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Bizzyma
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Our friends had been wanting to do a river cruise for years so last year we agreed to go with them on the Cities of Light cruise with Viking. They have traveled to Europe many times but it was our first trip. My husband was not all that ... Read more
Buona Festa
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
My daughter and I chose the Danube Waltz river cruise on the Viking Wilhjalm because the dates coincided with our time off from work and the cruise included two cities - Budapest and Vienna - that we wanted to visit. From beginning to end ... Read more
shawlarry@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
38 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
jeanwashere
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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

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danielbishop
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
MaraLee
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We were interested in the scheduled ports of call and the daily tours included in the package. We had other friends who had taken a Viking Cruise and they all raved about the value of their trip. If we had it to do over again, we ... Read more
stukerns
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
cruising pat4156
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I traveled with a friend who had been on a Viking River Cruise last year. The service from the friendly crew was excellent . The chef went out of his way to make every meal the best. The program director Marek Snelly went out of his ... Read more
ledmom69
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Never having been anywhere else in France besides Paris, we wanted to particularly see Normandy and all the history. Totally enjoyed the overnights in several ports and the included shore excursions. Paris to Normandy round trip was ... Read more

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mmbrower
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
jburnham43
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
goldeneyes
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We wanted to take an Asian cruise and decided on the Viking Roof of the World land/river cruise tour. It included 6 days on the Yangtze plus 10 days on land. The clinching part was the inclusion of 2.5 days in Tibet which none of the ... Read more
ScottS-USA
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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

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Tynante
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
30 forum posts
5 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
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
oletigerjohn
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
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

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erinruth3
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
8 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
2 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
bubbles300m
Member Since 2002
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
Very relaxing and interesting cruise on the Rhine river. Trip was well paced with plenty to see and do. Windmills in the Netherlands were very interesting and scenic. Visited 2 castles in Germany and cruised a UNESCO area of castles ... Read more
NovaLulu
Member Since 2016
1 review
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

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