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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
balletplus@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Prague for three days prior to our journey was amazing. The viking staff took care of all of our needs as far as embarkation and disembarkation. Our hotel in Prague was wonderful with Viking staff members to help in every way! The lovely ... Read more
Shantzyboy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
We have friends who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer and wanted us to join them on this river cruise. We have done 6 ocean cruises but this was the first river cruise. It was great to be able to see shoreline all ... Read more
Happy Cruiser 1947
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
WOW.......We've been "LOOKING" at a Viking River Cruise for YEARS, but never pulled the "TRIGGER" because of the PRICE!! SO.......2 First Cousins and their spouses and my wife and I talked about doing this together ... Read more

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RYB
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Loved everything about this River cruise BUT what made it "so special" was the warmth and competence of both the program director Stella Jansen (the best we have seen in decades of cruising along multiple cruise lines) and ... Read more
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deatheatertwo
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
My husband and i wanted to do something special for our anniversary ( 10th ) and we saw many commercials and it just looked to good to pass up. Well, I'm certainly glad we did not pass this opportunity up as it was bar none the best trip ... Read more
bobdit@cox.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Following the recomendations of many of our friends, we chose this cruise to visit/re-visit Europe and appreciate the history and beauty of this area. We conldn't have been more pleased. This cruise was everything we wanted and met our ... Read more
suewrisberg
Member Since 2016
1 review
We have taken this cruise before from Amsterdam to Basel and really liked the itinerary. Our first cruise was a seven day cruise and this one was 10 days. The Viking staff is amazing! We really enjoy the servers. The food is always ... Read more
LizGait1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed May 2016
Outstanding crew and service - our cruise was simply magical! The guides were exceptional - highly knowledgable and always went out of their way to accomodate special needs. Great variety of shore excursions or delightful to simply stay ... Read more

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cwiseman
Member Since 2016
1 review
We sailed on the Viking Legend from Budapest to Passau, and what an amazing trip! The crew were all friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home; the guided tours were fun and yet I learned more than perhaps years of history ... Read more
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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

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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
BrentsoH
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
11 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
1 helpful vote
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

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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
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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

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