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1,163 Viking River Cruise Reviews

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Julie84107
Member Since 2016
1 review
We have gone on river cruises with Viking before and always enjoyed them. I was interested in the towns along the Elbe, as well as our pre-cruise to Berlin and out post-cruise to the Czech Republic and Poland. The daily included ... Read more
jdmosh
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because of our interest in the cities along the Rhine. We visited Amsterdam on our own prior to embarkation there and we extended our vacation by one week in Switzerland after disembarking in Basel. The Viking Alruna ... Read more
J Edgar
Member Since 2016
1 review
After avoiding Viking for several years because we could not stand their TV adverts, our minds were changed by the very positive recommendations of several friends. We were not disappointed. The only reason we did not award five stars was ... Read more
leahferrari
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
We picked this cruise because it included a large cross section of European countries and we wanted to see as much of Europe as possible on one trip in case we didn't return. Everything about the cruise was excellent including our ... Read more
jazzemmy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our second Viking river cruise. We like the small ships, the casual atmosphere, and the excellent on-board staff. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. Each stop a tour is included in the cruise price, and the tour guides ... Read more

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BrentsoH
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
I need to say, first, that this cruise was the best vacation EVER!! I picked this cruise 6 weeks before it sailed. I'm not usually that impulsive, but Viking had just introduced a rate for single vacationers. Before my wife passed, we ... Read more
Zamo51
Member Since 2015
1 review
Traveling with Viking has always been a pleasure. This was our 3rd cruise with Viking. Our Cruise Director was incredible! He greeted us at the entrance to the boat and learned our names immediately. We suspect he knew everyone's name on ... Read more
Cruciere
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Had taken this cruise 12 years ago and thought my companions would enjoy. The ship was well laid out and quite luxurious. Crew was absolutely wonderful, especially the program director known as Joey. Food was very good. I cannot ... Read more
Larryjanem.fl
Member Since 2016
1 review
Viking was running a special price including air fare from Orlando. This was on our bucket list of things to do so the timing was right. It was our first river cruise and exceeded all of our expectations. Our program director Diana was ... Read more
JCQ
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
Friends of ours went and we have heard good things about it. Program Director Elizabeth was excellent, keeping guests happy on board and off board activities. Excursions were well organized with knowledgeable guides. Amsterdam ... Read more
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ATLMPP
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
We loved our Viking cruise down the Danube the year prior. We have always wanted to see Prague and Paris so the City of Lights cruise from Bamberg to Trier was wonderful as expected. Viking surely has the right formula for accommodating ... Read more
Optimizer125
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
This was our first River Cruise and we had relatively high expectations when we arrived. Viking and everyone involved with the trip exceeded our expectations. From the moment we landed in Berlin to our departure from Prague, Viking took ... Read more
Cherchez
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Nothing but positive reviews! Took the Grand European itinerary. The ship, the crew, the food, the ports, the included tours...all fantastic. Stayed in lowest cabin category possible and it was just fine. Cabin a bit small but an ... Read more
jcmiller
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Have traveled extensively in Western Europe but wanted to explore Eastern Europe. Cities like Berlin, Nuremburg, Dresden, Vienna and Budapest were ones we always wanted to visit. This Viking trip provided all that and more. We went into ... Read more
Mizable
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
We went with two other couples. One couple has been on many Viking cruises and have not been on the Beyla before. So we chose this ship. Our experience was wonderful from start to finish. Our airport transfers were included and worth it! ... Read more

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mjmcam
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
We loved the itinerary because we got to see Normandy beach, Monet's Garden and Versailles all in one 8 night river cruise. The ship was spotless; the food was excellent. This was our second river cruise and it will not be our last. Our ... Read more
elmettehead
Member Since 2016
1 review
I chose this cruise to revisit some of the countries I had visited years ago. Within an hour of stepping onto the ship, I realized that I had been living under a rock. Why hadn't I known about this cruise line before? I realized, also, ... Read more
ryder3
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband chose the cruise. The ship was lovely and our room was very nice and well maintained. The Wi-Fi connection was very weak. The food was excellent. It was nice to have a choice of where to eat. We had dinners up on the atrium ... Read more
Ken Zoellner
Member Since 2016
1 review
I selected the Viking Grand European River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. I was attracted to this cruise because everything was included in the price and the route takes you through most of the big name cities and attractions of ... Read more
Hamakua
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Just finished the Grand European cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest on Bragi. For the price I expected much more. Staff is great, especially the cruise director, concierge, and other people you may deal with at the front desk. Cabin was ... Read more

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wallydut
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The ship was very comfortable but the staff were amazing. They were fantastic. Our cabin was much larger than expected and was well furnished. The balcony was a joy and had two chairs we used often. The public areas of the ship were ... Read more
carbajaj
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2016
I'm hooked on Viking Cruises for their outstanding customer service and seamless excursions. The food is always top quality and the ships are well laid out. Our room was efficient with a veranda and was very comfortable for the two weeks ... Read more
Vio53
Member Since 2016
1 review
Excellent service, outstanding food, very comfortable room and beautiful boat. The service was outstanding, I felt pampered and spoiled. I want to explicitly acknowledge our coordinator, Titiana Iancu, not only because we share our ... Read more
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ryasahara
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Enjoyed the Cities of Light River Cruise sandwiched between stays in Prague and Paris. The Captain, Hotel Manager, Program Director and staff were attentive for the whole trip. We had 100 of 180 passenger capacity so the service was ... Read more
jwhite131
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had been on a previous cruise a few years ago, and loved this way of traveling. Were anxious to take another trip on one of the European rivers. We get a lot of mail and emails from Viking, and finally chose the Basel to Amsterdam ... Read more

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