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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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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
jhammer
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
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
1 review
2 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
grams52014
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
3 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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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
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

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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
malion@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
janchuck721@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
2 helpful votes
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

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harley007
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed April 2016
My cousins live in Hungary and we traveled there a week in advance to visit with them prior to traveling to Eastern Europe which we never visited before. The Viking representatives arranged the air travel so this could happen. The hotel ... Read more
LauraLinn
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
RBGraesser
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The ship was lovely. At one port we had to walk through two other ships that were not Viking ships, we noticed that our ship was much nicer than either of the others. The cabin was spacious enough, and was better laid out than any other ... Read more
Travelin Dave
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
agff3
Member Since 2016
1 review
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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