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527 Viking Romantic Cruise Reviews
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Pug Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
cherylhans
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
em99iel
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
bellamed
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
It was our first Viking river cruise and second river cruise. We had wonderful time. It was probably the best cruise we ever took and I 've been on more than 30 ocean cruises. From the minute we were met in the airport, till the last ... Read more
topbetcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
First class cruise with 1st class people. We simply just loved, loved, loved the crew! The experience onboard the ship was great in every way. We always felt so comfortable and well taken care of. The food was great with a local influence ... Read more
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Kleinbar
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our second Viking river cruise (1st was four years ago in China) and overall we enjoyed the trip, The ship left Budapest and sailed up the Danube river making stops in Austria and Germany. The Bestla was a last minute replacement ... Read more
ianmac2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We wanted to do a river crise as we had heard so much about them . We have done a lot of ocean cruises but never a river one. Flew from Heathrow with BA one and a half hours had to collect luggage and take to bus. The transfer ... Read more
dar_brown99
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were not impressed with the cruise. We HAD been impressed by the pre-trip communications including the emailed recipes, which set a high bar for cuisine. I must first say that the staff were marvelous, and the piano player Bobby ... Read more
sorrythat
Member Since 2016
1 review
Expected to see much more, although the writing up of the cruise was quite accurate in the brochure. A lot of time is spent sitting on board a coach for up to two hours and the sights and excursions are all very, very samey. Food was only ... Read more
sarahans53
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because it is the 'castles' tour on the Rhine River. Also we had not been to Amsterdam and wanted to spend a couple of days there. We picked Viking because we had heard such good things about it. We were not ... Read more
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Dhartless
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
My wife had always wanted to go on a cruise with me but in my opinion the big cruise ships held no magic. Sailing along rivers and looking at castles was what I wanted so we booked the Grand European Tour on the Viking Villi. I was ... Read more
lynnkwhite
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
I wrote about my trip on the Viking Magni for part of my river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. For the second half of the trip we were transferred to the Viking Baldur, our originally scheduled ship. The transfer was apparently due to ... Read more
ctstark@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
My wife and I recently returned from a utopian Viking River Cruise from Budapest, Hungary to Nuremburg, Germany aboard the Viking Alta. Three years ago we had the best experience taking our 4 adult children on a Viking cruise from ... Read more
Urban traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
Spent 3 wonderful days in Prague before leaving for river boat in Nurenberg, Received notification that our boat was being changed to another ship with the same accommodations. Two days into trip, we were told to pack up we were ... Read more
Mach2phil
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We needed some well earned R&R with some pampering. We booked a late Rhine cruise with Viking, a company we had used successfully previously. The shipboard experience and crew were excellent but desperately poor administration, ... Read more
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fcbolton@shaw.ca
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The staff was fantastic both in terms of their excellent service and their efficiency. If you needed any help with anything at all they would go out of their way to see that your needs or concerns were taken care of - our maid, Martina, ... Read more
GMJohn
Member Since 2016
1 review
This fall my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary by taking our first ever cruise on the Elbe river from Berlin to Prague. We booked 18 months in advance and secured one of two Voyager Suites on the ship to celebrate in ... Read more
Cyber Kat
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
2,386 forum posts
Sailed August 2016
We - my husband and I - had been wanting to do a Rhine river cruise for a long time. We looked at several lines that had similar prices, but chose Viking because of the stop at Kinderdijk and because we liked the clean modern look of the ... Read more
LLofgren
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
We looked at various river cruise options and providers and found Viking to have one of the highest ratings for overall cruise experience. The was our first cruise, of any type, and our first trip to Europe. From start to finish Viking ... Read more
cdkey4
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
We had taken the Normandy cruise and wanted to go on another one. The Danube cruise offered several places we wanted to visit. The staff, food, accommodations, and tours were wonderful. I don't think there was one thing I would change. ... Read more
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kakbpr6
Member Since 2003
1 review
28 forum posts
We have cruised the Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii so when our friends called about a good deal on a Viking River cruise in France we were intrigued. It ended the day before our 40th Wedding anniversery. Freinds , Anniversery and ... Read more
Ruppel8
Member Since 2016
1 review
Boss had sailed this trip and loved it. From the very moment we landed at Budapest, the Viking team took outstanding care and attention to detail. They were careful to give personalized care to every passenger. I never felt confused about ... Read more
roybensley@yahoo.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This was our second cruise the first being the Elbe. The boat was very well laid out,dining area was well equipped,very good lounge area and first class cabin. The cruise was along the Rhone although not as picturesque as the Elbe it ... Read more
davut abi
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I have already encouraged friends and family to consider a Viking River Cruise. We will be taking another one. The questions are where and when.The staff was truly amazing. The ship is fantastic. The docking locations were exceptional, ... Read more
Professor25
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had traveled with Viking before (Danube) and were very satisfied. My husband"s mother is very frail and the risk free offer really meant a lot to us. Paris was one of the few international cities that we had not visited. First ... Read more
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