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Vicogirl
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
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
alwaysonvacarion
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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kroberton
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
grjman
Member Since 2011
1 review
382 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
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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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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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
desert traveler
Member Since 2008
1 review
87 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
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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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
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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
davut abi
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have already encouraged friends and family to consider a Viking River Cruise. We will be taking another one. The questions are where and when.The staff was truly amazing. The ship is fantastic. The docking locations were exceptional, ... Read more
dicknox
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
My wife and I are in our late 70's and Russia was one of the few countries that we had not visited. The river cruise appealed to us and we were not disappointed. Every aspect of the trip was superior. On and off the ship was without a ... Read more
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
ericthall
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose Viking for 2 reasons...firstly TV advertising..2ndly ...they offerred an exceptional package which included flights vs their competitors. Even though timing did not work for us and we changed carriers pricing was still less than ... Read more
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