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255 Viking Luxury Cruise Reviews

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CriticGRB
Member Since 2016
1 review
Had always wanted to try it, after rave reviews from colleagues and friends. Booked late however so too last available cabin - on lowest deck. Beware quoted cabin sizes, which are the TOTAL measurements, out of which you must deduct ... Read more
grannycarole11
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our first river cruise with Viking...we were met at CDG airport upon arrival by the Viking staff, whisked to the motor coach for transfer to the Viking Rinda docked in Le Pecq, outside of Paris. Lovely location for walking on your own. A ... Read more
eavigad
Member Since 2016
1 review
38 helpful votes
This was my first river cruise. We were originally scheduled to sail on the Kara from Amsterdam to Basel for a seven night cruise. However, a few days before we were to sail, we got an email telling us that we were going to be getting on ... Read more
CHUCK8700@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We were attracted to river cruising by my mother who has taken several. A group of friends selected this itinerary because it offered several interesting ports. We traveled as a group of ten. We were met at the AMS baggage claim by ... Read more
RoChris
Member Since 2016
1 review
I enjoyed this cruise very much. I had been to St, Petersburg before and did not mind returning as there is so much to see, one visit is not enough and Moscow was always on my wish list as I have read many books about Russia and the ... Read more

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DebMor
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
this was our second/third cruise with Viking and we were completely satisfied. We did back to back cruises, the first one Paris - Paris and the second Lyon to Avignon. I can't say enough about the crew on board the ships - because the ... Read more
nancyrudd
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We had previously done the Romantic Danube and the Rhine separately, but my brother and wife wanted to do a cruise so we recommended this one. The part through southern Germany was new to us but we learned new things even on the other ... Read more
Janice Wolff
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
As beginners with Viking River cruises, we thought the Danube experience would give us the opportunity to see several European countries and cities, especially Vienna and Budapest in a safe and convenient way. We thought that in our ... Read more
win4rob
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We encountered the problem with low water level. The first day we arrived supposed to be at the center of Budapest. Due to low water, the ship was parked an hour drive a away in the middle of no where. So we wasted our fist day. The ... Read more
bxny
Member Since 2006
1 review
868 forum posts
Sailed December 2015
We joined the Viking group in Bangkok and then visited Yangon and Inle Lake before boarding the ship in Mandalay. We were a group of 8 on this 60 passenger ship with a crew of almost 30. Dominic, the hotel manager, took care of all our ... Read more
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zshirt
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
My wife's big dream was to visit The Christmas Markets in Europe and we were not disappointed. We took the Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube from Nuremberg to Budapest, and while the weather was cold and rainy, that did not dampen our ... Read more
jonesm97
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My husband, myself and another couple went on the Idi through Germany and Holland and remained in Amsterdam after the cruise (the add-on package.) The hotel in Amsterdam and travel arrangements were terrific. Accommodations and service ... Read more
Pamclements
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Firstly greeted and directed to ship efficiently by Viking rep. 1.75 hour transfer to ship from Munich airport. Arrived unpacked. room just a standard with port hole viewing window. free safe, storage for cases under bed. compact shower ... Read more
hbell
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
a bit hesitant to go on a river cruise. Seen the commercials-- they looked nice but you never know. From the moment we boarded the ship we were NEVER disappointed in anything! The crew could not do enough for everyone. There was not one ... Read more
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Waters aerobics
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
My sister and I signed up for this cruise because of the Christma markets and were lucky enough to book one of the Explorer Suites. The accommodations were outstanding, our cabin steward (Ria) was terrific. The excursions were good, but ... Read more

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WWS
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
As usual with Viking, we were met at the airport and had no worries about logistics from that point onward. The trip was very interesting and educational. We also took both the pre and post cruise extensions. These were also extremely well ... Read more
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dmzurawski
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and I learned more about Viking River Cruises from PBS (while watching Masterpiece, of course!) and were immediately interested in the the fact that we could go to Europe and unpack once and still see multiple cities. Being ... Read more
cruisingcaker
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
51 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My Mother and I have just completed a river cruise on the Viking Skirnir and Lofn from Amsterdam to Budapest. At 85 years of age, this was the pinnacle of her 'bucket list' and an epic journey from Australia to Europe. I have been on many ... Read more
hikemich
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This cruise was very well enjoyed by everyone in our party. We had three balcony rooms in our group. We booked late and there were no lower categories available. The accommodations were very nice and the crew/staff were excellent. ... Read more
REAEmilyJones
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Shall I start with the positive or the negative of my experience? Three Boats, never saw the one I was supposed to be on. Three weeks before departure I started tracking the Viking Mimir the boat I was supposed to be on, and noticed ... Read more

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njpeirce
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had a marvelous time. The ship, our cabin, the staff, the meals and alcohol...all of these exceeded our expectations. The town stops and the tours were all excellent. The service was extraordinary; we have never experienced such good ... Read more
Robin4922
Member Since 2016
1 review
Due to the severe drought in Europe, we had to stay in a hotel in Budapest the first night, then travel to meet our ship, then change ships part way through. However, Viking cannot be blamed for that, and they certainly did all they could ... Read more
scheuer
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
If you would like a poor river, bus and walking tour, book with Viking Cruise Line, I think. You will also get poor attitude and food at times. We were on 4 different ships which meant packing and unpacking every time with bus rides ... Read more
markhannah6
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Just returned from our Grand European Tour. What a wonderful two weeks. Met a lot of fun and interesting people, both on and off the ship. Our program director, David Parker, and concierge, Nina Van Loon where unbelievable and worked ... Read more
Jakse1943
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We spent much of our "cruise" riding around in buses. If I had wanted to take a bus tour it would have been less expensive. We spent a day and a half traveling by bus consequently we had much less time to,spend at our ... Read more

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