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286 Viking Paris Cruise Reviews
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13
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stingray70
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
jstahler
Member Since 2017
1 review
Wonderful experience. Beautiful ship. Great food & shore excursions. We met many new friends. Really enjoyed being able to be outside for a November cruise. One of the many highlights was traveling along the Seine River & ... Read more
RetiredInHouston
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise ever. Everything about it was A+ - an absolutely fabulous vacation. I really enjoyed being met at the airport by Viking personnel. Although I have been in and out of De Gaulle airport a number of times, I ... Read more
ljm824
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
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
aria112
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose Viking's The Heart of Normandy in the fall in order to see Paris without the heavy tourist population of warmer weather and also to travel in Normandy. First of all, the ship's crew and the cruise director were all ... Read more
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pegdick
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
6 helpful votes
My sister and I have a travel blog...havesisterwilltravel.com....and we love to travel together when we can find a bargain. Our Viking cruise included round trip air fare and was hard to pass up. We've been on many ocean cruises but this ... Read more
Lindsay.Struthers
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Dining: The food was AMAZING! There were three choices for an appetizers, main course and dessert done in a local style every night. The menu also had more simple fair like steak and chicken for those that weren't able or interested to ... Read more
Chickadeew
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
After years of wanting to go to Paris, we finally pulled the trigger on the Paris - Normandy cruise. The itinerary included a couple of places that were on our list. For me, first and foremost was Paris and Monet's gardens at Giverney. My ... Read more
KathleenfromVermont
Member Since 2017
1 review
Truly an all inclusive trip with excellent guides at all locations! Loved the fact that an excursion was planned practically on arrival from the airport. Also enjoyed the fact that there were less than 200 passengers on board; no line up ... Read more
Sherrypad
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our first river cruise. My brother and his wife were already booked and they asked us if we would like to join them. We are so glad we did. We are already booked on another cruise with Viking. The ship was a dream. The staff ... Read more
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Diane.s.wallace
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the history of WWII and the Normandy Beaches. But it was so much more! The Excursions were the best, being disabled I rarely am able to see places except for in the buses. The tour guides were excellent, easy to ... Read more
wvu15243
Member Since 2017
1 review
The Staff was so attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. The Ship was clean, Food was excellent. When you left for an excursion they handed you a bottle of water to take and upon coming back to the boat you were greeted with ... Read more
topbetcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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
W. J. Young
Member Since 2017
1 review
We had a broad exposure to the history and archeological gems of France and were able to visit many local communities along the Rhone River. Food was terrific. We had local specialties as we're cruised through the country as well as ... Read more
Jeniceves
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
154 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was the second part of the France's Finest 14 day cruise we booked. The first leg was from Avignon to Lyon. We were taken to the train station in Lyon for the high speed train trip, first class, to Paris. This took about 2 hours. ... Read more
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Wally48
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
There are 22 of us and we had a blast.From the waiters ,housekeepers, cruise director,cooks,reservations,and everybody , was so good. I can't ask for more!,, Manuel,the chef ,cook special food for us. One night ,one of the young ones ... Read more
ssheets9
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise due to our previous positive experience with a Viking River Cruise. We found the cruise line to be value priced considering the included tours, included beverages, included evening educational talks, demonstrations ... Read more
sam2628
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We loved everything about this Viking Cruise. The ship was brand new and absolutely beautiful. Our cabin was nicely appointed. We had a spacious balcony where we could sit and enjoy the passing scenery. The staff was extremely friendly ... Read more
janetcropper
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We initially were going on the rhine getaway but due to surgery had to postpone. This was our second choice but so glad we chose it! All venues/tours were outstanding. That said, we didn't enjoy Versailles - it was just too incredibly ... Read more
kidsong
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
The timing on this cruse was perfect............we took the extended stay at the beginning of the cruse. The hotel and Viking staff the first 3 days were amazing....they were always there to answer any questions. We did take one tour ... Read more
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mcgberard
Member Since 2017
1 review
this was our second VRC cruise - my husband surprised me two years earlier with a VRC cruise on the Danube for our 40th wedding anniversary - which was amazing!! so we planned another one and included several family and friends - this ... Read more
1stimecruiser
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
308 forum posts
3 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
Ruth Robertson
Member Since 2017
1 review
The cruise was to celebrate birthdays. It was beyond our expectations. Great service, superb meals, excellent thoughtful crew members, well conducted tours (very informative), excellent environment and prestine clean ship. Loved it. ... Read more
kakbpr6
Member Since 2003
1 review
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
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