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358 Viking Romantic Cruise Reviews

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GlobalCruiser1960
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We have sailed many ocean cruises, but this was our first river cruise. We liked the idea of being able to see multiple cities in Central Europe while unpacking only once. Overall, the cruise was OK - not sure it is a great value for the ... Read more
fredwak
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 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
PaulMIre
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our first experience of any cruise and it will not be our last. There was attention to detail in all aspects of our week in Provence. The staff and the programme director Patricia were all so helpful and always charming. A good ... Read more
claremaf
Member Since 2016
1 review
We took this Viking Var Romantic Danube River Cruise for my husband's birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary, from Nuremberg (well actually Erlangen) to Budapest. Having seen the beautiful Viking commercials on television for years, we ... Read more
Richard Hahner
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Our second Viking river cruise, Danube was first. Excelled beyond the first one, which was outstanding. Had to visit France and the Normandy countryside. From start to finish, Viking lived up to its claims. Crew was remarkable. ... Read more

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Suelynn17
Member Since 2016
1 review
Wanted to see Southern France and learn about French wine. Learned a lot about the wine at two interesting wine tours with tastings. All escorted tours were fun and the guides were extremely knowledgable. The food was top notch with plenty ... Read more
fairweathertraveller
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Based on their professional marketing chose this company over Riviera River Cruises. Over all a well managed if slightly, over the top, super organised company. Booked additional tours on Viking web site prior to cruise and found I'd ... Read more
soberndorf@verizon.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Wanted to get the most out of our first trip to Europe and were able to add three days in Prague as a pre-cruise destination. Prague was definitely worth the visit. Great hotel, food, people, cultural sites, etc. We also enjoyed our ... Read more
Shogun13
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have always wanted to go on a Viking Cruise - the ships always seem very luxurious. There was an itinerary which attracted me - Amsterdam to Budapest - which I could just afford. My travel agent got me a good deal so I was hooked. ... Read more
KSKLEIGH53
Member Since 2016
1 review
My husband and I sailed on the Viking Skadi Longship from 24 June to 9 July, 2016. Here are major observations and comments: - It was the BEST TRIP we have ever taken in our lives! - The Viking longship, Skadi, was spotless and the ... Read more

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Hopka
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
We had planned this cruise for 2 years to mark a special anniversary and a milestone birthday. We had seen many advertisements both paper and media and thought we liked what we saw. Perhaps we should have checked some reviews. The ... Read more
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ledmom69
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Never having been anywhere else in France besides Paris, we wanted to particularly see Normandy and all the history. Totally enjoyed the overnights in several ports and the included shore excursions. Paris to Normandy round trip was ... Read more
Aqua Diva
Member Since 2016
1 review
My sister and I wanted to take a Danube river cruise with our husbands and one another. We saw the Viking ads on t.v. and chose Budapest as our destination because we agreed that the ads made it look so beautiful. We didn't want small, ... Read more
t_mclean@juno.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
My husband chose this cruise as a gift to me. I was pleasantly surprised with the accommodations on the boat. He had booked a stateroom with a separate sitting room. I was able to sleep in, while he could get up and not disturb me by ... Read more
Tynante
Member Since 2016
1 review
Embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze (though be sure to buy airfare or transfers directly through Viking because they make it absolutely painless). The ship was so comfortable, and the staff were top-notch and professional. It ... Read more

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216ricknmel
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Viking cruises always look so wonderful on the commercials so we decided to take one. We were not disappointed! Every last detail was taken care of from the moment we left the airport. We were greeted with a warm towel upon our arrival ... Read more
building guy
Member Since 2016
1 review
It was by far the most enjoyable and relaxing tour we have ever been on. Being on a ship with only 170 passengers was probably what made it special. The tour director, Gary was unbelievable. He was with us from when we embarked, he was ... Read more
oletigerjohn
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Friends chose Viking based on recommendations -- we chose to follow them. Cruise was wonderful - saw beautiful old German Cities along the way. Our stay in Prague was wonderful to see a "mini-Paris" Our stay in Paris was ... Read more
bert.braud@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
At the time of our cruise, Paris and the Seine were experiencing some of the worst flooding in decades. We were apprehensive about what might happen. Viking and its wonderful staff went out of their way to make the experience fantastic! ... Read more
bubbles300m
Member Since 2002
1 review
5 forum posts
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

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Sewthere
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose Amsterdam to Budapest because we love Amsterdam, but had not been to any of the other ports/cities on this tour. The luxury of the Viking experience was our favorite part. We are fit enough to go on any of the offered or included ... Read more
mgridzak
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed June 2016
Friends told us about Viking. They have taken many cruises with Viking and were very pleasantly surprised. I also have Celiac Disease and was told by my friend that my meals would be taken seriously, and they were. I did not have one ... 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
CHUCK8700@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2016
We were attracted to river cruising by my mother who has taken several. A group of friends selected this itinerary because it offered several interesting ports. We traveled as a group of ten. We were met at the AMS baggage claim by ... Read more
vigebrew
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
It was a life long dream of my life partner to take this Grand European River cruise. After her retirement from 28 years of teaching, I decided to make her dream come true. Everything about this cruise was magical. From the longboat Viking ... Read more

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