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Pug Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
On whole, the trip met our expectations and we will most likely take a future river cruise with Viking, but there were some quirks that folks should understand if they are not familiar with Bordeaux or if they are new to river cruises (or ... Read more
Vicogirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose the Rhine River cruise to celebrate our 25 th anniversary after spending the previous 2 months in Italy. 4 days prior to departure I received an email stating the ship had a broken propellor and that we would be bused to Breisach ... Read more
Bike hog
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
We came for the wine region and were blown away by the food on-board the ship. It was unexpectedly terrific. The wine list wines were inexpensive if you want to upgrade for a special bottle, particularly if you need to spend on-board ... Read more
cherylhans
Member Since 2016
1 review
Just got back from our 15-day Grand European cruise, and all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! Everything was top notch. We cruised on the newer long boat, Gefjon. The ship, crew, food, and excursions were excellent. I will give as much ... Read more
Karolea
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
We decided to try the Viking River Cruise in France for our 30th wedding anniversary. We are not "cruise people" - the only one we had ever been on had been a disaster. However, we kept hearing how wonderful Viking River Cruises ... Read more
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Jay23
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
657 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
This is our first River Cruise. After flying from London, we sailed from Basel to Amsterdam in October/November 2016. The weather has been brilliant. Sunshine and no rain until the last day; it was certainly far better than expected. ... Read more
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alwaysonvacarion
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
A river cruise is something we've always wanted to do, so agreed to join my husband's two sisters on the Rhine R. from Basel to Amsterdam. We both booked a veranda room and the included air option for a substantial price (as compared to ... Read more
Crustybucket
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed with Viking previously (Christmas Markets of the Danube) 3 years ago, and in fact, on the same ship. The ship hasn't changed, but the crew, and attitudes, has. This trip we opted for deck one (cabin 110) and the cabins are ... 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
kroberton
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We cruised from Moscow to St Petersburg on Viking Truvor. We had a Verandah A stateroom. Room was very nice, although quite small....which is to be expected on a river cruise. There was adequate storage for all our clothes and other ... Read more
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grjman
Member Since 2011
1 review
390 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 2nd Viking cruise, the other being in 2014 in Russia for 14 days was wonderful and exciting, now comes my coparison. This cruise "The Grand European Tour" from Budapest to Amsterdam on the Embla was average at best. ... Read more
Kleinbar
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our second Viking river cruise (1st was four years ago in China) and overall we enjoyed the trip, The ship left Budapest and sailed up the Danube river making stops in Austria and Germany. The Bestla was a last minute replacement ... Read more
Rhonda Hutton
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Have just returned from the most amazing trip just wish I had read more history books before I left!. Our first, and most certainly, not the last trip with Viking River. Russia has always had a mystery about it and the treasures of ... Read more
sarahans53
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it is the 'castles' tour on the Rhine River. Also we had not been to Amsterdam and wanted to spend a couple of days there. We picked Viking because we had heard such good things about it. We were not ... Read more
dlhas3
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
As expected, this cruise exceeded our expectations! The service was impeccable. Arrived in Basel Switzerland for an early embarkation which was seamless and so inviting. The ship was in pristine condition as we think it was new. We had a ... Read more
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debbiejrey@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We just returned from Viking's Romantic Danube Cruise from Budapest to Nuremburg and had a wonderful time! We chose this tour because I really wanted to see these cities and our extension to Prague. And we chose Viking because of the cost, ... Read more
Mach2phil
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
steverhodes
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our latest Viking Voyage (we go on our 6th trip with them this year) was absolutely wonderful. With a 2-day pre-extension in Lisbon (and a 2-day post on our own in Lisbon), we ended up spending 6 phenomenal days in one of my new favorite ... Read more
Belle Star
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We had a very positive experience on the Waterways of the Tsars river cruise, which is consistent with our prior cruises with Viking. First of all the level of service from the front desk to the restaurant workers to the shore excursion ... Read more
twinzgran
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
This was our first river cruise and first time to Europe and we did not want to travel on our own. A river cruise was very appealing as we aren't ocean cruise fans. The itinerary was wonderful and we planned for a year! We felt ... Read more
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desert traveler
Member Since 2008
1 review
88 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
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
2 helpful votes
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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LLofgren
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We looked at various river cruise options and providers and found Viking to have one of the highest ratings for overall cruise experience. The was our first cruise, of any type, and our first trip to Europe. From start to finish Viking ... Read more
cdkey4
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We had taken the Normandy cruise and wanted to go on another one. The Danube cruise offered several places we wanted to visit. The staff, food, accommodations, and tours were wonderful. I don't think there was one thing I would change. ... Read more
Scrapper1943
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our second Viking cruise and we've already scheduled a third. As always we were met by a Viking representative to guide us to our motor coach. Paris no longer allows River Cruise boats to dock in the city so we had to travel to ... Read more
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