup, transfers and departure. The Viking agent helped us get baggage checked in and escorted us all the ... Read more

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LGKNAPP1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Always wanted to see that part of the world, love cruises (especially in smaller groups), and heard great things about Viking Longboat cruises. It all came together this year when other family members were able to enjoy it with me. ... Read more
agff3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Great food. Nice that there was always some standard, right side of the menu items. Nice that there were two options of where to dine. Only bad meal was the celebration night, everybody scrambled for seats and buffet at same time. ... Read more
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BosBos
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
We arrived in Prague and we were very enjoy the city and hotel. We spent almost all our available time out and walk around the city. The city tour is enjoyable and we love all the scenery. The people of the city in general are very nice ... Read more
chadcat51@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this trip to celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary. I normally experience sea sickness BUT not on this trip. The sailing was very smooth and enjoyable. Our stateroom was roomy and comfortable. We had a veranda, but chilly ... Read more
Lindasandy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This has been on my bucket list for a few years. The cruise was very enjoyable. The staff was very attentive to our needs, excursions were well organized, and the other guests were friendly. My one complaint has to do with the pillows ... Read more

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BobClark
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Fantastic cruise, fantastic restaurants, fantastic ship, fantastic staff, fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic guide (Joshua). This was our China anniversary (20 years) so we picked China for our holiday. We were not disappointed. ... Read more
chesert
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Viking Mekong cruise not only afforded the opportunity to experience the Mekong Delta, the breadbasket of Vietnam, but also the ability to visit Cambodia. I knew from my days as a soldier in Southeast Asia in the 1960's that travel ... Read more
Deb G
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
WOW, it was the BEST cruise! First of all, small boat with less than 200 people on board so very personalized service THE ENTIRE time! SMOOTH sailing without the swaying; NO motion sickness syndrome and awesome views through the large ... Read more
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Tim$$
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our cruise was the Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg in late December 2015. The boat was a Viking Baldur, not the Njord as originally scheduled because the Njord had some sort of mechanical problem. But the ... Read more
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Bartsinfriendst
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We needed to be in Budapest for Christmas and this was an opportunity to experience a possible White Christmas plus we always wanted to experience Christmas Markets. The service on the Jarl was exceptional, staff went out of their way ... Read more

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