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984 Viking River Cruise Reviews

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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
sksstpat70
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was an over-the-top trip. Every need was taken care of. Everyday was organized. Every staff member was friendly. Actually missed the staff when we left. Details for embarkation and disembarkation were completely taken care of. ... Read more
pdabbs
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The top of my bucket list included Austria, and we had heard that river cruising was the way to go. We were not disappointed. From the moment we were met at the airport to the time we were picked up to leave for home, we were the most ... Read more
RoniVee*EdVee
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Our cruise on Viking River Cruise was all that we expected and more. We chose the least expensive cabin and were pleasantly surprised. It was small but very cozy and comfortable. We had all the amenities that we would have received in a ... Read more
BobClark
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Fantastic cruise, fantastic restaurants, fantastic ship, fantastic staff, fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic guide (Joshua). This was our China anniversary (20 years) so we picked China for our holiday. We were not disappointed. ... Read more

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homeweave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were on the Cities of Light cruise, from Paris to Prague. Can't say enough about it! Perfect in every way. The food was spectacular, even with my gluten free diet. They went over and above making accommodations for me. And even when I ... Read more
karenbod
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I had had a fabulous Danube River Cruise 15 months earlier (Christmas Market cruise that was so magical) that I decided to do another Viking River cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. I booked the pre-cruise tour for two nights in Amsterdam ... Read more
JanHusker
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This cruise was recommended by family who had traveled Viking before. My brother and his wife, my sister and her husband, and just me decided to take this particular adventure. It was a most superb experience. The boat was beautiful and ... Read more
lmboeke
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was wonderful. great layout and cabins are large. Crew could not have been more wonderful and helpful. Shore excursions are always very well organized and very informative. Food was exceptional. We will never go back to the ... Read more
clipper75
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose `Poland, Prague and the Elegant Elbe`because it enabled us to visit Berlin, Prague, Auschwitz and Krakow with a river cruise included. River cruising is our favourite way to travel but until this new trip was announced we had ... Read more

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valarieboonecm@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Went on the Cities of Light river cruise. From beginning to end, the staff, especially the program director, Stephanie, took amazing care of us. Stephanie was with us from the time we got to the Prague Hilton, at every excursion, and saw ... Read more
Ann West
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been on three previous Viking river cruises and just love them. Am no longer interested in ocean cruises now that I have done the river ones. Our program director was the best, Mu Mu. She engaged all of his daily and the crew ... Read more
Twickner
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
We chose this cruise and land excursion to get a good understanding of the culture of SE Asia. Unlike others I found the ship quaint and it fit the area we were traveling in. While the stairs were steep and there were some tall banks ... Read more
thedeadcanary
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We loved this cruise. The staff friendly and helpful. The guides (Ut and Tony) were outstanding, very helpful and gave us interesting insights into the two countries we visited (Vietnam and Cambodia). We visited out of the way places we ... Read more
Carol wrobbel
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We found it on the Internet. What prompted us was the savings if we booked almost a year in advance. We loved our trip the food, staff , destinations were all spectacular. I have to say your wait staff our acceptional friendly and always ... Read more

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mariannebutler88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We couldn't have asked for a better experience! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this cruise.The ship was beautiful. The crew was respectful and friendly. They treated us like people, not just a number. They took time to make us feel ... Read more
Shiplap
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The hardest part of our entire trip was the US to Europe flight and extremely long layover. But once the Viking staff member met us upon arrival, everything from that point on went as smoothly as we ever could have imagined. The ship's ... Read more
Colleen Diltz
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This Christmas Market Cruise failed to have Christmas markets. So very disappointing. I had taken that specific cruise because of that very offering. The three levels of walking tours, written in their literature, were not offered. ... Read more
CruisingCase13
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our second cruise, first with Viking. We did the Heart of Germany cruise for the holidays. Pros: The ship was amazing. Brand new this season. Clean and modern. The service on the boat was out of this world. The crew was ... Read more
kgsports@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I have always wanted to see the area of Germany and Austria during the Christmas season, so we decided a great way to do this was on a cruise down the Danube. The ship was incredibly comfortable, the crew was top notch and as friendly ... Read more

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mwfleming@hotmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We'd been thinking about a river cruise for some time. We liked the idea of a small intimate ship, and that your room travels with you as you sail on the Danube to visit Budapest, Bratislava, VIenna, Melk, Passau. We booked the Danube ... Read more
Ranting Bill
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It sounded very relaxing and it was a chance to see part of Europe I'd not seen. Our very attentive crew took care of all details. Superb meals. Reasonable cost. The shore excursions were well planned and I appreciated that the costs were ... Read more
texas dad
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We were celebrating a family event and wanted to experience something new. We wanted to visit multiple countries and explore new experiences. We've never cruised before so we chose the river as it's a smaller boat and not too ... Read more
pasta mama
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This Chateaux and Wine Country cruise on the Viking Forseti during the week of Christmas was one of the best gifts we've ever received. We traveled with our family group of 8. A "Viking" met us at the Bordeaux airport, helped ... Read more
cyclingaddict
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was for our honeymoon and we both love Christmas Hence the Christmas Market Tour on Viking. The ship was fine, the staff and excursions were above average. What was not good were the meals. Dinner was close to atrocious. They served a ... Read more

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