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243 Viking Paris Cruise Reviews
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stingray70
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first river cruise and a disappointment after having experienced ocean cruises with Regent and Silver-sea. First impression upon arrival was that the boat appeared to be an over-sized houseboat. Our veranda suite was clean and ... Read more
ljm824
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
The good: The ship is beautiful. The food was good to very good. The crew was efficient and personable. The itinerary alternated between early days and sleep-in days. There was a good mix of sailing during the day to enjoy the stunning ... Read more
topbetcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
First class cruise with 1st class people. We simply just loved, loved, loved the crew! The experience onboard the ship was great in every way. We always felt so comfortable and well taken care of. The food was great with a local influence ... Read more
1stimecruiser
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
275 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are seasoned ocean cruisers with 24 cruises under our belts and wanted to try River cruising. We’ve sailed on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian, Costa, Princess and Holland America. Needless to say this was our ... Read more
misha515
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first cruise with Viking and we did not know what to expect. I can honestly say that from start to finish Viking really exceeded our expectations. When we disembarked the plane we were met by Viking hosts who whisked us off ... Read more
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kakbpr6
Member Since 2003
1 review
28 forum posts
We have cruised the Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii so when our friends called about a good deal on a Viking River cruise in France we were intrigued. It ended the day before our 40th Wedding anniversery. Freinds , Anniversery and ... Read more
OhioDogLover
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
1,252 forum post
We took the Viking Cities of Light cruise from Paris to Prague. Initially, I must say that Viking's logistics were incredible. From picking us up at de Gaulle, to getting us to the airport in Prague, and everything in between, they ... 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
Professor25
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had traveled with Viking before (Danube) and were very satisfied. My husband"s mother is very frail and the risk free offer really meant a lot to us. Paris was one of the few international cities that we had not visited. First ... Read more
Satisfied Viking Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
My husband and I had never been on a cruise. He didn't think he would like an ocean cruise. A family member had been on this particular cruise on Viking and highly recommended it. We both felt it was worth every penny we paid for it. ... Read more
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LyndaGM
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had heard many good things about Viking Cruises. While this was our first Viking Cruise, it more than exceeded our expectations and will not be our last. We have already booked our next. Everything shipboard was extraordinary. The ... Read more
Frys2go
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Heard good things about Viking. Everything was very nice EXCEPT the horrifying drive to the airport from river boat. THE DRIVER WAS THE WORST!!!!! So many asked that he slow down, and be cautious. He did not seem to care, taking turns as ... Read more
helenviking
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
I was interested in seeing Normandy and the Normandy beaches. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. As soon as you came on board the ship, you felt relaxed. I loved the culture of the cruise. The tours as well as the tour ... Read more
Buckeyemom82
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Definitely a top-notch cruise ship and cruise line. The pros included friendliness of all staff, ports and scenery (the light presentation at Rouen cathedral at night is a must-see!). Aquavit Terrace for dining in the evening is ... Read more
RickPfitz
Member Since 2016
1 review
This trip was a special present to my wife who was celebrating a milestone birthday and special it was thanks to the people at Viking! We had never on been on a river cruise so this was somewhat of an experiment. We had heard about ... Read more
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wobigjp
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Service, food, and experience was excellent. Liked the wine and availability of the single malt scotches at the bar. The excursions were well managed and the Normandy beaches excursion was excellent within the time constraints the leaders ... Read more
kenmatel
Member Since 2016
1 review
Then intimacy of the smaller ship is what I enjoy. You are able to better become acquainted with your fellow travelers and the staff. The shore excursions are included in the price of cruise and the groups are are small enough you are ... Read more
Fifthbridge05
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because we had taken another Viking cruise on the Rhone river and had a wonderful experience. We had a minor problem in the dining room on the Normandy cruise. We understand that Viking has no control over rude ... Read more
CR Mudgeon
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
This cruise was chosen for the itinerary. The Normandie landing beaches appealed to me, Monet appealed to my wife. We are experienced ocean cruisers but had never done a river cruise before. We enjoyed the experience immensely but found it ... Read more
kimmariemiller4
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our first time traveling with Viking on our first river cruise was awesome! Everything went smoothly. The Rinda is a beautiful ship. We truly enjoyed sitting on our balcony when we were in our cabin. The cabin was lovely. The staff ... Read more
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DonBrantley
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We have traveled a good part of Europe and have toyed with the idea of a river cruise. With the Cities of Lights cruise it gave us the opportunity to extend both our front end stay in Paris and our final stay in Prague and experience ... Read more
DSD
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed July 2016
We had never been to Europe and had heard excellent things about Viking river cruises. We decided to take the Paris to Normandy cruise and are thrilled we did. From the moment we were picked up at Charles De Gaulle Airport, until we ... Read more
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christarooo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
We choose this cruise because it went to the Normandy Beach landings. All the other excursions were icing on the cake. We have told all our friends and family what a wonderful cruise it was. The customer service by all the employees was ... Read more
Richard Hahner
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Our second Viking river cruise, Danube was first. Excelled beyond the first one, which was outstanding. Had to visit France and the Normandy countryside. From start to finish, Viking lived up to its claims. Crew was remarkable. ... Read more
mogo4u
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Viking was offering a fantastic deal for this cruise; two for one fares plus cancel up to the day before departure with a full refund (Viking no longer offers the full refund; believe it was due to events in Europe/France at the time). ... Read more
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