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  • Fares include guided shore excursions in each port of call
  • Innovative Longships offer Nordic design and comfortable surroundings
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1,064 Viking River Cruise Reviews

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tcatlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This was our first cruise. We boarded in Amsterdam, spending 2-days in the city. The Vidar had excellent service, food, and accommodations. The ship runs very quietly with no real motion at all. We woke up one morning opened the ... Read more
Shantzyboy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have friends who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer and wanted us to join them on this river cruise. We have done 6 ocean cruises but this was the first river cruise. It was great to be able to see shoreline all ... Read more
Cruciere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Had taken this cruise 12 years ago and thought my companions would enjoy. The ship was well laid out and quite luxurious. Crew was absolutely wonderful, especially the program director known as Joey. Food was very good. I cannot ... Read more
Hamakua
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Just finished the Grand European cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on Bragi. For the price I expected much more. Staff is great, especially the cruise director, concierge, and other people you may deal with at the front desk. Cabin was ... Read more
carbajaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
I'm hooked on Viking Cruises for their outstanding customer service and seamless excursions. The food is always top quality and the ships are well laid out. Our room was efficient with a veranda and was very comfortable for the two weeks ... Read more

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ryasahara
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Enjoyed the Cities of Light River Cruise sandwiched between stays in Prague and Paris. The Captain, Hotel Manager, Program Director and staff were attentive for the whole trip. We had 100 of 180 passenger capacity so the service was ... Read more
s.booth900@ntlworld.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was a long awaited cruise as our booking last year was cancelled due to lack of water in the river. It was well worth waiting for.The ship although one of the older ones in the fleet is immaculate.The staff and crew are excellent, ... Read more
diplomats
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
215 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Viking River Cruise, Viking Heimdal, Lyon to Avignon, May 4-11, 2016 Viking River Cruises presents an attractive, even seductive, face. From the alluring advertising to the handsome “long boats” decked out in understated ... Read more
julieapeacock@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 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
coughlin5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Just completed the Viking River Cruise "Paris to Prague" which includes a river cruise from Trier, Germany to Bamberg, Germany. The Paris to Trier part and the Bamberg to Prague part of the trip are by bus. Trier to Bamberg is ... Read more

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CarolMeehleis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This trip, without a doubt, was one of our best! The crew were absolutely united, courteous, professional, polished and fun to be with! Our 'included' side trips were well planned , smooth, educational, comfortable, and timely. The ... Read more
doggie-daddy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise experience after many, many ocean cruises, We loved the laid-back pace aboard our ship and enjoyed seeing so many wonderful sights and old cities along our journey to Budapest. We found the food to be ... Read more
Mulguy Boy
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We traveled with Viking River Cruises on the Imperial Jewels of China trip (April, 2016) in the direction from Beijing to Shanghai. The trip was wonderful and a fantastic experience. A very safe and convenient way to see parts of China. ... Read more
philcruiser2013
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
First time river cruisers and chose this one for the full Grand European Cruise experience. First and foremost, the Viking Staff were absolutely outstanding. They went above and beyond to ensure the passengers were always treated as ... Read more
pforbes
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were looking for a trip in Europe thay would be effortless, leaving us refreshed and spending our time enjoying the sites, rather than dealing with travel city to city and all that goes with it. From being met at the airport, through ... Read more

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mljma
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was quiet and clean. The food was very good, but breakfast was mostly the same selection of hot and cold foods and THE SAME pastries EVERY DAY, which got very boring. We missed not having access to self serve laundry features, ... Read more
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hokua
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We stayed the extra days in Amsterdam & had a wonderful time. I would recommend people to do this. Everything from embarkation to disembarkation went so smoothly it was incredible!! We embarked on the Ve in Amsterdam & ... Read more
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hhbowler@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We went with a group of friends and booked well in advance. It was our first river cruise, so we weren't sure what to expect. We spend one night in Budapest before boarding the boat. We would highly recommend the Hilton Budapest on the ... Read more
provence2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 1st river cruise. After many ocean cruises we were looking for a more intimate setting. The included daily tours was an added incentive. My wife needed to uses a walker. On board ship it was not a problem with the elevator ... Read more
connie45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The Viking Emerald is not the usual Scandinavian design, it is definitely Chinese. Beautifully decorated with shops where you can have silk clothing MADE on board, watch a very good artist paint, and more. The staff is polite and ... Read more

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KathyZanoff
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Starting with the ship, we were very impressed with the care with which we were taken care of. Such kindness and professional attitudes. We were equally impressed with our stateroom as we were in the Explorer Suite we did not know what to ... Read more
Lloyd Stimson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
1. We wanted to visit the Netherlands and Belgium and in time to see the tulips. 2. On-loading and Off-loading went as smoothly as we anticipated. 3. Overall the ship and its facilities were great .... except for the size of our ... Read more
Ingvi Fan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
The. Cruise was wonderful. The staff, food, programs were all excellent. Highly recommend the line. Thank you for helping me receive a refund for an excursion that I could not attend. Overall the cleanliness of the ship was remarkable. ... Read more
Woogiesgma
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Our first river cruise and it exceeded our expectations. Viking took care of all aspects of the travel involved with the trip. Ship, cabin and crew were impeccable in service and amenities. Extremely comfortable cabin and overall ... Read more
kjloucks@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We sailed on the Njord this year--Romantic Danube. Our first Viking cruise was on Alsvin in 2015, the Tulips/Windmill cruise. We loved it so much that we returned this year with another couple. We'd like to make this an annual trip. ... Read more

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