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1,076 Viking River Cruise Reviews

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Brian McCagh
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Normandy and Omaha Beach have been on my "bucket list" for years. This was our second VRC. Our first VRC was the Romantic Danube four years ago; we had a great time on that adventure with four cousins. Our most recent VRC ... Read more
rcascio
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Thanks to the crew of the Viking Ship Torgil, A bad situation was salvaged and made into a great Journey. The Portuguese River Authority would not let us sail the Rio Douro, because the river was too high. Excessive rains and the ... Read more
JMEdgar
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The Tulips & Windmills river cruise had been recommended to my 3 travel partners by a mutual friend and they invited me to complete the four-some. I reluctantly agreed due to the cost of the cruise, but it was definitely a great trip. ... Read more
A.B.Harris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The ship was spectacular and the service was immaculate. All excursions went smoothly and were excellently planned. My husband and I had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to go again. We traveled for our honeymoon and were ... Read more
Golly Bill
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had taken a couple of ocean cruises and just hated them, but our friends convinced us that a Viking River Cruise was different. They ships were smaller, they said, with far fewer passengers. The food was excellent, the wine was endless, ... Read more

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srandrle
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we had taken another Viking river cruise in 2014 down the Rhine and were very impressed by the overall experience we had with Viking. The Danube cruise was even better. The cruise/land tour package that we ... Read more
adelljayne38
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This trip was a gift to ourselves for our 50th wedding anniversary. It was well worth it. We decided on the Rhine River Cruise because it fit our interests and looked like an experience we would enjoy. We like history and the shore ... Read more
LauraLinn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are avid wine enthusiasts and collectors and Bordeaux wine is our favorite. So we were very excited to be able to taste wine right in Bordeaux. I will never drink a Saint Emillion again without thinking about it's beautiful city. ... Read more
Pharmbrew1107
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Tulip time in Amsterdam. This was our first river cruise and we were thrilled. We extended before and after the cruise and were extremely impressed with the accommodations and the extra city tours arranged by Viking. The service was ... Read more
kltaylor
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Other friends recommended Viking and had wonderful experiences. My cousin and i booked this cruise as a retirement celebration two years ago. However, her cardiologist had us cancel just 8 days prior to sailing due to a life threatening ... Read more

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cchristian30501@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The cabin was extremely comfortable, well appointed and designed for space utilization. The ship was beautifully decorated and designed. The dining areas, deck, bar and other common areas were welcoming, comfortable and deigned to ... Read more
ksanders412
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This tour was one of the first to Eastern bloc countries and was incredibly interesting - part of the world we had never been to. The tour director was very helpful and had great suggestions. We especially enjoyed Michal - our tour ... Read more
carolpgater
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had wanted to try a Viking River Cruise for some time. The timing of this cruise fit in with plans we had for visiting family in England and Paris, and it went to places we wanted to see. We were not disappointed! It was wonderful. ... Read more
mxz9750
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I heard good things about it. I know that the Rheine River has many natural beauties, castles, little villages, vinehards, etc. It is pictures perfect. I also knew that Viking does everything right. They are thoughtful and very ... Read more
Breezy294
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
This was our third Viking River Cruise. We went on this cruise as we wished to visit Paris and the Normandy Beaches. When we booked this cruise over a year before we sailed we believed the ship would be moored close to the centre of ... Read more

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219paris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We like sailing Viking, opportunity to see Paris. This trip gave us both. And both were great. The thing that was best about the cruise was the care that the crew took in serving the passengers. It was beyond just being nice. In ... Read more
Lisa P in MS
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had heard good things about Viking, and we wanted a 10-day cruise. This 7-day cruise, with a 2-day extension in Amsterdam, fit our schedule perfectly. We have been all over Europe, but we wanted to see the cities of the Rhine, the ... Read more
rpkasik
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Airport transfers ( to/from) left a lot to be desired, i.e. poor. Bad first impression, made only worst with the last the last impression. Waited at the airport for almost two hours ( after having our luggage) before we left for the ship. ... Read more
Snichols313
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Best vacation ever! We wanted to see the tulips in bloom so we picked the Tulips & Windmills River Cruise. Amsterdam was impressive, so friendly, so many first class museums, so many bridges and canals to walk, so many photo ops, ... Read more
pcrivers
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2016
My husband and I chose a Viking cruise because it combined Paris and Normandy. We travel internationally at least once a year and have taken many cruises. Through Viking, we arrived three days early for an optional, pre-cruise stay. ... Read more

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cmcnam3
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
All my friends were raving about their Viking cruise, so I wanted to check it out. I went on this particular cruise because the Tulips and Windmills offered interesting activities and shore excursions, as well as, some great incentives! I ... Read more
APU Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the trip with a group from an American university so we looked forward to spending time with the people with whom we were traveling and hadn't given much thought about being on a Viking cruise. However, the experience with Viking ... Read more
patchatolee@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Have never been on a Viking cruise, but will definitely travel with Viking again. Loved everything about our Veranda Suite, even the steward Constantin. The food was good but found the woman ... Read more
bkinghorn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second Viking River Cruise, the first being in China two years ago. Viking did such a great job in China, and they repeated the wonderful experience on the Romantic Danube river cruise this year. We began with the pre-cruise ... Read more
LGKNAPP1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Always wanted to see that part of the world, love cruises (especially in smaller groups), and heard great things about Viking Longboat cruises. It all came together this year when other family members were able to enjoy it with me. ... Read more

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