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molly1196
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my first Viking cruise. I chose it because of the historical significance of visiting first hand all of the sites along the Rhine river. The ship and accommodations were excellent. More importantly, the information given each ... Read more
Lyle Tracy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip along the Seine up to Normandy--at least until the Norovirus started hitting the passengers. I estimate that 10-25% of the passengers got sick at some point and their was NOTHING on board to ... Read more
missouriwine
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose Viking for the ports and excursions they offer. We have heard many horror stories of cruises that became bus tours because of low river levels, high river levels and other natural hiccups. After checking the river levels on the ... Read more
Perlajane
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose the Bordeaux cruise because most of the other European River Cruises were sold out by the time we decided to go (rather last minute, I'm afraid). We liked the idea of Bordeaux because we enjoy fine wines and we had never seen ... Read more
boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
594 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 8th Viking River Cruises river experience. If the "Chateaux, Rivers, and Wine" itinerary had been our first Viking river experience we might have come away unimpressed, disappointed, and perhaps not excited about ... Read more

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Vince J
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Low water in the Elbe meant that Viking had not sailed for 3 months. Half of our passengers, when given the opportunity, cancelled their trip, in the expectation that the ship would not sail. We chose to go ahead and we were rewarded ... Read more
silverlakelady
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We chose to cruise in October to celebrate my birthday. We had hoped for good weather but Mother Nature did not co-operate. All the days but one were cold, rainy and overcast. Of course Viking had no control over the weather. We chose ... Read more
Nikki Stein
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Our trip had a lot going against it--we couldn't cruise due to low water and had cold, rainy weather. Even so, everyone worked hard to make it a memorable trip and ensure that we visited the scheduled sites and had a positive trip. We ... Read more
steverhodes
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We went on the Portraits of Southern France cruise on October 11, 2015. It was our 3rd Viking Cruise, and we have one more booked and others in planning. In short, we love Viking. In fact, our trip to China with them (May 2015) was the ... Read more
Tessie New York
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have done many ocean cruises at various price points including the Haven on the NCL Breakaway, crossings on Cunard, but this Danube trip was our best cruise experience ever - and we had one of the lowest priced cabins!! The ship was ... Read more

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elissajgreene@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My main issue with this cruise was that I had called prior to the cruise and specifically asked about the issue regarding water levels in the Danube. I was told that there was no problem with our trip at that time AND that, if there were, ... Read more
TomMcC
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I wanted to do a river cruise of Europe, and after looking at all of the options, we chose the Rhine Getaway from Viking River Cruises. We had been to parts of Europe on prior business and vacation travel, but had never been ... Read more
LSGourmet
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was truly an incredible journey and it turned out to be everything the write-ups said it would be and more. Viking's Egyptian personnel were wonderful, they were on duty 24/7 and made it seem as if they were having the time of their ... Read more
boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
594 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Our 7th river cruise with Viking and quite possibly the best. It's difficult to grade river cruises against each other as itineraries and scenery are so different but this one was truly fantastic. Starting in Lisbon a day prior to ... Read more
GilHenry
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We found the service to be outstanding and accommodating. The Staff made us feel so comfortable that it was like we were at home. The room though small and the other Accommodations exceeded our expectations. A river cruise was on my ... Read more

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Teachergal52
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Have to admit this was our first cruise of any kind. We had a fantastic time on the Baldur!! the crew was amazing. Jens, the Hotel manager was always available. The crew was friendly and very obliging. A special shout out to Jackson ... Read more
simonellium
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Rinda is clean, big and new. Excellent dining options. Staff is courteous, entertaining, knowledgeable and always willing to help. Our cruise director Michael is clearly enthusiastic about the subject matter (he's a history buff), and gave ... Read more
Sealover63
Member Since 2010
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My father had landed on Omaha Beach during the summer of 1944. I wanted to see where he had been and try to imagine what it must have been like. The Museum at Arromanches was excellent. I have worked in museums all my life and I was ... Read more
gwestberry
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our first trip to Europe and the wife and I went with my Brother and his wife. We arrived in Basel on Thursday the 1st and spent two nights at the Basel Hotel which was a great place to stay. We boarded the Boat on Saturday and ... Read more
Bill Ferkol
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Activity director George , chef Jeff , our table captains , the meals and the excursions were as good as it gets.We can wait to sail again. Cruise director Camille was very helpful and the captain and crew were very congenial. Our cabin ... Read more

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Akochan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We booked with the knowledge of the low water condition so were not at all surprised that the ships remained moored. However the use of two identical and new ships as floating hotels worked well. Everything was to the Viking standard we ... Read more
judyfast
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I did the Rhine Gateway aboard the Mani. I loved every minute on board. The service was way beyond expectations. The crew could not do enough for you. The entire ship was spotless and all crew members pitched in to ensure it was up to ... Read more
jgram318
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first time going to Europe and out first European river cruise. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the staff was absolutely friendly and professional. We enjoyed every moment of the trip, I don't believe there ... Read more
Christieiowa
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Previously, we cruised with Viking three times. Each time we enjoyed every facet of the cruise immensely. The Forseti was just what we anticipated it would be: clean, with an excellent staff; very comfortable and beautiful. Because we ... Read more
Garry Holmstrom
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Following our first river cruise with Viking from Paris to Normandy in spring 2015 we decided to some day take another. The availability, timing and opportunity to join previous Viking cruise friends made an easy decision of cruising again ... Read more

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