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1,081 Viking River Cruise Reviews

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molisa1011
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
0 forum posts
4 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
Jolly Jessie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Viking was highly recommended to us and did not disappoint. The ship was splendid, the organisation impeccable, food excellent, staterooms (we had a balcony) as good as any you could wish for, the excursions varied to suit most tastes ... Read more
shawlarry@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently returned from a Viking cruise on the Danube. The parts of the cruise planned by Viking are well done. One guide in Budapest was awful but the rest were outstanding. The Best of Budapest optional excursion is expensive ... Read more
eavigad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was my first river cruise. We were originally scheduled to sail on the Kara from Amsterdam to Basel for a seven night cruise. However, a few days before we were to sail, we got an email telling us that we were going to be getting on ... Read more

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jeanwashere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Experienced one of the best cruises I have ever taken. Staff members are extremely friendly and courteous. The tours were very informative and the guides very knowedegable. Disembarkation was so well organized but it was difficult ... Read more
danielbishop
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We took this cruise as my wife had not been to Paris before. This was our first River Cruise and i cannot say one thing bad about Viking and their service. Just before we arrived i found out that our travel agent did not book the ... Read more
stukerns
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
What a wonderful way to explore Europe! The ship, the views, the food, the care, and the ports were all great. It allowed us to have a comfortable overview of Germany, Austria, and Hungary, with a view toward coming back some day and ... Read more
mmbrower
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had taken two previous Viking cruises and knew the quality would be wonderful. Also loved the opportunity to meet other guests which is impossible on the ocean cruises. It is a joy to be part of a ship's cruise that you are able to ... Read more
lefant
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday on this cruise. We extended our trip with the pre cruise in Budapest which was a wonderful experience. We also extended with the post cruise in Amsterdam and Belgium. The ... Read more

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jburnham43
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Only way we would tour China was with a guided tour; we chose Viking because friends had recommended Viking for its wonderful service and comprehensive excursions. We were not disappointed. In fact, we loved every minute, though the ... Read more
ScottS-USA
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my wife and my first river cruise, as it was for my in-laws and their two friends who traveled along with us. It will definitely not be our last cruise with Viking! My wife and I are both in our early to mid 50's and have ... Read more
Tynante
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze (though be sure to buy airfare or transfers directly through Viking because they make it absolutely painless). The ship was so comfortable, and the staff were top-notch and professional. It ... Read more
leftygolfer
Member Since 2015
1 review
29 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Great time. Ship and Staff was first class. Lorin, the Program Director does a great job. All of the excursions were very well done. All of our tour guides were excellent and spoke very good English. Getting on and off the ship was a ... Read more
building guy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was by far the most enjoyable and relaxing tour we have ever been on. Being on a ship with only 170 passengers was probably what made it special. The tour director, Gary was unbelievable. He was with us from when we embarked, he was ... Read more

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oletigerjohn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Friends chose Viking based on recommendations -- we chose to follow them. Cruise was wonderful - saw beautiful old German Cities along the way. Our stay in Prague was wonderful to see a "mini-Paris" Our stay in Paris was ... Read more
KarenJ107
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
One of the items on my bucket list was cruising down the Rhine River in Germany. After researching cruise lines, dates and ports, we chose Viking for our first river cruise. We were not disappointed in our choice. The walking tours in ... Read more
erinruth3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was my second river cruise on Viking. In 2015 I did the Paris to Normandy trip on the Rinda. The Lofn was equally well appointed and the and the staff as wonderfully attentive. The itinerary of Basel to the North Sea provided many ... Read more
tcatlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
suesmth59@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We heard about Viking Cruises through brochures in the mail, and started reading reviews. Based on this, we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed! We flew into Basel for two days before embarkation. Upon arrival at our hotel ... Read more

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NovaLulu
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I've always wanted to go on a river cruise, and the Viking catalogue appeared in the mail at the right time! I think we chose this one because it cruised through four countries that we wanted to see and took two weeks to do it! The ship ... Read more
balletplus@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Prague for three days prior to our journey was amazing. The viking staff took care of all of our needs as far as embarkation and disembarkation. Our hotel in Prague was wonderful with Viking staff members to help in every way! The lovely ... Read more
Shantzyboy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 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
Happy Cruiser 1947
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
WOW.......We've been "LOOKING" at a Viking River Cruise for YEARS, but never pulled the "TRIGGER" because of the PRICE!! SO.......2 First Cousins and their spouses and my wife and I talked about doing this together ... Read more
RYB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Loved everything about this River cruise BUT what made it "so special" was the warmth and competence of both the program director Stella Jansen (the best we have seen in decades of cruising along multiple cruise lines) and ... Read more
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