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672 Viking Senior Cruise Reviews
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jestoviak
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
petego4it2
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
European Christmas markets, beautiful Danube Austrian and Bavarian locations, sailing up river thru some 26 locks passing Austria and into Bavarian Germany, so enticingly promised by the highly effective and persuasive Viking ads. How did ... Read more
dtostilane
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
Ocean Couple
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise for the highly recommended Viking experience and the itinerary. We embarked in The Netherlands and were immediately warmly greeted and offered lunch at the buffet. There was an unannounced walking tour of Amsterdam ... Read more
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BetBates
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed November 2016
My mom and I went on the Romantic Danube River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg, Germany. I won this trip at work and we chose this sailing because the Christmas Markets start to open at this time and the weather wouldn't be as cold. We ... Read more
potsal
Member Since 2017
1 review
I liked the destinations. I had a pre-cruise with a couple of friends, in Basel, where we did our own adventure,then, had a wonderful walking tour with a Viking Cruise tour guide the next morning and also,by a local guide, after we boarded ... 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
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
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bobbi243
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Our friends invited us to go and gave us the contact of Colley Croteau. We are first time cruisers and just loved everything. The room was lovely. The bathroom floor was heated which was beyond wonderful. The food delicious and ... 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
Sherrypad
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our first river cruise. My brother and his wife were already booked and they asked us if we would like to join them. We are so glad we did. We are already booked on another cruise with Viking. The ship was a dream. The staff ... Read more
DEARLY
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I traveled the Rhine in 2015 and the Danube in 2016. I had a wonderful time both trips. The cabins are wonderful and clean and all . The beds were comfortable. The showers were hot.The food was wonderful and delicious . The ... Read more
debsmoak
Member Since 2017
1 review
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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sisterida
Member Since 2017
1 review
We had always wanted to see the Danube. The food on the ship was super. I loved the informal dining where we could dine with different groups of people at each meal. The cruise director, Ulie was fantastic. She was on every shore excursion ... Read more
Diane.s.wallace
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise for the history of WWII and the Normandy Beaches. But it was so much more! The Excursions were the best, being disabled I rarely am able to see places except for in the buses. The tour guides were excellent, easy to ... Read more
Don Murfin
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed October 2016
We arrived the day the cruise started but would go a couple of days earlier if ever go again, Embarkation was very smooth and the crew were exceptional the ship was very long and low our room was great small but we were only in it at ... Read more
dilynnmay
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We wanted to see Portugal & cruise down the Douro River. It was a wonderful cruise with great service. The Hemming was a new ship & the accommodations were very lovely. The food & service were exceptional. We loved it & ... Read more
Crustybucket
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed with Viking previously (Christmas Markets of the Danube) 3 years ago, and in fact, on the same ship. The ship hasn't changed, but the crew, and attitudes, has. This trip we opted for deck one (cabin 110) and the cabins are ... Read more
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cls088
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Initially the deal of 2 for was the main reason. Price was good. Itinerary was good. On arrival the reception was faultless and booking in went so well without a hitch, shown to stateroom efficiently. Stateroom was small but it ... Read more
NotRetired
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
This was our retirement cruise and we had always wanted to cruise the Rhine. Never having cruised before it was perfect. The perfect number of days, the perfect venue, the perfect route and amazingly the perfect weather. We took full ... Read more
lcraig2
Member Since 2017
1 review
We had an excellent experience on the Wine Region River Cruise. We embarked on our river journey on time but had a few delays due to water level being a problem in order to get through some bridges. The ship was in perfect shape and ... Read more
jakreuzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were celebrating our 80th birthday year.The staff was wonderful/ well organized/ friendly/ well informed.We arrived an day early to adjust for the time change which was worth it. We embarked in Basel and were shown to our Veranda room. ... Read more
topbetcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
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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