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166 Viking Paris Cruise Reviews

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Richard Hahner
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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
TDD2000
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Although we have cruised many times on ocean cruises, this was our first river cruise. Two of our travel partners had previously sailed with Viking on their Danube/Rhine itinerary and their high praise moved us to join them on the Paris ... Read more
Bizzyma
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our friends had been wanting to do a river cruise for years so last year we agreed to go with them on the Cities of Light cruise with Viking. They have traveled to Europe many times but it was our first trip. My husband was not all that ... Read more
Pb61
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
First time on Viking, but I have been on many other ocean and river cruises. Viking is pricey, but decided to try them due to included wine, beer and most excursions. Viking delivered in terms of personal service, delicious foods, ... Read more
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villagirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
61 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Note: You don’t dock anywhere near Paris. If you want Paris than you need to book another cruise line, not Viking. This is review of the Viking Ships, Rinda, Rolf and Kadlin as they all do the same route on different days. We were on ... Read more
danielbishop
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We took this cruise as my wife had not been to Paris before. This was our first River Cruise and i cannot say one thing bad about Viking and their service. Just before we arrived i found out that our travel agent did not book the ... Read more
ledmom69
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Never having been anywhere else in France besides Paris, we wanted to particularly see Normandy and all the history. Totally enjoyed the overnights in several ports and the included shore excursions. Paris to Normandy round trip was ... Read more
216ricknmel
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Viking cruises always look so wonderful on the commercials so we decided to take one. We were not disappointed! Every last detail was taken care of from the moment we left the airport. We were greeted with a warm towel upon our arrival ... Read more
0805
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
River was flooded, but staff made excellent adjustments to conditions. Ship was in excellent condition. Rooms ready for us, meals top notch, stall as friendly and competent as could be.The room was extremely comfortable. I was quite ... Read more
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bert.braud@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
At the time of our cruise, Paris and the Seine were experiencing some of the worst flooding in decades. We were apprehensive about what might happen. Viking and its wonderful staff went out of their way to make the experience fantastic! ... Read more
supack@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Why did we choose Viking? Because we're not thrilled with big ship cruiseline sand thought we'd try this alternative to see different cities while taking in the sights along the river. If only we'd had such an opportunity! Apparently it's ... Read more
likatotravel
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our Paris to Normandy Cruise was scheduled while Seine was flooded. The first 3 days in Paris pre trip, we stayed at Ampere' Hotel which had broken AC and tiny rooms. The Viking representative, Pamela?, knew little of what our cruise was ... Read more
Henry Andrews
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit France and we wanted to experience river cruising as opposed to ocean cruising. And in checking with friends and others Viking was highly recommended. Because the Seine was experiencing ... Read more
nursldy@machabit.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
It was selected by a Travel agency my brother has booked with many times. We did the pre-trip to Paris then down the Seine to Normandy. All the side excursions were well planned and informative. Our tour guides were well informed and ... Read more

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camoria
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as it offered 2 nights stay in both Paris and Prague, and a visit down three rivers with stops in many towns that we were unfamiliar with in Germany. We did purchase the liquor package and only because we are not big ... Read more
czinn
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first journey to Europe. We were introduced to Viking by friends who accompanied us on the cruise. We used Viking Air which includes transportation to and from the airport. The Viking agent actually walked all passengers in ... Read more
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trips4two
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Our guess is that everyone who takes a river cruise likes their cruise company. That said, it is hard to imagine that any company could outdo Viking with service and hospitality. This was our second Viking cruise (previously had been on a ... Read more
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
clydeyancey
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise was a birthday present for my wife who is a water-colorist and wanted to se Monet's home, gardens, etc. I was interested in the beaches of Normandy, The cruise was fantastic and made so by the staff, ship, food and tours. ... Read more

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lpanttaja@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We had done ocean cruises, and heard about river cruises from friends. It was an outstanding choice. It was very easy to begin and end the cruise. Also getting off and on at ports was very smooth and easy. We were on the Viking Idun. ... Read more
mjmcam
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
We loved the itinerary because we got to see Normandy beach, Monet's Garden and Versailles all in one 8 night river cruise. The ship was spotless; the food was excellent. This was our second river cruise and it will not be our last. Our ... Read more
Mickeyhogin
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Paris to Normandy cruise highlighted many of the places we wanted to see in France. We enjoyed Monet's gardens at Giverny, seeing the Bayeux Tapestry, visiting the Normandy Beaches and cemeteries, seeing a castle of Richard the ... Read more
madreabq@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this tour so I could see the Normandy Beaches and the American Cemetery. It also allowed my wife to see and experience Paris. The cruise was great, especially the food and hospitality of the Viking Rolf staff. The food was the ... Read more
julieapeacock@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and we wanted a relatively short and close to home one in case we didn't like it. How foolish we were! It was remarkable. Not only were the other passengers most interesting, but the crew were a delight and ... Read more

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