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1,333 Viking River Cruise Reviews
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scadarfin
Member Since 2016
1 review
Set sail on the day of our 50th anniversary. Never taken a river cruise before so we really didn't have any expectations. If we would have had any expectations, I am sure they were exceeded. The ship was great, our stateroom was ideal, the ... Read more
Greg and Marianne
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose Viking from friends recommendations, and we liked that they published prices online without going through 'request a quote' delays. It was our honeymoon, and literally everything about the cruise was fantastic. The staff, ... Read more
Anolii
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Where to begin? The meals were excellent, and service thoughtful. Our room, a french-veranda, was modern with a very comfortable bed. Outlets were plentiful so charging all the e-toys was never a problem. The bathroom is small, but it's ... Read more
Shammie4h
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
The staff was excellent. Always present but not overwhelming with their presence. The food was delicious. Enjoyed the ports. The support staff at the airport was amazingly helpful. Special recognition to our Program Director, Minka and ... Read more
chastayl
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Wanted a full European river cruise and this was it. Great service - better than great - it was excellent. Loved the include excursions at every port. Tour guides were locals who really knew their town and its history. Ship crew was ... Read more
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AlHello
Member Since 2016
1 review
We have always had an excellent experience with Viking and this trip on the Duoro river was no exception. We knew very little about Portugal except for its explorers, but this cruise gave us a better appreciation of the country, its ... Read more
Fred Perry
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had the time of our lives. Even though one of us was limited in walking abilities, due to an injury, the staff did their utmost to make sure we both had an enjoyable experience. There is even a "Gentle" walking tour group at ... Read more
fredwak
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Chose Viking based on repeated commercials and reviews showing Viking as a first class cruise line. Chose the Danube cruise based on dates and interest in finishing in Germany. Viking was great, from the initial call, the booking ... Read more
MJBloom
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This cruise went from Nuremburg through Austria to Budapest in Hungary. The ship itself was clean and well appointed as was our room with a balcony. The crew was helpful and very nice. Food was good. The lounge was nice but could ... Read more
Drennels
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose Grand European as our first river boat cruise because we wanted to experience the Danube and Rhine rivers and their ports of call. The Gefjon ship's cabins, dining, and service was fabulous! Our room steward, Nichola, kept our ... Read more
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TwoRabbits
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
The appeal of cruising on a smaller ship with the scenery afforded by sailing on a river drew us to Viking! We arrived in Amsterdam two days before our embarkation which not only allowed for any potential flight delays but gave us the ... Read more
crusin1950
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was my first river cruise, and my travel companion had previously enjoyed a Viking cruise. Our Viking Travel Agent helped us find the best deal that would fit the sort of journey we were looking for. Everything on board fully met my ... Read more
CAGphoto
Member Since 2016
1 review
We have always wanted to try one of the river cruises as it is a much smaller ship and more intimate, and this was the right choice. The ship was great, easy to get around, choice of the main restaurant or the Aquavit Terrace (which we ... Read more
247598
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was the second cruise my wife and I have taken with Viking, the first one being the Danube 4 years ago and this one certainly matched, if not bettered the first. From the moment you step on board the service from the staff is first ... Read more
CWCoady
Member Since 2016
1 review
I can not say enough about how amazing our experience was. The crew alone made our trip unforgettable, they were absolutely outstanding. The ship was beautiful, the food was like eating at a 5 star restaurant every day. The dining room ... Read more
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maria andersen
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first River Cruise and we could not have been more pleased. The crew of the Ingvi went out of their way to may this cruise a memorable experience. Because the number of passengers is small, we got to know many of the other ... Read more
Fifthbridge05
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because we had taken another Viking cruise on the Rhone river and had a wonderful experience. We had a minor problem in the dining room on the Normandy cruise. We understand that Viking has no control over rude ... Read more
melonm
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was my first experience with any kind of cruise and first visit to Europe. The prior experiences of a friend who had been on 4 of these river cruises with Viking was the main reason I booked this once-in-a-lifetime trip with my ... Read more
fondalaw3
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were invited to cruise with Fonda's cousin and his wife, Russell and Ramona Jones. So, so glad we accepted!! Wonderful time getting to see Europe from the rivers. Castles were a unique experience. Acquired new knowledge of the how's, ... Read more
r_rother
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise because of our general interest in central Europe and boy did we see a lot of it! The sunset harbor cruise in Budapest was a fantastic way to get started. The city is just stunning when seen from the river at night. ... Read more
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bhleahy
Member Since 2016
1 review
My wife and I went on a 8 day Rhine river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam on Viking River Cruises. This was a trip of a lifetime for us. The boat, the food, and the service was outstanding. The crew went above and beyond with service. We ... Read more
Diamondgrammy
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this Viking cruise because we heard from many friends that Viking was the best! Guess what? They were right! We wanted the Grand European trip from Budapest to Amsterdam covering many countries with three extra days in Prague ... Read more
messmanck
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We have always wanted to take a Rhine River cruise and finally were able to do it! We loved seeing all the castles and wished we had more time to explore them. We loved sitting in the lounge in the evening, listening to Buddy from our ... Read more
nolab
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was our first river cruise. We were able to get a last minute deal with Viking River Cruises. Discounted prices for air and cabin. The French balcony cabin was clean and had adequate space. The food was very good. The excursions that ... Read more
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wdbouley
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
I had heard so many wonderful things about Budapest, Vienna and Prague from friends who travel extensively. And nothing but kudos for this particular Viking trip. My friend and I had never chosen cruises for our previous trips but the ... Read more
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