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267 Viking Luxury Cruise Reviews
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woolleymom
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed October 2016
When thinking about our Viking cruise up the Elbe I will always remember Guntar...he looked and talked like Arnold. Which made the trip extra entertaining. The crew was so warm and embracing. Every single one was there to help make our ... Read more
dgibbs1037
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Great trip with many stops through Europe. Ship was in wonderful shape, almost new condition. Crew from the Captain on down were fantastic, all were excellent personnel. Made friends with several of them. Food and beverages ... Read more
CriticGRB
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
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
3 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
safarizebra
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We've always wanted to do a river cruise and after researching several cruise lines I decided on Viking. Love your ads on TV and we were not disappointed in anything. We wanted to see the Eastern European countries. The entire crew ... Read more
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dlgraham
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I am a consummate traveler. This Viking River Cruise was the BEST trip I have ever taken! The itinerary was fantastic, the ports and shore excursions were excellent including the tour leaders. The size of the ship was perfect. There were ... Read more
ccparish1
Member Since 2017
1 review
Viking River Cruise provides an excellent experience. The Viking Idi is a very nice river cruise boat. The staff provides great, friendly service. The included excursions are very good. Food on the cruise was very good with various ... Read more
eavigad
Member Since 2016
1 review
47 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
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 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
Sailed June 2016
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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Bisaden
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We both turned 65 in 2015 but it was very stressful for us both, we had to cancel a China cruise due to ill health and as an ending to the year we lost our caravan of 36 years in storm Frank. We were reluctant to fly post illness, as we ... Read more
DebMor
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
captainbuckeye
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2016
We choose the cruise because of the history of the area, France, Germany and Amsterdam. The ship was very new and well laid out. The boat, known as Kara, itself was beautiful and well laid out. Our accommodations were very nice and well ... 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
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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
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
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
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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
WWS
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 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
3 reviews
55 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
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