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983 Viking River Cruise Reviews

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TWR Skipper
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The trip my Daughter and i took on Viking was a ten year in the making trip. We either had no time or money was needed else where in our lives. We are so glad we took the trip. I lived in Germany during my High School and college days ... Read more
bocsaway
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas market cruise. We went in the middle of December and added a few days in Budapest. We did not have the opportunity to explore Passau, but the embarkation process went very smoothly. The rooms are ... Read more
cubafarinas
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This is our second river cruise with Viking and once again, we were very happy with the whole experience. The trip started at Lisbon where we booked a 2 days pre-extension. The Tivoli Hotel where we stayed, while not a fancy one, it is ... Read more
mobo53
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We were not keen on going on an ocean cruise and decided we would try a river cruise and choose to go on a Viking Danube Waltz river cruise. We choose December as prices were very reasonable then and we loved the idea of seeing all the ... Read more
hulahoop0
Member Since 2007
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This cruise was great. Had a nice mixture of cities, sites and culture. Went the time of year when each country had their Christmas Markets which were fun to walk around (but tended to have the majority of the same items). It was nice ... Read more

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taylordee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
It was our 44th Wedding Anniversary on the 18th December so my husband and I thought that the River Seine itinerary would be perfect for such a romantic occasion. As we had travelled with Viking on previous occasions, we knew that we ... Read more
EJMandee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I have watched the Viking River Cruise -proud sponsor of Downton Abby on the television... which is the reason I looked into the river cruise. I found a local agent that could book it for us... and we had a wonderful time. Getting picked ... Read more
kjgiseL
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first River Cruise. I am so thankful we picked Viking Odin. They were wonderful, from the pickup at the airport, checking into the Paris hotel, transportation to Trier for the River Cruise, checking into the hotel in Prague ... Read more
brennans
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our third cruise with Viking, and once again we had a great time. We were met by a Viking representative and literally whisked through the Paris airport, We were met at the ship with smiles from the staff, offered drinks and ... Read more
thewanderinglens
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As someone who usually travels at a fast pace, I was amazed at how much I loved my Viking cruise! Travelling along the Danube River and waking up to a different view each morning was a mode of travel I could very much get used to. From ... Read more

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mcggirl@comcast.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We chose this cruise because we always wanted to go to the Christmas markets in Europe. It was totally worth doing and would consider doing it every year. It gets you in the spirit of Christmas and is so fun to see all the decorations ... Read more
Texas Quilter
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I have had absolutely excellent service from the Viking staff...the excursions are wonderful, all food is superior, the accommodations are very, very comfortable. The shampoo, shower gel smells wonderful, I always try to bring some home ... Read more
psimsk@bellsouth.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Recommendation from friends made us choose this cruise on Viking. The cruise was wonderful. Weather cold but the experience was warm and welcoming. The Christmas Markets and the holiday festivities were enchanting. The accomadations on ... Read more
mjsosne
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Wanted to cruise the Danube, see Budapest and Vienna. This cruise exceeded my expectations. The cities were beautiful. The guided tours were fantastic. Best of all, the ship, crew, meals and total experience were exquisite. Viking has ... Read more
CdMAgFox
Member Since 2005
13 reviews
1,232 forum post
1 helpful vote
Cities of Light Viking Cruise on Main-Danube Canal, Rhine, & Moselle Rivers November 2015 ~~~ Prague, Czech Republic – Friday, November 20 ~~~ Today has been our second day here in Prague, Czech Republic, the starting ... Read more

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cruiser-kai
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Very impressed! Service was great everywhere, and any time we ate. The entire staff was friendly and really went out of their way to make the experience enjoyable. You could tell they liked their jobs. Breakfast couldn’t be ... Read more
thea12345678
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I enjoyed many aspects of my Viking "Grand European" bus tour. Which basically means I enjoyed the European towns we visited by bus. Viking offerred us a really sweet deal on their November "Grand European" river ... Read more
MaryRG
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Our November Elbe cruise only sailed one day due to low water of the river, but it was an excellent trip. The entire Viking staff and crew met our every need and arranged memorable tours and programs. Victoria Selig, our program director, ... Read more
donmae
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Wanted to cruise Elba River and visit cities along the way. Unfortunately the river didn't want to cooperate and we were able to sail only one day. Staff on both ships, had to change ships in middle of cruise, did and excellent job in ... Read more
Augustjuana
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Love river cruising. Everything was convenient. The service was good and always helpful. We like the small ship and less walking for activities. The scenic views of the landscape were breathtaking. We had a illness while on board and ... Read more

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Ruffelg
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We took the 12 day City of Lights Viking Cruise with an extended stay in Paris and Prague. In Paris, we stayed at the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel and in Prague, we stayed at the Hilton Prague. Both hotels were exceptional. Viking ... Read more
cpamom55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I just have to say it - we had an amazing time on the Rinda. All the staff worked hard to please the passengers. The food was excellent, the rooms were fine. Service over all was a 4 or 5. However, as wonderful as the experience on ... Read more
kafoster@tx.rr.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We wanted to sail the Danube and go to all those wonderful cities and so we did. The staff on the Gullveig were Fantastic! The food on the ship was superb! Budapest was beautiful, and Vienna was also beautiful! Loved them! All the other ... Read more
Pat Rogers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
A hugely enjoyable cruise - arrangements, outings, activities, cabins, food all excellent. Staff including captain, manager, concierge, kitchen, bar and waiting staff, domestic service, all first rate. But especially the outstanding ... Read more
EliseHelene5
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise was better than I expected. I will say that due to the water levels of the Danube we had to change ships half way thru. The entire cruise crew handled it well. The only trouble I experienced was having to pack up again. But ... Read more

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