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Mach2phil
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed three weeks ago
We needed some well earned R&R with some pampering. We booked a late Rhine cruise with Viking, a company we had used successfully previously. The shipboard experience and crew were excellent but desperately poor administration, ... Read more
desert traveler
Member Since 2008
1 review
80 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Great trip on viking on douro river. two night stay in lisbon prior to trip, we stayed at the tivoli lisboa hotel-very nice and great location. had a half day tour provided and then time to explore on our own. we then coached to porto. ... Read more
wobo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The Viking river cruise staff from cruise director, concierge, dining room waiters, house cleaning workers continue to be superb. They get to personally know you despite the short time you are on board. The on board meals are incredible ... Read more
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1bigtitus
Member Since 2007
1 review
20 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
We choose it because we saw Viking had great reviews with many options. We heard sooo much about river crazing and couldn't wait to try it. And the destinations sounded sooo wonderful. We booked this trip about 15 months ahead and we ... Read more
evansy666
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We have already travelled the Rhine and the Moselle so decided to try another river the Danube trip with Viking was superb cabins,dining service all excellent very busy with trips because there are so many sights to see. Our only complaint ... Read more

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joachster
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife and I have been traveling to Europe on land trips with family members for many years, sometimes with as many as 12 people. Of late, we have started to use the ship option, having cruised the Greek Islands, Amalfi Coast, and the ... Read more
scadarfin
Member Since 2016
1 review
Set sail on the day of our 50th anniversary. Never taken a river cruise before so we really didn't have any expectations. If we would have had any expectations, I am sure they were exceeded. The ship was great, our stateroom was ideal, the ... Read more
Greg and Marianne
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose Viking from friends recommendations, and we liked that they published prices online without going through 'request a quote' delays. It was our honeymoon, and literally everything about the cruise was fantastic. The staff, ... Read more
fredwak
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Chose Viking based on repeated commercials and reviews showing Viking as a first class cruise line. Chose the Danube cruise based on dates and interest in finishing in Germany. Viking was great, from the initial call, the booking ... Read more
MJBloom
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This cruise went from Nuremburg through Austria to Budapest in Hungary. The ship itself was clean and well appointed as was our room with a balcony. The crew was helpful and very nice. Food was good. The lounge was nice but could ... Read more

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247598
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was the second cruise my wife and I have taken with Viking, the first one being the Danube 4 years ago and this one certainly matched, if not bettered the first. From the moment you step on board the service from the staff is first ... Read more
CWCoady
Member Since 2016
1 review
I can not say enough about how amazing our experience was. The crew alone made our trip unforgettable, they were absolutely outstanding. The ship was beautiful, the food was like eating at a 5 star restaurant every day. The dining room ... Read more
Phillygirl3
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
Sailed July 2016
After doing 3 previous Viking Cruises, we believed that this relatively new itinerary would be interesting and that Viking would provide a good experience and it did not disappoint on most levels. Hotels were in excellent locations, tours ... Read more
Richard Hahner
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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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desmacruise
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We cruised on a river cruise with VIKING TORGIL from july 28th to august 4th 2016. it was our first river cruise on we enjoyed evry moment of it. We arrived in Lisbon for a two night stay before the cruise, the Hotel Tivoli is very well ... Read more
Lisa solinas
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we did the viking Rhine cruise last July and loved it, we had a great time this cruise, wish we had more free time at each stop but we did have some, the optional tours were great except the one to a museum, ... Read more
deannahay
Member Since 2016
1 review
All we can say after experiencing our first river cruise with Viking is WOW! The ship had about 200 passengers, which made the sailing more comfortable and relaxed. Our cabin with balcony was enjoyed, especially while sailing on the ... Read more
Woggler
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Russia and the Ocean cruise visits are restricted by virtue of being visa free - this means that you are 'herded' in organised groups; counted off and counted on. Vikings cruise from St ... Read more
bwalker@byli.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Kudos to the staff and crew of the Viking ship Ingvi! We embarked on the Ingvi on July 16, 2016 and from the moment we boarded the vessel to the moment we left, we have nothing but rave reviews for their excellent service, professional ... Read more

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walss
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our Viking River Cruise from Budapest to Bucharest was fantastic in every way. I had been reluctant to go on any form of cruise previously and had finally agreed to try this one. I would go on another one in a heartbeat! We chose this ... Read more
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laurie.kertesz@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
This was our very first cruise, and I had always wanted to visit Budapest, the birthplace of both sets of my grandparents. Everything about the cruise was wonderful- delicious food, informative tours, excellent staff, comfortable ... Read more
molisa1011
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Booked this cruise with my daughter as a college graduation present and it was a gift to us both. This was our first cruise and, although I don't have another experience to compare it to, it was a wonderful experience. This cruise line ... Read more
Portugaltraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We took the Torgil for a cruise on the Douro. I commend the staff who executed the Viking program with professionalism and efficiency. I also will say that the cabin was quite nice although I would have liked the bird poop and other ... Read more
Larrydcr
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first cruise (of any kind), and our expectations were mixed. We utilized Viking air service on both ends of the trip and the embarkation and disembarkation were flawless. We arrived at the ship just in time to get settled and ... Read more

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