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668 Viking Romantic Cruise Reviews
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briddiver
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2017
Following in a friend's footsteps we chose Viking Emerald to China because all the reviews looked so great and the trip came highly recommended. Could barely fault anything for the whole two weeks. Logistics were superb, our luggage simply ... Read more
TravelBentAgain
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We traveled on the Viking Ship Idi on April 26 sailing the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam and had a wonderful time. The service, staff, food and even most included excursions are top notch. Viking really does their utmost to please their ... Read more
Bruningk
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We booked a pre-extension excursion in Lake Luzern prior to our Rhine River trip. The Palace Hotel was beautiful. We had a view of the Lake from our room. Transfers from Airport/Hotel/Ship were so easy! Please allow Viking staff to do ... Read more
Bill'sBride
Member Since 2013
1 review
73 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second Viking river cruise and it was a great trip. The ship was spotless, and the crew amazingly friendly and helpful. Viking truly does a great job of selecting, and training all cell members. Outrage stateroom was kept ... Read more
exbourne GC
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We had heard good reports of Viking and found that our trip was first rate. Our fellow passengers were British, American and Australian which made for some very interesting conversations over Dinner or in the lounge. We could not fault the ... Read more
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Jim G.
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
My wife and I were interested in visiting some of the countries in which our families lived, and we wanted to travel in December to see the Christmas markets. We were extremely pleased with our choice. And we had the same wonderful ... Read more
jestoviak
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 helpful votes
If you are considering a Viking River Cruise - just do it! My Mom and I had so much fun and I think to narrow it down it was "the experience" overall. Feel free to reach out with specific questions but here's a quick overview. ... Read more
DALMAN88
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
88 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Our first river cruise. It was very good! Now. It was the Viking TOR - a small ship - not what ocean cruisers are used to. Everything is smaller and limited. The staterooms are smaller, the public spaces are smaller, and the dining ... Read more
CruisingArtist5
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 helpful votes
We sailed from Budapest to Nurenberg for an eight day Romantic Danube river cruise. At no fault to Viking, we had a last minute flight change due to the Lufthansa pilot strike so we arrived to the ship a few hours later than expected. ... Read more
dtostilane
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We had previously taken the Viking Bordeaux cruise in 2015, and shortly after getting home signed up for the November 2016 Rivers of Gold cruise on the Douro River. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the land portions - we started with ... Read more
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Pug Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
On whole, the trip met our expectations and we will most likely take a future river cruise with Viking, but there were some quirks that folks should understand if they are not familiar with Bordeaux or if they are new to river cruises (or ... Read more
skiplare
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Our choice was greatly influenced by the recommendation of friends and acquaintances - we heard nothing but rave reviews of Viking River Cruises. My wife and I found the ship and crew to be terrific in every way. The cabin was perfect ... Read more
KY Gaga
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
The Danube River cruise is the best cruise that my husband & I have taken. We did explore Budapest several days before the cruise & do suggest others to do so. There are many free, guided walking tours of the city. Plus, we ... Read more
Paul B Schuerlein
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
The Cruise takes you thru Switzerland,Germany, France ,Holland and Amsterdam. **Switzerland : The Alps were amazing, Lake Lucerne was clean and beautiful . Restaurants were great , delicious and all dining was a great ... Read more
SALTYCATHY
Member Since 2013
1 review
Wonderful destination with a beautiful country and very friendly people. The itinerary and Vikings staff and accommodations were beyond prior cruises. Great optional tours and sights. The opportunity to be entertained on the ship with ... Read more
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lisadangel
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were a large group of 20+ people and we had a blast. The best part of the cruise were the crew, especially the waiters, chef, kitchen staff, bag handlers, reception, captain. We were treated like VIPs in every stop, each tour was ... Read more
cherylhans
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Just got back from our 15-day Grand European cruise, and all I can say is WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! Everything was top notch. We cruised on the newer long boat, Gefjon. The ship, crew, food, and excursions were excellent. I will give as much ... Read more
Radioguy 7
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
Wanted to see more than 1 city in Europe and this way of travel made sense. Everything we experienced was above our expectations. This was our first and won't be our last. the service and food was amazing. The shore excursions were well ... Read more
eddielucas
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
This was in celebration of a 30th wedding anniversary. We loved the attention to detail, the food and the excursions. The scenery was amazing. All the staff on board were super friendly and did everything that they could to fulfill any ... Read more
drcpa
Member Since 2009
1 review
177 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Our 3rd Viking cruise (our first that wasn't Danube or Rhine Christmas Markets) and always a real pleasure. Spent some time in Marseille and Aix them off to Avignon to begin the cruise. Service, food, ports, and shore activities were ... Read more
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dasaint
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
I was excited and nervous going on my first cruise but let me tell you it was the most fun I could have ever imagined ! The trip went by so fast but the crew went above and beyond anything I could have asked for. Each day was an amazing ... Read more
em99iel
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We were impressed with the Captain down to the dishwashers on the ship. The cabin was ample for our stay. The heated bathroom floors was an extra. The tours and guides were experienced and very knowledgeable. They were priceless when they ... Read more
Manyfrog
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
Being a runner who has logged over 35,000 miles, many years ago recognized that I had damaged my inner ear which causes me to easily experience vertigo. Never thought I would take a cruise for this reason. Then my wife talked me into ... Read more
jerhillius
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Grade A service, Grade A logistics, Grade A tours, Grade A optional land excursions, Grade A food, and Grade A entertainment. The food was superb and for me being on a salt restricted diet, the maitre'd sought me out at breakfast and ... Read more
debsmoak
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
I have always wanted to visit France. We chose the Paris, Burgundy, and Provence Trip. 4 days in Paris, 2 in Dijon, 1 in Lyon, then a week on the Viking Heimdal. The 6 days on land were absolutely wonderful. Paris is a beautiful city ... Read more
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