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983 Viking River Cruise Reviews

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s.booth900@ntlworld.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
julieapeacock@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
CarolMeehleis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
pforbes
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
hhbowler@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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

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connie45
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
Ingvi Fan
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Asienka
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I saw ad on television and decided to book it. We booked our flight with Viking so we were picked up from the airport, transported to our ship. Embarkation was smooth, from the moment we walked in we felt welcomed. We had a beautiful cabin ... Read more
Martina68
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I chose the Danube cruise because I had seen the trip on a travel show. The experience was just wonderful. We were greeted at the Munich airport by some friendly Viking representatives. They directed us to a beautiful bus to take us ... Read more
laurie.kertesz@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose a river cruise for our very first cruise experience because we did not want to travel with thousands of people on an ocean cruise. We added a pre-extentsion in Budapest to have additional time to explore Hungary (birthplace of my ... Read more

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rcascio
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Thanks to the crew of the Viking Ship Torgil, A bad situation was salvaged and made into a great Journey. The Portuguese River Authority would not let us sail the Rio Douro, because the river was too high. Excessive rains and the ... Read more
adelljayne38
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This trip was a gift to ourselves for our 50th wedding anniversary. It was well worth it. We decided on the Rhine River Cruise because it fit our interests and looked like an experience we would enjoy. We like history and the shore ... Read more
cchristian30501@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cabin was extremely comfortable, well appointed and designed for space utilization. The ship was beautifully decorated and designed. The dining areas, deck, bar and other common areas were welcoming, comfortable and deigned to ... Read more
ksanders412
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This tour was one of the first to Eastern bloc countries and was incredibly interesting - part of the world we had never been to. The tour director was very helpful and had great suggestions. We especially enjoyed Michal - our tour ... Read more
mxz9750
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I heard good things about it. I know that the Rheine River has many natural beauties, castles, little villages, vinehards, etc. It is pictures perfect. I also knew that Viking does everything right. They are thoughtful and very ... Read more

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Breezy294
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
This was our third Viking River Cruise. We went on this cruise as we wished to visit Paris and the Normandy Beaches. When we booked this cruise over a year before we sailed we believed the ship would be moored close to the centre of ... Read more
219paris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We like sailing Viking, opportunity to see Paris. This trip gave us both. And both were great. The thing that was best about the cruise was the care that the crew took in serving the passengers. It was beyond just being nice. In ... Read more
pcrivers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband and I chose a Viking cruise because it combined Paris and Normandy. We travel internationally at least once a year and have taken many cruises. Through Viking, we arrived three days early for an optional, pre-cruise stay. ... Read more
cmcnam3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
All my friends were raving about their Viking cruise, so I wanted to check it out. I went on this particular cruise because the Tulips and Windmills offered interesting activities and shore excursions, as well as, some great incentives! I ... Read more
APU Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the trip with a group from an American university so we looked forward to spending time with the people with whom we were traveling and hadn't given much thought about being on a Viking cruise. However, the experience with Viking ... Read more

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Morsecodeman
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed from Budapest to Passau, then continued with Viking's four-day trip extension to Prague. We chose this route because it was requested by friends who accompanied us; my wife and I had actually sailed the Budapest-to-Nuremburg ... Read more
sunsetzzs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise of any kind and it was a wonderful experience! The riverboat was a nice way to travel and did not make me feel as though I was on water. The cities chosen for the tour were beautiful places, some that I had never ... Read more
annfawver
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Everything was excellent! I felt like a queen. This was my first luxury vacation. It was wonderful. I would go again in a heartbeat! The hotel in Salzburg was an experience, that I will carry with me all my life. Our guide in ... Read more
Mrs Mc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We did the Rhine in 2015 and enjoyed it so much we wanted to do the Danube. It was wonderful ,Staff,fabulous,food wonderful and the tours were great. We hope to do the Elbe River next year. We met some wonderful people on board ... Read more
Tweskard
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Bordeaux is a beautiful city;we had been there before but enjoyed exploring more of it. It has the elegance of Paris without the traffic. Viking Forseti is a very comfortable boat with first class service. Everyone of the staff was ... Read more

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